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Define your concrete screed project

Installing a concrete screed or slab is often necessary when building a house, terrace or driveway. But before considering such a project, it is better to prepare to determine your needs and plan everything you need. To guide you in your project, HandymanDuDimanche invites you to define and plan it to leave nothing to chance!

Step 1: Define the required skills.

Between the mixing of concrete and masonry, it is advisable to have some experience to pour a concrete slab.
Otherwise, it is better to get help from a more experienced person.

Step 2: Define the construction time and the necessary manpower.

With the different steps, count at least one afternoon of work, variable depending on the size and configuration of your slab.

Step 3: When to begin your project?

This type of construction can be done throughout the year except on days of rain, wind or heat. We advise you to wait until spring to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Step 4: Define and choose the necessary products and materials.

To pour a slab or a screed you need a basic equipment which includes: a concrete mixer, a rake, a wheelbarrow, a shovel, a trowel, cement, fine calibrated sand (2 to 6 mm) and calibrated gravel ( 8 mm)

Step 5: estimate the budget.

Expect about 220 euros per cubic meter of concrete by counting only the materials that is to say; sand, cement and gravel.
It may be necessary to add to your budget the rental of a concrete mixer from 60 euros per day.

Step 6: where to start?

Start by finding information by searching for information on the Internet or in specialized books and magazines:
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