There are many benefits of having a floor of concrete in your shed. Concrete is more durable and easier to clean than other materials, neither chip be deformed, and can work well in most climates. Making your own concrete floor is not difficult and by doing it yourself you can save a lot of money.
- Make sure your shed floor is clean and smooth. If you have a dirt floor, spread it evenly with a rake and a shovel used to break up any hard lumps of dirt.
- Place planks on the bottom of each wall of the barn to make a frame. This will help the concrete to flush. The plates are then removed and are used only as an extra support to help the concrete to maintain its shape as it sits.
- Spread a layer about an inch (2.54 cm) thick crushed rock on the floor and uses the shovel to spread it evenly and tamp.
- Dampen crushed stone to make it slightly damp. Be sure not to wet it so much that you get stagnant water. If so, let the water dry before proceeding.
- Mix the concrete according to the instructions. Make enough mixture to be able to support a concrete layer about three inches thick. Your package will tell you how much concrete is needed to do this.
- Pour the concrete starting from the rear and working forward. Use a spreader concrete to make concrete layer remaining partner.
- Remove the planks once the concrete has settled and let dry completely.
Tips & Warnings
- If you have trouble filling the crushed rock, you can first pour a thin layer of sand underneath.
- Pour the concrete as soon as possible after mixing to not settle before throwing.