How much Concrete is required for a 10 X 10 Slab
In this article we are going to discuss How to estimate concrete slab cost and how to order them. It’s very easy to figure out how much concrete you’ll need for a concrete project around your home. Regardless of the size, you need to calculate the volume of concrete in cubic yards before ordering the mixed concrete or bags.
The main thing we need to determine is the shape of the concrete, suppose if it is rectangular shape slab, then we have to measure in length and width, or if it’s a circular shape slab then we have to estimate the diameter.
To calculate the cubic yards for a 10 X 10 slab
To get the answer in cubic yards, multiply the length (10 feet) by the width (10 feet) by the depth. The depth is somewhat trickier, so we’ll use a standard thickness of four inches for this slab. If the 10 x 10 slab is going to have to withstand very heavy traffic, you should go to five or six inches, but we’ll say this is a recreational slab. Four inches is 0.35 feet, so now,
our equation is
=10 x 10 x 0.35.
=1.3 Cubic Yards
For all projects, add an extra 10 percent to allow for spillage and slab depth variations to help determine the concrete cost per yard.
The basic hardening process Of Concrete
Curing plays an important role on strength development and durability of concrete. Curing takes place immediately after concrete placing and finishing, and involves maintenance of desired moisture and temperature conditions, both at depth and near the surface, for extended periods of time. Properly cured concrete has an adequate amount of moisture for continued hydration and development of strength, volume stability, resistance to freezing and thawing, abrasion and scaling resistance.
Adding Strength to the Concrete
Improving Performance Concrete suppliers often use additives, called admixtures, to alter or improve the qualities of the mix for a specific application. When it's important to have a workable concrete that pours easily without adding extra water, a mineral additive such as fly ash is added.
Alternatively, superplasticizers are used to improve workability while increasing strength because less water is required.
Concrete Bags Requirement for a 10 X 10 slab
If you’re doing the mix at home, you’ll need to know how many bags to buy. A 60-pound bag yields .017 cubic yards, and an 80-pound bag yields .022 cubic yards.
For a 10 x 10 slab, you would need 77 60-pound bags or 60 80-pound bags. If we add an extra 10%, that’s an extra 8 60-pound bags or 6 80-pound bags.
Types of Concrete and their Applications
Typically, there are different types of concrete used in the building and in the construction depends on the type of construction. Some of them are specified below:
1. Plain concrete
2. Normal-strength concrete
3. High-strength Concrete
4. Rapid-strength concrete
5. Ready-mix concrete Stamped concrete
6. Prestressed concrete
7. Polymer concrete
8. Air entrained concrete
Importance of Concrete in Construction Industry:
Concrete is a very strong material that can withstand great tensile and compressive stresses without yielding. This strength is, of course, a function of the material components of the concrete mix. The longevity of concrete makes it a great material for permanent buildings and other structures like bridges and even dams.
Thus, these specific properties of Concrete make it an incredibly important material for the construction industry and a favourite for the many cement contractors.