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1) LAYOUT/EXCAVATION stage begins1) LAYOUT/EXCAVATION stage begins 2) Measurements are taken from approved CAD Design and transferred onto site2) Measurements are taken from approved CAD Design and transferred onto site 3) Marking paint is used to layout all perimeter lines of concrete work 3) Marking paint is used to layout all perimeter lines of concrete work 4) Exact elevations are taken and staked using laser level instrument4) Exact elevations are taken and staked using laser level instrument 5) Possible demolition of existing concrete, wood decks etc. takes place before excavation begins5) Possible demolition of existing concrete, wood decks etc. takes place before excavation begins 6) Mini excavator is used for all excavation in rear yard, walkways and perimeter edging of driveway6) Mini excavator is used for all excavation in rear yard, walkways and perimeter edging of driveway 7) Excavation is clean, lawn is protected with plywood as necessary during excavation7) Excavation is clean, lawn is protected with plywood as necessary during excavation 8) Armourstone is installed as per CAD Design8) Armourstone is installed as per CAD Design 9) All excavated material left behind on driveway (or roadway if driveway is not under contract) is removed by skid-steer machine and hauled away using dump truck9) All excavated material left behind on driveway (or roadway if driveway is not under contract) is removed by skid-steer machine and hauled away using dump truck 10) Existing asphalt is removed using skid-steer machine and also hauled away using dump truck. Driveway excavation takes place if necessary10) Existing asphalt is removed using skid-steer machine and also hauled away using dump truck. Driveway excavation takes place if necessary 11) FORMING stage begins. Formwork is constructed as per CAD Design11) FORMING stage begins. Formwork is constructed as per CAD Design 12) Rebar dowels are installed at all steps/staircases to prevent settlement12) Rebar dowels are installed at all steps/staircases to prevent settlement 13) Special care is taken in bracing step formwork to prevent buckling during concrete placement13) Special care is taken in bracing step formwork to prevent buckling during concrete placement 14) Elevation points are transferred using hand levels14) Elevation points are transferred using hand levels 15) Elevations are taken a second time at the forming stage to confirm initial elevations taken at the layout/excavation stage 15) Elevations are taken a second time at the forming stage to confirm initial elevations taken at the layout/excavation stage 16) Straight and curved formwork is structurally sound to prevent movement during concrete placement16) Straight and curved formwork is structurally sound to prevent movement during concrete placement 17) GRADING/REINFORCING STEEL stage begins. Granular material is delivered to site with dump truck and brought in from roadway using skid-steer machines17) GRADING/REINFORCING STEEL stage begins. Granular material is delivered to site with dump truck and brought in from roadway using skid-steer machines 18) Granular material is brought to rear yard and walkways using wheel barrel18) Granular material is brought to rear yard and walkways using wheel barrel 19) Granular material is fine graded by rake and packed in two lifts using small plate compactor. 19) Granular material is fine graded by rake and packed in two lifts using small plate compactor. 20) ABS sleeves are installed for future use20) ABS sleeves are installed for future use 21) Driveway grading is performed using skid-steer machine 21) Driveway grading is performed using skid-steer machine 22) Large plate compactor is used on driveway and compacted in two lifts22) Large plate compactor is used on driveway and compacted in two lifts 23) Reinforcing steel rods are spaced out in a two way cage formation23) Reinforcing steel rods are spaced out in a two way cage formation 24) Rods are tied at junctions to prevent movement of cage during concrete placement24) Rods are tied at junctions to prevent movement of cage during concrete placement 25) Forming crew returns to install formwork when inside banding is part of a custom design25) Forming crew returns to install formwork when inside banding is part of a custom design 26) CONCRETE PLACING stage begins. Concrete is brought to rear yard and walkways using wheel barrel. Concrete is raked and reinforcing steel cage is raised 26) CONCRETE PLACING stage begins. Concrete is brought to rear yard and walkways using wheel barrel. Concrete is raked and reinforcing steel cage is raised 27) One man 4' aluminum straight edge is used to screed concrete flat from form to form27) One man 4' aluminum straight edge is used to screed concrete flat from form to form 28) Two man 14' aluminum straight edge is used28) Two man 14' aluminum straight edge is used 29) Concrete is placed and screeded on existing porch. Staircase is poured with caution to prevent moving of formwork29) Concrete is placed and screeded on existing porch. Staircase is poured with caution to prevent moving of formwork 30) Steps are vibrated to consolidate concrete and hand floated30) Steps are vibrated to consolidate concrete and hand floated 31) Concrete is placed directly onto driveway from ready-mix truck. Concrete is screeded using a two man 17' aluminum straight edge31) Concrete is placed directly onto driveway from ready-mix truck. Concrete is screeded using a two man 17' aluminum straight edge 32) One man 8' aluminum straight edge is used 32) One man 8' aluminum straight edge is used 33) Roller is used to consolidate aggregate and bring more paste to the concrete surface. Bull float is used to fine tune leveling of concrete surface by cutting high spots and filling low-lying areas. All concrete edges are hand floated33) Roller is used to consolidate aggregate and bring more paste to the concrete surface. Bull float is used to fine tune leveling of concrete surface by cutting high spots and filling low-lying areas. All concrete edges are hand floated 34) Rolling and bull floating of driveway34) Rolling and bull floating of driveway 35) Colour hardener is applied to concrete surface by dry shake method 35) Colour hardener is applied to concrete surface by dry shake method 36) Colour hardener is applied to rear patio36) Colour hardener is applied to rear patio 37) Colour hardener is applied to circular driveway37) Colour hardener is applied to circular driveway 38) Colour hardener is applied to side driveway38) Colour hardener is applied to side driveway 39) Once colour hardener has absorbed surface bleed water, concrete is hand floated and trowelled to a smooth finish39) Once colour hardener has absorbed surface bleed water, concrete is hand floated and trowelled to a smooth finish 40) Driveway is hand floated and trowelled. Edging tool is used along perimeter formwork to create borders 40) Driveway is hand floated and trowelled. Edging tool is used along perimeter formwork to create borders 41) Coloured release agent is lightly spread on concrete surface prior to the stamping process. This product will not allow the wet concrete to stick to the plastic molds41) Coloured release agent is lightly spread on concrete surface prior to the stamping process. This product will not allow the wet concrete to stick to the plastic molds 42) The Yorkstone pattern is used in this project on the rear patio and all walkways. The plastic molds are used within the body of the slab. All edging is lightly textured with hand mats and chiseled to complete the pattern42) The Yorkstone pattern is used in this project on the rear patio and all walkways. The plastic molds are used within the body of the slab. All edging is lightly textured with hand mats and chiseled to complete the pattern 43) All Patterned Concrete molds are made of rigid plastic to support and evenly distribute body weight 43) All Patterned Concrete molds are made of rigid plastic to support and evenly distribute body weight 44) All steps are lightly textured with hand mats and chiseled to replicate large stone slabs44) All steps are lightly textured with hand mats and chiseled to replicate large stone slabs 45) The circular driveway is stamped using the large rock texture molds. This pattern is seamless and gives the entire surface a continuous texture. 45) The circular driveway is stamped using the large rock texture molds. This pattern is seamless and gives the entire surface a continuous texture. 46) Driveway borders are lightly textured using hand mats and chiseled to complete the pattern46) Driveway borders are lightly textured using hand mats and chiseled to complete the pattern 47) The side driveway is stamped using the old english brick herring bone pattern. A large hand tamper may be used to help with imprinting of the pattern47) The side driveway is stamped using the old english brick herring bone pattern. A large hand tamper may be used to help with imprinting of the pattern 48) FORMWORK REMOVAL/CONTROL JOINTS stage begins. All formwork is removed and taken away48) FORMWORK REMOVAL/CONTROL JOINTS stage begins. All formwork is removed and taken away 49) Formwork is removed carefully to protect edging49) Formwork is removed carefully to protect edging 50) Control joints are measured and chalked where cutting will take place to help control cracking 50) Control joints are measured and chalked where cutting will take place to help control cracking 51) Control joints are installed in the same direction of the pattern as much as possible51) Control joints are installed in the same direction of the pattern as much as possible 52) Care is taken to properly layout control joints at all pressure points in the concrete slab52) Care is taken to properly layout control joints at all pressure points in the concrete slab 53) All control joints are installed by dry method using concrete saws with diamond blades53) All control joints are installed by dry method using concrete saws with diamond blades 54) The control joints on the rock textured circular driveway will also create a grid design and complete the pattern. A 4' x 4' grid was used to simulate large slabs of stone54) The control joints on the rock textured circular driveway will also create a grid design and complete the pattern. A 4' x 4' grid was used to simulate large slabs of stone 55) Sprinkler is set up on driveways only for water curing55) Sprinkler is set up on driveways only for water curing 56) VERTICAL STAMPING stage begins. Colour hardener is combined with polymers then hand trowelled onto vertical steps. Textured hand mats are used on the vertical surface56) VERTICAL STAMPING stage begins. Colour hardener is combined with polymers then hand trowelled onto vertical steps. Textured hand mats are used on the vertical surface 57) Care is taken along bottom edge of step57) Care is taken along bottom edge of step 58) Colour hardener is applied to nosing of step58) Colour hardener is applied to nosing of step 59) Coloured release agent is applied to prevent sticking of the mats59) Coloured release agent is applied to prevent sticking of the mats 60) Special nosing mat is used to create a chiseled stone face60) Special nosing mat is used to create a chiseled stone face 61) Care is taken along top and bottom edge of nosing61) Care is taken along top and bottom edge of nosing 62) PRESSURE WASHING/SITE CLEAN-UP stage begins. Release agents are pressure washed away. Coloured pigments left behind by the release agents are buffed away. This buffing creates a naturally antiqued look of the surface 62) PRESSURE WASHING/SITE CLEAN-UP stage begins. Release agents are pressure washed away. Coloured pigments left behind by the release agents are buffed away. This buffing creates a naturally antiqued look of the surface 63) All vertical stamping is hand buffed to create the same antiqued look63) All vertical stamping is hand buffed to create the same antiqued look 64) Site clean-up is performed including the raking and washing of lawns, roadways etc.64) Site clean-up is performed including the raking and washing of lawns, roadways etc. 65) Pressure washing/buffing of side driveway. All pattern joints where 'squeeze juice' occurred during the stamping process is scraped away with metal rods65) Pressure washing/buffing of side driveway. All pattern joints where 'squeeze juice' occurred during the stamping process is scraped away with metal rods 66) Pressure washing of the exterior house including windows, garage doors etc. is performed66) Pressure washing of the exterior house including windows, garage doors etc. is performed 67) SEALING stage begins. VOC compliant acrylic sealer is used67) SEALING stage begins. VOC compliant acrylic sealer is used 68) Anti-slip agent is added to sealer68) Anti-slip agent is added to sealer 69) Manual compressed air sprayer can is used for better control when applying sealer69) Manual compressed air sprayer can is used for better control when applying sealer 70) Newly constructed concrete will take 3 coats of sealer70) Newly constructed concrete will take 3 coats of sealer 71) Verticals are hand brushed71) Verticals are hand brushed 72) Once sealed the concrete will have the same deep colour it has when it is wet. The final sheen will eventually matt out to a more natural looking surface72) Once sealed the concrete will have the same deep colour it has when it is wet. The final sheen will eventually matt out to a more natural looking surface lightbox html jquery by VisualLightBox.com v5.4
 
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