Ultimate Deck Build: Pouring and Finishing Concrete Slabs
Editor Justin Fink and builder Chris Aherns build a code-compliant landing for the stairs on this Project House deck.
Pouring and Finishing Concrete Slabs: Building codes require us to install a landing at the base of the deck stairs, which we do once the deck frame has been established. If you don’t have much experience with concrete flatwork, these small slabs are a great way to hone your skills. We’ll show you how to build the slab forms, mix concrete to the right consistency, screed the pads to be level, and then work through the different floats and trowels that are used to smooth and finish the surface of the concrete.
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