Pouring A Slab
Pakmix® Fiber-Reinforced Concrete is a specially formulated blend of Portland cement, gravel, sand, and thousands of synthetic fibers. Ideal for use where a crack-free, strong concrete slab is required. No wire mesh needed.
Tools Needed For Project:
- Strike-off board
- 10-penny nails
- Curing cover
- Garden hose
- Edging tool
Dig a 5″ deep foundation for the slab. Fill with Pakmix® All-Purpose Sand to level the foundation, leaving 3 1/2″ depth for the concrete from the top of the form. (You can also level with gravel.) Be sure to compact your foundation.
Frame it with 2×6’s, supporting the sides with stakes. Trench out for the 2×6’s so the finished slab will be level with the top. Slope the formed area at least 1/8″ per foot for proper drainage. Mix the Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.
Evenly spread the concrete using a shovel. Level the concrete with a strike-off board. Use a float to smooth the surface, moving in a circular pattern. An edging tool should be used to smooth the concrete at the form boards. After about 2 hours, or when water sheen has disappeared from the surface, use a trowel for a smooth surface or a broom for a nonskid surface.
To make sure the concrete cures correctly, keep it moist with a fine mist from your garden hose. Then cover with opaque plastic or burlap. Repeat this process 2-3 times a day for 3 days.
- Setting posts
Packaging & Yields:
40 lb. bag yields approximately 1 3/4 sq. ft., 2″ thick.
60 lb. bag yields approximately 2 1/2 sq. ft., 2″ thick.
80 lb. bag yields approximately 3 1/2 sq. ft., 2″ thick.
Please Read the Instructions and Warnings on all Packaging