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Pouring A Slab

Pakmix® Fiber-Reinforced Concrete is a specially formulated blend of Portland cement, gravel, sand, and thousands of synthetic fibers. Ideal for use where a crack-free, strong concrete slab is required. No wire mesh needed.

Tools Needed For Project:

  • Wheelbarrow
  • Float
  • Shovel
  • Trowel
  • Strike-off board
  • 2×6’s
  • 10-penny nails
  • Curing cover
  • Hoe
  • Garden hose
  • Level
  • Hammer
  • Stakes
  • Edging tool

Step #1:

Dig a 5″ deep foundation for the slab. Fill with Pakmix┬« All-Purpose Sand to level the foundation, leaving 3 1/2″ depth for the concrete from the top of the form. (You can also level with gravel.) Be sure to compact your foundation.

Step #2:

Frame it with 2×6’s, supporting the sides with stakes. Trench out for the 2×6’s so the finished slab will be level with the top. Slope the formed area at least 1/8″ per foot for proper drainage. Mix the Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.

Step #3:

Evenly spread the concrete using a shovel. Level the concrete with a strike-off board. Use a float to smooth the surface, moving in a circular pattern. An edging tool should be used to smooth the concrete at the form boards. After about 2 hours, or when water sheen has disappeared from the surface, use a trowel for a smooth surface or a broom for a nonskid surface.

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.

Suggested Uses:

  • Setting posts
  • Sidewalks
  • Steps
  • Floors
  • Patios

Packaging & Yields:

40 lb. bag yields approximately 1 3/4 sq. ft., 2″ thick.
60 lb. bag yields approximately 2 1/2 sq. ft., 2″ thick.
80 lb. bag yields approximately 3 1/2 sq. ft., 2″ thick.

Please Read the Instructions and Warnings on all Packaging