Concrete a ramp - step by step

Whether for a wheelchair, the rollator or simply for a lawn pressure, a ramp you can concretes yourself with a little effort very durable and safe. Important here are the careful preparatory work. What you have to pay attention to and how the ramp is concreted, we show here in our step by step instructions.

Concrete the ramp step by step

  • gravel
  • sand
  • cement
  • steel mat
  • Moniereisen
  • Slabs
  • mixer
  • wheelbarrow
  • spade
  • shovel
  • skip float
  • spirit level
  • masher

1. Excavation

The area to be provided with the ramp must first be excavated at least 30 centimeters deep, so that a stable substructure made of gravel can be created.

2. Gravel substructure

In the excavated hole you give rough gravel and compact it with a rammer. At the edge you should immediately install the formwork panels, so that at this point the concrete can not run out later.

3. shells

Attention, the concrete slightly pushes the formwork panels apart. Insert pegs on the outside to prevent slabs from slipping. In addition, these should also be carefully nailed together.

4. Iron Probation

Iron should be inserted into the ramp for later stability. The bigger the ramp should be, the more iron you need of course. It does not matter if you insert iron bars or an iron mat, the iron may not look out of the concrete at any point, otherwise it will rust and break up the concrete.

5. Pour concrete

Since you want to concretes an inclined surface, the concrete must be very dry so that it does not slip off. From the consistency, the mixture should be almost as dry as good potting soil. Then, using a board, peel off the cement mixture along the boards.

6. Optional procedure for very sloping ramp

Wet concrete does not stick to a strong slope. Therefore, in this case you must also finish the formwork on the slope from above. The concrete is then filled from the highest point and from there poked with rods down into every corner.

Tips & Tricks

Concrete pavers are easier to install than fresh concrete. Here you do not have to shell in or make sure that the concrete is dry enough so that it does not run away. In addition, when laying paving slabs occur much less frost damage.