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DIY Koi Pond Construction | Finishing & Pouring Concrete – Part 6

DIY Koi Pond Construction | Finishing & Pouring Concrete – Part 6


[MUSIC] Check your bucket. We need at least one
more bag I think. I don’t know, it’s dang close. Maybe not. Then,
yeah, there you go. You want to get all that,
you want a nice wet cap over it. Now then, see how all this is high?>>Mm-hm.>>You want to just take it,
and you want to float it and work it back and
forth like you’re rolling dough.>>Okay.>>And if it’s extra, then you
can bring it right to your edge.>>Uh-huh.>>Bring it right to your edge,
and push it off.>>Okay.>>What I have here is
a half-inch bullnose trowel, and what this does is it puts a beveled
edge all the way around the edge of the concrete,
all the way around the pond. Okay, what you’re gonna do is
you’re gonna set it in there, work it in between the bender
board and the concrete. You’re gonna work it up and
go back and forth, and you’re gonna get
some buildup right here. Don’t worry about that. Slough it off and
keep working your way around. Float the top,
push it down a little bit more. Gives a nice smooth edge, all the way around. As for all the stuff clumping up on
the sides, you could always redo it, push it down a little bit again. Shake it up and down and kinda just work that little bits of
aggregate back into the concrete. And just keep floating. So as you go around the edge just
remember, keep it floating up and then back and forth like that. It’s your turn. You don’t have to be so
gentle with it, keep working. There you go. Now you’re gonna continue on and see
how that rough edge is right there? This where you’ve gotta lean your,
keep your hand on there, lean back and
lift up in the front, slightly. There you go. You wanna keep this level with this
guy right here, the form board.>>Okay.>>And then,
you just work it back and forth. There you go. [MUSIC]

Comments (20)

  1. I realy injoy your videos.
    thank u for your time .
                   :+)

  2. жду продолжение

  3. Any tips on building a satilight pond?

  4. whats wrong with the guys lip?>? its so fat.,..j/k. 
    great video. Thanks!

  5. Keep them coming.  Learning a lot from each one. 

  6. Would really like to know why the cement coping since I have never seen you do it before .Does it make the edge more stable or is it just support for the rock edging .

  7. I hope he will start to get these videos out faster in the future.

  8. I just found out, Rosemary is my dreamgirl, not because of her good looking, but because of her intrest 🙂

  9. when is part 7 coming out?  its been a while buddy

  10. When is the next step coming out?????

  11. Your videos have been very inspirational and helpful in building my koi pond…  The Helix Skimmer & Moving bed filter is an awesome combo. I was hoping you would do a video on tying in a UV light soon.  I think you should have Leslie do a new series on ponds gone right out here in NJ!!

  12. You think he would get then out a little faster, so he can sell he's products

  13. Why isn;t a compactor used for the concrete?. Some air hole may be inside which may be detrimental to the form work.

  14. Hey Eric, you guys kill it, much respect! One question, is hand mixing really on par for your level of play? Also, I like how a lot of you tools are painted (not when you painted the tape measure lol) My Grandpa had a chainlink fencing company in Missoula, all his stuff was purple so nobody wanted to steal it lol

  15. Ok is this homemade work thats fine but for a company id fire everyone

  16. A great video series, thank you. How do I get the job of the guy sat on the cement bags while everyone else works at the beginning ?

  17. Is that a DIY tattoo?

  18. You definitely know what your doing and the young lady realy is getting the hang of it! Well done🤔😊🇦🇺

  19. They do not know how to mix concrete by hand just being honest

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