# What is the best concrete mix for posts?

## What is the best concrete mix for posts?

For a small to mid sized job I recommend going with premixed. The best concrete mix for fence posts I’ve found is Quikrete Fast Setting Concrete Mix in a 50 lb bag. It’s 4000 psi, easy to work with, sets up fast, and doesn’t need to be mixed. Just pour it in the hole and soak with water.

## How much concrete do I mix per post?

Most fence post holes will need between 1 – 4 bags of concrete to securely hold the post in place. The best way to determine the size of the hole is: Diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the fence post. Depth of the hole is one-third to half the above ground height of the fence post.

**Can you use post mix as cement?**

What is Post Mix? Post mix is a readymade concrete mix which is ideal for setting timber, metal or concrete fence posts, gate posts and line posts. The mixture consists of cement and ballast and produces good quality concrete, which is fast setting so you can have your posts ready and set in no time.

**How many bags of Postcrete do you need per post?**

2 bags per post, one bag is not enough!

### Which is the best mix for setting concrete posts?

Sets posts without mixing. Quikrete 50 lb. Fast-Setting Concrete Mix is a special blend of fast-setting cements, sand and gravel. Designed to set hard in 20-40 minutes. Sets posts without mixing. Also use for building steps, sidewalks and slabs where rapid set time is required Each 50 lb. bag will yield approximately 0.375 cu. ft. of mixed concrete

### What are the ingredients in a concrete mix?

Concrete Mix Ratios – Cement, Sand, Aggregate and Water. Concrete mix ratio is a vital topic in concrete mix design. The four basic ingredients for making concrete are: Portland cement, sand, aggregate (stone) and water.

**How long does it take to set a Quikrete cement post?**

Sets posts without mixing. Quikrete 50 lb. Fast-Setting Concrete Mix is a special blend of fast-setting cements, sand and gravel. Designed to set hard in 20-40 minutes. Sets posts without mixing. Also use for building steps, sidewalks and slabs where rapid set time is required

**What is the strength of a concrete mix?**

Concrete mix ratio: The strength of concrete mixture depends on the ratio in which these four ingredients are mixed. Concrete mix ratio of 1:3:3 – On mixing 1 part cement, 3 parts sand with 3 parts aggregate produces concrete with a compressive strength of 3000 psi.