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Old 06-09-2007, 06:23 PM
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I have several questions.

On average how much does concrete cost to be poured, Finished, Preped for a 60 X 40 Shop?

What do you recommend as a concrete sealer to keep the floor from getting entirely stained?

thanks if you need more info please ask,

Brett

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IF my memory is corrcet concrete is sold by the YARD I flunked pre algebra so i cant even start to tell you how to calculate the measurement. If you have contractor buddies they can get you the cost and as for the sealer a qulaity epoxy type sealer is very good. check out Google for Rustoleum, behr, and the like there many coverings out there it just depends on 1. how are you using the floor 2. what look are desiring.
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No algebra involved.
a yard is 27 cubic feet. This will cover 81 square feet 4" thick or 54 square feet 6" thick. You"ll need32 yards to do a 4" floor. Mistake? no, always order a little extra to allow for subsurface variation. Here, it is 95$ cy, placed and finished. I prefer a unsealed burned finish. Cleanup is easy with some floordry and solvent(not gas, mineral spirits). Kinda looks like grey marble and small stains get lost in the pattern. No worries about lifting, chipping or developing sticky spots and you can do a burnout on it and not hurt it. Incidently. I pourted a 10x 10 area 6" thick for the lift to bolt to/

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No algebra involved.
a yard is 27 cubic feet. This will cover 81 square feet 4" thick or 54 square feet 6" thick. You"ll need32 yards to do a 4" floor. Mistake? no, always order a little extra to allow for subsurface variation. Here, it is 95$ cy, placed and finished. I prefer a unsealed burned finish. Cleanup is easy with some floordry and solvent(not gas, mineral spirits). Kinda looks like grey marble and small stains get lost in the pattern. No worries about lifting, chipping or developing sticky spots and you can do a burnout on it and not hurt it. Incidently. I pourted a 10x 10 area 6" thick for the lift to bolt to/
Cool, good to know. another covering that I thought was just crazy until our shop did it was regular floor wax. cleans easy just no burn outs.
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To find out how many cubic yard you will need, take length times width times depth and divide it by 27. Your units will need to be in feet, do not multiply inches by feet, convert to feet, multiply, then divide by 27.
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Where I live, it costs between 2.25-2.75 sq ft to prepare,stake, pour and finish a pad. If you want a durable stain, Orchard supply sells concrete stain in various colors,I used it on my garage floor 4 years ago, still looks the same and oil cleans up easy...I used a green..
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http://www.concretenetwork.com/concr...calculator.htm

much easier than trying to remember the numbers for us non-contractors. You guys have some cheap concrete. Around here it is almost 200$ CND a yard delivered, you do the work!
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Uhhh don't forget to include beams around the perimeter and throughout the interior portion at approximately 15 to 16 feet on center. So for the 40 foot dimension I would put one at 13.3 feet and 26.6 feet, that will give you 2 beams on that dimension and 3 on the 60 foot dimension, one beam every 15 feet. This will give you a lot better foundation that won't go anywhere on you! Beams need to be about 10 to 12 inches wide and at least 12 inches into undisturbed soil. Use #5 rebar in the beams, 2 top and 2 bottom. Add corner bars at every beam intersection and at every corner.

Using the calculator in the above link the floor area at 4" thick will take 29.63 yards, all of the perimeter beams and interior beams will take 17.04 for a total of 46.63....Probably order 4o yards and have a truck on standby for what is needed to finish.

Think about making ceilings higher in one area for a lift.

Just my thoughts.
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