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I want to lay a 1"-2" concrete slab, do I need to dig deep into the ground? And, do I need to lay gravel and reinforcement wires/bars?
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Posted 2015-03-21T03:06:33+0000  by Zambito Zambito
 
Two inches is the absolute minimum you want for the thickness but that also depends on the size of the slab, the bigger the slab the thicker it needs to be.  Since you're likely to use 2x4 lumber to form you slab the practical thickness is 3 1/2".  Yes, you need to properly prep the soil, put down crushed stone, and reinforce the slab with either wire mesh or fiber in the mix.  Depending on the size of the slab, you'll also need control joints.  Otherwise you'll be spending a lot of time digging it out when it fails.

For all but the smallest of slabs, it really isn't a DIY job. 
Posted 2015-03-21T13:36:03+0000  by Adam444
Absolutely Zambito!

Your local Building Materials Associate is experienced making recommendations to complete every step in this process.

Make time to chat with them and discuss framing, re-rod, and crushed gravel base, as well as depth needed for the load you expect on the pad.
Posted 2015-04-09T16:46:18+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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