- Ideal for pouring concrete slabs and setting posts
- 4000 psi average compressive strength
- Just add water

Quikrete 60 lb. Concrete Mix is ideal for both structural and non structural applications over 2 in. thick. This ready to use product contains a blend of Portland cement, sand, gravel, and other approved ingredients. Quikrete 60 lb. Concrete Mix is perfect for projects requiring a quality, general use concrete mix.

- Ideal for sidewalks, steps, walkways, foundations, footings, and other general concrete work
- Perfect for setting mailbox posts, fence posts, and lamp posts
- High-strength 4,000 psi concrete
- Just add water
- Meets ASTM C 387 compressive strength requirements
- Note: product may vary by store
- Learn more about concrete and cement here in our Buying Guide

Coverage Area (cu. ft.) |
.45 |
Product Depth (in.) |
17 |

Product Height (in.) |
4.5 |
Product Length (in.) |
15 |

Color Family |
Gray |
Color/Finish |
Gray |

Compression strength (psi) |
4000 |
Features |
Crack Resistant |

Material |
Concrete |
Mix Type |
All-Purpose |

Overhead Use |
No |
Product Weight (lb.) |
60 lb |

Use Location |
Floor |
Working time (min.) |
60 |

Manufacturer Warranty |
See Packaging |

189 Questions378 Answers

60 lb. Concrete Mix

This question is from 60 lb. Concrete Mix

7 answers

June 17, 2016

Answer:

A 60 lb. bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields approximately 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. If applied 4” thick, which is the typical depth for a slab, a 60 lb bag will roughly cover 1.35 cubic feet. Yields are approximate and will vary based upon waste, uneven sub-grade, etc.

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I think the EXPERT means @ 4" thick a 60 lb.bag will
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A 60 lb. bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields approximately 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. If applied 4” thick, which is the typical depth for a slab, a 60 lb bag will roughly cover 1.35 cubic feet. Yields are approximate and will vary based upon waste, uneven sub-grade, etc.

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I think the EXPERT means @ 4" thick a 60 lb.bag will cover 1.35 square feet, not 1.35 cubic feet.

It is only 0.45 cubic feet to start with. Read Less

It is only 0.45 cubic feet to start with. Read Less

December 25, 2015

Answer:

A 60 lb. bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields approximately 0.45 CUBIC feet of concrete.

If applied 4” thick, which is the typical depth for a slab, a 60 lb bag will roughly cover 1.35 SQUARE feet. Yields are approximate and will vary based upon waste, uneven sub-grade, etc.

April 12, 2015

Answer:

Depends on the thickness. One 60lb bag has 0.44444 cubic feet.

If you pour a 4" thick piece, you can cover 192 sq inches per bag.

If you pour a 4" thick piece, you can cover 192 sq inches per bag.

March 30, 2015

Answer:

I hate giving answers like this, but it depends.

One bag of quickrete will make about a half of a cubic foot of concrete, little less little more depending on how messy things get.

One bag of quickrete will make about a half of a cubic foot of concrete, little less little more depending on how messy things get.

half a cubic foot will cover three square feet 2 inches thick or one and a half square feet 4 inches thick

Hope this helps

March 30, 2015

Answer:

Please see the manufacturer fact sheet:

www.quikrete.com/PDFs/DATA_SHEET-Concrete%20Mix%201101.pdf

March 30, 2015

Answer:

A 60 lb bag of concrete makes about 0.33 sq ft of concrete.

in other words:

One 60 lb bag will make a

1 foot by 1 foot by 4 inch slab

1 foot by 1 foot by 4 inch slab

March 30, 2015

Answer:

A 60 lb. bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields approximately 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. If applied 4” thick, which is the typical depth for a slab, a 60 lb bag will roughly cover 1.35 cubic feet. Yields are approximate and will vary based upon waste, uneven sub-grade, etc.

This question is from 60 lb. Concrete Mix

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I need to put in about 8 fence posts and don't know how much concrete I need to buy. Thanks!

November 7, 2014

Answer:

1 foot is too shallow of a hole. No matter what

I use 2 ft hole and 6 ft above grade for fence. There is no dynamic force on the post and should be plenty.

If it's a support post for a gate you might get a deeper hole/longer post, but unless the gate is wider than three feet there also not much strain. stay with 2 and 6.

For a gate that is wider, you might consider a 4x6 or sister two posts if you are Read More

I use 2 ft hole and 6 ft above grade for fence. There is no dynamic force on the post and should be plenty.

If it's a support post for a gate you might get a deeper hole/longer post, but unless the gate is wider than three feet there also not much strain. stay with 2 and 6.

For a gate that is wider, you might consider a 4x6 or sister two posts if you are Read More

1 foot is too shallow of a hole. No matter what

I use 2 ft hole and 6 ft above grade for fence. There is no dynamic force on the post and should be plenty.

If it's a support post for a gate you might get a deeper hole/longer post, but unless the gate is wider than three feet there also not much strain. stay with 2 and 6.

For a gate that is wider, you might consider a 4x6 or sister two posts if you are concerned and stay with the two ft hole and 6 ft above grade.

I use 2 ft hole and 6 ft above grade for fence. There is no dynamic force on the post and should be plenty.

If it's a support post for a gate you might get a deeper hole/longer post, but unless the gate is wider than three feet there also not much strain. stay with 2 and 6.

For a gate that is wider, you might consider a 4x6 or sister two posts if you are concerned and stay with the two ft hole and 6 ft above grade.

My calculations are one 90# sack comes short to fill a two ft deep hole with standard post hole digger 6-7 inches width and a 4x4. Use 2 60# per ft.

The dirt/soil here is HARD. I would never dig a 12 inch wide hole. Why would you. Too much work for zero gain.

I use to use the 90# bags but the 60# are easier to lift and move.

I use to use the 90# bags but the 60# are easier to lift and move.

After putting in probably 60 posts and many more to go, I suggest the 60# as 1 per foot.

I have not had a post go over in 32 years at the house. The post may rot, but the cement is still solid.

I have not had a post go over in 32 years at the house. The post may rot, but the cement is still solid.

an old guy
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April 16, 2014

Answer:

It depends on the the size of the hole, I would use one bag per hole.

April 8, 2014

Answer:

Calculate your cubic feet and multiply by 135lb per cubic foot of concrete.

Divide by the weight of each bag.

Divide by the weight of each bag.

Asked by

Boog

Tulsa

April 1, 2014

Answer:

I used (1) 60lb bag on an 18" deep x 8" dia. hole with a 4x6 Pole and it was 4" short of filling to the top. Your hole will probably be 12" depth x 6" dia. which would take ~3/4 of a 60lb Bag.

March 10, 2014

Answer:

When placing fence posts, the depth of the post hole should be one-half of the above-ground post height, for example: For a 4' above ground post, use a post with an overall height of 6 feet and place 2 feet (24”) in the ground. For holes that are 24” deep, with a 12” diameter, and a 4” x 4” square post placed within, a single hole would require approximately three 60# bags of mixed QUIKRETE Concrete Mix.
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When placing fence posts, the depth of the post hole should be one-half of the above-ground post height, for example: For a 4' above ground post, use a post with an overall height of 6 feet and place 2 feet (24”) in the ground. For holes that are 24” deep, with a 12” diameter, and a 4” x 4” square post placed within, a single hole would require approximately three 60# bags of mixed QUIKRETE Concrete Mix. 8 posts will require approximately 24 bags. These are estimates and will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc. Note that the QUIKRETE Concrete Mix must be blended with water before being added to the hole.
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Asked by

Anonymous

Forest, VA, USA

March 7, 2014

Answer:

If you're setting 4x4 posts, you're gonna want to dig your holes deeper than 1 foot. The Quikrete folks will tell you to dig a hole half as deep as the height of your post out of the ground. (e.g., for a 6 foot high post you would need a 9 foot long 4x4 with 3 feet of it being buried in the hole). While that will certainly be sturdy, I would go with 8 foot posts and bury them in 2 foot holes. Having said
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If you're setting 4x4 posts, you're gonna want to dig your holes deeper than 1 foot. The Quikrete folks will tell you to dig a hole half as deep as the height of your post out of the ground. (e.g., for a 6 foot high post you would need a 9 foot long 4x4 with 3 feet of it being buried in the hole). While that will certainly be sturdy, I would go with 8 foot posts and bury them in 2 foot holes. Having said that, a 60lb. bag would do one hole and then some - maybe 3 bags for 4 holes - assuming the holes are about 9-10 inches in diameter. The Quikrete website has a good quantity calculator on it. Good luck.
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This question is from 60 lb. Concrete Mix

5 answers

July 23, 2015

Answer:

Go to http://www.quikrete.com/Calculator/Main.asp.

Enter your Information.

Enter your Information.

April 14, 2015

Answer:

A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. A 4 ft x 10 ft x 0.33 ft (4 inch) slab will require 13 1/3 cubic feet of concrete, or 30 60 lb bags of concrete. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.

April 13, 2015

Answer:

Your slab - 4 x 10 x 0.33 = 13.33 cu ft

Each 60 lb bag is 0.45 cu ft

13.33 cu ft / 0.45 cu ft = 29.6 bags of Concrete mix.

April 12, 2015

Answer:

30 of the 60lb bags

April 12, 2015

Answer:

For a slab 4' x 10' and 4 inches thick you'll need approx 32 60# bags of Quikrete Concrete Mix.

This question is from 60 lb. Concrete Mix

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This question is from
60 lb. Concrete Mix

Asked by

Roger

August 6, 2013

10". Diameter tube

August 23, 2013

Answer:

You have 2.72 cubic feet.

2.72 cubic feet times 135lb per cubic foot of concrete is 368lb of concrete needed.

If you buy 60lb bags of concrete, you will need a bit more than 6.

You could always stuff some more rocks in the wet concrete so you don't have to buy a full bag.

2.72 cubic feet times 135lb per cubic foot of concrete is 368lb of concrete needed.

If you buy 60lb bags of concrete, you will need a bit more than 6.

You could always stuff some more rocks in the wet concrete so you don't have to buy a full bag.

August 21, 2013

Answer:

About 7 bags.... The tube contains about 2.8 cubic feet and each 60 lb bag is .45 cubic feet.

Hope this helps

August 9, 2013

Answer:

Each foot of a 10 inch diameter QUIK-TUBE requires approximately 1.3 60 lb bags to fill it. 5 feet will require approximately 6 1/2 60 lb bags.

August 7, 2013

Answer:

The area of a circle is Pi times r squared, so 3.14 times 5 squared or 3.14 times 25 = 78.5 square inches.

Multiply the area by the height (60 inches). 78.5 X 60 = 4710 cubic inches.

There are 1728 cubic inches in a cubic foot. Divide 4710 by 1728 and we have 2.73 cubic feet.

I use 0.45 cubic feet per bag to calculate necessary volume. I suspect that the 60 pound bag was intended to approximate a half Read More

Multiply the area by the height (60 inches). 78.5 X 60 = 4710 cubic inches.

There are 1728 cubic inches in a cubic foot. Divide 4710 by 1728 and we have 2.73 cubic feet.

I use 0.45 cubic feet per bag to calculate necessary volume. I suspect that the 60 pound bag was intended to approximate a half Read More

The area of a circle is Pi times r squared, so 3.14 times 5 squared or 3.14 times 25 = 78.5 square inches.

Multiply the area by the height (60 inches). 78.5 X 60 = 4710 cubic inches.

There are 1728 cubic inches in a cubic foot. Divide 4710 by 1728 and we have 2.73 cubic feet.

I use 0.45 cubic feet per bag to calculate necessary volume. I suspect that the 60 pound bag was intended to approximate a half cubic foot, but 0.45 cubic feet is more conservative and works out in practice. So: 2.73 cu. ft. divided by 0.45 = 6.06 bags. 6 bags should be OK if you are careful. Be sure to vibrate or tamp and reinforce properly. Read Less

Multiply the area by the height (60 inches). 78.5 X 60 = 4710 cubic inches.

There are 1728 cubic inches in a cubic foot. Divide 4710 by 1728 and we have 2.73 cubic feet.

I use 0.45 cubic feet per bag to calculate necessary volume. I suspect that the 60 pound bag was intended to approximate a half cubic foot, but 0.45 cubic feet is more conservative and works out in practice. So: 2.73 cu. ft. divided by 0.45 = 6.06 bags. 6 bags should be OK if you are careful. Be sure to vibrate or tamp and reinforce properly. Read Less

Asked by

Stan

PA

August 6, 2013

Answer:

Volume would be Pi rsquared x h...radius is 5" or .42 ft...

So, volume would be 2.75 cuft...@ .45 cu ft/bag that would be about 6 bags (if my hs geometry memory is still valid...)

So, volume would be 2.75 cuft...@ .45 cu ft/bag that would be about 6 bags (if my hs geometry memory is still valid...)

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reviewers.

Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by johnny STAY AWAY: Iron Aggregate which rusts & pits surface within days
Quikrete 60lb bags contain iron sulfide aggregates, pyrite or marcasites. Within 1-2 days after sidewalk pour, these aggregates make their way to the surface. Once they do, you will see unsightly rusty spots on your sidewalk's surface. These rusty spots are the iron aggregates.
To make matter EVEN WORSE, this iron aggregate is soft - so soft you can easily scrape at it with a finger nail. It o0nly takes a couple of days for the iron aggregate to wear down leaving you with a pit in the surface! This compromises the integrity of your surface and the pit will grow very easily, especially if you live in the north east.
For those that are going to say that I am mixing my concrete too thin, I have tried very stiff, medium stiff and thin and it makes no difference. These iron aggregates find their way to the surface no matter what.
Think twice before using Quikrete. I will be contacting quickrete directly for a refund of my time and for the bags I purchased.
I am not finished with the whole sidewalk and will be looking to use the other brand sold by HD's main competitor in hopes that it is better.
June 25, 2016

Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gridless Easy, for Concrete!
I've worked with this product in many projects with more being planned. I can handle it myself without too much trouble and have made stepping stone paths and set fence posts with it so far. My next project is a new door step.
May 20, 2016

Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FirstTimePatioMaker Water amount seems off
I tried to use Quikrete to lay some WalkMaker stones for a small patio. When I used the amount of water specified on the bag, the mix turned out very dry and crumbly. I had to add another 1-3 quarts of water to get the mix to resemble anything like what wet concrete should look like. If I ever do this again, I'll definitely rent a mixer and prep the base a little more than I did.
Tough to get uniformity between bags, especially when adding color.
June 26, 2015

Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by blondefilli Great produce - Quikrete
This product was excellent for me. I needed to make a flower border that was flat and decorative. So I dug trenches, filled them with Quikrete, and decorated it with marbles and stones. It turned out beautifully!
June 22, 2015

Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BlackDimension Too much gravel, not enough cement
Used 21 bags to fill 2 areas where concrete was pulled out for foundation repair. I have used several other types and brands of concrete, and I can't say I was impressed with this one. It was cheap @ 2.83/bag, but other than that I was not impressed. I rented a mixer, and used the recommended .5 gallons per bag. Mixing 2 bags with the recommended 1 gallon was too dry. Also, smoothing the top with a trowel was difficult as it was too gravely, and after it dried there is gravel showing through the top. Pictures attached.
I did not have the same problem with the other QuickCrete commercial bags I have used. I also have had very good experience with rapidset concrete. I would not use this product again, or recommend it to anyone for use.
September 16, 2014

Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TuckerB4 Fast and good concrete
Special deal on end of year quickcrete concrete. Made a great floor for storage shed and with the price was able to buy it cheaper then plywood.
October 14, 2014

Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trouble Great Stuff
Bought this and 40 other bags to create the foundation for our patio cover. There is not a good way to get access to the back yard so we mixed our own. The 60# bag is perfect for those of us 50+ to lift into the mixer.
August 21, 2013

Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KRobin31 This product was exactly what I was looking for to build my new dog kennel and retaining wall
Quikrete was economical , easy to handle, easy to install and worked great to set posts for my new dog kennel and retaining wall.
June 4, 2013