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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
  • Float
  • Hoe
  • Curing cover
  • Shovel
  • Garden hose

Step #1:

Dig a hole for the footing. Always make sure the footing is below the frost line and the base is solid and compacted.

Step #2: 

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. 

Step #3: 

Place the concrete into the hole, and fill to the desired level, and use the float to provide a smooth, even surface.

Step #4:

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.

Suggested Uses:

  • Setting Posts
  • Sidewalks
  • Deck supports
  • Steps
  • Footings
  • Patios
  • Curbs
  • 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