My wife and I would like to put a concrete patio in the no-man's land between the house and the garage. Currently it is a mass of pathetic looking grass and dirt.
A description of the pad we'd like to pour and the area it will be poured in. It will be 14 ft. wide by 12 ft. long, and from the reading I've done, 4 inches thick. On two sides it will be bounded by a concrete sidewalk leading to the back door of the house and on the other, the concrete block foundation of the garage.
Do I need to form the sides that will abut the sidewalk and garage or can I pour right up to it, ostensibly using the walk and foundation as the form? Is there some reason that would be a bad idea? Can I pour it all at once? Will I need to cut it afterward to control cracking?
Any advice is appreciated. Hopefully I've made the intent clear.
Thanks and regards,