Contents

- 1 What is the cheapest way to buy concrete?
- 2 How do I figure out how much concrete I need?
- 3 How do you order concrete?
- 4 Can you buy ready made concrete?
- 5 What is poor man’s concrete?
- 6 Is it cheaper to mix concrete yourself?
- 7 How many bags of concrete do I need for a 10×20 slab?
- 8 How do you price concrete work?
- 9 How much concrete is in a hole?
- 10 What is the minimum concrete order?
- 11 What is the best slump to pour concrete?
- 12 How much does 2 yards of concrete cost?
- 13 What’s the difference between cement and concrete?
- 14 Is Postcrete the same as concrete?
- 15 How much does 1m3 concrete cost?

## What is the cheapest way to buy concrete?

**What Is The Cheapest Way To Buy Concrete**? The **cheapest way to buy concrete** is to mix your own by purchasing pre-mixed bags for $4.49 each and renting a **concrete** mixer for $120 per day. The second best **way**, it to **buy** a bulk truckload full (10 cubic yards) for $1,169 including delivery.

## How do I figure out how much concrete I need?

Multiply the width times the length times the height (W × L × H), or use our volume **calculator to find** the cubic feet. Convert the volume to cubic yards from cubic feet. To do so, divide the cubic footage by 27 to get the yards of **concrete needed**.

## How do you order concrete?

**PLACING AND CONFIRMING YOUR CONCRETE ORDER**

- Give the time you want the
**concrete**. - Give the mix number and or type you are ordering.
- Give the total number of yards needed.
- Let them know the spacing you want on the trucks. For example, “I need the trucks 30 minutes apart.”

## Can you buy ready made concrete?

**Ready**–**mix cement** is sold as rapid set or fast set ideal for a small projects like building a garden wall. **Buy cement** in 10kg tubs typically for domestic, smaller commercial/industrial or agricultural uses. **Ready mix** is ideal for making repairs to stone, brick, **concrete** and render.

## What is poor man’s concrete?

We have a few companies locally that offer “**poor man’s concrete**“. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but I’ve seen it in driveways and such. It’s a white powdery material they dump and flatten out and when it gets wet, it’s supposed to harden like **cement**. But, it’s not as pretty and won’t get as hard.

## Is it cheaper to mix concrete yourself?

One of the least expensive ways to get **concrete** is to **mix** your own. You can buy bags of the **mix** from a home improvement store. Typically, you only have to add water for it to be ready to pour. Otherwise, you risk getting a weaker **concrete** once it cures, which could lead to cracks or crumbles within a couple of years.

## How many bags of concrete do I need for a 10×20 slab?

A 60-pound **bag** yields. 017 cubic yards, and an 80-pound **bag** yields. 022 cubic yards. For a 10 x 10 **slab**, you **would need** 77 60-pound **bags** or 60 80-pound **bags**.

## How do you price concrete work?

The **cost** of labor to pour **concrete** is $45 per hour. There can also be a delivery fee of $60. To have **concrete** poured and finished, it will **cost** $2.52 to $2.60 per square foot for the labor, and $2.83 to $3.57 per square foot for the **concrete** itself.

## How much concrete is in a hole?

Unless you are doing a monster **hole** it might be easiest to do this all in inches. If your **hole** is 36” deep and 10” wide, the calculation is 3.14 x 5 x 5 x 36 ÷ 1728. This gives you 1.6 cubic feet. If you forget the 1728 it is simply 12” x 12” x 12” or the number of cubic inches in a cubic foot.

## What is the minimum concrete order?

**Concrete** can only be ordered in ¼ yard increments, with 1 yard being the **minimum order** quantity. Quantities less than 4.25 yards are subject to an additional small delivery charge.

## What is the best slump to pour concrete?

A **good slump** for most flatwork placed by hand: five inches. For slabs struck off with mechanical equipment: two to four inches.

## How much does 2 yards of concrete cost?

According to the NRMCA – Ready Mixed **Concrete** Industry Data Survey, the **average cost** of **concrete** in 2018 was $120 per cubic yard, or $240 for the **2** cubic **yards** needed for a typical 10-by-10-foot patio.

Bulk **Concrete Prices**.

Cubic Yards |
Price Range |
---|---|

1* | $140-$200 |

2* |
$280-$400 |

3* | $420-$600 |

4* | $560-$800 |

## What’s the difference between cement and concrete?

**What is the difference between cement and concrete**? Although the terms **cement and concrete** often are used interchangeably, **cement** is actually an ingredient of **concrete**. **Concrete** is a mixture of aggregates and paste. **Cement** comprises from 10 to 15 percent of the **concrete** mix, by volume.

## Is Postcrete the same as concrete?

**Concrete** takes several hours or a day or two to set. **Postcrete** sets in a few minutes, several tens of seconds, even, so you don’t have to support the post for nearly as long as you do with **concrete**.

## How much does 1m3 concrete cost?

Ready-mixed **concrete** is sold by the volume, so it’s essential to know the area you’re filling. The price of **concrete** depends on **many** factors, including where you’re located and the type you’ve ordered. However, in general, you **should** be looking at a **cost** of between £65 and £85 per cubic metre.