What Supplies are Needed to Pour a Concrete Patio?
16 Apr 2020 Building Supply
Spring and summer are the ideal times to do home improvement projects on your home’s exterior. If you have a concrete patio that needs to be redone or if you have the space for a patio and want to install one while the weather is suitable for pouring cement, it is useful to know what supplies are needed to pour a concrete patio. At Country Lumber, we provide a wide range of supplies for all kinds of building projects, including concrete supplies and tools.
Concrete Pouring Supplies
Pouring a concrete patio can be a messy and frustrating job even with the right tools, so it is important to make sure that you have everything prepared for the job to go as smoothly as possible. Some of the supplies that you will need to pour a concrete patio include:
The type of concrete that you will require will depend on a variety of factors, as there are many different types of ready mix concrete available. Consult a building professional to find the right type for your project.
Rebar, Wire Mesh, and Tie Wire
In order to keep your patio from cracking and shifting, you will need concrete mesh, rebar, and tie wire to hold it all in place.
Wood for Forms
Unless you are using premade concrete forms, you will need to purchase 2×4 or 2×6 boards to build forms for your concrete patio. If your patio only consists of one slab, you will only need to purchase enough wood to frame the outside edge of the patio.
You will need a mixer to create the concrete you use for your patio and to prevent your cement from hardening while you pour the different sections of the patio.
Shovels, Rakes, and Wheelbarrows
In order to place your concrete, you will need a wheelbarrow and tools to move it across the surface being used. Shovels and rakes can be used to spread the concrete once it has been poured.
Screeds, Floats, and Trowels
Once your concrete patio is poured, you will need various tools to flatten it and shape it. A screed is a large, straight, flat device (which can also be a 2×4) used to flatten the surface of your concrete patio, and floats and trowels are used to touch up the edges and rough spots.
If you would like to learn more about what supplies are needed to pour a concrete patio, or if you would like to find out about any of the other services and supplies available from Country Lumber, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.