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bfullmer
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: cement floor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looking to put a lean to on barn 42 x 14- the edge needs to be brought up about a foot to make it level- one cement guy wants crushed concrete instead of fill sand-says it will not wash out as easy as sand- any idea's ? Crushed is 35 a yard in central mi Ouch !!!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: cement floor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Check and see if any body has shot rock. It is rock that has been removed by exploding it so it has shape edges and will hold well and many time straight run if pretty cheap
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Re: cement floor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Natural Sand does not really pack very well as it is round. Manufactured sand that is crushed will pack better. Any thing crushed will have sharper edges and pack better. I would just get 3/4 road rock, maybe called crusher run, or even B19 rock. It is just everything 3/4 of and inch and smaller that comes out of the crusher. The fines will make the larger stones pack. It sounds like the crushed concrete is higher than regular gravel to me.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: cement floor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

> says it will not wash out as easy as sand

Well, he is right. But 35 bucks a yard seems high for crushed concrete delivered. You ought to be able to get crushed limestone for that.

I used sand fill for my shop and haven't had any troubles. But I was very careful how I graded the building site; everything drains away from the building. I used crushed limestone for a pad we poured outside the garage, and that's been very stable. I didn't dare use sand, as the drainage around the house is terrible.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: cement floor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sand does wash out, around here they use washed crushed rock.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: cement floor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What he is telling you is you cannot compact sand and expect it to hold compaction. Any water will cause shifting and resettling. Slab is only as good as what is under it.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Re: cement floor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I used recycled concrete under my barn floor I had poured this year. Compacted very well. You won't get near the compaction with sand. I think $35 yard is kinda high, I paid $10/ton delivered.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: cement floor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We use DGA or dense grade agregate compacts well can even take and dump portland cement on it till it and run a compactor over it let it set and you have semi crete.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: cement floor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-bfullmer wrote:
(quoted from post at 20:07:03 08/12/17) Looking to put a lean to on barn 42 x 14- the edge needs to be brought up about a foot to make it level- one cement guy wants crushed concrete instead of fill sand-says it will not wash out as easy as sand- any idea's ? Crushed is 35 a yard in central mi Ouch !!!



We have a a quarry here in town and I can get 3/4 in crusher run for 9.85 a ton delivered. $35.00 sounds way too high.
 
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