How to fix carport + side entryway slabs


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Old 04-10-15, 09:42 AM
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How to fix carport + side entryway slabs

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I was wondering if anyone had any better advice than just breaking all the concrete and pouring new right into the old spot. Here's what my carport looks like:

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Want to grab a sledgehammer and break it all up myself to then pour quikrete in its place.
 
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Old 04-10-15, 09:48 AM
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more pictures

From my home inspection sheet

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Old 04-10-15, 01:41 PM
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There is no fixing that one.
Improper prep or no prep was done under the slab.
Also should have been an expantion between the slab and the wall.
 
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Old 04-10-15, 02:31 PM
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then pour quikrete in its place.
What size slab? Generally it's better to bite the bullet and have a truck come in so you can pour it and be done. The surcharge for a partial load will pay for itself compared to mixing umpteen bags of quickcrete.
 
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Old 04-10-15, 03:20 PM
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I was looking at that too, marksr, and my boss told me at work that he'd look into getting a truck for it's size. I don't have the dimensions yet but I'm pretty convinced I'll need a truck. So I guess just take a sledgehammer to it myself and then have someone pour?
 
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Old 04-10-15, 03:33 PM
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Finishing concrete is a harder job than it looks! While a pro with the right equipment can do a quicker more efficient job of removing the old concrete, you can save some money by doing that portion yourself. Have you figured out what to do with the concrete you remove?
 
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Old 04-10-15, 03:36 PM
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I'm not entirely sure what I'd do. Do you have a recommendation?
 
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Old 04-10-15, 03:38 PM
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Unless you know someone [or have use for yourself] that could reuse the pieces to make a retaining wall or something - you'd have to hire a truck to haul it off.
 
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Way more then a DIY job.
A pro would come in with a skid loader and a dump truck and make it all go away.
Dig out enough to add proper fill, compact and call for the proper amount of concrete to do this so it will never need to be done again.
 
 

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