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Lupus71 09-30-2012 05:38 PM

Type of concrete for footings
 
I'm building a workshop/shed that will be 16x24 and have wood working tools and maybe a motorcycle and need to know what type of concrete I need to use for the footings I'm guessing type m for the footing and blocks for the piers

Lupus71 09-30-2012 06:27 PM

What type concrete for footings
 
Wondering what concrete to use for a 16x24 shed that will hold woodworking tools. Is regular sakrete
strong enough?

joecaption 09-30-2012 06:31 PM

I sure hope you do not plan on trying to do this with bags of concrete.
http://www.concretenetwork.com/concr...calculator.htm

Mort 09-30-2012 06:41 PM

3000psi, no air (if it isn't exposed to the elements) would be fine. If you're doing a slab/footing mono pour, just get a truck. You'll thank me later.

Lupus71 09-30-2012 07:31 PM

Sorry for not explaining better. It is not for a slab it will be 12 2x2 footings and probly 2 8" block high. Lowes has Portland type 1 but I'm not sure if that's what I need or if it's premixed.

Lupus71 09-30-2012 08:24 PM

Wow if I did this right I need 48 60# bags to do 12 2x2x8 footings! That's $500 if I need to use Portland,which is $10 a bag! Man that just threw a wrench in things! Is there a cheaper way? I've seen sonotubes but they still need a footing right?

allthumbsdiy 09-30-2012 08:59 PM

google "shortload concrete" and make some calls.

in my case, the total price was slightly cheaper than bags, delivery, and mixer rental and I saved a ton of time by not mixing it myself.

good luck

Lupus71 10-01-2012 07:43 AM

Well the problem with that Is I can't get a truck behind my house

Mort 10-01-2012 02:33 PM

It's still a thousand times easier to get a truck and a few wheelbarrows and wheeling it from the front than mixing all that Sakrete.

GBrackins 10-01-2012 03:28 PM

you know that's right Mort!


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