Hire the best Concreting Expert

concrete truck on driveway

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Novice
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    29

    Default concrete truck on driveway

    I will be getting a shared concrete driveway with my neighbour. It is about 60m long (battleaxe).

    However in the future there is a reasonable chance I will need to do some more concreting at my place. If we put a 100mm concrete driveway down, will a concrete truck (or tipper with soil etc), on it a couple of times in the future break it? It will certainly not be often.

    Any tips? I can't finish all work on my place prior to the driveway going in.

    Cheers,
    Jeremy

  2. #2
    Neander Normite Groggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Melbourne
    Age
    63
    Posts
    774

    Default

    Yes, it will break. Use a pumper.

  3. #3
    Registered
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    .
    Posts
    1,836

    Default

    If you need concrete in the future, get a minimix to do the job.

    Al

  4. #4
    Taxpayer again! Shedhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    South Gippsland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    695

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy
    I will be getting a shared concrete driveway with my neighbour. It is about 60m long (battleaxe).

    However in the future there is a reasonable chance I will need to do some more concreting at my place. If we put a 100mm concrete driveway down, will a concrete truck (or tipper with soil etc), on it a couple of times in the future break it? It will certainly not be often.

    Any tips? I can't finish all work on my place prior to the driveway going in.

    Cheers,
    Jeremy
    mine broke. looks like abloody jigsaw puzzle.
    4 7m3 concrete trucks, a tandem steer steel delivery truck.
    a 4 tonne excavator on a 7 tonne truck.
    its tota;lly stuffed.
    use a pump.
    The Shedhand
    Hawks in 2008



  5. #5
    Apprentice (new member) Fireman sam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    sawtell NSW
    Age
    57
    Posts
    2

    Default Truck on drive

    I drive a tip truck and i have not broken a drive yet. my truck gross 22.5 ton loaded as i del for a quarry if the drive is put down right in the first place
    Andrew

  6. #6
    Apprentice Carpenter
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Age
    34
    Posts
    48

    Default

    It also depends on what MpA they used for the concrete at the time, it may have been a low MpA because its only a driveway to take a car not a truck. So if youre only going to take a concrete truck once i wouldnt worry about a high strength driveway, as the others said just get a pump.

    Oh and water down the driveway after its gone hard, lets it cure longer.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Rossluck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Age
    64
    Posts
    105

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun04
    It also depends on what MpA they used for the concrete at the time, it may have been a low MpA because its only a driveway to take a car not a truck. So if youre only going to take a concrete truck once i wouldnt worry about a high strength driveway, as the others said just get a pump.

    Oh and water down the driveway after its gone hard, lets it cure longer.
    I don't know about this, Shaun. The strength of the concrete is mainly in the steel. Absolutely don't let a truck drive on it. Pump.

  8. #8
    1K Club Member Pulse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Port Macquarie
    Posts
    1,733

    Default

    I thought the steel was there to control the sizes of the cracks also. The thickness of the slab as well as the MPa are also pretty important. Industrial sheds might have 6 or 8 inch 32MPa with an appropriate amount of steel to control shrinkage cracks. Whichever way, a pump is a good plan.

    Cheers
    Pulse

  9. #9
    Im here now, Damn it! Zedd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Near Bodgy, AlexS, Wongo & CraigB
    Age
    16
    Posts
    284

    Default

    concrete is heavy mate. my rigging manual (Guidew for Riggers NSW revised edition 8, 1985) defines a cubic metre of concrete as 2.4 tonnes. a big truck will carry 4.5 cubes - this is 11.52 tonnes. then add the truch whichis about another 12 or so tonnes. it will crack - get a pump or pre mixed bags and do it yourself - good healthy exercise!!!!
    Religion is the bane of civilization, superstitious proleteriat controlling poppycock.

    Zed

Similar Threads

  1. Concrete Driveway
    By Dr - 307 in forum Concreting
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 14th Jan 2008, 10:15 AM
  2. Concrete truck/supply cost/size?
    By Ashwood in forum Concreting
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12th Jan 2008, 12:08 PM
  3. Concrete Driveway - Sealing
    By Tubby2 in forum Concreting
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 4th Aug 2007, 04:17 PM
  4. concrete driveway
    By weekendwarrior in forum Concreting
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 20th Oct 2004, 08:55 PM
  5. Advice about new concrete driveway
    By harrisonness in forum Concreting
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 7th Sep 2004, 09:19 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •