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Old 08-14-2018, 10:32 AM
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The footings are integral to the slab.

I'm on the fence on using gravel under the slab.
Should i stick with the wire mesh or get a quote on the 6" slab with a rebar grid?

Like a friend of mine said..."You want this floor to handle your old iron disease and the low boy it comes in on"
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:52 AM
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Bar and wire .I have a 3.5 inch slab that has had loaded propane , concrete trucks on and not a crack in it .2' square rebar ,wire and fiber . Yes over gravel . Just don't gravel over mud . It will shrink and there will be holes under the floor . I do not recommend less than 6" floor .
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:57 AM
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The footings are integral to the slab.

I'm on the fence on using gravel under the slab.
Should i stick with the wire mesh or get a quote on the 6" slab with a rebar grid?

Like a friend of mine said..."You want this floor to handle your old iron disease and the low boy it comes in on"
Concrete won't care if there's gravel or dirt underneath it but whatever you use it should be compacted.
Wire mesh is cheap and works well if it's done correctly, use some broken bricks to keep it up a few inches off the ground and just
put some rebar in where your doors are going to be.
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Old 08-14-2018, 11:54 AM
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If you use mesh, buy it in sheets, not rolls. Sheets mean a little more work with tying, and overlapping. Rolls however never seem to want to lay nicely.


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Old 08-18-2018, 09:20 PM
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Got some more seat time on the D8 this morning before the rain hit. I think im ready for fine grading.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:37 PM
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Who is digging the trenches for the power, water, sewer and footers?
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Got some more seat time on the D8 this morning before the rain hit. I think im ready for fine grading.
Shit. You need forms and some concrete trucks!
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:44 PM
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he needs a plate compactor and about a week of walking behind it!
do you have a well yet?
your going to need lots of water too.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:19 PM
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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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Old 08-19-2018, 03:32 AM
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ORF,

It looks like the big dozer work is nearly finished. Is the plan to then sell that machine and buy something more suited to the rest of the work you will need to be doing?

Now the trees are out of the way a 580 or similar would do trenching, lift the building steel and so much more. I had a JCB 3 which is a similar machine and it got used for something or another most weekends when I was building my shop and renovating the house.

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