DIY Concreting Guide

Handy Guide to DIY Concreting


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

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

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

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

Step 4 – Cut & Place Formwork

Create strong structural formwork and reinforce the area you wish to concrete.

Step 5 – Placing the 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

Step 6 - Smoothing Concrete

Screed the concrete to create a smooth concrete surface.

Step 7 - Finishing the 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

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

Step 9 - Remove the Formwork

Once concrete has developed its strength, remove formwork to admire your job.