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Old 12-01-2014
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Life happens and things come up, we couldn't get a building up like we wanted but did manage a concrete slab to park our Bird on. Didn't want to leave it sitting on the gravel or grass.

Hoping we can finish it up next spring/summer.

Still can't park on it, but will be by the end of the week.


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Not exactly the optimum time for placing concrete at your latitude.

The transit mixer left no ruts though...

It appears you are doing a monolithic concrete slab foundation?

Thanks for sharing the picture.

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Life happens and things come up, we couldn't get a building up like we wanted but did manage a concrete slab to park our Bird on. Didn't want to leave it sitting on the gravel or grass.

Hoping we can finish it up next spring/summer.

Still can't park on it, but will be by the end of the week.


~T
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Looks good. Wish I had one like it.
No concrete poured in Eufaula OK to day. Must be warmer there of they are using hot water and chemicals. I would sure hate to be out there finishing.
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I can't imagine being able to park on it the "end of the week". Even ordering 4000lb and admixtures and I was advised not to park on my for 21 days minimum.
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I agree. I would wait at least a couple weeks, with a larger rig like a BB. Car or pickup, fine. But, a lot of weight under those axles on a BB. What is a few weeks, in the lifespan of a concrete slab?
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I don't have any idea the temp, but cold sure affects curing, don't rush it.
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thanks for the suggestion, we'll hold off on parking on it for a few weeks.

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well, it's been 30 days since it's been put down and we have to park on it now.

Weather is coming and we can't leave our Bird where it is.

Got a little muddy getting there, but it looks good sitting on it....can't wait to have a building.
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Now you see where to put some gravel!!

Good job and stack some hay around that nice unit to keep it warm!
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Now you see where to put some gravel!!

Good job and stack some hay around that nice unit to keep it warm!
I would think the hay bales would attract critters? yes/no/maybe?

ya, thick layer of gravel in that section, hoping the tractor will push some of that out when plowing. If not, come spring we'll push it around. LOL.

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