Concrete or hypertufa?
I’ve seen some lovely stone troughs made from hypertufa, and would like to have a go myself, but …
As I understand it, one has to buy all the ingredients for hypertufa separately and then combine them in the chosen recipe. However, one can buy bags of ready-mix concrete.
Given my total newbie-ness [if that’s not a proper word it should be!] I think I’d prefer to start simple and work my way up to “rolling my own” when I have more confidence and at least a bit more skill.
And given my vision and the warnings I’ve read about Portland cement [why always Portland cement rather than any other type?] I have reservations on a safety as well as a practical level.
Is there a significant difference in the performance of hypertufa over concrete? Enough to persuade me to start in the deep end rather than wade out from the shallow end?
- 30 Jul, 2011