How to Properly Mix Concrete

26 Oct.,2022

 

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Introduction

How to hand mix concrete so it delivers maximum strength and durability. Mixing isn't complicated and when done well, the concrete should last a lifetime.

Video: How to Mix Concrete

Gary Wentz, editor-and-chief at The Family Handyman, will show you how to mix concrete. These hints and tips will save you time and energy.

Overview: Materials and Tools

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Protect your skin and eyes! The cement in concrete is caustic and can cause burns if it gets on your skin.

Mixing bags of concrete isn’t complicated. You add some water, stir it up and pour it out. But to get the most strength from the concrete, you have to recognize when it has just the right amount of water mixed in.

  • Too little water and the particles in the mix won’t stick together.
  • Too much water weakens the concrete.

In this article, we’ll show you what the perfect mix looks like. We’ll also show you a mixing technique that will ensure thoroughly mixed concrete with a minimum of effort.

Plus, here are 10 ways you probably didn’t know you could use concrete.