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## How many bags of cement do I need for 1 yard?

Pure cement, sand and crushed rock all have about the same density, so a block of pure cement measuring 1 cubic yard of volume (about 3,600 pounds) will contain **45 bags** of cement. via

## How much does a 50 lb bag of quikrete cover?

One 50-pound bag of Quikrete Fast Setting Concrete Mix yields about **.** **375 cubic feet**. For example, if you need to cover 33.333 cubic feet, using 60-pound bags of concrete, divide 33.333 cubic feet by . 45 cubic feet to get 74.07 total bags of concrete. via

## How much does a 80 pound bag of quikrete cover?

**6 cubic feet** for an 80 lb bag. via

## How many bags of concrete do I need for 2 yards?

If you're using 50lb bags of concrete, you'll need **72 bags** to make a yard. If you're using 60lb bags of concrete, you'll need 60 bags to make a yard. If you're using 80lb bags of concrete, you'll need 45 bags to make a yard. via

## How many bags of concrete do I need for a 10x10 slab 4 inches thick?

Regarding this, “how many bags of concrete do I need for a 10×10 slab of 4 inch thick?”, at 4 inches thick, generally you will need **49 bags of 90lb ready mix concrete**, 56 bags of 80lb concrete, 74 bags of 60lb concrete or 111 bags of 40lb ready mix concrete for a 10×10 slab. via

## Is quikrete as strong as concrete?

Quikrete fast setting concrete is **just as strong as regular concrete**. Concrete gets its strength from a chemical reaction that occurs over time during curing. After it's had time to cure, which usually take 28 days to complete, Quikrete can reach strengths up to 5000 psi. via

## How many bags of concrete do I need for a 12x12 slab?

Regarding this, “how many bags of concrete do I need for a 12×12 slab?”, at 4 inches thick, generally you will need approximately either **104 bags of 60lb or 80 bags of 80lb of premixed concrete** for a 12×12 slab, at 5 inches thick slab, either 131 bags of 60lb or 100 bags of 80lb premixed concrete are required, while at via

## How do you calculate how many bags of concrete do I need?

For concrete, the formula for volume is as follows: length x width x thickness. To determine how many bags of concrete you will need, **divide the total cubic yards needed by the yield**. Use the following yields per each bag size: 40 pound bag yields .011 cubic yards. via

## How much water do I mix with a 80 pound bag of quikrete?

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Measure the recommended water amount (each 80-pound bag of concrete mix will require **about 3 quarts of** water). Pour approximately 2/3 of the water into the depression. If using liquid cement color, add to the mixing water. via

## How many bags of concrete do I need for a post hole?

Most fence post holes will need between **1 - 4 bags** of concrete to securely hold the post in place. The best way to determine the size of the hole is: Diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the fence post. Depth of the hole is one-third to half the above ground height of the fence post. via

## How many bags of concrete will fit in a mixer?

Heavy-duty paddles mix the concrete to a uniform consistency. This concrete mixer can fit up to **two bags of** concrete. via

## Should you put plastic under concrete?

A **concrete vapor barrier** is any material that prevents moisture from entering a concrete slab. Vapor barriers are used because while fresh concrete is poured wet, it's not supposed to stay that way. It needs to dry and then stay dry to avoid flooring problems. This is why a vapor barrier under concrete is essential. via

## How many wheelbarrows are in a yard of concrete?

Depending upon your wheelbarrow size (i.e. 2 or 3 cubic feet per wheelbarrow load), it will take **9 to 14 full loads** to equal 1 cubic yard. via

## How many yards of concrete do I need for a 10x10 slab?

The amount you will need for a 10 x 10 slab is **1.3 cubic yards**, we always add an extra 10% to allow for any slab depth variations or spills that may occur. via

## How do you pour a small concrete slab with quikrete? (video)

## How thick does a concrete slab need to be?

Standard concrete floor slab thickness in residential construction is **4 inches**. Five to six inches is recommended if the concrete will receive occasional heavy loads, such as motor homes or garbage trucks. To prepare the base, cut the ground level to the proper depth to allow for the slab thickness. via

## How long does quikrete last?

Standard mix concrete dries enough to walk on in about 24 hours, and increases in durability to about 70% of its final strength **in 7 days**. Make sure to read the fine detail on the back of the concrete bag before applying any serious weight. via

## How long do I need to let quikrete set?

QUIKRETE® Fast-Setting Concrete sets in **20 to 40 minutes**. Wait 4 hours before applying heavy loads to the post, such as a basketball backboard. (If the temperature is below 72 degrees, additional time for curing will be required.) via

## Does concrete get harder with age?

**Concrete strength increases with age as long as moisture** and a favorable temperature are present for hydration of cement. Compressive strength, percent of 28-day moist cured concrete. via

## How much does it cost for a 12x12 concrete slab?

How much does a 12x12 concrete slab cost? The average cost to pour a 12x12 concrete slab that is 4” thick is **between $888 and $1,584**, with professional labor and materials included. via

## Can you use quikrete for a slab?

Concrete is one of the most economical, versatile and durable building materials available. Build a sidewalk, patio, or floor with QUIKRETE concrete mixes no matter your skill level. via

## How many bags of cement do I need for 1 cubic meter?

How many bags of cement are needed to mix one cubic meter of concrete? A. One cubic meter of concrete is equal to 1.308 cubic yards of concrete. If there are 5 1/2 bags of cement in 1 cubic yard of concrete, there would be **7.2 bags** in 1 cubic meter of concrete. via

## How many bags of premix concrete do I need?

**one 20kg bag** will cover an area of 1.1m2 to a depth of approximately 10mm. or 108 x 20kg bags equates to one cubic metre of mixed concrete. via

## Can I mix quikrete in a 5 gallon bucket?

Using a 5 gallon bucket **add about ¾ of the required water to the bucket**. Then add the material slowly while the paddle is turning. Add the remainder of the water as needed. This works better if you have two people. via

## How do you mix 60 pounds of quikrete?

It is best to start with the **minimum amount of water listed** on the 60-pound bag of concrete's label. For hand-mixed concrete, add the water in all at once. If you use a concrete mixer, add half before you start the machine and the other half while the concrete is mixing. Mix the water in well. via

## What is the fastest way to mix quikrete? (video)

## How many bags of concrete do I need for a 4x4 post?

It's right for a 4x4 fence post to have **1 bag per hole**. The depth of the post hole should be half of the post height. For a 6' above ground post, place 3 feet in the ground and use a post with an overall height of 9 feet. via

## Is 2 feet deep enough for fence posts?

Dig post hole so diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the post (i.e., the hole for a 4” wood post should be about 12 inches wide). The depth of the hole should **be 1/3-1/2 the post height above ground** (i.e., a 6-foot tall fence would require a hole depth of at least 2 feet). via

## What kind of cement do you use for fence posts?

**Fast-setting concrete** is ideal for installing fence posts since it doesn't need to be mixed in a bucket or a wheelbarrow. Once you've finished digging your post holes, add about three to four inches of gravel into the bottom and compact it using a post or a 2x4. via