Pouring A Concrete Driveway (VIDEO)

Scott Wadsworth is a longtime craftsman, former commercial concrete worker, and probably the first person to ever compare pouring concrete to a boxing match. Watch this video to hear him wax poetic about the trials and tribulations that come along with a concrete pour.

Essential Craftsman 

Essential Craftsman videos feature Scott Wadsworth. Scott started working as a craftsman in 1974. His career has encompassed logging, saw milling, guiding elk hunters, production framing, commercial concrete, steel fabrication, blacksmithing, and every aspect of residential carpentry and contracting. Scott has been married to his high school sweetheart Kelly Comerford for 39 years. They have four children and ten grandchildren. His son Nate handles the video production and whip-cracking side of Essential Craftsman.   

Thanks for sharing your terrific videos with Construction Pro Tips Scott! 

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Concrete Tip: Dampen the base to lengthen finish time

To extend your finish time on hot, sunny days, spray bone-dry ground with water to keep the base from sucking the water out of the concrete. A water spray also slows down curing, which makes for a stronger slab. If there’s no hose bib nearby, you can use the water and hose that are onboard the truck. If you don’t have water on site, also use the truck hose to fill a couple buckets of water for cleaning your tools after the truck leaves.

Check out this story for more tips on pouring a concrete slab.