Skills Workshops

Basic Skills for Concrete

Before you start your next concrete project, learn all of the skills you need to know to mix concrete, pour a concrete slab, cut and fasten into concrete and more.

Concrete is one of the most common building materials in the world, but it can be daunting to mix concrete, pour concrete and work with concrete if you don't have experience. Once you know a little about how concrete works, it's remarkably easy to complete a home concrete project like a concrete sidewalk or a concrete shed slab on your own.

In this course, we'll teach you everything you need to know to get started working with concrete. We'll cover some basics about what concrete is and how it works, show you how to prepare concrete forms for a slab, and how to mix concrete yourself. We'll help you work with a concrete supplier, place concrete, finish the surface, and prepare your concrete for curing. Finally, we'll show you how to cut cured concrete and attach fasteners to concrete.

By the Time You Finish This Online Class, You'll Know How to:

Build level, square concrete forms.
Install a reinforcing steel grid for pouring a small concrete slab.
Order the correct concrete for your project from a supplier.
Mix small batches of concrete at home.
Place and level fresh mixed concrete.
Finish a concrete surface.
Cure concrete for long-lasting success and fewer cracks.
Cut into cured concrete.
Drill and fasten into concrete.
  • Mobile App
  • Course Introduction
  • Basic Skills for Concrete
  • Skills Workshop Completion
  • Congratulations!
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Skills Workshop Completion, Congratulations!, Basic Skills for Concrete"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever