How to screed cement for large area?

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johnv713

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Landfill ..I LoL so hard right now.

I'll put up some pics but too afraid you guys going to laugh at my work. Comparing my project to some of you pros is like pee wee football to the nfl.
 
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We won't judge you, too hard.


Put some pics up. You did more than 90% of the country would even attempt any more.
 
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Not horrible for a beginner. Some acid stain and it would look pretty cool. Almost stamped.
 

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Keep it damp for four days to aid the curing process. Water it good twice a day. It gets 95% cured in 28 days. After that, you can land 747's on it ... :D

A little surprised you did not apply a broom finish ...
 

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I didn't apply the broom finish for I once had a bad spill on a friend's patio. Wasn't a pretty sight I tell ya.

I'd like to drill small holes for galvenized base post, for that I'd have to wait a full month for it to cure? I sprayed a small amount of water this morning. Going for twice a day for the next few days.

It's actually a little bit better looking in person. Thanks for rotating my pics and for being gentle with your critiques. Much appreciated.

And Gumbo is delighted he has a clean platform to run on instead of the usual wet muck :) He's one crazy and rambumtious dog too.
 

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Looks good. That’s pretty much how I learned things in the days before computers. As a kid the only summer entertainment was sitting on a dirt pile and watching a crew build a house. The day of the pour there would be 10 kids gawking. The pros make it look easy and as you can attest it’s not.

Like Chris said and I’ll even up his percentage and say 98% of the country wouldn’t attempt doing what you did as a DIY. You get an “A” for effort.
 

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Thanks...it was thru sheer ignorant I attempted something this grand in part the pros on YouTube made it look easy as baking a pie lol. But I now know better. On to my next project, digging for a koi pond. Anybody wants in? :)
 

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I have been following that thread as well. So I guess I’m in, even though you said you were keeping an eye on me. ;)
 
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