I have no experience in doing this- but I think you'll need to expand
a bit if you want real help. . .
Riverbank, lake bank, pond bank? Maine or Florida? Sand, Gravel,
clay? Want it to last a year- or 50?
What purpose will it really be serving? as an anchor to the dock, or
I should think that the edges should be 8 inches deep and the rest 4
This assumes there is no need to deal with frost heave.
A #4 bar laid in the thickened edge would be a good idea with tree
roots in the area.
A long ramp may need a thickened slab with a piece of reinforcing at
4" should work and you can probably get away without wire. If you can
bum a little piece from a guy pouring a slab at a construction site it
will give you a little extra strength. This is the kind of thing you
find in the dumpster.
On Mon, 29 Oct 2007 16:09:45 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
Old metal fencing works as a free or cheap substitute. i would
recommend some wire mesh in there. 4" should be OK. There is also a
thing called fibermesh concrete. You can use this if you don't use any
wire mesh. Mesh is better, but fibermesh is better than no wire mesh
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