Building the floor slab yourself

The floor slab serves as a shallow foundation under a building, for example under a single-family dwelling. Do-it-yourself offers a high potential for savings.

What is the bottom plate for?

Even if the slab looks solidified after just a few days, you have to give the concrete time to cure completely. This may take several weeks, a rest period of 28 days is recommended. Caution is also required in hot, dry weather. If the concrete dries too quickly and loses a disproportionate amount of water, the plates can crack. Therefore, you should water the floor tiles at high outdoor temperatures, especially in the first three days regularly.
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