How To: Pour a Concrete Walkway

Make your home more accessible, boosting curb appeal in the process, with a DIY concrete walkway.


Keep these things in mind when pouring a DIY concrete walkway. Set a level frame with one-by-four lumber. Lay plastic on the bottom, so the concrete cures more slowly, resulting in a stronger slab. For a larger area, add steel reinforcing. Spread the concrete evenly, lifting the rebar into the middle. Finish off with a steel trowel or a bull float for a smooth surface.

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