A small concrete pad is an easy and inexpensive home improvement project that you can implement without breaking the bank. Turn that section of matted grass into a functional and practical surface with a little elbow grease and this how-to infographic. This guide will set you up to complete a small weekend undertaking for any pad measuring 100 square feet or less. First you need to plan, layout and dig. Next you'll prepare the subgrade. After that comes the forms. Last but not least you will pour the cement and finish it and remove forms.