I will be having a delivery this week of concrete. I am getting 3.25
yards. Two and a quarter yards will make a 9 x 20 foot driveway
extension in front of my garage. The other yard will go into a nearby
shed to make a cement floor to replace the dirt floor, which is 6 X 12
ft., plus a small pad outside the door from whatever is left.
For the driveway extension the truck can drive right to it. But the
shed is not accessible by truck. That one yard needs to be taken into
the shed with wheelbarrows. I am trying to comprehend how many
(average size) wheelbarrow trips will have to be made to carry that
one yard to the shed. I am asking to get a rough idea so I know how
many friends and wheelbarrows to have on hand. The delivery company
said that their delivery guys cant spend a lot of time at one place,
so I need to be ready to get the cement moved fast.
I know someone is going to ask me what I mean by average size
wheelbarrow. I dont know how they are rated, but the two that I have
are the ones sold at most garden supply places, department and
hardware stores for the average homeowner. My guess is the "bucket"
is about 28" wide, 35" long, and 10" deep (of course the corners are
rounded and the bucket tapers in at the bottom.
My guess (and only a guess), is one wheelbarrow load can hold about
2.5 cubic feet, (without spilling all over the place), and a full yard
of concrete is 27 cubic feet. So my guess is about 11 trips. Does
this sound about right?
One other thing. Since I plan to use whatever concrete is left over
to make a pad in front of the shed door, outside, what is the best way
to make an adjustible form? My idea is to make the form the actual
width I want (which is 41"), then just leave the end board (away from
the door) without nails or stakes, so I can fasten it after the cement
is there and I know how much cement is left. If by chance the pad
seems too small, I have a few bags of redi-crete to use up, so I can