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I just broke a curb today : (

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jjmcnace, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. jjmcnace

    jjmcnace Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 64

    It has been in the upper 30's here, so I decided to go out and push my piles back before they turned into Ice Bergs. The snow was starting to encroach on the parking lots. My rubber tire hoe's 4wd is not working and was not pushing the piles back far enough, so I got a little "running" start. Very stupid I know, but the bucket hit the curb and popped it off. It was a thickened edge curb and it broke off the full depth of the curb and parking lot (12"). Didn't get a real good look at it because I panicked and put some snow on it. I called the property supervisor and told her that I'd have it fixed this spring. What an idiot I am!

    Anyone ever done this and had one fixed? What is this going to cost me to get fixed? I would guess 3-4' of the curb is busted.
     
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    No bigggy JJ

    We have broke curbs before it is alot easier than you would think

    I no what we charge to fix curb but dont know what to tell you on that little bit

    You sure you cant do it yourself?
     
  3. camconcrete

    camconcrete Senior Member
    Messages: 199

    It takes a hell of a hit to tear out full height curb. We have loosened up extruded curb but I don't THINK I have ever torn out any of the big stuff.
    Cretebaby is right, there ain't nothin to it. Don't take much to patch curb
     
  4. jjmcnace

    jjmcnace Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 64

    I may try to fix it myself once the snow melts. I have lots of 80# bags of quickcrete.
     
  5. camconcrete

    camconcrete Senior Member
    Messages: 199

    add a little raw cement to the quick crete, it'll make a lot stronger and a lot easier to work with
     
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    And keep it dry
     
  7. camconcrete

    camconcrete Senior Member
    Messages: 199

    fur sure, always pour curb dry. Today we poured a mezzanine deck, and the guy we were subbing for just thought he had to pour it at a 2 inch slump...... out of a line pump! I am draggin a** right now.
     
  8. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    I remember those days, don't miss them at all