Giant Concrete Slab Pour

  • Published on Jul 23, 2019
  • We are building a workshop! This week we form up and build a concrete slab.
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Comments • 79

  • Alex Fisher
    Alex Fisher 17 days ago

    how many sq feet is that slab?

  • Marni Laughman
    Marni Laughman Month ago

    Like the voice over with the time lapse. Easy to follow!

  • Alejandro Contreras acuna
    Alejandro Contreras acuna 2 months ago +1

    You dont need no god damn straight edge bords you need someone to teach you what your doing thats what you need i have straight edge ugue concrete slabs for a company and we have never use screed board to level out concrete not even wit concrete contractors

  • S10_4_Life
    S10_4_Life 2 months ago +1

    Can anyone help me ??
    I'm needing to pour a 20' X 10' Slab ( 4" Thick ), How much Concrete would I need to order ???

    • rzl dzl
      rzl dzl 27 days ago

      =~2.5 yards
      The other gentlemen are correct; you should order 3 yards.

    • Jcrd
      Jcrd 2 months ago

      3 yards

    • Joe
      Joe 2 months ago +1

      About 2.5 yards. I'd order 3 yards just to be same. Good luck on the project.

  • Chris Steffey
    Chris Steffey 2 months ago

    A wood trench drain?

  • Richard King
    Richard King 3 months ago +1

    I do concrete in Fairbanks could have saved you a little bitter work probably some money too

  • actorzone
    actorzone 4 months ago +1

    concrete ninja is the channel you should watch from Australia to see how a slab is constructed from the ground up, I cannot understand that in the US you do have such a low standard when it comes to concreting slabs.

    • rzl dzl
      rzl dzl 27 days ago

      These guys are amatuers bud

  • Aidan Bermingham
    Aidan Bermingham 4 months ago

    Coulda done that floor a lot easier an with less people, don’t see the point in using a 4x2 as a screed 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Happybidr
    Happybidr 4 months ago

    That was really interesting. You answered a lot of questions I had about the process.

  • The Arizona Homestead Project

    looks great, the guys running the rakes are working pretty darn hard too.

  • David Moutardier
    David Moutardier 4 months ago

    Just a suggestion for people looking to do a slab. Try form a key or some call screed key for a screed board you don’t have to remove. Check some Mike Hadduck videos and concrete it in prior to pouring.

  • Barry Munsell
    Barry Munsell 4 months ago

    No under slab insulation?

  • John M
    John M 4 months ago

    Really liked your commentary during this video. Well done and easy to understand... Thank you...

  • Jim Cooney
    Jim Cooney 4 months ago

    thanks for sharing the video

  • Lewie McNeely
    Lewie McNeely 4 months ago

    Front discharge trucks save a LOT of work. I've driven fronts and rears and fronts are WAY better.

  • Travis B
    Travis B 4 months ago

    1:48 screws on the wrong side. Did you slope the floor at all to go towards the drain?

  • A A
    A A 4 months ago

    Diy mailbox? :)

  • Raymond Karkoff
    Raymond Karkoff 4 months ago +4

    As soon as I seen you cutting wire mesh with pliers I knew you guys didn't know what you were doing

  • K and J
    K and J 4 months ago

  • pat welch
    pat welch 4 months ago

    STOP, STOP, STOPP>>>> saying ...AND AND AND

  • Kory
    Kory 4 months ago

    round stakes LOL

    • rzl dzl
      rzl dzl 27 days ago

      The stakes are what you diss lol?

  • Rae Peronneau
    Rae Peronneau 4 months ago

    I am so excited for you!

  • Ryan Chaffee
    Ryan Chaffee 4 months ago

    My Grandpa and uncle when they were building and pouring concrete pads they used a pipe on grade staes with two nails to keep the pipe from rolling off. Then just slid the pipe down as they went and drove the stakes down or pulled them. Then filled the depression in with more mud

  • Redwood Sorel
    Redwood Sorel 4 months ago

    Overwhelming job done at high speed; You two are in great shape.
    Check out Anna swinging that sledge hammer...!

  • mmanut
    mmanut 4 months ago

    Hard Work, Solid Job‼️👍👍 Vinny 🇺🇸

  • Beecozz7
    Beecozz7 4 months ago


  • Colin Blankenship
    Colin Blankenship 4 months ago

    nice beginning.

  • Debbe
    Debbe 4 months ago

    I don't even know how to build a thing but have been following along with y'all since you started the house. I love watching it all come together. Great job !

  • Lisa .M.
    Lisa .M. 4 months ago

    Concrete is one tough job for anyman that knows what there doing. If you don't know about concrete you are in no position to be in that field. My husband has been doing it for over 30+ years. Were a construction type of family here.

  • Lenella Maxwell
    Lenella Maxwell 4 months ago

    Nice job! I know you are excited to get to working on your workshop. It has been a long time coming. :-) Blessings to your family!

    • Ana White
      Ana White  4 months ago +1

      Thank you! We are all excited about having some work space someday!

  • Darrin Dedman
    Darrin Dedman 4 months ago

    Thank you for the thorough explanation for guys like me that don’t do concrete

  • True North Living
    True North Living 4 months ago +3

    Dream shop ... you’ve worked hard for it and deserve every square foot.

  • Cheryl Henson
    Cheryl Henson 4 months ago

    Absolutely fabulous!

  • Linda K
    Linda K 4 months ago

    Power trowel hey. I suspected they had a proper name, here in Australia i’ve only ever heard the concreters call them a helicopter. Thats a fabulous big workshop, with all the stuff you guys do, i bet you’ll have it full up in no time. Do you still do the tiny houses?

    • Ana White
      Ana White  4 months ago

      A shop is never big enough right? We haven’t done tiny houses in a few years... ever since any came along!

  • holly slaughter
    holly slaughter 4 months ago +1

    Wow what a job . . . . great narration

  • lollandz
    lollandz 4 months ago

    Not vibrate concrete? How large are the stones in the concrete?

  • Nancy Snider
    Nancy Snider 4 months ago

    This had great results. Concrete is truly a project that shows every single step is important.

  • C Miller
    C Miller 4 months ago

    Wow. I’ve never seen anyone insert j-bolts into the bottom plate and lay the entire thing on the top of the wet stem wall.
    No more pounding the plate into the top of the bolts. Amazing.

  • Deb G
    Deb G 4 months ago

    Looks good.

  • melvina628
    melvina628 4 months ago

    This is how you know you've seen too many webinars. I thought he meant that he was teaching a workshop. LOL.

  • Susie Stokely
    Susie Stokely 4 months ago +2

    Mad skills + Great design + Power tools + Talented team = Amazing job!

  • Tom's Dreamshop Worx
    Tom's Dreamshop Worx 4 months ago +1

    Nice and big! No radiant floor heat?

    • melvina628
      melvina628 4 months ago

      Oooh, that sounds nice. Warm floors.

  • stilcrazychris
    stilcrazychris 4 months ago

    I love watching concrete being poured & worked. I hate doing it bc it's hard work. It's nice when it's all done & it comes out looking great. Like someone spit polishing your boots. My favor thing to do, when Dad let me do it, as a kid was writing my name in the almost set up on the concrete.
    Do you let your kids put there names & date it was poured into the finished corners?
    Chris from Missouri

  • Kayinfso Here
    Kayinfso Here 4 months ago


  • Matt Moschkau
    Matt Moschkau 4 months ago

    Dream shop for a dream house..

  • Alex Rodriguez
    Alex Rodriguez 4 months ago

    Hi, don't the footings and slab need to be under the Frost line?

  • belizeguy
    belizeguy 4 months ago

    Very Excited for you all!

  • OldGearheadChickipoo Racer

    Good grief, yall are AMAZING! 👍🏻🤘🏻👍🏻
    Now thats what i call....TEAMWORK!!!
    Very impressed as always!!!! 👍🏻❤️

  • gig777
    gig777 4 months ago

    I cut my teeth in construction placing and finishing concrete. I know how much work that is. Nice job on the prep work too. It pays to take your time and pay attention to the details when doing the prep. Great video!

  • AllieImproves
    AllieImproves 4 months ago +1

    What a great space! Will you all have garage doors at the front and a higher up back entrance so you don't have to walk all the way around when you come from the house?

  • Liz Diaz
    Liz Diaz 4 months ago +1

    Looks so good! Was so satisfying to watch!

  • Gary Nagle
    Gary Nagle 4 months ago +1

    That sure does look like a lot of work. Glad you have a good crew.

  • Margery K
    Margery K 4 months ago

    Looking great. Keep up the great work. ATB : )

  • Peter Grant
    Peter Grant 4 months ago +2

    you are the best !

  • Donnie G
    Donnie G 4 months ago +1

    Now that will be a great work space. Congrats.

  • Vigermina Berrios
    Vigermina Berrios 4 months ago +1

    Very interesting video. Thanks

  • I Enjoy Creating Videos
    I Enjoy Creating Videos 4 months ago +2

    Great job on the slab Jacob & Ana! Thanks for sharing the video with us. 👍👌😎JP

  • David Genson
    David Genson 4 months ago +1

    The place is gigantic

  • Rose
    Rose 4 months ago +1

    very nice indeed

  • Tina Gallagher
    Tina Gallagher 4 months ago +1

    That is a huge slab!