Pouring Concrete

Get articles on pouring concrete from estimating the order to mixing and getting a perfect finish.

How to Estimate a Concrete Order

We'll take the mystery out of ordering concrete from a ready-mix company and explain everything you need to know to order it yourself. We tell you how to determine the amount and the strength of the concrete for your shed, garage, sidewalk, patio or driveway.

Pouring Concrete projects

  • How to Pour Concrete

    What makes a concrete driveway or slab strong? Here's a sampling of tips and opinions from professional concrete masons. Avoid cracking and…

  • How to Pour a Concrete Sidewalk

    Form and pour a new concrete sidewalk; the perfect first concrete project for the beginner. Replace that ugly, cracked walk with a flat, smooth…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Form and Pour a Concrete Slab

    Pouring a concrete slab yourself can be a big money-saver or big mistake. We show you the best techniques and tools so you get it right the…

  • Tips to Build a Concrete Walkway

    Build strong, crack-free concrete sidewalks and slabs with these 10 pro tips. Tips include forming edges, leveling, smoothing, curing and other…

  • How to Finish Concrete

    In this article, we’ll show you the tools and techniques you need to get a smooth, durable finish on concrete. We’ll also tell you…

  • How to Choose and Use Concrete Fasteners

    Solve your concrete fastening problems with our favorite concrete anchors. We show you how to install light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty…

  • How to Properly Mix Concrete

    How to hand mix concrete so it delivers maximum strength and durability. Mixing isn't complicated and when done well, the concrete should…

  • How to Estimate a Concrete Order

    We'll take the mystery out of ordering concrete from a ready-mix company and explain everything you need to know to order it yourself. We…

  • Clean Garage Floors - Remove Oil Stains From Concrete

    Remove those garage floor oil and grease stains and make your concrete look good and improve garage safety.

  • How to Build a Solid, Frost-Proof Deck Footing

    Dig and pour your deck footings so they extend below the frost line. That way, they won't move, or heave, as the ground freezes and thaws…