12.6 x 12.6 Concrete Slab for a Double Horse Wash Rack


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Old 09-17-05, 10:32 AM
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Question 12.6 x 12.6 Concrete Slab for a Double Horse Wash Rack

I'm wanting to build a slab for a Double Wash Stand for my horses. I'm going to use 4 or 5 - 12ft. Corral Panels. (12 x 12) with one of the 12 foot Corral Panel to divide them. The slab will be made out of Quickcrete with the panels sitting on top after it dries.

What I need to know is:

(1) "How & What do I need" to prepare the ground before pouring the quickcrete?

(2) Any suggestions on what to use when mixing & pouring the quickcrete.

Any & all help will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
Barbara
 
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Old 09-18-05, 03:41 PM
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I would rent or borrow a mixer. I don't think you could mix fast enough by hand, and even if you could 50 bags will wear you out.
 
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12.6 x 12.6 Concrete Slab for a Double Horse Wash Rack

Have as many friends as possible around for help. Once you start, you cannot stop unless you want to break the slab up into two smaller ones.

Just based on a quick calculation, your 4" slab will require about 7500# of material not including anything you will use for a base under it.

Dick
 
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Old 09-18-05, 06:05 PM
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Thanks for the info. I will most likely rent a mixer.

Now, what do I need to do to the ground before pouring the slab? Like the base you mention, what do I need to use as a base?
 
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Check into havingthe concrete delivered. Even with a mixer and help, that is a lot of concrete to mix up. The first batch will be setting up before the last batch is done.
Using Dicks calculations, thats 94 bags of 80# bags. Way too many to do with a mixer.
 
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Old 09-21-05, 05:47 AM
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Check into havingthe concrete delivered. Even with a mixer and help, that is a lot of concrete to mix up. The first batch will be setting up before the last batch is done.
Using Dicks calculations, thats 94 bags of 80# bags. Way too many to do with a mixer.
I will probably have the concrete delivered.

What I need to know now is:

How do I prepare the ground Before pouring the slab?
 
 

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