A DIY job well done is immensely satisfying. Using concrete need not be difficult if a few simple guidelines are followed. Following ‘best practice’ will also reduce the risk of subsequent problems.
- Measure carefully. You can use this website to calculate the concrete volume or call us and we will be pleased to help but calculations are only as good as the measurements you provide. Always measure again after the footings have been dug or the forms fixed in place.
- Make sure you have everything ready before the concrete arrives. If you need to barrow the concrete because of difficult access we will discuss the length of time the mixer truck needs to be on site with you.
- Take extra care in extreme weather conditions, including very hot weather. Download the DIY Guide, Hot Weather Guide and Cold Weather Guide for further details.
- The secret of laying long lasting slabs of concrete is often in the quality of the base. Our guide explains how to prepare a suitable base for different applications. By using modern materials there are additional ways of constructing highly durable concrete at minimal extra cost.