Pouring a concrete slab yourself can be a big money-saver or big mistake.In this video we show you how to pour your basic 16 x 12 Concrete Slab! We go over all the necessary steps for your concrete slab to come out perfect!
source/image: Odell Complete Concrete
We show you how to form the slab, put rebar in at 2ft x 2ft centers, rod it, bull float it, put joints in, edge it, use the fresno/Big Blue and broom it. We hope you find this information Valuable and to help you on your next project!
Your concrete slab will last longer, with less cracking and movement, if it’s built on solid, well-drained soil.
If you have sandy soil, you’re in luck. Just scrape off the sod and topsoil and add gravel fill if needed. If you have clay or loam soil, you should remove enough to allow a 6- to 8-in. layer of compacted gravel under the new concrete.