First of all you need to prepare the area where you will pour the concrete floor. You need to select the location first and then lightly spray using the gardening hose or any watering utensil. After spraying, you are ready for pouring the concrete floor. The area where you have poured concrete is called ‘the form’.
Walk on the concrete floor
After pouring the concrete, you need to make sure that you poured concrete at every place. You should check thoroughly by looking at the edges and around the perimeter. In order to check the area properly you can wear rubber boots or tamper for wide area. In case you are looking a smaller area, 2 by 4 can be used.
Level the concrete
Next you need to level the concrete floor by using 2 by 4 or board. However, you need to make sure that concrete is placed tightly together. You can level a concrete floor by moving the tool back and forth on the particular area.
Contraction or isolation joints
In order for concrete to expand and contract with the change of temperature, you can cut contraction or isolation joints. First you need to check that concrete can support well with use of 2 by 8 piece of wood. Then you need to make a contraction point with help of a groover or saw. These two components are used for making incision.The groover will be guided by 2 by 8 piece of wood.
Next you need to apply two bevelled clapboards and lay them onto the concrete. Remember to add a coat of motor oil on the clapboards and apply a nail on the top board. You need to remove the board with nail when the concrete is about to settle. Leave the other board for isolation purposes.