Adding to existing cement slab


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Old 09-08-04, 06:37 PM
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Question Adding to existing cement slab

I have a cement slab in my yard that is 6'11" x 10'4" and I'd like to widen it to at least 8 feet to accomodate a new shed that is 8 x 10. What is the best way to do this? Should I frame it out and add more concrete? Should I use pavers built up to be level with the slab?

I plan on being in this house a long time and want something that is sturdy and will last, but I have NO clue how to lay cement? Any info you can give me, or websites you can direct me to would be great!

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Catey
 
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Old 09-08-04, 07:14 PM
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If you want it to last, dig out and frame for a 4 inch slab and tie the rebar to the existing slab by drilling into the existing slab.

Here is a description of this sort of project from the perspective of laying a single slab.

http://www.quikrete.com/diy/Concrete...mallSlabs.html

More information:

http://www.doityourself.com/concrete/patiosteps.htm

Be sure to check with the local building authorities to see if a permit is required for this sort of work in your locale.

The small size you have in mind won't take more than about 5 cubic feet of concrete.

Hope this helps.
 
 

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