Mixing Concrete in a Wheelbarrow
A simple wheelbarrow, a stiff rake, and a reliable process transform the task of mixing concrete from backbreaker to no-brainer
When working with concrete, it's best to work smarter, not harder. Fence and deck specialist Scott Grice's system for mixing concrete by the bag eliminates the heavy lifting. Fine Homebuilding's assistant editor John Ross demonstrates that you can't go wrong if you add the water first and work your rake through the mix until you have an even consistency.
See Scott's step-by-step system in the Building Skills article Mix concrete by the bag.
Video by Jean-Paul Vellotti
From Fine Homebuilding 186, pp. 110-112
March 1, 2007