Anyone ever make a cement patio? How should I begin? 1st,2nd,3rd,....

How do I begin ? How do I find the right spot and shape?

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  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jun 12, 2018
    If you are mixing and pouring concrete, this is a big job - get someone with experiene to help. It will take clearing the land and getting it flat and square, making a wooden mold, mixing the concrete, pouring the concrete, leveling it. Big job.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jun 12, 2018
    finding the right 'spot' -- what do you want to use it for -- cooking out? around a pool? to cover it or not? just sitting/relaxing? etc. That will determine the best spot -- if you want to use it as an cooking/eating area, close to your kitchen access would be the best ..
    shape is up to you - but getting curves right is more difficult as the batter boards have to be cut so they will 'bend' ... some concrete contractors may have the metal ones

  • Rhonda Herron Rhonda Herron on Jun 12, 2018
    just for relation and privacy- zen like

  • Pouring concrete is an art. There is a tremendous amount of prep work involved. This is not something you mix up in a wheelbarrow and dump out. Before doing anything, check local building codes. Pay attention to the weather, it can't be too cold or too hot otherwise it will crack and not cure properly.

    Post pour is just as important, it needs to be hosed down at least twice a day for the first week or two. It takes about 30 days for it to "cure" completely.