concrete slab

Old 05-15-05, 08:08 AM
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concrete slab

I would like to install a concrete slab for my garbage cans and such. The slab is about 7' x 9', one side will be next to my garage fondation. So here are a couple of questions I need answered.
1. Is this job to big for a first timer?
2. Do I need to rent a mixer or can i mix in a wheelbarow?
3. How thick should my cement pad be?
4. Do I need to use a grade 5 base?
5. What kind of cement should I use?
6. Can i pour the cement against the garage fondation?

Thank you all for you help!!
Old 05-15-05, 11:00 AM
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1. Good for DIY

2. This will take about 10.5 cubic feet , 2 inches thick. That is a lot to mix in a wheelbarrow. Not impossible, just a lot. That would be 15 bags containing 2/3 cf each. Allow some for waste.

3. Two inches thick should be enough for garbage cans.

4. A base of crusher run or gravel should do for garbage cans.

5. The concrete from the box stores should do fine for this: quikrete or sakrete.

6. I would place a spacer-expansion strip between the slab and the foundation.

Hope this helps.

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