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Concrete base for Shed

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by swaring, 12 Sep 2018.

  1. swaring

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    Hi there,

    First time I have done anything like this. Over the weekend I laid a 8 x 6 concrete pad for a shed I ordered. Had a complete nightmare. Ordered all the stuff using online calculator. Saturday I started the dig and filled with hardcore (75mm) whackered it down with whacker plate. I then made the shuttering for the concrete with some 6x2 tanilised wood. All was going well until I come to the end and on Sunday at about 6pm I ran out of ballast. Then Monday morning I had to scoot upto the builders yard to get 7 bags of ballast to finish it off.

    I've since read you cant add concrete ontop of set concrete if its more than 2-4 hours before first batch was laid. Please help do i need to rip the hole thing up and start again. It's dried different colour too. It will be all hidden by the shed so colour difference is not a problem, just concerned about how structually sound it will be.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Charlie George

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    For a shed base i woudn't worry too much it will be fine.
    Jim
     
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  3. swaring

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    Thanks Jim. Give me peace of mind now :)
     
  4. lonner

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    As above, lay it wet and it should be fine.
     
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