Pour a Concrete Slab
Before the concrete is delivered to your home, carefully read this step-by-step guide for successful results.
Lay out the site, remove sod, and measure for correct depth. Build the form out of 2 by 4s as you would construct lumber edging. If the form will be permanent, use pressure-treated or other rot-resistant lumber.
Anchor the form boards with some stakes every few feet. Drive the stakes slightly below the top of the form boards. The boards should feel solid when you kick them outward.