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Subject: New Building

Howard Truitt
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Date Posted: 11/ 18/ 05, 1:41pm

I'm getting ready to build a storage building for my 86 8V92 PT40. I would appreciate some advise on the concrete pad. I plan on building a 16'x56' building with 14'x14' roll up doors on each end. I had one builder say to compact the dirt well and pour 4" of 2000# concrete with fiber the other says I need to pour 6" of 3000# concrete with wire.
I also plan on putting in a 12' long service pit.
I would appreciate your input.
Howard Truitt
Camilla, Ga.

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Oris V
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Date Posted: 12/ 13/ 05, 7:47pm

Howard, I just poured a concrete floor in my polebarn which houses my brother's 83 PT40 and my 92 WLWB. I am a structural engineer in Florida and I poured a 5" thick 3000 psi slab reinforced with wire mesh throughout and 3-#5 rebar located directly under where the wheels of the coaches run. This was poured on well compacted fill. The 3000 psi concrete is much better concrete and is usually not that much more expensive than the 2500 psi concrete. I put a steel trowel finish on the surface of the concrete and then covered the entire finish with visqueen after wetting down the surface the day after the concrete was poured. I kept the visqueen in place for 3 weeks to make sure the concrete was properly cured. After I removed the visqueen, I then moved the Birds into their new "nest". I have not had any random cracking in the surface of the concrete. At the cost of concrete today, this represents a large investment and it pays to spend the extra to do it right. I also told the concrete supplier that I did not want the slump of the concrete to exceed 5" at the time of delivery. Hope this helps.

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