Howdy there. So somehow in the last year all my interior remodeling customers have been wanting new decks, and I've for some crazy reason started taking on all these big second story decks by myself.
I love the challenges of building solo, but the biggest thing I find is that most of the time I need about a yard or so of concrete for a few big footings. Since it almost never works out that I can get a cement truck in there (back of the house or likewise) to pour my concrete, I end up ordering bags and mixing in a wheelbarrow. The last 2 projects had about 25 80lb bags of concrete. I end up helping unload from the delivery truck. Then I carry the bags down a flight of stairs, then set them down, then pick them up to put in the wheelbarrow, then mix and shovel them into the holes...you get the picture. So while in my dreams I fancy myself a rather tough hombre, I'm hurtin' for certain by the end of the day.
So my question is, is there a good contractor's wheelbarrow, cart or hand truck that people have found can stand up to the rigors of moving bags of concrete (or other things) around on rough terrain?
I've got a regular ol' handtruck, but it just doesn't have the guts to handle a bunch of concrete up and down stairs.
Any ideas? (short of buying my own concrete pumping rig)