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    I'm trying to get figures for building a half Wall and most economically. The Board of directors wants to build a half wall of poured reinforced concrete 48" x 36" x 6". I am recommending we use steel stud construction wrapped in stucco.
    what are the weights and estimated costs?

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    Estimated costs are a bit beyond the scope of this website.

    In looking for weight I came across a FAQ at the Portland Cement website.
    https://www.cement.org/learn/materia...sked-questions

    Except they direct you to a publication that costs money.
    http://members.cement.org/EBiz55/Boo...px?Value=EB049

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    • #3
      Originally posted by donghotreotuong1 View Post
      I'm trying to get figures for building a half Wall and most economically. The Board of directors wants to build a half wall of poured reinforced concrete 48" x 36" x 6". I am recommending we use steel stud construction wrapped in stucco.
      what are the weights and estimated costs?
      You have 6 cubic feet of concrete. Density varies a bit with mix, but figures of 144-150 lb/ft³ are commonly used. The reinforcing rods would make it slightly higher. If there are no extreme lateral loads, you might also consider (hollow) cinder block construction with a stucco overcoat for appearance.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JohnS View Post

        You have 6 cubic feet of concrete. Density varies a bit with mix, but figures of 144-150 lb/ft³ are commonly used. The reinforcing rods would make it slightly higher. If there are no extreme lateral loads, you might also consider (hollow) cinder block construction with a stucco overcoat for appearance.
        Thanks for the calculations. Have the same concrete project as well. My dimensions are 32'' x 11'' x 4''. Using the calculator here, I found that I need 1408 cu/in of concrete or 0.815 cu/ft. Is that right? Also it shows that I need 40 lb bags for that volume. Hope that would be enough.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LoChelso View Post

          Thanks for the calculations. Have the same concrete project as well. My dimensions are 32'' x 11'' x 4''. Using the calculator here, I found that I need 1408 cu/in of concrete or 0.815 cu/ft. Is that right? Also it shows that I need 40 lb bags for that volume. Hope that would be enough.
          Calculation looks right.

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