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Mixing Your Own Concrete

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Small amounts of concrete can be made in a bucket, wheel barrel, or cement mixer. This guide is about mixing your own concrete.


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September 16, 2009

Would anyone have the ingredients to make homemade builders mix, aka, concrete? Thanks Thrifty Fun for this fabulous site. Cheers.

By Thil from Wellington, New Zealand


September 18, 20090 found this helpful

Got this from a UK DIY TV Show:-))
Concrete Mixtures

For Bedding Bricks
4 sharp sand
2 soft sand
1 cement
2 caps of mortar plasticyser gives longer before setting

Grouting Mixture
2 sharp sand
2 soft sand
1 cement

For a concrete Base
4 coarse gravel
2 sand
1 cement

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