If you will be installing GraniteCrete for the first time—or it has been over 1 year since you last installed GraniteCrete—it is essential that you call us at 1 (800) 670-0849. GraniteCrete representatives will be on-site for the installation at no cost as part of our Quality Assurance Program.
Please review our guide: GraniteCrete Pre-installation Checklist.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Full installation instructions are available in the Spanish language here: Instrucciones para la instalación – Método “seco”
When GraniteCrete is installed correctly, there is no better surfacing solution for your landscaping project. GraniteCrete excels in appearance, durability and permeability – it performs like no other paving solution! To get the best out of GraniteCrete, it is important to follow the installation instructions on this page carefully from the start – putting in the base rock – to the finish – curing GraniteCrete.
The installation of GraniteCrete is a unique process. While not difficult, it is different from installing either loose decomposed granite or concrete. This page explains the process for installing GraniteCrete. To the right is a video that will show you the steps for installing GraniteCrete, and below is a detailed set of written instructions. You can also download the instructions to print them out.
A vibratory plate can be used to compact the base rock; it should not be used to compact the GraniteCrete.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]
Install second layer as above and screed at one inch above finish grade; when doing this, make sure to pay particular attention to the edges to ensure even material height, and lightly mist to dampen mixture.
Mist until both layers are damp. Proper moisture is achieved when clenching your fist with the mixture it stays compacted and the color can be seen on your hands.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Pay particular attention to corners and edges to ensure tight compaction.
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With larger installations, a 36″ lawn roller less than one ton in static position can be used.
Make sure with both applications, the drums are kept clean at all times. Be sure to remove the spoils off the finished surface.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]
To discourage cracking, moisten newly-installed GraniteCrete on a daily basis, as practical.
Slow curing of GraniteCrete is important to avoid cracking.
Make sure there is no direct application of uncontrolled water (e.g. irrigation or sprinkler water) prior to final curing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]
Cold Joint Methods
Method Three: (Suggested for large open edges at the end of the work day)