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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.
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:
Even with all those answers, its anybodies guess.
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.
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?
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:
Only 4 yards?....rent one of these



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How much do you suppose those buggies weigh loaded? Must be less than a car.....
that looks like fun, i have to labor for him that day so i can drive it! :thumbup:
The georgia buggies are about 1000lbs empty with they hold about 1/2-3/4 of a yard of concrete.

My guess 1500lbs tops
Rental Co. says they can do up to a 33% grade loaded on paved driveway.....Is that accurate? Anyone know?

The size they have is 10 c.feet
max I have seen is 16 CU feet
Rental Co. says they can do up to a 33% grade loaded 10 c. feet.....Is that accurate? Anyone know?
BTW - Thank you guys for the help! :thumbsup:
Fresh concrete weighs about 150 lbs per cubic foot.
What about stale concrete?
Fresh concrete weighs about 150 lbs per cubic foot.
Wiseass...:laughing:
What about stale concrete?
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Just put it in a microwave for a couple of minutes; that'll freshen it right up. :thumbsup:
What about stale concrete?
Or if you're not lazy you can get a couple of big wheelbarrows. 100' is not far to push a wheelbarrow.
What about stale concrete?

Air entrain it. Should weight less. :shifty:
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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.
How much do you suppose those buggies weigh loaded? Must be less than a car.....
i can send up a few illegals from oklahoma to push the wheel barrows.might get them out of our hair.
Or if you're not lazy you can get a couple of big wheelbarrows. 100' is not far to push a wheelbarrow.
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