small pole barn advice

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    Well here's an update. I decided to go with a slab. For some unknown reason I thought it would be a good idea to dig down slightly and level the area, which turned out to be a minor mistake. It costed me double the amount of base rock needed, about 70 yards, and two days time spent on a jumping jack and plate vibrator. I will say I built it back up and compacted the heck out of it.

    It's formed up now with an 8" wide stem wall on 3 sides. The slab will be 6" thick with 1/2" rebar on 18" centers. It'll take about 40 yards of concrete.

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    Doing what I did, I screwed myself and had to buy a whole bunch extra base rock to build it back up. Its now compacted and solid as it was before. On the next one I'll listen and not jump the gun. Live and learn.

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    I had to rent a pump, of course. And the concrete company stacked the first 3 trucks on me when I said I needed 30 minutes between each truck. No big deal, we handled it. 4 trucks total though.

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      Is that a mono pour ?
      Slab looks pretty thick.
       
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          yes it is, all one pour, about 7-8" thick. turned out to be a 28x30
           
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            love the pics!
             
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            a mono pour is thicker on edges and angled for frost.
             
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            Well I tell you what, it is most definitely thicker on all sides!
             
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              It's called a monolith pour.
              They make the edges thicker for frost.
              Where are you located ?
               
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              Hollister Ca, about 60 miles south, from the San Francisco Bay Area.
               
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              Well you don't need a monolith pour there.
              Thicker will not hurt a thing!
               
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              Nice!! It will hold up several large tanks!!
               
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              Nice job James! Slab looks thick as hell!
              Thanks for posting!