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Concrete Slab??

I'm thinking about either having a concrete slab poured at the basement garage at my house or doing it myself. It would be about 16' by 18'. I have never done any concrete work of this size. I have put in steps and built walkways but that is about all my experience. What kind of costs would I be looking at if i did it myself vs what an estimate might cost. The spot is already level and I can dig it out myself with the bucket on a tractor. The heaviest thing that would ever be on it would be my truck. How thick do you think it should be and do i need to put rebar in it??

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I would definately be installing rebar in a crosse pattern and tie wiring it together. a form board of a 2x4 would work fine making the concrete at least 3 1/2 in. thick. Im into construction but am limited as far as concrete work goes. Raul does this stuff for his business alot, hopefully he can chime in for more help.

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I would do rebar, 4" thick fiber re enforced concrete. remember your truck is heavy

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Yeah i really don't do much of it in my landscaping business and when I do its something that doesn't bear much weight like walkways and steps.

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Another thing is that my truck won't sit on the concrete alot. The only time I will use this slab is when i'm wrenching on my truck or landscaping equipment.

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4 inches thick rebar 3 foot on center.

On a pad that size for a floor you want someone with finishing experience.

As to the estimate That will vary. I dont know what concrete goes for in your state.

If its laid out perfectly at 4 inches it should take 3.6 yards. Order 4 to be safe.

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Thanks. I guess I will just have to call and see what its gonna run. I figured this might be a little big for someone who has never done anything like that.

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4" of 4000# concrete on a good level compacted based with wire mesh or 1.5 lbs of fibers and don't pour it like piss will more than be sufficient for your pickup.The materials are cheap so pay someone that knows how to finish.

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In the midwest, having someone pour it for you runs something like $250 bucks a yard. My boss always figures out what we pour and the cost but I think its something along the lines of

4" thick is LxW/80
6" thick is LxW/55

I could be wrong so you may wanna google that formula. If I am right, your looking at 3.6 yards at 4" thick for your pour. Maybe its only $100 bucks a yard........ damn now I got myself so confused, I'm gonna have to call him just to figure myself out! lol
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Haha thanks I really want to get this done so I have a good place to wrench.

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