01:48PM | 03/25/03
Member Since: 03/24/03
1 lifetime posts
I am looking to lay a concrete patio and enclose it for my dogs. I have someone to do the fence work but I am getting outragious estimates for the concrete patio work. I would love to do this myself but have no idea where to start or what to do. Patio size would need to be 21' by 10'. Please help.


05:48AM | 04/27/03
Member Since: 04/01/03
26 lifetime posts
Well.. You would need to excavate about 8 to 10 inches down, install a subbase(stone) atleast 4 inches, compact that,frame out your patio,install a reinforcement (wire mesh)at about half slab thickness,calculate cuyd. of concrete(at least 4 inches thick),have it delivered, rake it in, finish it with a float,grove the expansion joints, apply a curing compound,or cover it with plastic. Hows that for a sentance. It really is a lot of work to make a long lasting slab, hence the price.It can be done by yourself, but expect to pay for the money savings in sweat.
cuyd calc. is LxWxD then divide by 27


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