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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted September 19, 2014 - 03:21 PM

I just had a 2 car garage built and they came to pour the floor this past Tuesday.  The guys on the crew told me to avoid parking on it for 7 to 10 days.  I gotta tell ya, after not having a real garage for over 25 years, I am absolutely itching to get my truck and car in there.  They came to cut it yesterday and it sure did seem hard to me.  I know that it actually takes concrete around 28 days to fully cure.  My question is, has anybody had a garage floor poured and parked on it within a couple of days?  What happened?  It's killin me man!



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Posted September 19, 2014 - 03:35 PM

  You probably wont have any trouble, but if you do you will crack the new floor and regret it forever!!!!!!!  I would listen to the experts and stay of for 7 days.  Glad you finally got a good garage floor.

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Posted September 19, 2014 - 03:35 PM

Yea My brother couldn't wait,and has a big crack to prove it.


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 03:57 PM

At least a week for a car. 10 days for the truck. After day two, keep it wet. It's like grass seed, it needs moisture to be strong.

Unless they sprayed it with curing agent, then hands off.
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Posted September 19, 2014 - 06:21 PM

You waited this long, a week or so won't hurt. Patience, Grasshopper.
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Posted September 19, 2014 - 07:29 PM

We'll I didn't hear what I wanted to hear but the wise ones have made me see that I should wait. Thanks for talking me out of something I know I would regret. Dang this is hard!
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Posted September 19, 2014 - 07:29 PM

quick lesson on cement i learned a while ago it may take a week or so to cure but thats only till 60%  it takes cement 50 years before its fully cured then it falls apart. 


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 08:31 PM

Unless they sprayed it with curing agent, then hands off.

 

So you are talking about what you can and cannot drive on wet cement.  What is the difference walking on cement sprayed with curing agent on your hands verses your feet?

 

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Posted September 19, 2014 - 09:05 PM

We have an area that setup for general barn use where heavy plastic was laid down on level fill . Two pads 6 "  deep by 15 by 30 .

 

It took two days to do the final finish of surface of concrete , another 4 to 5 days to make sure nobody marred it . That was in 1978 .

 

That concrete will out live me .


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 09:59 PM

So you are talking about what you can and cannot drive on wet cement.  What is the difference walking on cement sprayed with curing agent on your hands verses your feet?
 
Ben W.


Higher pressure on your hands, less surface area.
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Posted September 19, 2014 - 10:25 PM

I had a cat with really bony feet that was painful to have walk across my chest . Some people have even bonier feet  . Neither should walk across brand new cement .  Oh - I forgot we were talking about concrete .


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Posted September 20, 2014 - 04:37 AM

On average, concrete will be around half to two thirds of the mix strength at seven days. And at fourteen days around 80 to 90 percent. Most concrete will cure to more than the mix strength at 28 days.


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Posted September 20, 2014 - 05:18 AM

We'll I didn't hear what I wanted to hear but the wise ones have made me see that I should wait. Thanks for talking me out of something I know I would regret. Dang this is hard!

No pun intended !!!


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