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How deep should the concrete be?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ukdan, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. ukdan

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    The council has kindly put double yellow lines outside my house leaving us with no parking at all! :mad:
    There is some spaces down the street inbetween peoples driveways but only gives you two hours and thats when you can find one not already ocupied. :mad:

    So i get a letter a couple of weeks later saying that they are going to do some work on the pavement, and would we like to have a drop kerb installed.
    I have decided to go ahead with it.
    I just need to know how thick should the concrete be in the front garden to be able to support the weight of my car?
     
  2. Peridot

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    Assuming a firm subsoil, the recommendation is 6" of compacted hardcore and 5" of concrete.
     
  3. ukdan

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    Christ! My back is going to hurt after all the digging :(
     
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  5. ukdan

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    Cost is a major factor here. PHD8 has cleaned me out of most of my dosh so its either dig by hand or get parking tickets
     
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    someone call... :D
     
  7. ukdan

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  8. Baron Von Doom

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    shame you dont live near me. i would have done you one cheap. usualy about £60 a day
     
  9. ukdan

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    Realy, ive been looking at some swindon tool hire web sites and best i have seen is £155 a day.
     
  10. Baron Von Doom

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    the hire center where a work its 59 a day plus vat. think we have a web site. i think the micro .8ton and the 1.5 ton are the same price.
    hiercenter.co.uk
     
  11. Paul D

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  12. Baron Von Doom

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    thats the one :D
    ive never looked at our web site before
     
  13. ukdan

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    hire center is £125 1st day then £59 each additional day. I still would rather do it by hand.

    Its 4meters X 4.5 meters so between two/three people shouldnt be a problem
     
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    A number of years ago I helped the old man lay a concrete driveway at our house.

    It is one of those painful memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life and one of those jobs that, as far as I am concerned, rests firmly in the 'professionals only' box.
     
  15. ukdan

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    Thanks for the offer deanym very kind of you but i mentioned it at work and turns out one of my collegues dad has a digger so job sorted.
     
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    how ironic
     

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