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How to Pour a Concrete Slab for a Garage, Carport, Shed, or Metal Building

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Want to pour your own concrete slab for a metal building, garage, carport, or shed?

Here are important tips and videos to help you do the job right.

General Tips

1. Check local regulations before you start

Unless you’re only building a tiny shed, you’ll need to follow local zoning and building rules. A quick call to your local building code enforcement department can save you a lot of time. The building code department should be able to tell you local requirements for the size, thickness, and design of a concrete slab for a garage, shed, or larger storage building.

2. Calculate the cost of materials

Use a construction cost calculator to estimate the cost of materials you will need. You should add a generous buffer to your estimate for unexpected expenses.

3. Learn from a pro

It’s better to learn exactly what you need to do from a pro than to make expensive mistakes. The guy who made the instructional videos on this page has an online concrete slab course for a reasonable price. If you’re serious about pouring you own slab, getting a little training from a pro can save you a lot of time and money.

How to Pour a Concrete Slab for a Garage or Carport

Watch the video below for an overview of how to pour a concrete slab for a garage or carport.

You should also read the chapter in my Garage Buyers’ Guide on Planning and Pricing Your Foundation for detailed information about planning a concrete foundation for a detached garage. In that chapter I cover a lot of specific details that you need to know before you start on your foundation. Also be sure to read chapter 9 of the guide, which covers other important information about pouring and curing a concrete slab.

How to Pour a Concrete Slab for a Shed

Here is a helpful video showing how to pour a small concrete slab for a shed.

If you need an affordable shed to put on you slab, we sell custom metal sheds that are 12’ x 20’ and larger.

How to Pour a Concrete Slab for a Metal Building

If you need a slab for a large metal building or pole barn, here is the video for you.

Need a metal building? Our high-quality custom metal buildings are among the most affordable buildings you can find anywhere in the USA.

I wish you the best on your building project.

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About the Author

Alan Bernau Jr. has helped more than 50,000 homeowners design and install custom carports and garages. If you need a custom carport, and you live in the eastern half of the United States, Alan’s Factory Outlet is here to help.

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