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Cattle house Floor

  • 01-09-2022 9:31am
    Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭

    I have to pour conc passage either side of a slatted tank, the floor will be 150mm (6") above the slats.

    What is the best way to fix/prop the timber edges which will be sitting on the slats so that they don't lift when placing the concrete.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,253 ✭✭✭MfMan

    Can't advise because I've little building experience, but are you pouring the concrete flush into the sides of the slats or leaving a small gap or some other barrier such as rubber in between? Advisable I think if you want to lift the slats for examination in the future.

  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭Gudstock

    If u can keep the concrete off of the slats do so u can lift and replace the slats in the hopefully far distant future.

    I propped the timber for passages here by using 8x4 beam off cuts and placing them in the slat fingers and using blocks or timber propped from these points then.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,018 ✭✭✭Good loser

    When I did slats around 1990 we put 1" polystyrene between slats and apron at each side. It was easy then in 2018 to lift out and replace.