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How To Avoid Wasting Too Much Concrete

Jeffery Hayes

When you need to use a lot of concrete for a job, or for multiple jobs, you might find yourself to be a little worried about wasting too much of it. Even a little bit of waste can add up to be a lot of commercial concrete when you consider how often the wasting takes place. Therefore, you will want to take a few moments to review the following tips. This way, you can continue to do all of your concrete work without worry.

Only Mix Small Portions At A Time

You will want to make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to keep the concrete fresh. The more you mix, the more you  are likely to waste because a good portion of it will start to dry up. You will then have to scrape it out of the bucket or container and mix brand new concrete. It might seem like it takes more time to mix smaller portions of concrete at any given time, but it is actually a very beneficial thing to do. After all, if you waste the concrete, you will not only have to deal with that, but you will still find yourself mixing new batches anyways.

Pour Dry Concrete Mix Slowly

It might not seem like a lot of concrete mix dust is going up into the air when you pour the contents of the bag into a container, but it can really add up over time. Also, not only are you wasting concrete mix, but you are then putting your health at risk if you are breathing in all of those chemicals. Even if you are wearing a dust mask, there is still a chance that you could end up breathing some of that in.

Use Quality Concrete Mix

You are going to want to make sure that you are using the best quality concrete mix that you can find. This way, once it is mixed, it will be perfect for the job that you are trying to have completed. If it is a mix that is of a poor quality, you might find that you have to throw some of it out if you are not able to get it to the right consistency or it is not being applied properly.

The more of an effort you put into avoiding wasting concrete, the more time, money, and materials you will be able to save.


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