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  1. Muhammad

    Forum Rules

    As you may have noticed, moderators will issue 7 day bans on any political or religion posts. Everybody knows the rules, please respect them. If you don't respect the rules you will be put in time-out. There are plenty of places to talk (argue) about current events, politics, and religion. In...
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    Retaining walls and patio

    Pouring tomorrow morning. Cost on this one is: 19 yards of concrete $2,805 Pump truck $500 Finish crew $1,200 Rebar $300 Lumber $180 Total $4985 for 1200 sq ft. Add $1,950 for removal of the old driveway. The first project with steps was about $4,200 including some discretionary stuff so...
  3. Muhammad

    Retaining walls and patio

    The unnecessary driveway is ready to pour.
  4. Muhammad

    Retaining walls and patio

    Yeah at that height you need engineering. Personally I would do poured next time around.
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    Retaining walls and patio

    Well let's be honest, most of this has been for aesthetic reasons only. But the driveway had large cracks and sections were sunken and raised, creating a trip hazard. The weather here allows for less structurally sound building methods, compared to other areas. The way I see it, the stairs...
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    Retaining walls and patio

    I should have taken photos of the roots that were growing under the driveway. The source of the cracks was obvious.
  7. Muhammad

    Retaining walls and patio

    Soil never freezes here and we get minimal rain. It's a very mild climate. The usual base here is compacted dirt although some like to use crushed rock, it's not really necessary.
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    Retaining walls and patio

    I'm thinking it will also be less likely to crack since the sections will be smaller.
  9. Muhammad

    Retaining walls and patio

    This is the type of form work we are planning for the driveway. Probably nine six foot sections. Should be relatively simple.
  10. Muhammad

    Retaining walls and patio

    Speaking of "by hand" ...
  11. Muhammad

    Retaining walls and patio

    Paid $600 in recycling fees to dump it. They just grind it up into sand. @dstig1 It had some cracks in it!
  12. Muhammad

    Retaining walls and patio

    Graded and ready to compact and form.
  13. Muhammad

    Retaining walls and patio

    DIY driveway coming soon!
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    Retaining walls and patio

    One of the sections had a 2x6 doubled up that nobody remembered to remove so the step has a funky 2"x8" strip of concrete that didn't get broomed. I wasn't there for that part. :unsure:;)
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    Retaining walls and patio

    Walkway
 
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