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Ashy Larry
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« on: March 09, 2011, 08:04:50 PM »

We poured this a few years back at a ditch in the Bay Area we have been building up lipwise(because a tilesetter friend of mine had leftovers from his work) and its smooth as a skatepark where this stuff is poured now. Its held up well for 3 winters now and it stuck great to the rough, spalled out existing surface.

I am planning on using it to prep a 15'x16' spalled out, rough, probably not level concrete pad in my backyard before I make it into a mini or bowl depending on what I can afford.

Anybody in places that get cold ever use this stuff outdoors?







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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 08:49:30 PM »

save your money. if you pour trannies on top of the slab, you'll have to cut trenches for the joints if you want it to not chip out and suck anyway. pour trannies first, then tie tie the flats in.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 11:33:42 PM »

I can't find your picture if you posted one. I live in warm weather and the self leveling stuff we use at work on the graveyard shift (so in the 40's?) you have to keep mixing until the mix gets to 95 degrees before you can pour it, the shit is tits.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 03:46:13 PM »

save your money. if you pour trannies on top of the slab, you'll have to cut trenches for the joints if you want it to not chip out and suck anyway. pour trannies first, then tie tie the flats in.
You are right not to use the self leveling, the pad is way out of level, its gonna need to get augmented an inch or 2 in places so concrete is the way to go.

Do you think its even worth trying to mess with this thing? You are saying build the trannies off the pad right? To build ones high enough to be good with that much flat, I am gonna need 6-8 feet high I would think?
Or 4 or 5 with a roller or pump bump dealie in the middle?

Maybe we should just say fuck this pad and dig a hole for a skate pond?



I can't find your picture if you posted one. I live in warm weather and the self leveling stuff we use at work on the graveyard shift (so in the 40's?) you have to keep mixing until the mix gets to 95 degrees before you can pour it, the shit is tits.
It rules for certain applications, like I said above though, this pad is way out of level and would take more bags than I can afford and still buy the crete\cinderblock\coping I want. I don't have any pics of the ditch, its 2000 miles from where I am at right now too.













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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 09:16:27 PM »

Google it in maps with satellite and print screen. That way you can look at it when you get home sick.  :Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 11:30:31 PM »

This is the ledge at the 94 ditch and I had nothing to do with it. But I've always wondered about smoothing the ditch out with self leveling cement


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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 03:44:03 PM »

This is the ledge at the 94 ditch and I had nothing to do with it. But I've always wondered about smoothing the ditch out with self leveling cement

If you got deep pockets, thats a go, that ditch looks pretty long, super expensive.

Or you could do a session spot, build up some extensions, etc.,  and pour the self leveling in the flat and on the walls there..
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