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Old 07-07-2014, 11:00 PM
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Building supply bins?

I am looking to build some supply bins for mulch stone salt etc. at my shop. I am going to use 2x2x4 concrete block. But my question is what is the easiest cost efficient thing to do for the base. I was going to concrete but thats pricey. I think I am going to see what asphalt costs otherwise I might just leave it dirt for the mulch bins and gravel for the gravel bins. I will however have some asphalt for the salt bin.

Is there any other options out there That would be cheaper
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:18 PM
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Have you priced pouring concrete yourself? It doesnt have to look pretty
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:26 PM
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Ya thats true I could do it its like well over 100 a yard here I might price it out tho
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A gravel and pack it down
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A gravel and pack it down
Ya 2a limestone is my plan as of now it might change though.
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Pour cement yourself but make sure that is where you want it, like forever. I have seen asphalt but with bigger loaders spin a tire, or heavy dump truck comes to unload, heat of the day, it seems to tear it up. We just figure that first load of rock etc is wasted to a point cuz its on the ground, we dig into etc. Cement is nice but think of cost to recoup that with rock/mulch etc. Salt bin yes, concrete. We actually spray our area down with linseed oil. Wash it out in the spring as I try hard not to have any on hand by spring, our concrete still looks good.
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If you're looking for the cheap way out than probobly a few wasted yards of whatever material goes in each bin is your best bet.

I've heard of guys laying down a couple posts or cut up telephone poles in the ground to give your bucket something to ride on. Sounds like a good idea but I've never seen it in person.
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We ended up concrete the salt bin and 3 others. We did spray the salt bin also. Our other bins like mulch we didn't but I am looking at paving those bins and the rest of the lot this year
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