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Concrete Teepads

Postby Fasteddy411 » Fri May 16, 2008 7:47 am

Just curious as to what grade of concrete people have been using to do teeboxes?
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Postby Fasteddy411 » Sat May 17, 2008 8:35 am

Apparently noones ever put in concrete teepads before?
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Postby Solty » Sat May 17, 2008 9:07 am

That is a good question FastEddy......anyone have any thoughts?
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Postby Working Stiff » Sat May 17, 2008 9:27 am

Concrete gets grades? OK. I'd say our concrete passed. B+. :P

Seriously, I have no clue.
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Postby Fasteddy411 » Sat May 17, 2008 9:33 am

The innova site says to use a minimum of 3000 pound concrete, i was just curious if people were using that, or going for a higher strength.
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Postby BIF13 » Sat May 17, 2008 10:57 am

I am a construction inspector by day, crappy disc golfer by night, and I have poured and inspected more concrete than I care to recall. Unless you are going to build a bridge on it, or drive heavy traffic on it, you can go cheap with your concrete. There are two rules to concrete, all concrete cracks, and I've never seen concrete that didn't get hard. Whatever you use, make sure you cure it as long as possible, 7 days is ideal, but however long you can is better.
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Postby Fasteddy411 » Sat May 17, 2008 11:07 am

Thanks for the info.
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Postby Midnightbiker » Sat May 17, 2008 1:50 pm

I don't think I have seen a disc golf course yet with concrete tees , where any of them were cracked.
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Postby Fasteddy411 » Sat May 17, 2008 5:07 pm

I have.
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Postby jeremy » Sat May 17, 2008 8:09 pm

I have too, errosion under the pad on the rear corner
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Postby BIF13 » Sun May 18, 2008 9:25 am

Midnightbiker wrote:I don't think I have seen a disc golf course yet with concrete tees , where any of them were cracked.


ever wonder why sidewalks, driveways and parking lots made of concrete have saw-cuts or grooves in them? its not to give a look of uniformity, its to control the cracking. Standard rule of thumb, saw or groove 1/3 the depth of the
concrete being poured. As for not seeing tee-boxes cracked, higher strength mix with a small pour (tee-box) and no high stress loads (no trucks, heavy equipment) on them will allow them to remain "uncracked" to the eye, but there will always be minor cracking where the most moisture gathers (underneath) when the freeze thaw cycles hit. If you live in the south, you don't have the freeze thaw cycles that we do. Sorry for the lesson, but sometimes I get OCD on myself (explains why I have 90+ discs in my personal stash!)
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