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Setting a Post

Pakmix® Fast-Setting Concrete is a specially formulated blend of Portland cement and course aggregates ideal for use where fast setting time and/or high strength is desired. Sets in approximately 30 minutes.

Tools Needed for Project:

  • Wheelbarrow
  • Float
  • Hoe
  • Curing cover
  • Shovel
  • Garden hose
  • Trowel
  • Level
  • Steel Rod
  • Hammer
  • 2 x 4’s
  • Stakes
  • 8-penny nails

Step #1:

Dig a hole 18″ wide. The depth of the hole needs to be one-third the length of the post. Level up the post and tack supports to hold the post steady while pouring the concrete.

Step #2:

All ingredients have been thoroughly pre-blended. Just add clean water and mix to a smooth consistency, following the instructions on the bag. Avoid a soupy mix as too much water decreases the strength and durability.

Step #3:

Place mix around the post. Overfill the hole 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.

Suggested Uses: 

  • Fast setting of post and deck supports
  • Poured footings for same day construction
  • Rapid concrete repair for same day traffic

Packaging & Yields:

8″ diameter, 12″ deep = 50 lbs.
12″ diameter, 12″ deep = 110 lbs.

Please Read the Instructions and Warnings on all Packaging