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Old 12-08-2010, 07:44 AM   #1
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OK guys, looking for some advice to pour a concrete slab during the cold snap we've got here in south western Ontario.

On small pours tarping and heating works well, but this concrete slab is 100' x 200'

The challenge really is getting the gravel base compacted to 98% with all this frost. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:17 PM   #2
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OK guys, looking for some advice to pour a concrete slab during the cold snap we've got here in south western Ontario.

On small pours tarping and heating works well, but this concrete slab is 100' x 200'

The challenge really is getting the gravel base compacted to 98% with all this frost. Any
Dayexco summed it up perfectly.

I already hate this weather. We finished digging foundation today & I'm not looking forward to removing hay the concrete guy spread in the hole.

My wife has family in London, Ont. & they have gotten lots of snow already. Does Canada ever have warm snaps between Dec & April?

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Out of my league, I'm trying to figure out how to get a 300 Sq. ft slab done this week with the temps we have in Maryland.
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Upchuck;

You should call your family in London and see if they've dug themselves out of 4' of snow...It's crazy out there right now. It's amazing but I'm an 1-1/2hrs away and not even an inch of snow on the ground. Just cold.

We usually get a "January thaw" but that doesn't always get the frost out of the ground...
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We went from November right into January. What the hell happened to December weather ?
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It is cold outside here around 10. Bunch of snow on the ground and more coming. I am ready to go to Florida Why do I live here?
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Upchuck;

You should call your family in London and see if they've dug themselves out of 4' of snow...It's crazy out there right now. It's amazing but I'm an 1-1/2hrs away and not even an inch of snow on the ground. Just cold.

We usually get a "January thaw" but that doesn't always get the frost out of the ground...
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The only family members that are happy about the snow are the younger cousins that don't have school.

We sub-graded a cellar floor this morning. Concrete guy wasn't sure how soon he could get heat in there. Spread loam, seed & straw around an addition in the afternoon. Not sure what was a bigger waste of time.

This is the 1st winter in a while where I had people looking to get stuff done & I can tell the weather is not going to cooperate.

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