Stylish concrete patio
Circular saw or mitre saw
Hand edging tool
Step 1: Prep the site
Remove any existing sod, giving yourself a little extra room around the edges to make it easier to place the form and screed the concrete.
Scrape, rake and shovel the patio area to make it as level as possible. Depending on the grade and the finished height of your patio, you may need to add some sand fill.
Lay out the patio’s footprint with stakes and string. Make sure all the math works out and that the footprint is square.
Step 2: Build the forms
Assemble the form in sections.
Stake the forms in place using 1-by stakes between the 2x4s. The stakes created a gap to get the width we wanted, and we also used them to level the forms.