The easiest way to lay concrete is to have someone else do it for you, but if you are determined to do it yourself this article will teach you all you need to know about how to pour and finish a concrete slab. Concrete slabs are often used for a shed floor. When pouring concrete, like many things, preparation is very important. Take a few days to set up the concrete pour and make sure everything is ready for the concrete truck to pull up to the location of your backyard shed and pour concrete.
Another critical factor when learning how to finish concrete is to pay attention to the weather. A key element in finishing concrete is how quickly the moisture leaves the concrete. If it is too hot or too windy the moisture will try to leave the concrete too quickly which will make it difficult to properly finish the concrete. When concrete sets up too quickly you will often not get your desired surface finish and more importantly the concrete will not have the proper strength which results in premature failure of the concrete slab.
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