Concrete may look like a simple product that just pours into place, but it really takes a lot of hard work to install properly. From setting up forms to compacting the soil, there's a lot of preparations to be made long before the ready mix truck ever arrives at your project. If placed improperly, you can quickly have a big mess on your hands that won't be easy to correct.
You may be surprised to learn that one cubic yard of material tips the scale at nearly 4-thousand pounds. That means all forms must be properly shored-up to ensure dangerous "blow outs" won't occur. The ground around the site also needs to be compacted to make sure the slab is level and has proper structural support.
For best results, you may want to consult a professional that's experienced in proper placement, finishing and maintenance of concrete.