Pouring concrete requires proper skill and experience. Pouring it on slope requires even more skills. The whole procedure is not difficult to learn, but it takes practice to be perfect.
Pouring concrete on slope may appear to be daunting task at beginning, but proper preparations make it quite easier. Here are some steps that can help you in your project if you are planning to pour concrete on slope:-
#1.Level Your Pouring Surface
Prepare the ground before pouring concrete in to it. There is need to level the ground from side to side. To maintain the driveway level, you are required to remove the dirt from the ground surface. Check the level of the surface more accurately once your build is form.
#2.Space Your Forms Evenly
Make sure that your pour is of uniform width when your form has been installed and ensure distance between side boards is uniform. Form can be made by driving four 1 inch stakes into ground to mark the corners of your driveway. Stakes should be of equal distance from top to top and side to side.
Concrete should be of lowest allowable slump. Lower slump refers to consistency of the concrete mix. Concrete mix of lower slump has more chances to stay in place once poured and leveled. Once you know the slump allowance, you can order concrete with this allowable slump level.
When concrete truck comes, the driver should pour into lower part of the slope first, and then gradually grow upward. If you have numerous footing depths in your pour, the deepest of these footings should be poured first. It ensures that concrete will have minimum chances to run downhill. Use concrete vibrator in the wet concrete to take away voids or bubbles.
#5.Finish Your Concrete
After finishing pour, make use of 2×4 placed across the tops of the two side forms and move it from side to side forms and keep moving it side to side and create level surface. When concrete is partially set up, create a slightly rough surface by brushing it with rigid broom.
Following these steps will help you to pour concrete on slope or hilly areas. Maple Concrete Pumping is a specialist in pumping concrete and having 5 years of experience. We are dedicated to provide exceptional services that stand beyond your expectation. We look forward to help you.