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How Many Bags of Concrete Are in a Yard?

There are 45 bags of concrete in a cubic yard. This assumes you're using 80-lb bags of pre-mixed concrete.
Updated: 02/28/2018
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If you're thinking about pouring your own concrete, pre-mixed concrete bags are the easiest option. Keep reading to figure out the exact number of bags you'll need for your project.

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4 Easy Steps to Determine How Many Bags of Concrete Your Need:
1. Measure the area in cubic feet.

2. Add 10% to account for small spills and slight variations in depth.

3. Divide by 0.6 (because each bag yields 0.6 cubic feet).

4. Round up to the nearest whole number.

Slab is 12 ft. x 6 ft. x 0.34 feet = 40.8 cubic feet.

40.8 x 1.10 = 44.9 cubic feet.

44.9/0.6 = 74.8

Buy 75 bags of concrete (80-lb. bags).

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DIY or Hire a Concrete Contractor?
For a small project, using pre-mixed concrete bags and doing it yourself might make sense.

If you're considering pouring your own concrete slab or another major project, be aware that it's a big job. You'll need to buy a number of materials and tools, and possibly rent a powered mixer.

To see what it would cost to hire a contractor, answer a few questions here to get free estimates from concrete contractors in your area.

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