How to Mix Concrete
Learn how to mix concrete in a motorized drum style concrete mixer with Sakrete 5000 Plus and CHENG Concrete Countertop Mix.
For larger projects, like a concrete countertop, a motorized concrete mixer is necessary. You can typically one from your local home improvement center or equipment rental yard. If you are planning to cast concrete countertops or other custom precast concrete projects a motorized concrete mixer will be one of you shop necessities.
Mixers come in different volumes, the most common is a 9 cubic foot mixer. 9 cubic feet is the total volume of the mixer, but the batch volume is actually 6 cubic feet, meaning you can only mix up to 6 cubic feet of concrete at a time. For larger pours you can mix up one batch, dump it in a wheel barrow, and then begin mixing the next batch.
What You’ll Need
The Mixer You’ll Need
- 12 ft3 mixer = 9.5 ft3 batch capacity
- 9 ft3 mixer = 6 ft3 batch capacity
- 5 ft3 mixer = 2.5 ft3 batch capacity