what type of cement / morter is best for this situation

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Old 10-23-10, 05:14 PM
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what type of cement / morter is best for this situation

I have someone coming over tomorrow to frame in the sides of my steps then I am going to cement them in. I was wondering what type of cement I should get for this job. Also, are there any helpful hints that would help me with this. I have only ever done cement work on flat surfaces, never steps. Thanks, I posted a pictur
 
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Old 10-24-10, 07:57 AM
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Regular old bagged concrete from any home center or lumber yard will work fine. They have a pea-gravel sized aggregate which is easy to work with. I like to add extra Portland cement - about 1/2 of a 1# coffee can per bag. This makes the concrete much stronger and it will cure faster.
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Old 10-24-10, 12:37 PM
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Thanks, got it framed today, need to check the weather this week but should get it done soon.
 
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