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Blue stone treads have attached concrete - worth using?

Blue stone treads have attached concrete - worth using?

Old 07-26-20, 12:57 PM
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Blue stone treads have attached concrete - worth using?


I have a lot of recycled blue stone treads (18" x 1 1/2' x between 3' and 7').

Unfortunately, they still have a lot of concrete stuck to them as they came from a pool that was being renovated.

To chisel off the concrete would, I imagine be an enormous and time consuming effort even though I have air powered chisels.

Could I have these treads set on gravel or sand or concrete or a combination thereof, and keep them in place by edging them in concrete? Or would it be more economical (especially if I have to pay my mason to chisel of the concrete) to just buy new clean treads?

My thanks in advance for your advice and help.
Old 08-08-20, 05:57 PM
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U could just Apply a Butter Coat of Adhesive Patch Type Concrete to Bottoms .
Just to Smooth them out - 80-90% Better then left as is and 150% Faster & 250% Cheaper . .

Yes U could just Place then in Sand & Cinders and I have done so with Pieces 4-5 inches Thick
4ft x 6ft wide - just so those Would NOT Break , I made sure the Profile was Matched in the Bed
Under those , By Lifting - setting , Lifting - Setting etc. until Seated Very Nicely . .

1.5" inches Thk. may have a Trenchancy to Break ( If U do Not Match them Well )

Hence the 250% Cheaper & Faster - just Add's some weight . . is all ..
Yes, Cheapo Mortar Mix will be OK , I just like the Sticky_ness of Other as it is Rolled into Place ..

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