Post Mix Concrete is a rapid setting pre-mixed formulation that is specially designed for the use on a variety of posts. This high-quality product is extremely versatile and can be used for the fast setting of concrete, wooden and metal fence posts; including gate posts, decking posts, washing lines and even garden ornaments. In addition to setting in as little as 5-10 minutes, our Post Mix Concrete has other benefits such as providing a durable, hardwearing blend of materials that require little mixing and will guarantee long-lasting results. Post Mix is simple and easy to use, requiring only the addition of water which is why this is the perfect product for all homeowners.
- For fixing posts, road signs and bollards
- No requirement for mixing – just add water after placing
- As a guide a 2.4m post should have 0.6m below and 1.8m above ground level. One 20kg bag of Reader PostFast® will secure a standard size fence post. Setting is normally in 10-15 minutes but may be longer in cold weather
Pro-Mix is tested in accordance with specific procedures to ensure compliance to specification prior to despatch and are subject to the controls of a BS EN ISO 9001 : 2008 approved quality system.
Packaging & Storage
Pro-Mix is supplied 20Kg plastic bags as a 1 tonne pallet, palletised and shrink wrapped. The packaging is 100% water proof but for best results the material should be stored clear of the ground, sheeted and preferably under cover and unopened. The pallets should not be stacked more than two high with the material being used on a first in, first out basis. For best results, store correctly and use within a 12 month period of manufacture.
Mixing & Usage
Do not use when air temperature is below +5ºC or when ground is frozen. Do not mix this product with any other cement, cement admixture or similar products. Do not move the post for at least 10 minutes until after the product has set. For your comfort and convenience wear gloves to avoid any material contacting the skin. 1. Dig a hole of sufficient depth for the post – As a useful guide a 3m post should have 1m below and 2m above ground level. Avoid digging the hole in an ever widening neck. The width of the hole should be at least x3 the diameter of the post. 2. Place the post in the hole and fix in position. Check for alignment with a spirit level. Stake the post with supporting battens, leaving your hands free for the rest of the job. 3. Empty half the contents of the bag into the hole around the base of the post. Pour 1 litre of clean water onto the Pro-Mix. The best results are obtained when the water is poured on the area directly surrounding the post. Stop pouring when the water ceases to soak away. 4. Now empty the remaining contents of the bag into the hole and again, pour a further 1 litre clean water onto the Reader PostFast until the water ceases to soak away. 5. After setting (approximately 10-15 mins dependent on ambient temperature), the batten supports can be removed. Ideally, allow a further hour before attempting to fix anything to the post as any movement may weaken the concrete.