When it comes to your project materials, you never want to be sitting on too much concrete. It can be heavy, bulky and is difficult to move, store and transport. Having an accurate estimate of how much of any material required for your job can save you valuable time and money as well as the hassle of managing material you won’t need after your job is done. Below are some tips on how to choose the right amount of concrete for your next job using common brands such as Ready-Mix concrete and Portland Cement.

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## How many bags of Ready-Mix concrete per yard

If you have a really big job, you’re best off calculating your job in yards. Don’t worry, we’ll also show you how to convert all those bags into pallets later on.

### How many bags of Ready-Mix concrete per yard

Brand | Bag size | Per Cubic Yard | For 10 Cubic Yards |

Ready-Mix | 50 pounds | 72 bags | 720 bags |

Ready-Mix | 60 pounds | 60 bags | 600 bags |

Ready-Mix | 80 pounds | 45 bags | 450 bags |

Ready-Mix | 90 pounds | 41 bags | 410 bags |

For 50-pound bags of ready-mix concrete it takes seventy-two bags per cubic yard. If you’re using 60-pound bags of ready-mix concrete you will need 60 bags per yard. While for 80-pound bags of ready-mix concrete you will need forty-five bags per yard. For 90-pound bags of ready-mix concrete you will need forty-one bags per yard.

## How many bags of Ready-Mix concrete per cubic foot

If you prefer to calculate your ready-mix concrete job size in cubic feet, we’ve got you covered. Just remember, these estimates work on the assumption that you pour onto a level, uniform surface. When in doubt, consider buying an extra bag in a smaller size. It may save you a return trip to the hardware store and will be easy to store for later use or return if you don’t need it.

### How many bags of Ready-Mix concrete per cubic foot

Brand | Bag size | Per Cubic Foot | For 10 Cubic Feet |

Ready-Mix | 50 pounds | 2 ¾ bags | 27.5 bags |

Ready-Mix | 60 pounds | 2 ¼ bags | 22.5 bags |

Ready-Mix | 80 pounds | 1 ¾ bags | 17.5 bags |

Ready-Mix | 90 pounds | 1 ½ bags | 15 bags |

If you use two-and-three quarters of a 50-pound bag of Ready-Mix concrete it will yield one cubic foot of finished material. While a two-and-a-quarter 60-pound bag of Ready-Mix concrete will yield approximately one cubic foot of finished material. A one-and-three-quarter 80-pound bag of ready-mix concrete will yield one cubic foot of finished material. If you decide to use one-and-a-half 90-pound bags of ready-mix concrete it will yield one cubic foot of finished material.

## How many bags of Ready-Mix concrete per square foot

For pouring a concrete slab, I recommend a minimum pour depth of four inches. How you can easily calculate how many square feet each popular bag size of ready-mix concrete will yield for a four-inch slab.

### How many bags of Ready-Mix concrete per square foot

Brand | Bag size | Per Square Foot | For 10 Square Feet |

Ready-Mix | 50 pounds | Just under one bag | 89 bags |

Ready-Mix | 60 pounds | ¾ of one bag | 75 bags |

Ready-Mix | 80 pounds | A little over half a bag | 55 bags |

Ready-Mix | 90 pounds | Half a bag | 91 bags |

For a 50-bag of Ready-Mix concrete you’ll need just under one bag of Ready-Mix Concrete per square foot or 89 bags for a ten square-foot area. If you decide to use a 60-pound bag of Ready-Mix, you’ll need three-quarters of a 60-pound bag per square foot or 75 for a ten square-foot area. While if you use an 80-pound bag of Ready-Mix concrete will require a little over half of an 80-pound bag per square foot or 55 bags for a ten square foot area. If you’re going for a 90-pound bag of Ready-Mix then you will need half a 90-pound bag per square foot or 91 bags for a ten square-foot area.

## How many bags of Ready-Mix concrete on a pallet

Having a breakdown of how many pallets you need can make pick-up or delivery of your materials quick and painless.

### How many bags of Ready-Mix concrete per pallet

Brand | Bag size | Bags per Pallet |

Ready-Mix | 50 pounds | 63 bags |

Ready-Mix | 60 pounds | 56 bags |

Ready-Mix | 80 pounds | 42 bags |

Ready-Mix | 90 pounds | 40 bags |

There are sixty-three 50-pound bags of ready-mix concrete per pallet. There are fifty-six 60-pound bags of ready-mix concrete per pallet. There are forty-two 80-pound bags of ready-mix concrete per pallet. There are forty 90-pound bags of ready-mix concrete per pallet.

## How many Portland cement bags per batch

One 94-pound bag of Portland cement, mixed with two-hundred pounds (four bags) of gravel and three-hundred pounds (three bags) of sand is equivalent to: twelve 50-pound bags of ready-mix concrete; ten 60-pound bags of ready-mix concrete; seven and a half 80-pound bags of ready-mix concrete or seven 90-pound bags of ready-mix concrete.

## Portland cement by the pallet

If you’re looking to make Portland cement based concrete and purchase in bulk, you’re looking at quite a commitment. To make one batch of Portland-cement based concrete, you’ll need one pallet of Portland-cement, two pallets of gravel, and three pallets of sand. That’s enough to make six yards of concrete, as it takes six pallets worth of ingredients to produce a batch of this size.

There are lots of great options available for those looking for concrete. You can use Ready-Mix concrete products for smaller projects or choose to make your own cement if you have access to a truck or mixer. For most small jobs, Ready-Mix concrete is the best solution.

## FAQ’s

### What type of concrete is right for my project?

Ready-Mix concrete comes in a variety of formulas. You’ll want to stick with higher-strength products or your own blend of concrete if your application requires maximum durability. Crack-seal and fence-post products offer an easier-to-mix formulation ideal for smaller projects.

### Can I use portland cement instead of concrete?

No, if you are installing a slab, fence posts, or any other load-bearing structure, you’ll want to use ready-mix concrete or use the required ratio of sand, gravel, and water with your Portland cement product.

### When should I, or my contractor, consider rebar?

There is no hard and fast rule, but generally, any pours greater than five feet in depth are candidates for reinforcement with rebar. Of course, this will vary by the anticipated load and traffic on your project.

When in doubt, rebar adds the benefit of combating large cracks from settling. If you want superior durability, give it some thought.

### How many yards of concrete are in a truck?

A truck will hold anywhere between 8 and 10 yards of concrete, so you’re only going to want to call one in for bigger jobs.

### How many yards of concrete on a pallet?

A pallet of ready-mix concrete will typically be enough to cover one yard, although it will vary by size. If you want the closest measurement to a yard out of your pallet, order a larger bag size with less packaging. This results in a more manageable stack height and a closer pallet-per-yard conversion.

### How many pallets of concrete are in a truck?

A concrete truck can hold anywhere between eight to ten yards of concrete. That is an awful lot of concrete and is equivalent to four hundred and fifty 80-pound bags, or around ten pallets of concrete.

### How can I make my own concrete?

The recipe for concrete is as easy as 1-2-3:

· One-part Portland cement

· Two-parts gravel

· Three-parts sand

You will need access to a mixer or a truck. For job costing, there is only one common bag size of Portland cement, which is 94 pounds. Sand typically comes in 100-pound increments, whereas gravel comes in 50-pound bags.

### How long does it take concrete to cure?

It can take up to 28 days for concrete to cure, but of course, this depends on several factors, such as humidity, the thickness of your pour and ambient temperature. Generally, concrete has gained 75% of its strength after a week of set time, but you probably want to wait longer before allowing vehicle traffic on a driveway, for example.

### How much water do I need?

You’ll want to add water to your mixture till it’s workable. Fill a plastic cup with concrete and flip it over. You’ll know you’re in the ballpark when your cement holds its shape when the cup is removed. You’ll also want your test mold to settle at about half its original height to ensure that it’s in good, workable condition.