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Old 08-03-2018, 10:27 PM   #1
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I am looking at building/ having built a barndo. My plan is doing it in stages over several years so I can pay for it up front.

year 1, dirt work, any plumbing for slab, and pour slab.
year2, shell erection
year 3 and 4, build of inside.

My main concern is if its ok to pour and wait a year to get cover on it. I plan on staining concrete for flooring.

Thanks for any insight or advice.
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:32 PM   #2
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I dont see personally why waiting a year would be a problem. Gives it plenty of time to settle. Think of a concrete drive way....... Sits in the weather its whole life. Keep an eye out for puddling water and just push it off the slab, other than that, i think your fine
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:36 PM   #3
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I dont see personally why waiting a year would be a problem. Gives it plenty of time to settle. Think of a concrete drive way....... Sits in the weather its whole life. Keep an eye out for puddling water and just push it off the slab, other than that, i think your fine


That's my line of thinking also, but I am not a construction guy. So ... Main question is will the elements affect the staining process a year later.
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That's my line of thinking also, but I am not a construction guy. So ... Main question is will the elements affect the staining process a year later.
I would pressure wash and clean the hell out of it before adding the shell. That way when staining time comes, the concrete is ready to go.
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:11 PM   #5
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That was my original plan for a place down on the coast, but things kinda happened different thanks to Harvey and I did the slab and shell at once.

As to your concern, the guys I talked to said it shouldn't matter for the staining as they'll have to clean it real good first anyway. Might make a difference if your parking on it, or have something natural leaching into it.

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I am looking at building/ having built a barndo. My plan is doing it in stages over several years so I can pay for it up front.

year 1, dirt work, any plumbing for slab, and pour slab.
year2, shell erection
year 3 and 4, build of inside.

My main concern is if its ok to pour and wait a year to get cover on it. I plan on staining concrete for flooring.

Thanks for any insight or advice.
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