Ever wanted a unique durable DIY patio? Well my awesome neighbor created a recycled concrete patio using broken up pieces of concrete from another neighbors torn our driveway!
So here are the pieces that Erik picked out from the torn out driveway. He laid them out on the grass to make sure they fit together alright and that he had enough pieces for the new space.
Then he tore out the grass for the new patio.
He laid down some landscaping fabric and a layer of yard gravel to set the concrete and began around the edge of the existing rectangular pavers.
Erik continued laying the concrete, working to be sure that each piece was level in the sand and gravel. This was especially difficult since the concrete was not perfectly equal in thickness. Then with a push broom he filled the spaces with more gravel and sand to pack it tight.
I think it turned out fantastic! I love that it is different from the pavers that were already there. I also think it is amazing that Erik thought to turn this wasted concrete that no one wanted and was on the edge of landing at the local landfill into this long-lasting, concrete paved fire pit area!
So next time you are driving by a house in your neighborhood where they are jack-hammering out old concrete, think about saving and making something awesome like Erik!
Have you made anything from recycled concrete before? Share in the comments!