Cheapest concrete?

Old 11-01-04, 10:21 PM
John Bentley
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Cheapest concrete?

I want to pour large amounts of concrete in an area that is difficult to access. A cement truck would not be able to get there. What's the best (and cheapest) way to get bulk loads of concrete to the area?
Old 11-02-04, 03:00 AM
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Perhaps wheelbarrowing concrete to the site is the only option. Perhaps mixing concrete on site in portable concrete mixer is an another.
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I once rented a tractor with a front bucket when I had to place more concrete than I wanted to wheel.

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You don't want to use a portable mixer for a large pour. You cannot mix it up fast enough to do a good job. The first batch will be setting up long before the last batch is done. You have to do lots of little pours.

The front bucket idea is a good one. You can also get a bunch of buddies and relatives, each with a wheelbarrow. I did a 12x17 patio with 4 of us. It worked out ok.
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The best (but not cheapest) way to get a good pour is to have it pumped from the truck to the site. If you are more than 75 yards away for the truck then consider the front loader or a large capacity portable mixer.

How many yards do you have to pour?

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Cheapest concrete?

May want to consider renting a motorized georgia buggy. It's has 4 four wheels and a motor can usually haul more weight than wheel barrel and it is self propelled and can dump using a lever, saves the ole back for the important work. Just be sure to have water available to clean it before return .

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