Concrete Mix Calculations Aylesbury

With spring just around the corner, many homeowners will be putting the DIY inside the house to one side and instead concentrating on the work which needs to be carried out in the garden/on the driveway. This may be a simple task such as reshaping the garden beds, or a more difficult and time consuming task, such as laying a concrete path or resurfacing the garage floor. For those that fall into the latter group, it is important for a smooth, solid and long lasting surface that you have the right mix and quantity of concrete Aylesbury and here at Base Concrete, we’ve produced this guide on concrete mix calculations.

Although TV favourites such as Tommy from Ground Force and the team on DIY SOS may make mixing concrete look like an easy task that takes little time, the truth – as those that working within the construction trade will be able to testify – is that it requires a sound knowledge of rudimentary mathematics and also some hard work!

The quantities required for the mix will depend on the purpose of the concrete – and different people have different calculations regarding the best formula. However, a simple guide to follow if you’re not using a ready mix is 2 parts sand/aggregate to 1 part cement.

However, if you’re using one of the ready mixes available from us here at Base Concrete all that is required is to:

•    Tell us the quantity required – in cubic metres, which can be worked out by multiplying the length of area, by the width and depth.

•    Tell us what the cement will be used for (i.e. pathway, garage flooring) and we’ll be able to provide you with a suitable mix.

•    Let us know when you want it and if you require any of our concrete supplies such as cement pumps.

Once we have the above information, we’ll be able to provide you with the concrete Aylesbury that is suitable for the job at hand. All that is left for you to do is make sure that you’re ready for the cement once it arrives.