Concrete for a pad


Old 05-24-02, 01:24 PM
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Concrete for a pad

Is the regular pre-mixed concrete in 80lb bags ok for a stair pad, or should I buy the high strength stuff?
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Old 05-24-02, 04:02 PM
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There's no doubt that the stronger you go, the better off you'll be. I always use high early strength 5000 and have never had a problem. The price difference is so minimal that it's basically a

I also think the higher strength gives a better finish because it's a stronger mix of portland cement.

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