Concrete slabs in wet area?


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Old 02-12-07, 07:11 AM
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Concrete slabs in wet area?

Hello and thank you in advance for your help.

The back part of our property(about a 1/3 acre) is level but lower then the surrounding land and gets some runoff in the spring and summer. We cleared out a large area of deadfalls and random trees there, hoping to eventually pour concrete down there and make a basketball court for the kids.

Just putting feelers out to see if this is a doable DIY project. It's not adding to the value of the house, so we'd like to keep costs down as much as possible. We have access to a trailered gasoline powered cement mixer, allthough considering the size of the area needing concrete, it might be more cost effective to have a the concrete delivered if that's even possible back there, not sure.

I'm assuming if it were doable, we'd need to have stone delivered in the area after running PVC for a drain from at least the center of the court to a drain in the middle? Would multiple slabs be better then one big slab when considering expansion? What else do we need to factor in here if it is feasible?

Thanks again for any help with this. AW
 
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Old 02-12-07, 07:25 AM
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hoping to eventually pour concrete down there and make a basketball court for the kids.

That large Ld say you can do the ground work . But for sure have the concrete work let out for bid.
 
 

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