Quickrete for footings.


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Old 11-02-08, 04:09 PM
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Quickrete for footings.

I'm putting up an addition about 8x11. I'm planning to use Quickrete because the job is under a yard and I live way out here making it pretty tough to add my yard to someone else's job.

Will Quickrete satisfy the needs of concrete for footers? I'm sure it has to be rated for 300 lbs and if I read the site correctly, the Quickrete is rated for 5.
 
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Old 11-02-08, 07:22 PM
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I've used it many times for footings.
 
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Old 11-03-08, 05:01 AM
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Were there any building inspectors involved? I'd like to get a pallet load and have it ready and waiting for the very moment ouir guy approves my digging and anchors.

I keep thinking he's going to see the pile of bags and trash my perfectly laid plans.
 
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Old 11-03-08, 06:34 AM
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Inspectors were involved on one of the jobs.
 
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Well I did it again. I've dug the footings wider and deeper than the county asked and now I have just shy of a 2 yard job. I'll just have a truck show up and dump the crete for me and cheaper than the bags; certainly easier on my back.

There was another fella with a mobile mixer that can do small jobs, mixing as you work, paying for only what he mixes. No more bags for me on the 1-2 yard jobs.
 
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What is the price per bag from the guy with the mixer?
 
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Quickrete for footings.

Mobile mixers usually use bulk cement and mix as required. They go by the amount of concrete needed and the strength required, and not the bags needed since they are selling by the cubic yard and not the number of "bags" of cement used.

Mobile mixers are good for small jobs, but the the uniformity is not as good as concrete from a ready-mix/central mix plant. The cost difference will vary with the distance and volume needed. On a larger job, mobile mixers are expensive and only good for "topping off" IF they can get there when needed. - That is why it is always better to order too much rather than too little.

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Old 11-04-08, 09:56 AM
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When you said "IF they can get there", you were on the money. Most of my converstaion with that guy was about how much notice he'd need, had to be a day when his guy was near me, and etc.

Red flagged me a ittle bit. I didn't feel like I was missing anything by now hiring him.

Big truck. Quick pour. I'm outta there in time for the lunch time news.
 
 

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