A concrete slab is ideal to lay on top of the foundation, providing a solid floor – known as a ground-bearing slab. Concrete pouring should ideally be done by a concrete pouring specialist but if you thinking of doing this as a DIY home improvement project, here’s the very brief main steps:
- Prepare the area of marking out the area and deciding on the amount of concrete you’ll need. There’s a few options for marking the area, generally a tape measure, carpenter’s square (to mark any right-angled / perpendicular lines), and twine/string and stakes are best.
- Always remember to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), as concrete is an irritant to eyes, skin and lungs.
- Dig out the area, removing soil, grass/turf, etc. The depth will depend on the application.
- Lay the sub-base which will usually consist of gravel. Then build, set, coat then wet the concrete slab form.
- Mix, pour and screed the concrete.
- Float the concrete then let it cure.
If in any doubt at all about this process, then contact concrete pouring specialists.