Concrete for a Dog Kennel

A concrete slab for an outdoor dog kennel can be a DIY project, but many choose to hire a Salem concrete company for the job.

For many homeowners with big dogs, keeping them outside for at least part of the time is a consideration. Thankfully, it doesn’t often get too cold here in Salem, Oregon, so it can be nice to give the dogs an area of their own outside. In order to keep dogs in a fenced area, it’s important to consider the base under the fence. Many dogs are excellent diggers, and they can get through sand, dirt, or clay in just hours if they’re motivated to. Fortunately, we’ve never heard of a dog digging their way through a slab of concrete!

If you’re interested in building a nice concrete dog kennel in Salem, Oregon, we would love to be your concrete contractors. If you’re looking for a more DIY approach, here are some rough guidelines you can follow:

  • Level and box off the area you want to install the kennel (using 2″ x 4″ boards).
  • Install and compact about half a foot, or slightly more, gravel.
  • Place insulating foam over the gravel.
  • Install microfiber mesh for concrete reinforcement and cracking control.
  • Use 4000 psi concrete

Depending on the size of the job, dog kennel concrete slab projects usually end up in the ballpark of $1,000. Hopefully that gives you a better idea of what to expect with your concrete dog kennel project! If you’re interested in working with one of the best concrete contractors in Salem, Oregon, give us a call today or use the quote form to the right-hand side of this page.