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How thick should concrete be for a driveway?

4 inches. For a non-reinforced pavement, a thickness of four inches is standard for passenger car driveways. However, for 5 or 6 inches thickness, reinforcement is necessary, and such breadth works well for heavier vehicles.

What are concrete slabs used for?

A concrete slab or foundation is a major structural element of modern buildings and homes. Slabs have a thickness of between 100mm and 500mm and are used to construct horizontal surfaces like floors, ceilings and roof decks.

How Much Does it Cost to Lay a Concrete Slab

Similar to doing concrete driveways, this will be affected by the overall area, thickness, accessibility and type of the slab in mind. The average cost for a company to do slab work would be around $60/ m2. However this can vary from $40-85/m2 depending on thickness.

How Thick Should a Concrete Slab Be?

This is dependant on the purpose of the foundation being laid, but the minimum should be 5cm. If the slab is thicker, this means it will be more durable, so for residential constructions,  we normally recommend minimum of 10cm for a concrete shed or house slab.

Can I lay my own concrete slab?

For DIY activities use a ready-mix crack-resistant concrete mix. Create a wood frame around the area you want to place concrete. Pour a layer of concrete mix and then add a steel reinforcement balls layer on top. Spray paint around the outside Install the rebar securely in place Tap the sides of the box using a …

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