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Figuring Yards of Cement

Posted by J. Stephen Jones on April 17th, 2003 10:18 AM
In reply to HOW MANY YARDS OF CEMENT by ARTHUR LEBLANC on March 11th, 2003 09:34 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Concrete Formula by Handyman on 05/19/2005

How many yards does it take for a slab 24' long x 16' wide x 6 inches thick? This is a driveway.

In addition, what strength of concrete is the best to use? Do you put wire mesh in the concrete for stability and to limit cracking? Is it best to put down a gravel base (washed gravel or road base) mix before laying the cement? Lastly, how large a piece can be laid at once if you put in an expansion joint strip at 12' (say 2 slabs 16' wide with a crack seam at 8' x 12' long)? We want to do it right and it is a self-do project. Thank you.

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