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Other Lifting patio slabs that have been cemented down

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  1. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    So, recently I purchased a greenhouse for El Parento, shes over the moon, the shed its replacing has been killed and is gone leaving the old base which I thought was level, turns out its not, drops a good inch to the left an about the same at the back which explains the sheds lean

    Old base is six old flagstone 3X2ft back breaker jobs laid on cement then hardcore. Now It would make my life a hell of a lot easier to re use these slabs plus the four more I have rustled up to make a lovely base basically a small raised patio Only snag being they are cemented down.

    Mix looks quite light its been laid on so my thinking is, coal chisel an lump hammer to break up a lot of it around the slabs then crow bar under to try an prise it away? Sound like it should work?
     
  2. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Should work. You might end up cracking the slabs if you're not careful, though. Take it easy with the chisel. Sounds like a lot of work!
     
  3. Dr. Coin

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    If you are dropping a 1" over 6' (assuming the pad is arranged in a 6' x 6'), you might consider wish to consider leaving the base as is and pouring some concrete on top to level.
     
  4. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    ... by framing with 2"/50mm planking...?
     
  5. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    That would be easier but I can't shed that's gone was 10X6 greenhouse replacing is the same, but what the guy who laid this has done is spaced six slabs out so there's a gap between them.
    Also I'm just the engineer/hard Labour the designer (the mother) has decided it should be two runs of five slabs with a center line of a foot wide of concrete to give the greenhouse a long enough and wide enough base.
     
  6. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Slabs are fairly brittle surprisingly. You start chiselling near or under them and they are gonna shatter from the vibrations.
     
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  7. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Active Member

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    That is what I was Thinking.

    That does complicate the task.
     
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