Concrete/Mortar Calculator

Guidelines

For quality concrete, please follow these guidelines:

  • Water must be of potable/drinkable quality and free from colour and smell.
  • Aggregate must be clean washed and free from organics.
  • Always be sure to use Eco-Plus "fresh" cement free from clumps and lumps.



Please select your aggregate size:

User SelectionMax-size Coarse AggDensityCementSand (Moist)Coarse Aggregate (Moist)Aggregate (3/4" - Moist)Water

3/8"152013.22.500.5

1/2"155012.5300.5

3/4"1630133.500.5

1" 7 3/4"163010.30.520.5

1.5" & 3/4"1550131.51.50.5


Here's what you will need for your mix:

VOLUME OF CONCRETE (FT3)
VOLUME OF CONCRETE (YD3)
VOLUME OF CONCRETE (M3)

Guidelines

Note: The minimum recommended thickness for mortar application on floors and walls is 1/4 (6mm) 2 (50mm)

The recommended sand for mortar mix is mortar or concretizing sand. All other sands are deemed unsuitable for mortar mixes.

Mortar is best recommended for the following applications:

  • Plastering over bricks.
  • Adhering bricks or concrete blocks to one another to provide stability.
  • To compensate for irregularity between units.
  • To seal any gaps to resist wind or rain penetration.
  • As a binder between bricks in walls, fences, and walkways.
  • To make quick repairs in patio slabs and reset loosened stones or bricks in a walkway or retaining walls.
  • To set small equipment firmly in the ground, minimizing the chances of the equipment shifting or toppling while in use.



Here's what you will need for your mix:

VOLUME OF MORTAR (FT3)
VOLUME OF MORTAR (YD3)
VOLUME OF MORTAR (M3)