I've got a fair bit of experience forming and placing (NOT pouring!) flat slabs with and without foundations.
But I've never figured out a particular trick -- placing a slab with a distinct "step down", like from a house to a garage.
I am about to prep a floating slab for a new addition, and I need a 3-1/2" stepdown from house to garage. I can see the rationale -- 2x4 lumber forms the step. But I don't figure how I can keep the concrete from slumping past the form, bulging up past the bottom, or how to keep the form anchored during placement.
I'm sure someone on this forum knows how or knows where to find out how this can be done well. How can I keep a clean and sharp surface on everything, without "stake pockets" in the mud? Any help?
Thanks, The pyrotechnics-automation guy, LLoyd