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I'm wondering if anything like this exists? I'm looking for a large concrete patio block. Something in a 36"x36" size. Doesn't really matter if it is rectangular or square, but 24"x24" would be minimum. Are there any companies out there offering stuff like this? Thanks, Nick.
 

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The techo products are typical of what can be found if you have very deep products, but there are size limitations.

The 24x24 slabs you see are the maximum size for machine made slabs and are limited to aboy 2-1/4" thicknesses. Hand cast would be more costly. For larger size you need more thickness and/or reinforcement, if only for handling.

A 36x36 slab 3" thick would weigh about 225#.

Maybe some old sidewalk squares that are available in some areas.
 

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The techo products are typical of what can be found if you have very deep products, but there are size limitations.

The 24x24 slabs you see are the maximum size for machine made slabs and are limited to aboy 2-1/4" thicknesses. Hand cast would be more costly. For larger size you need more thickness and/or reinforcement, if only for handling.

A 36x36 slab 3" thick would weigh about 225#.

Maybe some old sidewalk squares that are available in some areas.
If you have deep pockets?
 

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Some things are cheap and some cost much more to be durable and avoid the "cheesy stone finish". You need deep pockets to satisfy some costly requirements instead of a big box store.

The size is not that important since it can be made, but it takes time and may be thicker and heavier.

What is the ultimate use of the slabs?
 
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