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A good rule to follow is to allow Y8 inch slope to every foot width of walk. For wide concrete walks lay off the space between the scantlings into equal sections not larger than 6 ft. square, put 2 inch by 4 inch scantlings crosswise and in the center, see Fig. A, Plate 27. This will make every alternate space shown in the figure by diagonal lines, the size desired.  For proportions 1:2:4 use for every 23 bags of cement 1 large double load of sand and 2 of gravel. For proportions 1:3:6 use for every 15 bags of cement 1 large double load of sand and 2 of gravel. One large double load contains 41 cubic yards. Fill these spaces with concrete to a depth of 3 inch (this depth should be 4 inch where there is more than ordinary traffic, or where the blocks are 6 ft. square) 1 part cement, :2 parts clean, sharp sand, and 4 to 5 parts broken stone or screened gravel, then tamp until water begins to show on top. Make sure that you oil the same day as soon as the concrete has set, remove crosswise and center scantlings.

Then place a sheet of tar paper or greased clapboard on the edges to separate them from all other squares and fill in the spaces thus left with 3 inch concrete as before. Mark the scantling to show where the joint came. The finishing coat should be 1 inch thick, Of 1 part cement and 13/2 parts clean, coarse sand or crushed stone screenings. This coat should be spread on before the concrete undercoat has taken its set, and smoothed off with a screed or straight edge (Plate 26) run over the 2x4 scantlings, the object being to thoroughly bind the finishing coat to the concrete base. If this bond is imperfect, the walk will give a hollow sound under the feet, and is liable to crack after having been down one or two years. Make sure that you smooth the concrete surface with a wooden float, or trowel and groove exactly over the joints between the concrete (Fig. A), Plate 27, so as to bevel the edges of all blocks. Do not trowel the finishing coat too much, not until it has begun to stiffen as the steel in the trowel tends to separate the cement from the sand, producing hair cracks on the concrete surface and giving a poor wearing concrete surface besides weakening the job. Plate 26 shows a popular type of concrete tool. This is run alongside of a straight edge to insure a perfect joint. The edger is used to give a slight curve on all outside edges of finished work. - The finishing trowel is of steel and is used for surfacing completed work. An ordinary mason's trowel is also used for this purpose. The scratcher is used to roughen work to which a new concrete surface of concrete is to be applied. It assists in securing a good bond and the one shown is made from a piece of old saw blade. Keep the finished concrete walks protected from dirt, currents of air, rain and hot sun during the process of setting, and further protect from the sun and traffic for 3 or 4 days, and keep moist by sprinkling daily.

The covering may he sand, straw, sawdust, boards or building paper. Most concrete walks are made with the single block width and this is naturally much easier than concrete walks of two blocks width. Be sure to plan on leaving the job either at the noon hour or the end of the day, at the end of a block, so that the work may be resumed against a joint edge. The concrete foundations for concrete curbs and gutters (Plates 26 and 28), like concrete sidewalks, should be governed by the soil and climate. Concrete curbing should be built in advance of the walk, in sectional pieces, 6 ft. to 8 ft. in length, and separated from each other ad from the walk by tar paper or a cut joint, in the same manner as the walk is divided into blocks. Concrete curbs should be 4 inch to 7 inch wide at the top, and 5 inch to 8 inch at the bottom, with a face 6 inch to 7 inch above the gutter. The concrete curb should stand on a concrete base 5 inch to 8 inch thick, which in turn should have a sub-base of porous material at least 12 inch thick. The gutter should be 16 inch to 20 inch broad and 6 inch thick and should also have a porous foundation at least 12 inch thick.

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