How many bags of cement to a bulk bag of ballast | how many bags of cement to ton of ballast

Ballast is a dense mixture of sand and gravel crushed small rock stone that’s form rough coarse aggregate used in extensive range of Construction application, primary it is used for heavy duty work and making concrete.

Ballast or aggregate is primary ingredient of concrete added to cement that bind ballast particles altogether, water and some additive are also added to create final paste ready for pouring.

Typically, weight of ballast is about 1.75 metric tons per cubic metre or 1750 kg/m3, which is exactly equal to 109 lb/ft3, 2950 lb/ cubic yard, 1.75kg/ litre, in United States 1.475 short tons per yard, in United Kingdom 1.316 long tons per yard or 49.55 kg/ cubic foot.

A bag of cement available in small bag of 25kg weight and ballast is mixture of sand, crushed stone and coarse aggregate available in small bag of weight 25kg and a bulk or jumbo bag of 850 – 900kg or 1 loose ton (nearly a tonne). In this article you know about, how many bags of cement to a bulk bag of ballast | how many bags of cement to ton of ballast.

**How many bags of cement to a bulk bag of ballast**

Mixing ratio of cement to ballast is 1:4 (1 parts cement and 4 part ballast) used to prepare concrete, that is good for driveway, pathway and structural elements of rainforced cement concrete like foundation, footing, slab, beam and column.

A bag of 25kg cement yields volume about 0.0174 cubic metres, which is approximately equal as 0.6130 cubic feet and a bulk, 1 tonne or jumbo bag of ballast yields volume about 0.5 cubic metres, which is approximately equal as 18 cubic feet.

Regarding this, “how many bags of cement to a bulk bag of ballast?”, taking 4 parts ballast to 1 parts cement as 1:4 mix, 1 parts of a 25kg bag of cement volume is 0.6130 CF that will require 2.452 CF of ballast, it means every a bag of 25kg cement will require 2.452 CF of ballast, for 18 CF bulk bag of ballast, you will need 7.25 bags of 25kg cement or 4.44 CF of cement (0.6130 × 7.25= 4.44), so generally there are approx 7.25 bags of cement to a bulk, tonne or jumbo bag of ballast.

**Ballast bulk bag**

**Ballast bulk bag**:- ballast is a dense mixture of sand and gravel crushed small rock stone, ballast is packed in large size bag known as bulk bag, dumpy bag or jumbo or loose ton bag which weight around 875kg and it can hold capacity of 0.5m3 and it can cover 10 square feet area upto standard depth of 50 mm.

**How many bags of cement to a bulk bag of ballast?**

One may ask, “**how many bags of cement to a bulk bag of ballast**?”, generally there are 7.25 bags of cement to a bulk, tonne or jumbo bag of ballast by using a standard mix of 1:4 (1 parts cement to 4 parts ballast, for mix of concrete 1 parts cement to 5 parts ballast, there are 6 bags of 25kg cement to a bulk bag of ballast, andf or mix of concrete 1 parts cement to 6 parts ballast, there are 5 bags of 25kg cement to a bulk, tonne or jumbo bag of ballast.

**How many bags of cement to a ton of ballast?**

Regarding this, “how many bags of cement to a ton of ballast?”, Imperial ton of 1016kg ballast yields about 0.57m3, which is approximately equal as 20 CF, taking mix ratio 1:4, it means for a ton bag of 20 CF ballast, you will need 5 CF cement, that is equal as approx 8 bags of 25kg cement, so there are approx 8 bags of cement to a ton of ballast or 7 bags of cement to a loose ton ballast.

Regarding this, “how many bags of cement to a ton of ballast?”, generally there are 6 bags of 25kg (total 150kg) of Portland cement to a ton of ballast by using mix of one part cement to 6 part ballast, for 1:5 mix, generally there are 7 bags of cement to a ton of ballast and for 1:4 mix there are 9 bags of cement.

**How much cement to a 25kg bag of ballast?**

One may, “how much cement to a 25kg bag of ballast?”, generally for mix of concrete 1 parts cement to 5 parts ballast, so cement to 25kg bag of ballast such as 25/5 = 5kg, hence there are 5kg or 0.2 bags of cement to a 25kg bag of ballast.

**CONCLUSIONS:-**

● For 1:4 mix ratio – you need 7.25 bags of 25kg cement to a bulk bag of ballast

● For 1:5 mix ratio – you need 6 bags of 25kg cement to a bulk bag of ballast

● For 1:6 mix ratio – you need 5 bags of 25kg cement to a bulk bag of ballast