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Planning Your Concrete Job – Irish Cement

Planning Your Concrete Job – Irish Cement


Irish cement trusted by generations of
professionals are proud to present this short video on how to plan your concrete
job the simple rule of thumb for general purpose concrete is one part cement to
two parts sand to three parts gravel but how much material you need well that
depends on the size of your job you can work out the quantities you need by
measuring the length by the width by the depth this applies to all jobs no matter
how big or small for a small job that needs around 0.1 cubic meters of
concrete this can be mixed using a shovel for a bigger job like a path or a
base for a garden shed that needs up to one cubic meter of concrete a tumble
mixer can be used concrete for pats and slabs where people will walk should have
a minimum depth of 75 millimetres if you calculate that your job needs more than
1 cubic meter of concrete for example a larger yard slab then you could consider
ordering ready mix concrete double check your measurements and calculate the
quantity you need for your job based on the simple rule 1 part cement 2 parts
sand three parts gravel for general purpose concrete
rounding off will ensure you don’t leave yourself short
when you buy your materials here is a simple handy table showing
approximate quantities of cement sand and gravel for different concrete
volumes make sure to store bags of cement off the ground and protect it
from rain and moisture remember cement should be used within
three months of the packing date printed on the bag water is the other vital
ingredient for making concrete make sure you will have access to a ready supply
of clean water and a suitable flat surface from mixing concrete placing the
concrete is a critical part of the job you will need to protect your work from
the weather to ensure the concrete sets and hardens correctly properly curing
the concrete like this will ensure better quality longer-lasting concrete’s
and before you begin your job make sure you have the correct protective
equipment you can download the safety information from the Irish cement
websites

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