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Old 05-23-2011, 10:47 AM   #15
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Landing Pad

I like the landing pad idea. For one simple reason: Oftentimes I see a concrete runway that sheet-flows water where you really don't want it to accumulate [near the house foundation]. Rainfall needs to be directed "away" from any foundation system.


A concrete pad for each axle that extends forward or aft to accommodate the jacks. The drive surface leading-up to the pad and the interstitial area can be crusher run, asphalt, compacted stone, etc.

Anyone done this or placed just two concrete strips for the wheels to travel upon? Methinks 2 strips would better my aim in backing into a shed [also in the planning stage].
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:26 PM   #16
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They ripped the driveway up when I was gone this weekend... I wrote in big block letters to level an area with a box around the area where the MH sits all with white paint... got home to very loose processed stone and a steeper pitch than the driveway had before grrrrrrrr. Can't people read anymore?? or do anything right without supervision? You would think they would have rolled the driveway. It's a company that does roads so they do have the equipment.....

I think I'll get an estimate on a couple of 8 x 8 pads where the MH jacks and tires sit. I can pour but not with my bad shoulder so I will have to have it done
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:42 PM   #17
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Asphalt (not sure how thick) jacks down on 16" sq. 1" thick jacks pads. No problem and we live in Florida. I see tractor trailer trucks with jacks down sitting on asphalt for weeks and even months with no problems.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:37 PM   #18
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Well folks, I just re-read the thread.. HE DECIDED and the contract is inked.

When he compared prices, Turns out the difference between meltable asphault and good solid will outlast him concrete was not worth mentioning, so he went with Concrete, Rebar and fiber reinforced, That pad should outlast his grandkids.
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Where it sits now, the driveway had to be repaved anyway.. was really in bad shape so the paver ripped it up. I have a month before they come back. I am thinking about some estimates on pads where the wheels and jacks sit. I'm sure the paver can pave around them with no problem.
So far no ink on line for concrete. I will get estimates this week.
I am hoping it's no more than about 3 bucks a sq ft.

If I do leave it with asphalt I will get a load of process and make a better base, under the rear wheels and on the edges ,myself before they return.

Part of my problem is , I'm not going to be here in 5 years hopefully so I didn't want to go too crazy.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:22 PM   #20
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Question just got my pad poored

first time i posted a pic. hope it works
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3 bucks a sq ft? maybe 15 years ago.
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I've been paying $5.00 a sq. ft and i thought THAT was a deal...!
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So at 5 a sq ft I'll do the two smaller pads lol
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Good decision on the concrete. Looks good.

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That good hard like rock gravel would be way better than blacktop!

you should see my driveway after parking a motorhome on it just once in a while!
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