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.
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.
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.