How to Mix Concrete

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You will need to use concrete mix for the installation of poles for fencing or the walls for a garden bed.

There are many needs for concrete when it comes to DIY home repair and outdoor projects. You will want to know how to mix concrete.

The good news is the process is very easy. You can mix concrete very fast and continue with your project right away.

You will need a wheelbarrow, concrete mix, hoe, gloves, measuring quart, bucket and shovel in order to properly mix concrete for your repair or installation.

STEPS TO MIX CONCRETE

You first need to wear eye protection and gloves that are waterproof. Safety comes first for all home repair projects. Please take the time to consider the safest way to complete any home repair project. This includes mixing concrete.

STEP 1: POUR MIX

Pour the concrete mix into a wheelbarrow. Pour the mix into the middle of the wheelbarrow and create a crater in the middle of the pile of mix. We recommend you use Quickrete® mix.

STEP 2: MEASURE WATER

Measure the correct amount of water you will need for the mixture. You should plan on using around 3 quarts of water to create a good mix for your project.

You need to be careful to not add to much water. You can ruin concrete mix if you add to much water. Too much water will make the mixture too weak and you won’t be able to return it to a stronger consistency after.

STEP 3: MIX & MASH

Pour 2/3 of the necessary water into the crater you made in the middle of the pile of concrete mix. Now use a hoe to work the mix and gradually pour the rest of the water into the mix as you continue the process. You want a uniform consistency across the mixture that is similar to oatmeal.

The wheelbarrow will be much heavier once the mixture is complete. Be careful to not overexert yourself in pushing the wheelbarrow to your desired location.

You will need to repeat this process for however much concrete you need. You will need one bag of mix per fence pole so plan on purchasing five or more bags of concrete mix for a proper fence installation.