While it only takes about 5-7 minutes for quick setting concrete on one PathMaker Mold, it's recommended to buy more than 3,4+ to get the job done faster; one mold can be worked on while concrete sets on another. It's also more fun to do the project with a friend/ family.
'The walkway to my house looks incredible! It looks and feels like an actual cobblestone pavement'- Paul Salatin
Traditional walkway materials like brick and stone have always been prized for both appearance and durability however most varieties are quite pricey and often difficult to install. As an easy and inexpensive alternative, you can build a new concrete path using manufactured forms. The result is a beautiful pathway that combines the custom look of brick or natural stone with all the durability and economy of poured concrete. We have 4 style/ size variants please refer to the correct dimension and size shown on image above.
INSTALLATION SURFACE PREPARATION
The Path Maker® can be placed on any relatively flat surface. It will automatically configure the concrete to the existing base. For professional results, remove one inch of topsoil, and level the Path Maker® before filling with concrete.
Removed topsoil can be utilized to fill in open spaces on sides and between concrete after walk has set up. Mix concrete thoroughly until a plastic-like (moldable) consistency is reached. If additional water is required, add small amounts until the correct consistency is obtained.
APPLICATIONUse a bucket or trowel to fill each mold cavity level with surface of mold. While concrete is still in mold, pat and smooth cavity surface with trowel. Remove mold promptly. After removing the mold, smooth all edges with a trowel until appearance is satisfactory. Dipping trowel in water may be helpful. Place the mold adjacent to the completed section and continue this process until your project is completed. Having more than 2 molds speeds up the job.
CURINGConcrete should be damp-cured for 5-7 days for the greatest strength. To outline/ trim blocks, fill-in separations with Sand/ Soil Mix after concrete has cured. Place dry Sand Mix in cracks and sweep in to desired level. Dampen the Sand Mix with a fine mist of water (do not over-wet). Let Sand/ Topping Mix harden to finish the project.