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    I am looking at pouring concrete for the new kennel this week. The design is in place and all is well but I do have one question; what is the optimal slope to put on the concrete slab. I want to ensure that there is sufficient slope to allow easy drainage/cleaning and no pooling, but I also do not want it to be too steep.

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    Mine are 14 ft and I think they slope about 3 inches. You cant see the slope by looking at them but stuff runs off just fine.

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    1/4” per foot. I do many EP Henry patios. You will not notice the pitch and drainage will be great.

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    I have 1/2" per foot with light brush finish. Love the slope and traction. Water runs off quickly, dogs and I don't slip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseygirl View Post
    1/4” per foot. I do many EP Henry patios. You will not notice the pitch and drainage will be great.
    Dilan, 1/4" per foot is fine for slope. I use key way instead of saw cut or hand troweled joints.

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    I have been working with animal holding facilities for over 30 years and most of these are hosed off daily. I can tell you that if you want it to not pool water and dry quickly do not do anything less than 3/8 per foot. I had an architect tell me for a new hospital we were building that 1/4 per foot was fine. I think he thought I was crazy when I said double it. The longer a keeper takes hosing a facility and it takes to get it dry is less time the animal can get back on that area. 1/2 inch per foot works just fine.

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    Thanks for all of the insight! Hope to have this thing poured by the end of next week!
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    1/2 inch works fine!

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