Precast concrete or self mixing?

When mixing concrete yourself, there are a few things to be aware of. What you have to keep in mind, if you want to mix yourself, and if it is even profitable to mix concrete yourself, you will learn in this post.

Possible problems with self-mixing

Mixing concrete yourself is a matter of honor for many die-hard DIY enthusiasts. But that's not always the wisest decision. Especially the following points should be considered:

  • The quality of the concrete: when mixing by itself, as high quality as in precast concrete can generally not be achieved
  • the security: the quality of self-mixing can not really control. For precast concrete, however, one can safely assume the stated strength, if one follows the instructions
  • The additives: Finished concrete products contain partly additives that make the concrete easier to process and improve its properties. When self-mixing you do not have these additives.


The profitability of self-mixing is generally scarce, especially not for the risks associated with a possibly insufficient quality of the concrete.

Tips & Tricks

It depends not only on the right concrete composition, but also on correct mixing. No mistakes should happen here.

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