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tryna build skateable concrete edging in front of the house
« on: February 27, 2024, 10:35:48 AM »
redoing the front of the house, removing hedges and wood block.wanna pour some neat crete, california red curb style but with some curves and what not

never done it. any resources out there?
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Re: tryna build skateable concrete edging in front of the house
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2024, 11:15:29 AM »
redoing the front of the house, removing hedges and wood block.wanna pour some neat crete, california red curb style but with some curves and what not

never done it. any resources out there?

have you worked with concrete before?

form work is probably the hardest part, but once you have a solid form, the rest should come together fairly easy if you know what you're doing. If you have a carpentry friend, those skills are handy for forming.

For a good form you'll need (flexible) sheets of wood, stakes, screws, rebar, and the tools to build. Finishing cement is pretty straight forward. I still say a strong form will do most of the work, and prevent blowing out. Make it simple and easy to pull off, but still sturdy.

Watching youtube pours has been helpful for me to figure out certain techs or new ways of doing things.
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Re: tryna build skateable concrete edging in front of the house
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2024, 11:30:11 AM »
YT University if you're doing it yourself

If using some home equity, hire a foundation contractor or someone with street/parking lot experience


I could tell you how to do it but there are so many videos out there and even books written on the subject that I don't need to tell you how to do it

Let us see the money you have to spend on the project, the tools and resources (access to supplies/labor) you have, the space, and ideas for your space, then maybe we could help you

this could cost $1000 or $50,000 dependent on the route you are going

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Re: tryna build skateable concrete edging in front of the house
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2024, 11:41:56 AM »
this is going to be ghetto as fuck for the first round. i'm using NO home equity. i've got a free jersey barrier or 2 i might for in as well. it's a small area on the end of the sidewalk.

i'll peep those resources.

i have poured concrete for floors but never built forms
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Re: tryna build skateable concrete edging in front of the house
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2024, 07:02:54 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmEp5SDCBAc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Oo7IenIeM

Looks like getting the form and edging are the trickiest part of a proper curb.

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Re: tryna build skateable concrete edging in front of the house
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2024, 07:14:05 PM »
Its somewhere here…. But there are several different kinds of curb forming tools and there’s one for the california red curbs. Try searching for “concrete curb edger”.

There will also be need for rebar in the curb if you want stability.

Sorry thays not much help, but that sounds exciting. Please post pics
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Re: tryna build skateable concrete edging in front of the house
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2024, 07:16:36 PM »
Did an 8’ x 7 1/2”h curb a few years back 2.5 bags and 2 10x8 boards for forms with rebar I think I had $35 total and most of that was the wood for the forms. I WAY overbuilt mine.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ2OlgsFB0U
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kShcmQl6X4Q
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wyt1J50o32s&pp=ygUZSGl3IHRvIG1ha2UgYSBzbGFwcHkgY3VyYg%3D%3D
2nd video explains how to do curved curb forms.
Not hard to do and if you make your forms so the bottom is up you don’t need an edging tool as long as you have a good fit w/o gaps.

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Re: tryna build skateable concrete edging in front of the house
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2024, 08:02:55 PM »
Keep it coming. There will be multiple attempts, with the less than desired being transported to spots thru out the city 😜

The front of the property is probably 8 ft on driveway side 10 ft sidewalk side, 3ft gap for walkway, another 5ft sidewalk side before neighbors driveway. Sidewalk is an ever so slight bank.

Lady want raised beds in mulch, i want creative, skatable edging


Would be sick to learn how to work a small pocket in there
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Re: tryna build skateable concrete edging in front of the house
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2024, 04:11:00 PM »


Would be sick to learn how to work a small pocket in there

This might be worthwhile to check regarding pockets

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw-lsl46t_U
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Re: tryna build skateable concrete edging in front of the house
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2024, 09:21:11 AM »
I tried edging in front of my house but my neighbors weren’t too stoked on it

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Re: tryna build skateable concrete edging in front of the house
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2024, 08:07:39 AM »
Call a local concrete company. 6 foot long 6 in tall parking blocks are about $60. Classic 4 foot red is $40.

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Re: tryna build skateable concrete edging in front of the house
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2024, 09:07:49 AM »
Call a local concrete company. 6 foot long 6 in tall parking blocks are about $60. Classic 4 foot red is $40.

That might be a good move. Id have to fill gaps w bondo. Might just be easier in the end to make forms
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