This video shows how to make concrete slabs from beginning to finish. The size of the patio is 12×16 feet. To outline your deck it is necessary to use lumber. First, you need to find out if your home has any slope. The home has an inch of slope, so the water will run away from the property. Begin by bar. It will help strengthen concrete in areas where concrete is going to split. The next step is to add water. After that, you’ll have to create the concrete mix. Sometimes, the concrete mix needs to be mixed in your front yard , based on where the water source is. You can also call in a concrete company. Next, you want to put one joint through the middle at eight feet and split it in two pieces for greater strengthening. As it gets drier and you get a lot of water dripping off the top, you want to take out your trowels. Trowels smooth it out for aesthetic benefits. In case you’re not going to be around after this to ensure that the concrete stays moist make use of a concrete compound to help hold in the moisture, and it will reduce the risk of your concrete cracking. A sunny day for drying the concrete can make a big difference. pes6sdsivs.