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base for material bins?

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by CNYScapes, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. SLSNursery

    SLSNursery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    Those are nice bins that were poured with poured walls. I go for the big blocks on 6" pad. I'm with Picasso on being afraid to knock the poured one over. However that is a cleaner look. My bins are between 6 and 8 feet tall. As I noted in the other post, the rebar and wire doesn't hold up too well along an 8' tall wall of blocks on the back edge of a 6" pad. We are experimenting now with a 18" to 2" deep footing under the pad, the width of the wall along the run. Hopefully that will work. It took about 8 years for the first set of pours to crack enough to need maintenance.
  2. Monty

    Monty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    when I built my bins we excavated the area out bought the 2x2x6 concrete blocks set them on a base of limestone and then put asphalt down for the base. We hauled the asphalt ourseves and spread it by hand then rented a small roller form our local rental yard. have held up quite well for the past 7 years.
  3. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 742

    CNY.. Nice new shop area you got there .. went by the other day looks great!!! Hope you have a great season!!!!
  4. OP

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 917

    Thanks, We are in a rush to get things done for a spring opening. As long as we dont get blasted with snow for the next month, we will be ready April 1st!
  5. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    What....No pics??:confused:

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