How to build an outdoor kennel with a concrete slab and walls

Keep your dog safe and secure by building an outdoor kennel containing a comfortable dog house. A kennel with a concrete slab above the grass prevents mud buildup in the kennel and provides comfort while cleaning. The solid brick walls keep the outside elements out and provide an anchor for fencing around the site.

Instructions

Place the slab

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Measures the size of the area to be used for the kennel and mark the corners. Remove grass, rocks and other debris, as well as topsoil or earth.

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2
Prepare the place raking the ground level and compacting the soil using a pressure roller. Cleaning and compaction must leave the site 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) below the level of the surrounding land. A gravel layer extending about 2 inches (5 cm) thick in the interior of the frame.

 
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Build a framework for the slab using wooden boards 12 by 2 inches (30×5 cm) thick and cut along the desired width kennel. Fixed joints at the corners with nails 3 inches (7.6 cm), and place the frame on the edges of the site. Adds support frame with a row of bricks placed along the outside of the frame to prevent movement when concrete is poured into him.

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Pour mix cement in the frame. You can use ready-mixed concrete or, if you have the skills, rent a small cement mixer and mix for yourself. Level the concrete with a prop wooden 2 by 4 inches (5×10 cm) until you have a smooth and uniform surface. Sprinkle with curing compound and allowed to dry overnight.

Build Dog House

1
Build the dog house or sleeping on one end of the plate, using bricks for the walls. Place the bricks in the common tiered format with a thin layer of mortar in between. Build walls to form a cube of about 6 inches (15 cm) above the dog’s head when standing, with enough room for the dog to move around and lie down comfortably.

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Leaves an opening in a wall to the entrance. This can be located on one side of the house to provide a closed section is adequately protected for the purpose of sleeping. Place the entrance away from the wind, if possible.

3
Build a wood ceiling panel for one dog house, and top with layers of tar paper stapled at right angles to each other to make it weatherproof. The roof should slope toward the back at an angle of 15 degrees, so that the rain water to drain from the entrance. Alternatively, a roof plane can provide an attractive cover for your dog to lie down sun.

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Fixed ceiling hinged on one side to allow easy opening for cleaning. Make sure roof edges overlap in external walls to prevent leaks in the house. Hold the open end securely using resistant closure.

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Near the rest of the area of ​​the dog house for the dog to have an unobstructed view of their surroundings. A dog that is isolated and without mental stimulation is bored and can become noisy or destructive.