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Old 08-10-2018, 08:27 PM   #41
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Use a wheel barrow to move the stuff, you'll need a small crew yo do it. If you just can't get enough, get your hands on one of these

https://www.bontool.com/concrete-cart-8-cu-ft-12-354

I keep mine in tall weeds, and the mofo is staying there.

To be good, you have to be thicker than the concrete....
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:29 PM   #42
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I canít remember, did they hit the pub before or after the crete?


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I canít remember, did they hit the pub before or after the crete?


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They should have done both.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:33 PM   #44
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I can’t remember, did they hit the pub before or after the crete?


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It was more like pull my finger gone bad...

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Carpet should work.
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12Ē cove base?


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4" carpet, 4' baseboard, 4' crown moulding. problem solved.
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This is like posting your own job in the "Wall of shame".
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Updates?????!!!!!!!!!?????
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Brother:
1) definitely absolutely no aggregates shud be there, its actually a dust way finer than stone dust and even sand for leveling with a non shrink cement.
2) someone tried to screw me with the same deal I noticed aggregates rite away and told em to take a hike after make 20 sqf. Another time the water ratio was completely wack I knew any non shrink formula wudnt work.
3) had a third incident where the concrete company for a bench footing sent some pimple headed teen in his puberty to run the remote while my my guyz were handling the heavy hose, he didnt want them to pour in segments all around the footing in manageable layers of height, because he didnt want to detach the house and add segments of length to the hose to make it easier and started off in the shorter side ( was same work both ways). Bottom line my forms buckled and I had about 3k in concrete cutting after.
4) Dont trust them, they either sell u watered down **** its up to u to do a slump test or they want u to pour and be not responsible, you really need a good relationship with them or tell em to **** off. They usually take pre payment but with a c/c u can contest due to sub par quality.
5) holy ****e poor u

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These may be my favorite pics on CT...they even rival the nudies of Madrina.

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I was really hoping it was an update from the OP
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I was really hoping it was an update from the OP


Me too!!! Iím really hoping he was able to build his way out of it!!!!
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i shot him a pm asking for an update.

we'll see....
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i shot him a pm asking for an update.

we'll see....
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Also following for the update. This is some fracked up work...
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Hey All! Quick update, it’s all good news, the concrete company gave me a full refund on the concrete, I got a call from one of the representatives who listened back to all the phone calls, they admitted I was wrongly advised on multiple occasions. He was very apologetic and wanted to come and see the space, I told him that it was too late as we had spent 4 days hard labour taking it out. he asked if there was anything else he could do, I replied with a request for compensation for taking out and dispose of. I’m WtH, even if I get that, I can’t get back the 2 days of me and my crew trying to work with it, and the 4 week delay on progress but I think it was a nobel effort by them, for that reason I’m not going to name them publicly, not that it would really effect them they are massive company.
I had a few estimates from pro’s to correct it
1st estimate was 12k! I was shocked and a little puzzled as to why, I don’t want this to be why I suspect it may be but I think he thought I was stupid and had piles of money, neither of which are true. Told him to sling his hook
2nd was 3k using and overlay material
But was 6 weeks out
3rd was $1000 and could start immediately, that would usually be a red flag but the guy was talking sense and was very thorough in explaining all the possible outcomes.
References checked out so we went for it.
Delighted with results! Pictures to follow.
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Would not the wall framing go much faster and more profit on a flat floor????

I'd stop using any type of paper face Drywall in any basements, IMHO.

Generally treated lumber is used in contact with concrete that is near any damp earth.....

For upper end clients You might consider switch to some non-cellulose based plate materials, PVC products, stainless steel plates etc.....

please post as often as you can in the future, You have much to teach me.

You should have demoed the original crete adding several inches to head room, possibly the difference in legally inhabiting the space or renting it out to non-relatives.
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Man u seem like too much of a nice guy. I Guess its better than nothn and a lawsuit u both losing money. Hats off to looking at the positive side. Its really hard when so many subs have screwed up workn for me but i try to do the same but its realllllly hard!!!!!
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IMO the concrete company is only responsible for not delivering the product they were supposed to deliver.

It was the responsibility of the op to know it was the wrong product when the first cubic foot came out of the hose.

The concrete company is not responsible for the op slopping the wrong concrete throughout the entire basement, and getting it 12Ē up on the walls.

I think the op has done right by cleaning it up and moving forward. There are plenty of people out there that would try and cover it up and squeeze money out of the homeowner and leave them with a mess.

And I donít mean any disrespect to the op, but Iím with inner10 and these are some of the funniest pics on this site!!!! Lord knows Iíve been in over my head plenty of times!!!

Iím looking forward to more pictures that will show he has redeemed himself!!!!!



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