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How to Replace a Concrete Porch

If settling has caused a concrete-slab porch to crack and fail, follow these steps to remove and replace it.

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Materials

  • 2x4 boards
  • gravel
  • concrete
  • wire reinforcing mesh
  • nails
  • wooden stakes

Tools

  • 120-lb. compressed-air jackhammer with bull-point bit
  • gas-powered tamp
  • concrete float
  • concrete edger
  • measuring tape
  • hammer
  • level
  • rake
  • trowel
  • broom
  • plastic sheeting

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