Concrete Engineering (Well ok… its a Slab)

DIY Project – 12 hours of Pain!

dsc_3202.JPG36 Bags of premix concrete! Mixed in a wheelbarrow by hand! At 2 bags

per wheelbarrow mix at about 10 mins per mix and pour (this went to
about 20 mins towards the end!), do that maths and thats alot of hand
mixing, brings new meaning to RSI.

To make things worse, it was sunny all day long and then suddenly at
about bag 20 it started to rain! Out came the makeshift tent and carried
on. started at 9am, finished at 9pm. All things considered I reckon its
not a bad finish and not bad for my first concrete slab!

Most important lesson learnt? hire a cement mixer!


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