Lots of information about how to lay a concrete pad, but nobody seems to address this overtly.
We're building a wheelchair ramp, the bottom is to be a concrete landing slab. We are in the northeast US, so we get snow & ice (though the ramp likely would not be in use during the dead of winter - This is for a childrens summer camp).
I was going to build the wooden form such that the top of the slab rests around 1/2 - 1" above the surrounding grade. The thinking being to basically keep water, mud, etc off it - "Self cleaning" of sorts
But I presented this to my partner, his thought was that it should be BELOW grade 1/2" or thereabouts. This would protect it from being hammered by a potential snowplow incident (very valid concern) and he some other reasons which I'm unfortunately blanking on....
What say ye?
Thx in advance!