How To Mix Concrete With Ease
One of the biggest problems that homeowners and
do-it-yourselfers have with mixing concrete is adding too much water.
The concrete mix should be thick and shouldn't be runny. By the time
you're done reading this article, you should know how to mix bag
There are plenty of different ways to mix concrete that comes in a bag and the most common would involve using a wheelbarrow. If you have a small wheelbarrow, you might only be able to mix one bag of concrete at a time. If the wheelbarrow is larger, you can add as many bags as you feel comfortable mixing at one time.
I have what I would consider to be a standard sized wheelbarrow and usually mix two 60 pound bags of concrete at one time. I have probably mixed over 2000 bags of 60 pound concrete within my lifetime and trust me, two bags works great.
The first thing that I do is mix one bag of concrete by adding a little more water than necessary. This makes the first bag of concrete extremely easy to mix, before adding the second one. After I add the second bag of concrete, I only add a little bit of water at a time, to make sure that I don't add too much water to the mix.
I usually rush through, mixing the first bag of concrete and take my time mixing the rest. I used to mix over a hundred bags of concrete in one day, while I was working on a large apartment complex remodel project.
This is one of the best ways to mix concrete with ease. Remember when you're mixing concrete, not to add too much water. Adding more water makes mixing the concrete easier, but takes away from the structural strength of the finished product.
If you do and add too much water and you don't feel comfortable with the concrete mix, simply open another bag of pre-mixed concrete and add more concrete, until the mixture thickens up.