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Newly constructed home - new paved driveway - new sod lawn.
Guy wants a sidewalk put in. I'm trying to find an outfit that has a pump truck. So far I'm striking out.
The driveway is 8 months old. How old would you guys suggest it be before pulling a concrete truck up on it? It's about 4 yards of concrete.
The driveway is about 100 feet long and framed by pretty flower beds.
Oh kill me. ;)
 

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How much base was under the concrete?
How thick was the concrete poured?
What was the PSI of the concrete?
How well was the area compacted?
How much and what kind of metal was used in the driveway?

Even with all those answers, its anybodies guess.
 

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I wouldn't worry about the age. It should be fine. Just be sure to have them drive over any corners and down the edge. That way you might get away with replacing less.
You can't make enough on a 4 yard pour to cover the risk.
You have about 30 wheelbarrows. You might want to duck tape the tires to prvent marks.
 

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Crap.....maybe I'll try to sell him on stone :whistling

Actually....I think a call to the builder - or whoever did the driveway is in order. Now I'm thinkin'! :clap:
What ever you know,
or think you know about
the drive....
be prepared to buy it
if you put a truck on it.
If it gets a crack in the next
10 years (and it will),
it will be your fault.
If the driver backs across
the edge and cracks a wing,
it's your fault.
If.........
If you can't find a pump outfit,
how about Georgia buggies?
 

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How much do you suppose those buggies weigh loaded? Must be less than a car.....

The 16 CF models are usually designed to be about 2500#'s full. I believe they make 3 common sizes like the one shown, 10, 16, & 21 CF, after that, they're ride-on & get substantially heavier. Once you get accustumed to one, you can probably haul the concrete at the same pace of 4 or 5 wheelers on a 100' driveway. Definatly cheaper & less set-up/clean-up than a pumper.
 
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