Time to remove the forms

We’ve kept the slab covered with plastic. It’s been three days so we removed the forms. A great tip from a Youtube video – cover the screws with a piece of duct tape so the cement doesn’t get in the screw head. This worked great! We removed the tape and the screws were perfect. I removed the screws and then pulled the forms off. Overall the quality of the pour is very good. We are very happy with the way it turned out.

We are going camping at the beach for the weekend so I will cover the slab back up with plastic and let it continue to cure. I’ve ordered Tanzfrosch 12 Pack 4 inch Diamond Polishing Pads Set Wet/Dry Polishing Kit 10pcs from Amazon.

It will arrive Wednesday. We will sand the edges smooth. I don’t plan on polishing the entire concrete slab. The oven will sit on most of it. We’ll stucco the sides of the top slab and it will have a granite top on the overhang in front of the oven.

Heading to the beach for some well deserved rest!

More to follow!


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