I have a hole in the concrete slab of my foundation approximately 4' x 6'. The slab was originally poured directly on the dirt. The slab is approximately 4" thick with rough edges. The hole is towards the middle of the slab.
I have a few questions:
1) Is there any point in putting gravel in the hole, for drainage, before pouring new concrete? If so, about how much? 4"?
2) Considering that the edges are rough, do I still need to undercut them with a chisel? Or will the new concrete lock onto the edges well enough as is?
3) Should I match the thickness of the existing slab for the new section (4"), or is there another more preferred thickness?
4) Would it be best to create some sort of metal reinforcing structure, or would fiber enhanced concrete do the trick well enough?
Thanks in advance for any help or insights you are able to provide.