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Old 03-12-2019, 02:31 AM
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The ground will dry pull away from the concrete .Former work was poured over mud in 1977. You could find the spots easily when driven over by a forklift. It sounded hollow .
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:19 AM
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Yep. Moist is one thing, wet is another.

It’s also different if it’s an 8’x8’ slab that will float and move without cracking, versus a large shop that you plan to load heavy at times and in different areas.


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Old 03-12-2019, 05:42 PM
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So it's probably best I hold out for dry weather.

Just impatient.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:23 PM
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So it's probably best I hold out for dry weather.

Just impatient.
Yes, wait and do it right.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:48 AM
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Interesting. I thought pouring over mushy muddy clay would be bad.
the base you have would want to be bone dry for me to consider putting concrete anywhere near it. dig down another foot and backfill with hardcore if you want to be able to pour in the wet, but you'll need it to dry out to do that. so you've no choice but to wait
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:54 PM
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this ground drys out fast and is as hard as woodpecker lips in a day or so.
all we need is for a break in the rain cycle.
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