For creating and finishing the floor, be sure that the mason is skilled and has years of experience in making cement floors. If done poorly, the cement will crack, chip and break off into pieces, requiring a complete re-making of the entire floor. Having the most qualified mason to do the job, even if you have to pay them for it as a separate job, will pay off in the long run, especially in communities that have long, hard rainy seasons.
• Make sure that the ground is level and firmly packed down.
• Fill holes and unleveled areas with earth if needed.