A slab is always monolithic, meaning that is made of a single pouring of concrete. Normally, when the term is used as monolithic, it is because the foundation and concrete slab poured simultaneously. Sometimes shoes are poured separately, but when the foundation and the slab is poured, at the same time is always stronger. A monolithic spill eliminates a cold junction (or pause) between the shoes and the slab.
- Prepare your monolithic spill area. Clean all grass, weeds and other debris at least 3 inches (7.5 cm) beyond the area designated for the foundation slab and on all sides. This will allow adequate space for the forms.
- Cave shoes that are 18 inches wide (45 cm) and 18 inches (45 cm) deep. This is the area around the perimeter of your slab. Use 8 feet (2.4 m) timber of 1 inch (2.5 cm) by 12 (30 cm) to build your forms.
- Place the boards that form all the way around the perimeter outside the shoes. Use the hammer to the metal stakes behind the form boards, each 12 inches (30 cm). Use double-headed nails, which are easy to remove, to set the stakes to the boards.
- Put a layer of 2 inches (5 cm) of sand on the floor slab. Water the sand and then raked to soften. Place rebar in the foundation on reinforcing bar stools. (If the reinforcing bars make contact with air or soil, they corrode). Place rebar bar on stools around the perimeter of the arena and display the wire mesh to cover the entire area of the slab.
- Use a monolithic system for pouring concrete casting of a bomb in the foundations and the slab area car. The entire project, the shoes and the slab poured together at once.
Tips & Warnings:
- Most jobs require only a concrete truck of concrete, but if your job requires two trucks, stop pouring first in an expansion joint and continue where you left off when the second truck reaches.
- Use safety glasses to protect your eyes from the concrete caustic. Protect your skin with gloves, long pants and long sleeves.