Pavement slabs - so you can pour them yourself

Purchased pavement slabs are sometimes quite expensive. In addition, everyone has the purchased variants in their garden. Pavement slabs, on the other hand, are much more exciting and varied, and they can usually be poured relatively easily yourself.

Cement and sand are the foundation

Similar to bread baking, only a few ingredients are required when pouring pavement slabs. Some cement and about three times the amount of sand are stirred with a little water. For this you can still embed for ornament pebbles or old tile pieces in the damp concrete.

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Pour step by step yourself walkway plates

  • sand
  • Cement / flash cement
  • water
  • Kies optional
  • Maurerbalje
  • Stirrer for the drill (48,00 € at Amazon *)
  • trowel
  • Cast shape for walkway plate

1. Select or build mold

You can make the casting mold for your walking boards yourself. This is either build a simple square frame made of slats or use a floral coaster. These are about the right height to pour robust plates.

2. Sprinkle sand or lay out gravel

With a self-made casting mold as well as with a purchased mold, you should lightly sprinkle the floor with fine sand. This way, the shape can be released from the new stone later.

If you want to have a pattern of gravel or old fragments of tiles later, you should spread the sand on the floor a little thicker and slightly moisten it. The decorative elements are pressed into this bed. When the stone is turned over later after it has dried, the sand can simply be brushed off.

3. Mix the cement

One part of cement is mixed with about three parts of sand and then mixed with water. But you can also use flash cement if you want the panels to be finished quickly. Five kilos of flash cement is enough for two pavement slabs.

4th. Pour in cement and let it dry

If you just want to pour simple concrete slabs yourself, you can just pour the mixture into the mold. But if you have covered the bottom of the form with an ornament, carefully fill in the concrete with a trowel so that nothing slips.

Tips & Tricks You can get very natural slabs for the sidewalks if you dig a corner in the garden of a suitable size about ten centimeters deep. Then this area is strewn with sand and the soft concrete is poured in. After drying, you can simply remove the new plate.