Reusable Concrete Foundation

Introduction: Reusable Concrete Foundation

In this instructable I will show you how I'm going through the process of creating a concrete tile.

The idea is to make a reusable concrete tile (lots of them!) to create a reusable concrete floor for a garden shed.

This has several advantages over a classic way of pouring a large concrete plate.

  • Reusable (=environment friendly)
  • Easy to move (by one person using a trolley)
  • No need for a large concrete truck to be able to access the building site
  • No waiting time for the concrete to cure (asuming it is a product that can be bought in the DIY store)
  • No stress during installation

Supplies

Materials:

  • Wood
  • Screws
  • Concrete, sand, stones
  • Compactuna
  • Reinforcement mesh (8mm/15cm)
  • Plastic tubes (20mm outside diameter)
  • RVS wired rods 1m (M12, M14 or M16) + Nuts

Tools

  • 3D printer
  • Sawing machine
  • Drill machine
  • Concrete mill
  • Concrete vibrator
  • (Patience)

Step 1: 3D Print Parts for Placeholding the Plastic Tubes

I draw the parts in Sketchup and exported them to STL

Step 2: Create the Wooden Mall

Step 3: Create the Reinforcement Grid

I welded the metal grid and bended some parts.
Also used a bold cutter.

Step 4: Assemble the Parts

Step 5: Place the Mold on a Stable Surface

make sure it's level

Step 6: Pour Concrete and Vibrate to Remove Air Inside Concrete

Step 7: Remove Wooden Mold and Enjoy Result

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