Consider a 6"x6"x10' post made of douglas fir and the same dimensions in
Will the cement version hold more structural weight than the wood post?
Can someone advise me just how much weight the cement post would hold?
You need to calculate via an engineer.
Steel size and placement and concrete mix is an important factor in
The proper amount of water also determines the concrete strength.
Size/shape of unit will determine strength with the other factors in the
To oversimplify to a point pretty much totally devoid of meaning...
DF roughly 625 PSI
Concrete roughly 3000 PSI
Be aware those numbers are for all intents and purposes useless to
someone without knowledge of a whole host of other factors. They are
not comparable and they represent almost nothing by themselves.
Ha! An even better point and one I had not considered. Good on you!
How does that old saying go...? Never underestimate someone's ability
to fuck something up? My cousin just sent me a link to a rural
property he's thinking of buying. Someone had roughly stacked some
concrete block as a sort of low retaining wall along the
driveway....and some of the blocks were on their sides so you could
see dirt through the cavities. Yeah, that must do a bang up job of
holding back that dirt! ;)
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