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        04-29-2010, 09:05 PM
      #11
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    We tore a large concrete slab out at our house as part of a renovation and went the rented jackhamers roiute. Depending on the thickness of the original pour, this can be a *brutal* job, and one for young people with good backs. We threw the used concrete directly into the bucket of our front end loader, and it was still a two day job. $4500. Seems like a very reasonable price for the size of the job on me, especially if it includes any kind of disposal.
         
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        04-30-2010, 11:47 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by maura    
    We tore a large concrete slab out at our house as part of a renovation and went the rented jackhamers roiute. Depending on the thickness of the original pour, this can be a *brutal* job, and one for young people with good backs. We threw the used concrete directly into the bucket of our front end loader, and it was still a two day job. $4500. Seems like a very reasonable price for the size of the job on me, especially if it includes any kind of disposal.
    Agreed. That is alot of work and it sounds thick. Keep in mind once it is dug out I am guessing it will need some kind of fill.
         
        05-01-2010, 10:15 AM
      #13
    Foal
    I don't understand the concern w/ covering the concrete. I'm aware that rubber mats and a decent amount of bedding is still not the best w/ concrete underneath it. But what you are proposing is covering the concrete w/ a minimum of eight inches of whatever medium you choose. At that point I have to imagine that the ill effects of the concrete have been negated. Plus you save a ton of money and effort.
         
        05-02-2010, 10:09 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Im not quite clear if you can cover the concrete , cover up with clay and compact it but be aware of pushing on outside walls ,gravel is even worse it keeps moving, and good clay is alot cheeper than gravel , you can french drain in the dirt and still save money
         

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