Personally, I've always been attracted to stonework of all kinds. Whether it's a cobblestone driveway, a fireplace made from river rock, or a ledgestone wall, I think that stonework adds beauty and interest to a home. Given that stonework can cost upwards of twelve dollars a square foot, however, I've never been able to afford to remodel my home using the stone, rock, pavers, and tile that so attracts me.
Then I ran across an article about concrete stone, tile, and paver molds, at
Preparing Concrete Molds
Concrete Pouring and Curing
If you've ever worked with concrete, you know that it's important to get all of the air bubbles out after a pour. This can be accomplished by bouncing the concrete stone molds up and down, or by purchasing and using a vibrating table. Next, cover the mold in plastic and let it set out of the direct sunlight.
The longer you let the concrete cure, the stronger it will be. The concrete molds can be demolded after 24 hours, but it's best to wait longer. Once you release the stones, tiles, or bricks, you should cover them in plastic to preserve the moisture and let them cure for an additional two weeks. Then, you simply have to apply sealant to your creations, and they'll be ready to install. And you can even make a lightweight stone!
I've discovered that the ability to create a beautiful stone pathway, tile entryway, or river rock fireplace is incredibly rewarding. And to think, it all started when I read an article about concrete paver molds.
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