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Glenni 05-03-2007 02:34 PM

Using Old Bags of Redimix
I was going to pour a small patio a year ago using bags of redimix concrete. Of course, I didn't get around to it and now the bags are hard as rocks. Is there any way to use this material or should I toss it out?

glennjanie 05-03-2007 04:55 PM

Hello Glenni and Welcome to the Forum:
Sorry, once the concrete sets it is no longer any good except for filler. Even suppliers lose a bag here and there by moisture gain. Better luck next time.

CraigFL 05-04-2007 05:35 AM

I saw one clever person create a retaining wall with hardened bags of redimix. It did take a long time for the paper to rot off though....

Mephistopheles 05-19-2007 02:37 PM

actually there is a way to use it.

use a sledge hammer to break it into 1/4-3/4 chunks then add sand and cement and not too much water...don't want weak concrete.

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