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Old 09-16-2015, 10:32 AM   #11
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I'd just build on top. Remove or kill the grass first. Unless you don't mind grass and weeds coming through.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:18 AM   #12
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I am considering building an enclosure similar to yours, how did you anchor it to the ground?
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:47 AM   #13
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I usually use CR-6 also called crush and run. Is is gravel mixed in with stone dust and when it's compacted it is very hard.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:15 PM   #14
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I am considering building an enclosure similar to yours, how did you anchor it to the ground?
Wyn, the building came with 36 inch, I think, rebar stakes that I used to hammer into our Louisiana clay. Also, maybe a little weird, I purchased some of the metal strapping that they use down here to anchor mobile homes. Then I bought 6 hurricane ground anchors and attached the straps which go over 3 of the arches but under the roofing. Does that make sense?
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:02 PM   #15
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I had one installed on the ground in my back yard. I was not happy with the re-bar anchor system due to being in a hurricane prone area. I spread the feet apart about 10 inches on each side, had a crew come in and build a form and pour a 4 inch slab. It was moved back up on the new slab and drilled holes thru the slab and put 3/8 inch galvanized bolts every 4 ft down the sides.

I ordered mine with side braces up near the top of every other down post.

I know it won't withstand a direct hit bu We have had some 60mph winds in the last 6 years that did not move it. The frame is not going anywhere.
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I had one installed on the ground in my back yard. I was not happy with the re-bar anchor system due to being in a hurricane prone area. I spread the feet apart about 10 inches on each side, had a crew come in and build a form and pour a 4 inch slab. It was moved back up on the new slab and drilled holes thru the slab and put 3/8 inch galvanized bolts every 4 ft down the sides.

I ordered mine with side braces up near the top of every other down post.

I know it won't withstand a direct hit bu We have had some 60mph winds in the last 6 years that did not move it. The frame is not going anywhere.
Norty, thanks for the input. Your setup sounds very interesting.
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How did you "spread" the feet out??
Also, if you don't mind me asking, how much was it to get the slabs done?
That is how I really wanted to do it.
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Norty, thanks for the input. Your setup sounds very interesting.
A couple of questions:
How did you "spread" the feet out?? drove 4 of the re-bars in the inside of one sides rails, then used some metal poles to move the other side over 20 inches or a little less to allow for the forms.
Also, if you don't mind me asking, how much was it to get the slabs done? Concrete costs vary, I think it was around $800 back then.
That is how I really wanted to do it.

I'll post a picture when we get home. Mine is 16' x 36' and 12' at the sides.
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Prices vary around the country for concrete flatwork, its always priced by the square foot. Cost for setting up forms and concrete placement is $4-5 per square foot, you will also have to add for base material which can be cheap sand four inches deep.
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I'll post a picture when we get home. Mine is 16' x 36' and 12' at the sides.
Waiting on the rv cover porn pics Norty!!
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Waiting on the rv cover porn pics Norty!!
Not porn pics! LOL. Another fun thing we did was raise the side poles a extra foot when we got the Jayco. Our old Sunnybrook was not as tall. Now that was fun!
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