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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-04-2008, 05:53 PM
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Posted By RobertE
2 weeks sounds like a long time, but I'd sure...

2 weeks sounds like a long time, but I'd sure hate to see a crack form from my impatience. I've got plenty of other related stuff to do that will still give me the satisfaction of seeing progress at...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-04-2008, 12:17 AM
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Views: 11,672
Posted By RobertE
Thanks, Justin I have enough #3 rebar to put...

Thanks, Justin

I have enough #3 rebar to put in a 12x12 grid drilled and bedded into the footing. Will I still need wire mesh in addition to that? I didn't realize how extensive the filling...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-03-2008, 05:44 PM
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Views: 11,672
Posted By RobertE
Concrete curing-how long

Next week we'll pour a footing for the garage addition. Most of it is 12x18, except 1 18' section that has a 12x18 base with a 8x24 stem wall on top, making the addition about 22" above the existing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-07-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,676
Posted By RobertE
Forms for a poured footing/foundation/slab

Still working on the garage addition, among many other things.

Is there a readily available source of information for building forms for poured concrete. My little project has become a real...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-02-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,402
Posted By RobertE
I'm adding a shed type addition to the back of...

I'm adding a shed type addition to the back of the garage, making the back wall load bearing. In excavating the footing to add the 10x18.5 slab, I've found that there is no real footing under the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-25-2008, 07:20 PM
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Views: 5,402
Posted By RobertE
So, today we poured the slab on the 10x15 area I...

So, today we poured the slab on the 10x15 area I removed from the original floor. 1/2" rebar, 12" centers, 4.5-5.0 thick 3000 psi over a compacted bed of 3/8 gravel 4" deep. I think we did okay for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-14-2008, 04:11 PM
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Views: 5,402
Posted By RobertE
Thanks, Glenn I'm on it! Bob

Thanks, Glenn

I'm on it!

Bob
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-12-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By RobertE
Old Garage Slab Repair

Scenario: 1930's garage. 18.5 x 20. Very inconsistent unreinforced slab floor, varying from 1" to 4", sort of cement veneer over very poor, crumbling, larger round rock/cement mix, over wet clay. ...
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