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Old 08-19-2018, 09:23 AM
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I've called three well companies. Only one ever got back with me and they are three weeks out on work.

I'll do the trenching. Right now I'll just be trenching to just outside of the foundation.

The footings will be dug by whoever does the foundation.

I figured I needed to get the area within a few inches of level overall.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:49 AM
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For what he’s doing a large ride on packer wouldn’t be a bad idea either.


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But if he buys a small plate compactor,fixes it up,uses it and then sells it..
thats what i would do,ohh wait,thats what i would have done when i was Tims age!
Now i sit in a lawn chair and watch the pros do it.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:40 AM
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But if he buys a small plate compactor,fixes it up,uses it and then sells it..

thats what i would do,ohh wait,thats what i would have done when i was Tims age!

Now i sit in a lawn chair and watch the pros do it.


Yea. Seems I’m starting to hit the transition stage in between.

Some days I can watch some work get done from a lawn chair, other days I do the work, but take breaks in the same chair.

Most days it still seems I have to do the work though. Lol!!


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Old 08-20-2018, 11:03 AM
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I could get a plate tamper and get it packed down more. Time is starting to become a issue though. Might have to pass that off to someone else.
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:49 PM
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I could get a plate tamper and get it packed down more. Time is starting to become a issue though. Might have to pass that off to someone else.


You have a deadline?

Proper prep under your slab will do more for your concrete than anything, rebar, mesh, or fibre.


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Old 08-20-2018, 06:13 PM
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If thats the red Georgia clay you have there you won't even need concrete, you can just pack that stuff down.
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:43 PM
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You have a deadline?

Proper prep under your slab will do more for your concrete than anything, rebar, mesh, or fibre.


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I won't take any short cuts. Id just like to get the building up soon. Don't like all the parts laying around.
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If you haven’t selected a concrete guy, you need to do so soon. That’s who you work with to have the ‘ground’ prepped for the pour.

I’m guessing that the footings go in, the posts of the building go up, and after at least the frame is up, you pour the floor.

That’s when you want to take some time. Grab some spray paint, mark where things are going to be. Think about work areas, traffic flow, etc.

Park stuff inside as if you’re working on it.

That’s when conduit runs, anchor points, all that kind of stuff comes into play.


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Old 08-28-2018, 09:31 AM
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The slab and footings are all poured at one time.

I've got a concrete contractor selected.
Also had a well driller come out last Friday.

Drilling is $12 a foot.
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:04 PM
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The slab and footings are all poured at one time.
That surprises me.
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