Required Tools for this Project
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
You'll also need the concrete tools listed in the Tool List in Additional Information plus a plate compactor (rental), plastic gloves, rubber boots and a Mason's string line.
Required Materials for this Project
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- Packable fill
- Anchor bolts, 1/2-in.
- Forming lumber
- Rebar, 1/2-in.
- Tie wire
- 6-mil plastic
- Duplex nails, 16 d