DIY Concreting Guide
Boral's step-by-step guide for DIY Concreting
Follow these easy steps to your own concrete driveway, path or garage floor. Whatever the job - Boral can help you achieve a near professional concrete finish with advice to get you started, concreting tools you'll need and tips on achieving a great concrete finish.
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Step 1 – Measure & Order
Work out how much Concrete is required for your project and contact Boral for a quote & order.
Step 2 – Tools you'll need for Concreting
A list of tools you'll need to carry out DIY concreting.
Step 3 – Prepare the Ground for Concrete
Mark out the area you wish to concrete and prepare the turf for the concreting job.
Step 4 – Cut & Place Formwork
Create strong structural formwork and reinforce the area you wish to concrete.
Step 5 – Placing the Concrete
Our Concrete truck can discharge concrete directly into your formwork, if your job is level and the way is clear for the truck to drive in and reach over your job with its chute.
Step 6 - Smoothing Concrete
Screed the concrete to create a smooth concrete surface.
Step 7 - Finishing the Concrete Surface
Floating agitates the surface to compact the material and fill the voids to create a non-skid surface.
Step 8 - Cure the Concrete
Concrete develops its strength by the reaction of water with cement, so it should be prevented from drying out too quickly.
Step 9 - Remove the Formwork
Once concrete has developed its strength, remove formwork to admire your job.