A Guide to Pouring Concrete

This guide to pouring concrete show you how to pour a smooth surface for floors, a straight path or driveway and foundations, includes the composition of concrete, site preparation and building simple forms.



A walking path is just one of the handy additions you can make to your home as a backyard concrete project.
A walking path is just one of the handy additions you can make to your home as a backyard concrete project.
PHOTO: STEVE MAXWELL
Diagram: Screeding the pad: With one person on each side of the board, work the board across the final layer of concrete to smooth the surface.
Diagram: Screeding the pad: With one person on each side of the board, work the board across the final layer of concrete to smooth the surface.
MELANIE POWELL
You can rent or buy gas-or electric-powered cement mixers like this one for small jobs, or have a truck deliver ready-mixed concrete for big projects.
You can rent or buy gas-or electric-powered cement mixers like this one for small jobs, or have a truck deliver ready-mixed concrete for big projects.
STEVE MAXWELL

















Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here