Dry Ready mix
This is the type of mix typically found in many home improvement stores. It comes in a bag and contains all the necessary components for concrete with the exception of the water. It clearly states home much concrete the dry ready mix will produce when water is added, making it easy to calculate how much you'll need for a project. Some manufacturer's offer several types for different types of projects. To use all you need is the proper amount of water and a place and tools to mix the concrete. If you follow the manufacturer's instructions, this type of concrete is nearly foolproof. However, you will pay much more for dry ready mix than other types of mix. For small jobs a dry ready mix canactually be more cost effective than other options, so don't automatically rule this option out if economy is a priority. However,for large projects another option is almost always cheaper. Ready mix Ready mix is another product that is geared to the casual do it yourselfer, although it is more difficult to find than dry ready mix. This option comes with water added, ready to be immediately used. It comes in a small trailer that can be brought to your home, and the concrete should immediately be used. Sometimes that trailer contains a rotating drum that mixes the concrete as you go, other times the trailer contains just a large box with it in it. There are several drawbacks to ready mix concrete. First, it can be both difficult to find as well as expensive. Second, you must have a car that can successfully haul the concrete, which can be very heavy. Third, you must schedule buying ready mix so it does not sit too long before use and you must limit travel time. All of these drawbacks can become significant problems, so be sure to carefully consider your project's needs before buying ready mix. Bulk dry materials If you have a large project, buying your own bulk dry materials and mixing them yourself is often the most cost effective option. In addition to the economy bulk dry materials offer, you can also customize the mix to your specific strength and aesthetic needs.