When it comes to your home, you want to have options for enjoying the yard space. In the backyard, concrete can easily be used to create a feature, such as a patio or in-ground swimming pool. When the spring and summer months arrive each year, you can spend the majority of your time outside enjoying the special feature. Concrete is used because it is a durable material that can last a lifetime. However, you must make sure the installation is even or you will have problems down the road.

How Do You Keep Concrete Even?

Whether you are planning to create the project or hire a company to do it for you, the process is the same. The ground where the backyard feature will be placed must be leveled correctly. Dirt and grass must be removed, and a flat space provided for the installation.
A concrete patio is a project you can do yourself, but it will take time and effort. The ground must be cleared of debris and leveled and then a form created from 2x4s so that you have your area to lay the concrete. Once this process is done, you mix the concrete and pour it. However, you must then work to ensure the concrete you are pouring is smooth and stays level inside the form.

A separate 2×4 is used to level the concrete at the top. The board is smooth across the surface and it helps to create a nice even square or rectangle, whichever shape you are going for. With the right leveling on the ground and the surface of the concrete, you have an even concrete pad you can use for your backyard feature.

Leave it to the Experts

When it comes to large concrete projects, like a swimming pool installation or larger patio area, it is best to leave the concrete work to the experts. A concrete company has the know-how, experience, and tools to clear the space and lay the concrete correctly. Any mistakes can lead to cracking or buckling concrete in the future, which you don’t want.

Space, where the concrete will be poured, needs to be cleared correctly. Experts in concrete can take one look at your yard and know what to do. They have large machinery that helps with the installation process so that your land is level and even, ready for concrete pouring. The process is quick and takes only a few hours rather than days if you tried to handle it yourself.

The concreting process is also streamlined because the company has large concrete mixers, they can use to provide smooth concrete. If you try to do the project yourself, you are most likely going to be stuck trying to mix the concrete by hand which is difficult and can lead to inconsistencies.
Overall, hiring an expert team to handle your next backyard feature will ensure the ground is level and the surface is even. You are left with a finished project that you can enjoy for years to come!


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Lance Davis is a third generation Concrete Contractor with over 10+ years experience in concrete repair and slabjacking. His company Davis & Sons Concrete has proudly served all of North Central Illinois, Rockford and the outer suburbs - and he would love to hear from you!

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