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Old 05-29-2024, 09:43 AM
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I’d put expansion joint material around the piers, and at the existing slab and let it float. Chances are it will lift in winter, but will drop down again in spring.

Putting any clear material under a pad like this may or may not work. It may allow water to drain through, however if the surrounding material is heavy clay, it may act as an area for the water to pool and then freeze. It all depends what the ‘native’ material is.


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Possible to use the same 1/2" foam board insulation as I did on the inside frost wall when the floor was poured?
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Old 05-29-2024, 01:30 PM
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Be sure to read this most-excellent concrete TUTORIAL that a member Don (DDA52) posted up a number of years ago. Arizonian also posted it but I'm reposting so you are sure to check it out...
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Old 05-29-2024, 02:23 PM
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Possible to use the same 1/2" foam board insulation as I did on the inside frost wall when the floor was poured?

That would work just fine. Anything that separates the two so that if one moves it ‘slips’ instead of grabbing the other.


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Old 05-29-2024, 04:09 PM
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Be sure to read this most-excellent concrete TUTORIAL that a member Don (DDA52) posted up a number of years ago. Arizonian also posted it but I'm reposting so you are sure to check it out...
I've read that before, but completely forgot about it..

Thank you for the reminder and link. What a great read.

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That would work just fine. Anything that separates the two so that if one moves it ‘slips’ instead of grabbing
There will be 1" or so then for it to float around on.

Thanks for the input..

the guys who did the main floor lifted the mesh up as they worked.. I had bricks in to support it, but turned out they did not want nor need it.
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Old 06-13-2024, 07:42 PM
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Floor is poured and I did not do it myself.. Sadly I had to go to work so was not able to "help" get the things done I wanted to..


Contractors. just do what they want..

The outside boarder is 9-10" thick.. The very center about 3/4 towards the garage door is about 5.5" at the high spot.

The majority of it is 6+ inches.

I've given up with the hopes of people doing things as I would want them..

Luckily this project is coming to a close..

I have a few spots the contractor did not even push the concrete back to fill some of the smaller upper voids.. Oh, well.. What ever..

I've been wetting it to try and minimize curl..

The back wall has 2x4" boards at each opening floated to create a point of wear for if the backhoe/manlift or what ever has to go over the seam.

This slab will freeze and heave during winter until it's enclosed so it's not tied into the foundation of the building.
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Old 06-14-2024, 05:15 AM
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Well it is better than a dirt floor. Sad that they didn’t do it 100%, but have to remember most contractors will skip corners when they can. Especially when not supervised.


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Old 07-04-2024, 05:52 PM
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Brian, sorry for the late reply..

I went to Johnstown PA for the ABANA 50th anniversary to demonstrate welded hinge barrels and since my return have been crazy with horses..

Then the engine in my 2001 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T engine blew when I was out making service calls. I was able to drive it home.. But,

this lead me to buying my first brand new car and having a hefty payment every month..

It's a Subaru 2024 Outback XT. Wanted a better towing performance and this car will do 3500lbs..

Anyhow I have been wetting the floor a few times a day for a few weeks after it was poured..

I have since stopped watering it but with the humidity and little bit of rain we have gotten the moisture has stayed on the slab.

It was a very good move doing this.. It really completes the layout/plan..

The mini dozer did a great job at spreading out the crushed gravel after the fact..

I'm looking forwards to getting the other model 700 Davis taskforce back together to have an even more powerful machine.. 30hp in a 4000lbs package with backhoe.

On that note I'm excited with the work and now it's a matter of moving onto doing the smoke stacks..

I'm actually feeling pretty good about the whole thing and approaching the finish line.
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Old 07-05-2024, 08:13 AM
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Are you going to put any bollards in?
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Old 07-05-2024, 08:29 AM
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Are you going to put any bollards in?
I'm not sure. I had thought about it and it's the right thing to do.

But... with this said. I believe it's a future job.
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