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.
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.