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Can I mix cement, aggregate, and water in place? Answered

I have a 250 sq. ft. area that has 2" of pea gravel on top of clay.  Can I mix cement into the gravel then water from the top to get a surface hard enough to put pavers or stones on?

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Vyger
Vyger

3 years ago

I would say no because you need to really mix the water and cement and I don't think you could get proper mixing if you just poured water on the cement on the ground. You could mix the cement in a container, like a wheelbarrow, pour it on the gravel and then mix it into the gravel, but the cement really needs to be mixed properly first.

Besides, a lot of your water would probably run off into the gravel before it mixed in if you just poured the water into the cement..

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

3 years ago

Is there a geotextile between the clay and the gravel ?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 3 years ago

Just blind the surface with sand, and lay the pavers like Rick says then.

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rickharris
rickharris

3 years ago

A lot depends. In principle I guess so.

However pavers are normally laid on a sand bed.