Pouring a Footing
Pakmix® Concrete Mix is a specially formulated blend of Portland cement, sand and gravel ideal for use where a thickness of 2″ or greater is required. All ingredients are thoroughly premixed to ensure maximum strength and workability.
Tools Needed for Project:
- Wheelbarrow or mortar box
- Curing cover
- Garden hose
Dig a hole for the footing. Always make sure the footing is below the frost line and the base is solid and compacted.
Now, mix the Pakmix® Concrete Mix. Follow the directions on the bag. Mix to a smooth consistency. Avoid a soupy mix as too much water decreases the strength and durability.
Place the concrete into the hole, and fill to the desired level, and use the float to provide a smooth, even surface.
To make sure your footing cures correctly, keep it moist with a fine mist from your garden hose. Then cover with an opaque plastic or burlap. Repeat this process 2-3 times a day for 3 days.
- Setting Posts
- Deck supports
- Concrete floors
Packaging & Yields
80lb. bag yields approximately 3 ½ sq. ft., 2″ thick or approximately 3/5 cu. ft. wet volume.
60lb. bag yields approximately 2 ½ sq. ft., 2″ thick or approximately 9/20 cu. ft. wet volume.
50lb. bag yields approximately 2 sq. ft., 2″ thick or approximately 4/10 cu. ft. wet volume.
40lb. bag yields approximately 3 ½ sq. ft., 1″ thick or approximately 3/10 cu. ft. wet volume.
Please Read the Instructions and Warnings on all Packaging