Concrete Cost Qestion

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  1. SwiftKill

    SwiftKill Active Member

    159
    Feb 24, 2014
    NW
    I'm having a 30x50 outbuilding put up with a 4" concrete floor. Is that sufficient? I just have the usual stuff, truck, Ford 3600 tractor w/loader and rear wheel weights. Would a 5" floor be better? What would be a fair price for the extra inch of concrete?
     
  2. pinwheel

    pinwheel Jenny's Lackey

    Jun 17, 2006
    middle of nowhere

  3. wingman

    wingman Well-Known Member

    741
    May 30, 2012
    The extra cost would be 5 more yards of concrete.
     
  4. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister Senior Hunter

    Just make sure they reinforce well. Put the extra money in rebar
     
  5. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    ^^ this
     
  6. SwiftKill

    SwiftKill Active Member

    159
    Feb 24, 2014
    NW
  7. truehunter

    truehunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    They may add fiber also .
     
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  8. pinwheel

    pinwheel Jenny's Lackey

    Jun 17, 2006
    middle of nowhere
    Unless you want a slick finish.
     
  9. Redonthehead

    Redonthehead Active Member

    May 2, 2005
    Springfield
    what's the recommended rebar size and spacing? also request chairs rather than depending on worker to lift the rebar?
     
  10. MAJORTOM

    MAJORTOM Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    At work as usual
    I've seen concrete demolished where they just tried to lift the rebar up while pouring. All it did was settle down to the bottom. What's the point of putting it in when you do that? Rebar belongs in the Center of the pour!!!
     
  11. bverboy

    bverboy Active Member

    393
    Dec 1, 2015
    lincoln county
    no need for fiber in a shop floor.... I use it in outside pours.. a good 4" pour is all you need sir....
     
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  12. CRE10

    CRE10 No to Drugs Yes to Hugs

    Nov 18, 2013
    In a barn
    Yep fiber would be a waste. Tractors don't have much have much psi anyway. I'd almost go mesh rather than rebar.
     
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  13. pcrusher

    pcrusher Active Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    warrenton
    Worry more about your subgrade being compacted properly than an extra inch of concrete. Even if you are using clean rock, make sure your soil is suitable underneath.
     
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  14. showmethejewels

    showmethejewels Active Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Washington D.C
    Use wire mesh not rebar....mesh is closer spaced,and thinner diameter meaning more concrete on top of the wire
     
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  15. bverboy

    bverboy Active Member

    393
    Dec 1, 2015
    lincoln county
    what is a yard of 6 sack mix in your area???
     
  16. pinwheel

    pinwheel Jenny's Lackey

    Jun 17, 2006
    middle of nowhere
    This advice was given to me when we built our shop 5 years ago. We had to move quite a bit of clay to make a level pad to pour on. We rented a ride on sheeps foot roller & packed every lift as the dozer put it in place. To this day, my pad is as flat as ever & we have no cracks other than the usual stress cracks that all concrete gets.

    My dozer operator had to eat a little crow. He didn't say it out loud, but he told himself that I was wasting my money on that sheeps foot roller. That was, until he placed to much dirt in one area and had to shave it back out. I'd already rolled that area. He said it cut like virgin clay.
     
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