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whew that concrete really gives the shop a smooth look 🤩 12 months later and the progress is amazing, can't wait to see all the content you create in there!
Congratulations bro I know you've been waiting for this day to finally come well it's here can't wait to see how you put it all together 💯✌️
Matt's video quality and he is a great host to his watchers,I think his videos are the best quality .He is truly a one man team....Great job Matt !
I absolutely love Matts content,if he was any more enthusiastic,I'm sure he would explode,plus he's always cheerful and smiling,a great person.
The fact I’ve never seen CHclip comment on a video … never thought abt it till now 😂 who ever they got doing the comments clearly has good taste in videos 😎
"Just a concrete floor" may as well be paradise on earth after spending so many years working in the dirt, rock and mud. It looks absolutely amazing, and like the rest of us am just so incredibly stoked to see it all come together for you. Hats off to the crews who did an amazing job for ya.
Tell me about it! I remember helping to split a tractor in the paddock to change the clutch, because we would have been crawling around in the dirt back home anyway, so why bother dragging it all that way when it didn't gain us better facilities.Different now. Now we have a roof, and a concrete floor, and an overhead crane. SOOOO much nicer.
It's EVEN HEATED! And a roof on top!Oh that would be heaven for me, first started wrenching on grass and gravel, now I've upgraded to a paved stone driveway. Still no smooth surface or roof above my head, but it's still nicer than on sharp gravel.
Cracking shop, be amazing when it's finished, but I don't think it will ever be finished, Matt will always find something to add to it, cracking guy & great vids.
Seems that every company that has been out to work on the shop, first thing I noticed is all their equipment is clean and well maintained. And then to see the beautiful work they are all doing, too? Plus the work you have put in as well.... this channel is epic, I am so glad I found your channel back when you got the green Autocar. I think the first video was a few days old. It is nice to see how far things have come!
I've seen so many slabs where they walk down the rebar or mesh and pour right over it without pulling it up into the mud. Pedestals/ highchairs are a cheap investment to keep the steel up in the slab but I'm amazed how many crews don't use them. These guys did you right and you made damn sure by going out there and personally pulling the mesh up into the slab. Excellent channel.
I'm with you on the reo chairs. Surely a couple of bucks that's worth doing.
They did an awesome job. Congratulations Matt. You’ve earned it many many times over.
30 years in concrete and public sector construction, I must say you're doing a great job, and so are the contractors. They did an amazing job on that floor. The slump was perfect, screed work, bull floating and finish work top notch. Congrats Matt!
@S myname They still do mix in liquid air. In structural air entrainment is usually 4 to 6%. For outdoor flat work the air is usually 5 to 8% with 4,000 PSI concrete is often referred to as "Duramix". I used to drive concrete testers insane because I could run a trowel over some concrete and guess the air entrainment within 1.5% just by looking at the bubbles. FYI if you add water to concrete the air content will rise and if you add air to concrete it becomes wetter. (the slump numerically rises)
@AutoCrete we use to inject liquid air into the concrete when batching to creat air pockets for water to expand when freezing
@AutoCrete 4 days goes fast. I got hit by a piece of 2" rebar once. We weren't even pouring concrete. We were just using it as a weight to keep an extension cord out of water. My buddy Scotto decided to rip the sump pump out of the pit it was in real fast so the water didn't drain back in and in the process he brought the bar into the ditch on us. He forgot it was up there I guess? I liked that hard hat too. It split right in half on my head. Fortunately I have a naturally hard head anyways. Getting hit still smarted though. I've gotten beaned in the head a few times now that I'm thinking about it. But that was one of them.
@TSant why you're right. I missed the sensor on it. My bad.
@Paul Frederick I looked at 17:55 - the only thing I saw being held vertically, is called a grade rod. It receives the laser and beeps when it hits level. Maybe I'm missing what you saw?
I'd recommend looking into floor epoxies. It'll last you longer than a wax or sealer and also look nice.
I’ve watched a lot of CHclip videos since I retired in 2015 but Matt’s was the first channel I saw. I’m so happy for Matt in his success and achievement! Well done sir!
Congratulations! That’s the stuff dreams are made of for gear heads. I was really impressed with the concrete crew. Professionals.
Super proud of you Matt. Its awesome to see you come this far and get your dream shop going. Can totally hear how happy you are in your voice :)
That gutter forming machine is genius!
It's a fantastic system.. used widely here in Ireland for 30 yrs +
they been around for a while- also 'made on site' roofing sheet lengths- I had a house with a 'flat roof' that had leaks every single joint in the original sheets, when I had it re-roofed, they came out with a trailer, and rolled my profile sheets on site- one continuous length from gutter to gutter, not a single leak afterwards in 18 years...
My dad's partner invented that he's a millionaire now
I've never seen something like that. We have only preformed stuff here in Germany and that crap is prone to start leaking after some years. It's kinda strange. We build houses for 100 to infinite years while Americans build houses for 40 years. We have gutters that last for 30 years while Americans gutters that last for 100 years.
That was awesome - where was it coming from?!
Love it love it the “shop” is coming along nicely it was great watching those guys and lady work it was like a well choreographed dance act they knew what to do and did it well
Awesome job with the floor. It’s getting there Matt! You’ve worked hard for this.
That certainly is a dream shop, the floor is awesome, sure interested to see how the floor heat works in the winter. Nicely done Matt. 👍
Wow Matt that came out great!! You’re going to love it!! I used to drive a cement mixer. There were two very important things they taught me on day one. First never let the pump truck go empty!! Second and much more to the point was “everyone waits for concrete but concrete waits for no one” 🤣🤣😂😂😂
I'm so happy for you Matt I love watching you geek out over the concrete floor I think it's so awesome how far you've come God bless you and yours
Congrats to you Matt, so very nice shop in the making, you are doing it right, working in this shop will be a real pleasure after all the hard work that you have done on the rough ground in all kinds of weather, you truly earned this shop, your channel, your subscribers. Well done Matt.
Looks fantastic! Glad to see that you got what you waiting for so long, all the best to you!😀
Well done Matt, I'm so pleased for you. That floor looks fantastic!!
I haven't comment in a long time Matt, I want to thank you for what you do , so many people eat and take care of their families by going to work long and hard days, and for this day you have provided for them and that is the way it is supposed to be, dozens of people were employed on this pour that were never seen, yet seen or unseen each a valuable cog in a well tuned machine.
That’s why when they did the lockdown Shitt everything went to hell. You can’t take out part of the machine and expect it to work the same. It will take a long time before we get back to normal, as long as Joebama ByeDone doesn’t screw the pooch to badly
Years in the building game and still love looking at a perfect concrete floor . Top work from your gang Matt
Congratulations Matt :) I am so happy all got planned for this work out and 12 Months all went well and and got some good luck help out ! Someone must prayers for you and get to happen and when heard you want dream shop hope come true too and 100% did too! I say this early Christmas presents and Birthday gift come true to for long time Lol! Plus like color steal roof and sides look too very nice also can't wait till see work in too!
I just love all the stuff you get up to! You make it so interesting with honest quality videos & presentation. Well done that man. Keep ‘em coming!
I am always amazed how hard these people work and they don’t stop till it’s done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Nice to see you got some fine concrete guys to do your dream garage! They understand quality work and went the extra mile finishing the sea container ramp. It’s easy to write even a big check to folks like them, knowing they did the best job possible! We’re all happy for you! 😊
I am very happy for you Matt.You have come a long way since I started watching your channel a few years ago.👏🏼👏🏼👍
Just when it's not expected, a bit of Diesel creek pops up !! As usual Matt, class content, an amazing job with the whole building and the floor which I've followed closely, amazes you how these floors with under floor heating and the strengthening wire hold the weight of bulldozers etc but you always know what you're doing or employ the best people to advise you. Good luck with the rest of the finishing and can't wait to see more.. thanks.
Shop builds are my favorite series, they always skip through the process, this the series I’ve always dreamed of. Cannot wait to watch you outfit this shop, and then the project that will be be in there!
Congrats Matt, well deserved. Can't wait to see where this new space takes you!!
I worked 32 years for a company that did concrete research, and I can tell you, that looks like a good batch of "mud". Just the right slump. I saw a pumper just like that at a construction trade show in New Orleans years ago. Impressive machines.I'm only at the 14 min mark, but don't forget to put your initials and year in the concrete! (edit: you put logo on it...LOL)It's "green concrete" for the first 7 days.....no heavy compression or tension!
Wow, one of the best looking floors I've ever seen in a shop. I'd almost be afraid to work on it lmao
Congratulations Matt! Can't wait to see future videos from inside the new shop. Jealous up here in CT.
Matt I can not wait too see the projects that your gonna get into now. I can't wait for it to be done all the way. I'm loving it absolutely loving it. Keep up the great content and work.
Apsolutly amazing job Brilliant work with the floor. I must say for a third generation in my family construction business. That floor is 💯%
Mat, its one of those cases of only those who know, will really know what it means to finally have a dry flat hard heated surface after a long wait - how special a day it is. Great to see it happen.
Been working on a dirt floor in my shop for over 10 years……
Having to drag small wheeled welders, trolleys etc over uneven rocky ground is a thing of the past, from now on it’s gliding effortlessly 👍🍻
After years working on a cold concrete floors through winter, you will probably fall asleep turning wrench one day on that heated floor and think, why didn't I do this sooner. Only drawback is it's so toasty compared to before that you can nod off on a long day. I've been caught a few times. 😉
Looks amazing. Congrats and thanks for documenting everything. Very enjoyable as always.
I have similar dreams and hope to find a contractor as good as yours. That floor looks amazing. Well deserved. I am curious how you setup your floor drains.
Congrats on making your dream shop come true!! It looks amazing !!!
Amazing concrete crew. They brought more than enough people which is unusual these days. When they started finishing, I was worried you didn't plan the notch for the doors, but I see it in the finished product. The continuous laser check is the only way to keep it level. Congratulations on the top notch building.
And with NO cat or dog tracks !!
Damn I can't imagine the cost, but I guess this looks bettery than making batches yourself and doing it in parts! Looking awesome, can't wait to see the finished shop and what Matt'll do in it!
Matt, I can't tell you how excited I was seeing the concrete floor being laid !! Like you said, it's been a 10+ year dream of yours come true !! And I'm sure it must have cost a pretty penny !!Congratulations on reaching this milestone !! Now, let's get down to work !! 😉🇺🇲👍
Concrete is placed. You get laid on your own time!
I worked in concrete (flat work - as we called it) for 1 summer back in my younger days. I learned enough to be able to set my own forms for pours I want to do. I've set up pours for several slabs, a 2 foot wide by 6 foot tall by 18' long retaining wall, and a $13,000 driveway. Saves a lot of money when you just have to have the crew come out rather than them spending days on prep. Smaller slabs, it would just be me and the finish guy. The driveway had about 8 guys. I stayed out of the way for that one. Your concrete guys were amazing. I love the stress cuts they made and how they angle cut the floor drains. Perfect!
Congratulations Matt, you've worked your ass off for this.
I see someone else also had the same thoughts with the cordless 'device' 🤣 Shop looks great! Cant wait to see the final product and you getting to use this awesome place!
Perfect! I knew the OSHA jingle was due! I cringed as he teetered on that step ladder - as I November 21 came off of a small 2 steps ladder and broke my ankle. Ugh! Matt, super proud of you. You’ve come a long way. Content is awesome, you are a natural presenter and your videos are awesome. Production is superb. I think the mixture of time lengths, topics etc make it worth watching even more. I suspect once you have heat in there the bride will make a few cameos in the near future. How’s the dogs?? All the best for the holidays and for 23!
@Krazy Mitch Adventures Yes, I guess you would be - stay safe!
@Captain Over-Tighten I was powerwashing a 3 story house, and the collection of water, collected where my ladder was sitting. I had placed 2 footing pads down before I started, but by lunch when I came down off the ladder, I hadn't realized they had lifted up and floated out of the way, when I climbed my ladder after lunch, hit the power washer, I was blown off the ladder, onto a tarp bundle (that saved my life) but broke both legs, all my ribs, and my left arm. as a result I'm now terrified of Ladders from the accident..
Dose anybody have a link to the video he was singing this jingle for the first time? I know it's when he was setting up his container shop but I for the life of me can not find it.
Here in Sweden they have banned ladders at construction sites. A majority of all work incidents was due to ladders being used, so now only scissor lifts or sky lifts are approved. Probably a good thing watching those gutter guys 😂
Very nicely said. I totally agree with all you said. Onwards and Upwards !!
O WOW!! I Never could have imagined a gutter machine performing so flawless!!! And what a concrete crew man!! I Absolutely LOVE what Youre doing!!!
having spent my whole life in gravel/mud/snow, I would go on about my new concrete floor forever.
Man this so awesome finally getting your dream shop concrete poured after waiting almost a year. This will be so nice when you get it workable.
That floor is so new and clean you won't want it to get dirty and used!!!Congrats Matt!!!
I remember coming home from a 24hr shift the morning after they poured my floor, about 25 degrees. I stood with a 24oz coffee and just looked at the floor, the construction guys also had gotten up the steel siding on the inside of the machine shop area. I was so happy to see it that far. Two days later they did the other half and I started running what turned out to be around 300’of conduit to get power everywhere.
Congratulations, Matt! Patience and perseverance pays off! Couldn't happen for a more deserving soul.
Looks awesome, I'd love to have a shop half that size. You're a young man and will enjoy this the rest of your life!
Hi Matt!!! Love the channel man. Bluefin manifold. I just installed one in my first floor heat system of my house. Great hardware.. Did you have a hard time getting your EK20 to pex fittings? Backordered bad!
Amazing how those guys can keep an accurate level over such a large floor area.
@labrd41 I mean I don't know how old you are, but if you worked mainly in the 70s and 80s then yes I understand that. Laser levels self rotating I believe became a thing on a large scale in the 90s so pushing almost 30 years soon already they been out. I still know some guys who use them for surveying and refuse to upgrade to the new style.
@Ronnie Swindski Laser technology is not new to me.
@labrd41 laser levels arent very new they been around for years. Those old style ones are a major pain because it takes two guys and it's very time consuming. Now one man can shoot his grade anywhere and get it on the money. Plus, a decent one you can also set your x and y axis so you can set your slopes. It's a must for anyone who has to set grades daily
@Sean Workman lol
Totally know how you feel, didn't get my first large shop till I was in my late thirty's! Out here everyday. Great episode!
That’s all of concrete looks awesome congratulations my friend
Matt glad to see this coming together for you can't wait until you get set up and do projects in your great new shop!!
Congratulations, Matt ... so pleased to see you get the recognition you deserve. Will the open end of the building be closed in soon or?
There's nothing like a concrete slab to work on, unless it's a heated concrete slab in your shop. Congrats! You got it done in 11 months.
I don't know. I worked in a shop once that had tiled floors. Them asphalt tiles? It's a lot easier on the back.
Totally worth jawing about. Great workmanship can always be appreciated, concrete in particular because of it's permanent and unforgiving nature. I'm happy for you. That turned out perfect.
The flooring crew did a magnificent job on it looks amazing now your dream shop is certainly coming along. 👍😀😀😀
Hello,Matt ! Good work ! In another video i saw you prepare the holes for the pillars of the crane. I can’t understand where will be the pillars now, because the concrate is all around.
Congrats on the shop floor Matt. Your workshop is really looking the biz. now.
Looks awesome Matt , that was a hell of a long day with the pour and leveling/polishing. I had no idea that it took that long. I am really happy for you and excited for you. Can't wait until you are in your shop full time! 👍💯
That pour went pretty quick. You ought to see an arena get poured and finished.
Wow! With you all the way on this one mat. Gotta have a big dance before you fill it up with stuff. Like a celebration for all those involved in making your dream come true.
Wow impressive! I built a smaller version of this. Will the annual falling leaves be a gutter maintenance issue? Also, your opinion on laying a parallel heating circuit should the initial circuit fail? Great content!!!
Awesome! It looks so good in there you’ll be living in. Heated floor what delight after working in the elements for so long.
Dang nice any of us who have seen your videos know how long you been waiting for this anybody who's ever did anything like this knows how much you have spent on this so it's not just a concrete floor it's another step of completion towards your ultimate goal looking great love the video congratulations
Congratulations Matt! Floor looks absolutely awesome. Hell, I'm excited and it's not even my floor! I know it's a good feeling to reach this point in life to see something you've wanted and worked for so long to achieve finally come together. It's evident you have some really good concrete people there as far as I can see. You're gonna love that radiant floor heat Matt. We have it in our farm shop and have no regrets about it whatsoever after 9 years. I'm curious about what you'll be using for the heat source and when that will happen. Maybe outdoor wood boiler considering you have a lot of woods to gather from? We went with an LP fired boiler simply because nobody always has the time to cut and pack wood. Also, if you're going to pour aprons, make them as big as you can afford to. You won't regret that either.
Man, the whole shop is super nice! Like a heart happy to see you get this together. I hope I can get my little buddy 530 Ford in the spring I’ll be happy about that for sure!
Matt your build floor is awsome! I'm so proud for you. Thanks for all the great videos.
I am so happy for you Matt. It is looking great. Really looking forward to the increase in videos.
Watching this video brings me flashbacks to when I had to hang seamless gutters on a pole barn for a winery the longest piece was just shy of 150' thing was massive and it had to be windy 😅
Matt, I always enjoy seeing your delight at your successes. Whether it's repairing something that someone else has given up on or completing jobs that are a pain in the butt. You have unmatched enthusiasm that I really admire. Congratulations on making your dream into a reality.
Notice how the crew was joking and having fun and still did a great job must be a good company to work for
Congrats Matt, I know how important the floor is for your shop, it literally is the first and most important tool in your arsenal and will make all future work easier and higher quality. Damn though I would have told off that guy on the ladder. That is extremely unprofessional and puts you on your own land in a very shady situation should he fall.
I've been watching since you bought the big excavator. You will make good use of this building. That is one sweet floor!
You said it once, you said it a million times... THAT FLOOR LOOKS AMAZING!! I am so enamored for you Matt!!
Wow they did a phenomenal job.. You've worked your butt off to get to this point Matt and I'm super happy for you.. Thanks for the great content!!
Starting to take shape now! I'm really enjoying the shop build videos.
Love these construction videos! Dont feel like you need to rush to start working with veichels couse anything you do videos about is interesting and fun to watch!
This is beyond outstanding! So glad to see this coming together for you and such beautiful results. The man on that ladder top did great too.Once worked a job my partner n I both were in 50' Genie Z Lift straight up standing on the top handrail to get the job done. Though we were tied off. In the snow of Lake Ontario. Ya just do what ever it takes.
I was watching and remembering back in the day. We was doing a pretty big slab for a farmer and started early as usually and we was going to be there all day. Got done pouring a jar magged it and we was all sitting on buckets at the end of it and a big old female deer came running down the inside of it and did a power slide when we all stood up and did a hell of a mess getting out. We had told the farmer to lock up his dogs and cats because of that. He was seeing with us and we all looked at him and he said that's not my deer. We all ran like crazy into it with our hands mags and went like crazy. We got done and it actually turned out really good. Farmer invited us all to go deer hunting that fall no strings attached.
Looks awesome Matt, that was a hell of a long day with the pour and levelling/polishing. I had no idea that it took that long. I am really excited for you, and I can't wait until the next stage. Also, when you are in your shop full time
The floor looks amazing Matt, I hope you tipped them well.
Man! It's going to be a nice unit when completed!
Congrats on the floor and gutter progress, lookin good. Happy Holidays ALL.
This is the episode I was waiting for!! Spectaculair build, crew and with no doubt you're the proudest owner (as we say in the Netherlands "Proud as a monkey with seven d*cks") I've seen in the last months.... The gutters were not new to me, my parents got the same concept at their vacation home last year. Curious to the next videos, keep on the good work. 👍
Love the content Matt! The Concrete guys were amazing! The gutter guys were great, and you are genuinely enthusiastic about your build as you should be!
Congrats Matt!! You deserve the beat shop on the east coast :)
That floor came out really great. Was really interesting watching the gentleman forming the gutters too.
Loved the video. Your floor looks amazing!
Can’t wait to see that over head crane in action
I can only imagine how excited you must be to see this project come together so well, Matt. Once you get the doors on it's going to be night and day compared to the old setup. Congratulations and I hope all of us with dream shop aspirations can see them come to fruition.
Great job. I have worked in construction for decades and poor concrete drives me crazy. Once its set its so hard to rectify rough and badly finished concrete and yet the additional labour to finish it properly at the time of lying it is a fraction of the amount to rectify. I am jealous. I moved to a, new to me, place last year and my shop is 60 feet x 50 feet and the concrete is terrible. I am trying to find any solution to the poor finish and yet, in the back of my mind, I know the only real solution is to rip it up and start again. Well done sir.
Beautiful floor!. I love to see real professionals and craftsmen at work.
For that Gutter. I think I would have had it Split up in a few spots. instead of just one solid length. More worried about very strong wind ripping it off or branches due to wind knocking it off. Then having to have a New one installed. One entire length might cost more then just a section of it.
When you empirically find out what you have done, The logical extrapolation is for you consider another PEX zone under the wall metal of the wall with the manifolds. You would of course need to stand off the metal and the pex being that it will not release heat well on the side that contacts the insulation.
Floor looks amazing! Porch will just be icing on this cake.
Beautiful!! Awesome tutorial for my upcoming shop build. Thanks.