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Simple manual tool to remove one concrete slab laid on cement/sand

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Ana Maiden, 20 Apr 2016.

  1. Ana Maiden

    Ana Maiden

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    I have a shed base laid using a slablayer (http://www.wickes.co.uk/Blue-Circle-Slablayer-20kg/p/153707) which is part sand part cement, you wet it and it settles after a bit.

    Now I've got one slab that is slightly higher than the others (although the shed base is level as a whole) and I feel I need to remove it to re-fit in level with the other slabs, however this slab is positioned right in the middle (please view attached image)
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    It has settled so it's not a simple pull and it's right in the middle of others so if there's a tool that allows me to remove it to reposition it at a lower level?

    thanks
     
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    spade or smash it up to remove
    assuming they are about 16"the shed base should be fine with that one missing assuming the shed has a timber floor
     
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    Google brick tongs
     
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    didnt know such a thing existed :D

    edit ahh for "carrying" bricks in the same way as a board lift yes i know they exist just didnt twig the clue is in the name i just saw slab tongs/lift in my head :D

    may be difficult if the postcrete is gripping that and surrounding slabs well
     
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  6. lostinthelight

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    What about screwing a thunder bolt through it then use a block of wood on the next slab as a fulcrum for a lever?
    litl
     
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