01:10PM | 04/19/04
Member Since: 10/08/03
36 lifetime posts
I am gung-ho on trying to pour a concrete aisle for my barn, but my husband is less than enthused. We have never done concrete work before, but I have read lots of books and watched it done so many times I want to give it a try. I have some talents, so it's not like I have never done carpentry before. I took on the challenge of wiring my whole house myself when we built two years ago, with no other experience except for changing a few outlets, but I passed inspection the first try and was even offered a job. Maybe this praise has made me over confident, but would anyone else try? Any words of wisdom? I know the stuff I have done in the past is much different (All aspects of building and finishing a house, using large construction equipment, etc) but I think its a good stepping stone as far as common sense and working with tools.


03:14AM | 04/20/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
251 lifetime posts
By aisle are you talking a driveway or a sidewalk? The wider it is the less I would want to do it. If on the other hand you are doing a sidewalk I think I would tackle the job.



05:34AM | 04/20/04
Member Since: 10/08/03
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The aisle size is 12x48. It would need to be a brushed surface since it will be in a barn with horses, so at least a fine, smooth surface isn't something else I need to worry about. We had it estimated by professionals at a cost of $5,000.00. If we did it, it would cost less than $1,000.00 according to a friend I work with who has done concrete in the past (whom I might try talkin' into helping!)

If anyone else has done something like this, I guess I am worried about how easy it is to mess up so bad that not only is it not pretty, but the function of the concrete itself is compromised.


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