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Concrete mixing tips

Date posted: 4 November 2011

When that time comes on your building project when you need to do the foundations, why don’t you hire a concrete mixture to help save you the labour and effort of trying to mix the concrete by hand.

The key here is getting the correct consistency in order to achieve correct result and strong foundations. It’s not a difficult task to mix concrete but you need to still need to be aware of the safety precautions needed when doing this so always a protective mask and protective eyewear as the concrete dust can be harmful.

Getting the Correct Concrete Water Mix

When you hire a concrete mixture you need to be careful not to add to much water to the mix. A classic mistake people do here is they add to much water to begin with.  The best way to mix concrete is to add small amounts of water at a time therefore you can get the concrete mix correct.

Slump Test

You need to test the consistency and strength of the concrete mixture before using it for the foundations. The generic term used to do  this test is called a “Slump Test”. To see a step by step instruction of doing a slump test, you can search Wikipedia. You can see from the slump test if the concrete is to wet or dry whereby the channel walls will either be crumbly or fill with water.

Additional Equipment

Hiring a concrete mixture is only one part of tools needed. You also need a wheel barrow , shovels and probably planks of wood to help you move the mixed concrete to the correct location prior to pouring.

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