Finally concrete! In this post we cover the concrete pour and final results of the new driveway. Also, I drag home some more projects and a new (to me) tow rig!
Laying out / prepping for the concrete
Pouring the driveway!
Quick thought on drainage. It is roughly between the two man doors where there is a high spot. Everything to the top of the picture goes to the backyard and the other side goes to the main driveway drain. Be sure to think ahead and plan out your drainage for where you want the water going prior to having the crew show up.
I try to keep a balance between working ON the shop and working IN the shop. I recently gave up on the arcade project and sold it after my neighbor Dan and I tried to fix it (twice). Since I can’t keep myself off FB Marketplace though, it wasn’t long before I drug home this broken thing that was a killer deal:
New Tow Rig
Now that I am mostly done with the shop and all of the hauling that came along with it… I finally bought a new to me tow rig. DANG trucks are expensive, I think I found the sweet spot though. Around 6 years old and 100k miles seems to be the best value right now where there is still plenty of life left but the vehicle is less than half MSRP new. I got this one for about 1/3 of new MSRP, it is a 2015 with ~135k mi (but was in better condition than some I looked at with less miles). Has factory trailer brakes and is rated to tow 9,100lbs 😮
Turns out that was a cheap fix other than my research and labor at ~$50. Truck runs beautiful now and is averaging about 19mpg which is super impressive.
Hopefully that is the last big part of the shop build. The rest will be relatively smaller with finishing dirt work and the inside of the shop. Hope you enjoyed the update.