How to Pour a Concrete Sidewalk

Make it smooth, durable and crack-free.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Circular saw
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Garden rake
  • Wheelbarrows (2 minimum)
  • Utility knife

Sod cutter, Shovel, 2-lb. maul, Plate compactor, Gloves, Bolt cutters, Screed board, Bull float, Magnesium float, Edger, Push broom, stiff bristled, Groover

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Spray paint
  • Hardboard siding
  • 1 2-in.wide Wood stakes
  • 1/1/4-in. screws
  • Gravel
  • Concrete
  • Expansion strip
  • Concrete mesh
  • Plastic sheeting, 4-mil