If you have kids, you must know they can be full of energy. And what better way to channel that energy than by making a backyard roller skating rink? You can make this dream real with a little help from Omega Contracting LLC.
We specialize in concrete work, so we can help you create a smooth surface for your kids to skate on.
Step 1: Gather the Tools and Equipment
Some tools and equipment are essential when it’s time to get started on your DIY skating rink. First, you will require a measuring tape, a level, and some stakes. Get your hands on a power drill, a saw, and a concrete mix. To create the borders of your rink, you will need 2 x 4 boards. Finally, you will need a roll of plastic sheeting and some sandbags.
Step 2: Choose the Location
The first step is to choose the location for your DIY skating rink. You will want to find a level spot in your yard far away from trees or bushes. Once you are assured of the perfect location, use the stakes and measuring tape to mark out the perimeter of your rink.
Step 3: Measure and Level the Ground
The next step is to measure and level the ground. You will want to ensure that the floor is completely level, or else your rink will not be smooth. To do this, use a level and ensure the ground is even all around. If it is not, you can use a power drill to create small holes and fill them with concrete mix.
Step 4: Build it Up
Start with the foundation. To do this, you will have to start by creating a frame. You can do this by nailing 2x4s together to create a rectangular shape of your desired size. Make sure that the frame is level all the way around. Once you have done this, fill the frame with concrete mix and let it dry overnight.
Step 5: Check Stability
After the concrete has been leveled & cured, you will need to check the stability of your rink. To do that, you will need to put water on the surface and see if it stays in place or seeps through. If it seeps through, you better leave the concrete to settle in overnight.
Step 6: Enjoy!
After the concrete is watered, dried, and leveled, you are all free to enjoy your backyard roller skating rink. Of course, you have to build it up for your kids, so let them have the first skate!
If this DIY backyard concreting sounds too much of an exertion to you, you can hire professionals to build the rink for your kids. Omega Contracting LLC, serving Richmond, VA, is a reliable company that offers top-quality concreting services for residential and commercial clients. We are proud to provide our clients with durable, cost-effective, and sustainable concreting solutions.