I am going to pour a slab in front of my garage so I have a solid
surface for working on vehicles. That will take about 2 1/2 yards,
and can be poured right from the truck. About 40 feet away I have a
small shed and want to put a concrete floor inside this shed. The
shed floor needs about 3/4 of a yard. Because of trees and other
obstacles, the concrete truck can not get to this shed. That 3/4 yard
will have to be hauled in wheelbarrows. Does anyone have any idea how
many wheelbarrows will it take to haul that 3/4 yards? The
wheelbarrow is an average size older metal ones. Not one of these new
large load plastic ones. Of course I wont fill it to the top.
Probably about 70% filled. Any idea what a 70% filled wheelbarrow
First I'd be absolutely sure it can't come right off the truck. Is
the grade on your side? How many chutes does the truck bring? Can
you supply extra chutes? Can they pump from the truck that's coming?
[and if you have a choice of vendors try them all because the right
guy with the right truck can make your day]
If it absolutely *had* to be trucked I'd invest in one of those 2
wheeled barrows and, as someone else mentioned, make a hard path for
it. [and see how much extra it will cost you if the truck stays over
its allotted time]
Then calculate that you're going to be extra tired when it comes time
to work all that concrete- so hire extra help to do the carting.
Did the same to fill some sonotubes. It takes about 12 - 15 wheelbarrows
for a yard, depending on the wheelbarrow and how full. Don't fill them too
full, or they will be top heavy. Make a flat run for the tire, maybe use
plywood or wide boards.
On Nov 3, 12:28 am, email@example.com wrote:
Make sure you have some help and that someone on this project has a
flat work experience.
You probably only have about 200 sq ft total but flat work is a lot of
work, I hate it.
Heavy rubber knee boots & a tamper will make the work easier and the
You'll need a screed & a float and a plan.......plus someone to work
3/4 of a yard is a pretty small amount to wheel barrow so don't worry
I figure about 9 wheel barrows (5.5 cu ft under filled) per yard so
you've 6 or 7 trips
Handling characteristics depend on mix slump....soupy stuff is nasty
to wheel over uneven terrain, low slump is easier.
Figure on smaller loads, a spilled load sucks.
Even for a small batch like this two wheel barrows is better.
On Nov 4, 1:53 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Didn't quite understand your comment
but smaller loads are easier to maneuver and a spilled load will
easily negate the potential time savings of few larger loads.
Additionally I do not know the physical capabilities of the OP.......
I've unloaded full 9+yd trucks (in my youth) with a wheel barrow & a
single helper, it must have scared me for life. I've spilled a few
"too full" loads, messy / not fun.......thus my recommendations for a
rookie, hopefully leading to success.
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