How deep should a concrete slab be for a carport?

Answer Concrete floors in carports should be 4 to 5 inches thick to hold the weight of a car without cracking. Carports designed for small to mid-sized cars can be built with a 4-inch thick slab. Larger o... Read More »

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How deep should pex tubing be buried under a concrete slab?

Cross-linked polyethylene, or PEX, tubing is often used in radiant heating systems. When installing for heated concrete slab floors, place the PEX no higher than 2 inches down from the finished con... Read More »

Can I Pour a Concrete Slab Over an Existing Slab?

You can pour more concrete over an existing slab if you do some preparation to the original surface. The problem with adding wet concrete to cured concrete is there will be no adhesion between the ... Read More »

How much concrete is needed to pour a 20x20 concrete slab?

Assuming the slab is three-inches thick, you need 13,320 pounds of dry concrete, or 333 40-pound bags. You can calculate the exact amount for a different depth by calculating the cubic yards of the... Read More »

What should the thickness of a carport concrete floor be?

While the standard thickness of a concrete slab for residential construction is only 4 inches, a depth of 5 or 6 inches is recommended for areas that will support heavier loads, such as trucks.Refe... Read More »