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Pouring A Column

Pakmix® Super 5000 Concrete Mix is a specially formulated blend of Portland cement, gravel, and sand ideal for use where a thickness of 2″ or greater is required. The Pakmix® Super 5000 Concrete Mix is especially designed for use in applications where “high-strength” concrete is desired.

Tools Needed For Project:

  • Wheelbarrow
  • Float
  • Hoe
  • Trowel
  • Steel rod
  • 2×4’s
  • 10-penny nails
  • Curing cover
  • Shovel
  • Garden hose
  • Level
  • Hammer
  • Stakes

Step #1:

After pouring concrete footings using Pakmix® Concrete Mix (you may want to use steel rebar for reinforcement from the footing to the column), use a Pakmix® Builders Tube for a form when building a column.

Step #2:

Be sure your tubes have supports around them and pour all of your columns at the same time. Mix the Pakmix® Super 5000 Concrete Mix, following the directions on the bag, to a smooth consistency.

Step #3:

Now place the concrete into the builders tube. Overfill the tube slightly and work the air bubbles out with a steel rod. Use a float or trowel to consolidate the concrete.

Step #4:

To make sure the concrete cures correctly, keep it moist with a fine mist from your garden hose. Then cover with opaque plastic or burlap. Repeat this process 2-3 times a day for 3 days. After 3 days of moist curing, peel off the Pakmix® Tube Form.

Suggested Uses:

  • Setting posts
  • Sidewalks
  • Deck supports
  • Steps
  • Footings
  • Patios
  • Curbs
  • Concrete floors

Packaging & Yields:
8″ diameter, 12″ deep = 50 lbs.
12″ diameter, 12″ deep = 110 lbs.

Please Read the Instructions and Warnings on all Packaging