COMMUNITY FORUM

disaac

04:53AM | 06/20/07
Member Since: 06/17/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvlawn
My wife and I recently purchased a gazebo from HD and would like to place it on a level form. A family member has donated enough scrap granite for us to put together the needed 10x10 area. My options at this point are either having a concrete base poured or going the dry route of gravel and sand alone. Since these are not perfect cut stones I would think mortar and grout would be my best option. Considering time and cost I wondered if the option of weather treated wood, plywood and concrete board (backerboard) could be used. I understand additional work is needed to assure a level patio but is this even a feasible option? I have not yet seen any discussion around this method. (Probably because I'm the only fool that thinks it may work) Any thoughts, questions or comments are greatly appreciated.

newway

02:33PM | 02/11/08
Member Since: 02/10/08
1 lifetime posts
Cement board is comprised of cement, plastic foam pellets and a fiberglass scrim on sides and edges.

On a hard compacted surface of sand, clay or other material it can withstand over 2200 pounds per square inch.

As long as it is contiguously supported on a hard base, you can ride, drive and jump to your hearts content.

No company claims this ability but it is inherent in the design and specifications of the product.

You could just paint it or cover it with the stone you have selected. You may want to use the proper tape and adhesive/cement to keep the pieces together before cladding with the stone.

The applications for this stuff are nearly limitless.

Liability issues (lawyers) are what prevent the manufacturers from suggesting anything other than under-layment type applications.

Cheap enough, buy a piece and try to abuse it on hard ground. You will be amazed.

Remember, the product is only as good as your base.

southernelitecrete

12:53PM | 03/12/08
Member Since: 11/13/07
20 lifetime posts
it falls apart.

in theory, there's no difference 'tween theory & practice,,, in practice, there is !
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Handscraped finishes join the rustic, old-world feel of antique flooring with the durability and simplified installation b... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2