10:06AM | 06/24/01
Member Since: 06/23/01
2 lifetime posts
A friend of mine just had a fence installed, and the contractor used concrete that didn't need to be premixed for anchoring the posts. He poured in the dry concrete and then the water and they seem very sturdy. We would like to use the same concrete for our fence and deck footings, which we are doing ourselves. Can anyone tell me what type of concrete can be used for this?


Jay J

03:27PM | 06/24/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi KimmieO,

Easy! Visit Select the RED link (the fast-setting concrete mix), and go from there. At the bottom of the RED page, you'll see links about installing posts. Yes, you pour it in a hole and add water. It can't be any easier. I use it all the time. DO read the directions first BEFORE you even leave the store to be SURE it's what you want to use. Keep it away from water and moisture until you need it.

Be sure to dig down below frost line. Buy yourself some gravel and wrap it up in some Landscape Fabric, and put it in the dugout hole BEFORE you add your mix. (It's for drainage under there.) AND, if you can, flare-out your hole like an upside-down icecream cone. That way, the cone CAN'T move UPWARDS, at all, because of its shape.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

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