ComparisonCONCRETE

STEEL FLOOR

Cracks/moisture problems A lot of cement pads crack due to a number of reasons. Steel doesn't crack.
Sealing Difficult
*May require expensive seal form kit.
**May be necessary to have someone in every few years to reseal outside edges.
Easy - Bin bolts on the outside of the steel floor.
Sizes/availability Up to 36' diameter Up to 36' diameter
Cure time 28 days. N/A
Foundation requirements Remove topsoil use gravel/clay/sand mixture pack down well. Remove topsoil use gravel/clay/sand mixture pack down well.
Warranty Zero.
*No concrete company will honour workmanship as foundation is too important.
20 Years.
Insurable Yes - If lagged down with anchors. Yes - With anchors.
Resaleable No. Yes 100%
Adaptable Depends on application. Can be used on seed cleaning plants.
Requirements

Rebar/wire mesh.
Concrete, caulking/sealant strips, angle iron rings, joiner plates, seal form or hire someone in to spray cement with coating.

Steel floor, anchors (heavy duty anchors available for hopper and large flat bottom bins)
**Darmani offers base angle iron rings or seal form kits for cement mount bins**
▾ PRICE COMPARISON ▾

18' Diameter

$3560*
Yds. Concrete = 10.5 @ $225
Labor = $1200
$1877**
19' Diameter $3887*
Yds. Concrete = 11.5 @ 225
Labor = $1300
$1977**
21' Diameter $4700*
Yds. Concrete = 14 @ 225
Labor = $1550
$2391**
24' Diameter $6050*
Yds. Concrete = 18 @ 225
Labor = $2000
$2851**
27' Diameter $7512*
Yds. Concrete = 22.5 @ 225
Labor = $2450
$3818**
30' Diameter $9400*
Yds. Concrete = 28 @ 225
Labor = $3100
$4876**
36' Diameter $13400*
Yds. Concrete = 40 @ 225
Labor = $4400
$7544**
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*Extra costs not included in above concrete quotation include the following: rebar/concrete pump /gravel/installation of full floor/unload equipment. **Volume discounts available. 18-24' bins are based on 24" sidewall and 12" depth (concrete based on $225/yard). 27-36' bins are based on 24" sidewall and 6" depth (concrete based on $225/yard).

 

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