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    Thread: 19x7x5 puild question :concrete or block???

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      19x7x5 puild question :concrete or block???

      Hi everyone . Im just wondering what way to go?

      Concrete: pros & cons

      Block: pros and cons.

      Note: I would like the fin ishing inside to be of fiberglass.

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      The main factors for concrete are that it is monolithic, and generally stronger than block. The draw back for concrete is that it generally requires a pro to do the form work or gunnite/shotcrete, as amateurs are not sufficiently experienced to assure a good product. The main factor for block is the ease of use, does not require a pro to obtain a good product. Concrete does not require any type of liner, including fiberglass, and block must have some form of waterproofing to function as a pond.

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      Good summary. Much depends on you being willing and able to some of the work or, have it all done by a contractor.

      Having a pool company do shotcrete or gunite is another option.

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      I vote concrete and xypex and forget the fiberglass.
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      How much would you guys think I should budget $$$ Canadian for just the shotcrete rebar and gravel?

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      Gravel????

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      Quote Originally Posted by oldguy View Post
      How much would you guys think I should budget $$$ Canadian for just the shotcrete rebar and gravel?
      Do you put gravel underneath the concrete floor?

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