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Old 11-24-2008, 06:52 AM   #16
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my kids and i put down 30, 40 bags a day by hand. it's not that big of a thing. by yourself it would be harder, yes. find a helper.

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Old 11-24-2008, 08:18 AM   #17
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Instead of renting the cost of a mixer, purchasing of the mix, call a few Concrete finishing companies, and you will find that the cost for Time & materials will be less then you doing it, plus it will be done correctly the first time.
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boy, not around here it isn't cheaper! i called around looking for 'load ends' even, still much cheaper to do it myself with a wheelbarrow.

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The pour will only last a year at best, and look like crap within the first couple of months.
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The pour will only last a year at best, and look like crap within the first couple of months.
Why is that?
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When I've had a pour like that, I've just had a truck bring redimix. It makes it a ton easier. The problem with trying to mix bags is that the first batches start setting up before you are 1/8th of the way through. I'd suggest you swing by some places where they are doing construction and watch them do some pours. Concrete work isn't hard, but it takes a little practice to get it to look decent.
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Yea I've seen that kind of stuff b4 bradnailer

The finished product of a clean, smooth concrete upon completion is really awsum.

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My grandfather used to pour concrete, and always would he either order by truck regardless of the port if a yard or greater, or have enough guys to mix and pour continuously. One or two people, especially someone who has never done it cannot do it properly with Pre-mix. To do it properly, you need to order Sand, Lime, Cement for the size of the pour, or just pay less and let the experts do it.
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usually a truck won't even deliver one yard unless you piggyback on someone elses load. you will need a mag, trowel, edger, rake,water, a compactor, shovel, bullfloat, broom, boots, board to screed it. probably another set of hands. it is best to do it with someone who knows what's going on the first time you do it then can see what is up. i would do a four inch though. i would anchor it to the existing concrete though with some rebar and a hammer drill first. get grass up can produce gasses under concrete. compact within inch or so then scrape to the four inch point under your board you will use as a screed for a guide. put a small pitch in and you should only have to score it once down the center for that small of a piece. snap lines and do a good job. it will be there for a while.

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