How To Form A Concrete Slab - Garage Slab

  • This video will teach you how to form a concrete slab.
    My company, Day's Concrete Floors, Inc. is forming a 30' x 28' x 6" concrete slab for a garage.
    I'll show you all the steps needed to build the forms, square the slab, drive in the metal stakes and get the slab ready to pour.
    My company specializes in forming and pouring concrete slabs. We install concrete slabs for garages, houses, sheds, and storage buildings.
    If you want to learn how to build the forms and pour a concrete slab, I have included a link to my training course below. In the course I teach you everything I know about forming concrete slabs and pouring them too.
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Comments • 21

  • Will Brawner
    Will Brawner 3 days ago +1

    Are footers necessary for 20x21 metal garage

    • Mike Day Everything About Concrete
      Mike Day Everything About Concrete  3 days ago +1

      If you have a good compacted gravel base you can do a 6" slab. That's what we did on this one. It doesn't sound like there will be heavy equipment or vehicles on your slab. If so, then a thickened edge where the doors are is good.

  • JJ
    JJ 23 days ago +1

    Can you form a slab and pour concrete in a pre existing garage?

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  • iNawrocki
    iNawrocki Month ago

    Cool video! By chance, I did my garage slab exactly like this (I have videos posted). Six inch solid slab, up to 8" in most of the center where the ground was lower than the form edges. To those always screaming about footers and rebar - Those things are coded for longevity in the face of "frost heave," moisture, and full cracking. Here in NM, or as I call it "The Surface of Mars," these things are practically nonexistent. A slab this thick, for such a small garage, on such solid dry ground, will see decades without any issues. It just depends on the region. I imagine these guys know what they're doing. d-(^_^)

  • M K
    M K Month ago

    How come this one doesn't have a 12" thick edge?

    OUTTA TIME Month ago +2

    I've done foundation work, sidewalks, pads, underground utility, and even gunite pool work. Concrete is going to cover the planet one day...😜

  • Jeffrey Boarman
    Jeffrey Boarman 4 months ago

    Meet or exceed

  • Patrick Rich
    Patrick Rich 4 months ago +1

    Where I live at the country said garages need footer or pour the slab monolithic

    • Patrick Rich
      Patrick Rich 4 months ago

      20x24 I live in Virginia
      Code said it haves to be footer and block or monolithic pour

    • Mike Day Everything About Concrete
      Mike Day Everything About Concrete  4 months ago

      Are's depends on the size and who the code enforcement officer is. They're all different around here.

  • USA # 1
    USA # 1 7 months ago +2

    Thank you for showing your knowledge to people like me. I always liked people how share their knowledge and making a better world. You show way much more then a college teacher. Again thank you.
    (I hope one day you can show the calculation for forms, concrete neded, number of rebar, quantity of rebars in lb. , for triangles and rectangles. It will also be great to know how you make the pegs and how you cut them. But that is just a suggestion.)

  • Tasi Pula
    Tasi Pula 8 months ago +2

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge. #awesome

  • rzl dzl
    rzl dzl 8 months ago +1

    You like the string in the center to check during the pour?
    That's the only reason I can think of

  • kingman John
    kingman John 8 months ago

    Hello ,Could you arrange your video in order .thank you!

  • Reluctant Cannabis Newbie
    Reluctant Cannabis Newbie 8 months ago +3

    $49 for course? When I checked it was $97.

  • Wmiusk1994 USA
    Wmiusk1994 USA 9 months ago +1

    How soon do you apply the cure&seal after pouring?

  • Doug Harley
    Doug Harley 9 months ago +1

    That framework looks very uneven...try a level and a square and get your bubble

  • John Mercado
    John Mercado 9 months ago +2

    hey man i just got a job today std a concrete company here in NYC. im very excited to get starter and learn the trade. I'll be paying for your course with my first check on Wednesday to pick up some tips

  • Spyker Workshop
    Spyker Workshop 10 months ago +1

    What is your email I had a question about the course on your site

  • kevin
    kevin 10 months ago +2

    How much gravel do you add? Subscribed

    • Mike Day Everything About Concrete
      Mike Day Everything About Concrete  10 months ago

      Kevin, the gravel us done by someone else. We just do the concrete work. The contractor dug out about 18" of existing soil and added 1 foot of gravel to this one. It depends on what is already there. This one had a gravely base already.

  • Arturo Rubio
    Arturo Rubio 11 months ago

    28x30 = 41 7/16 diagonal

  • Demetrio Alailla
    Demetrio Alailla 11 months ago +1

    Is ok ,if i dont dig for a footings for my addition in my mobile home?

    • rzl dzl
      rzl dzl 8 months ago +1

      If the mobile home is on a footing, you should put the addition on a footing if it is attached. If not, then no ;)

    • Demetrio Alailla
      Demetrio Alailla 11 months ago

      @Mike Day Everything About Concrete ,tanks for answering.

    • Mike Day Everything About Concrete
      Mike Day Everything About Concrete  11 months ago +2

      We don't normally dig footings for mobile homes, we just do 6" slabs