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What’s the difference? Concrete Taxi vs Mixing By Hand

Ready, Set, Pour: Choosing the Right Concrete Method

When it comes to concrete, there are multiple methods available, from large-scale concrete delivery services to mixing by hand. In this article we’ll take a closer look at the differences between Concrete Taxi, a small batch concrete delivery company, and mixing concrete by hand. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast building your own chicken coop or a professional contractor, understanding the benefits and disadvantages of each method will help you make an informed decision for your next project.


The Art of Mixing Concrete by Hand – Pros and Cons

Mixing concrete by hand is the DIY of the concrete business. It is the process of combining and blending the sand, aggregate, water, and cement together to make the perfect concrete mixture.

Generally, this method is used for home projects which require only a small amount of concrete, as it’s often not feasible to use a traditional concrete delivery company.  When mixing concrete by hand it is important to keep in mind that you will need a multitude of tools and materials to create your perfect mixture. At a bare minimum, you will need the following;

  • Cement, sand, gravel or another aggregate
  • Water
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Shovel or other mixing tool
  • Measuring tools, such as a bucket or measuring cup

Whilst it is a time consuming and labour-intensive method, mixing concrete by hand does offer several benefits. First of all, you have total control over the consistency and texture of your concrete mix. Which allows you to tailor the mix to ensure it has the perfect strength for the project. Furthermore, you can mix on site, regardless of how difficult it might be to access the location.


Concrete Taxi – Concrete Taxi: A Game-Changer for Your Next Construction Project

Concrete taxi offers a convenience solution to the market. We are a small batch concrete delivery service, however, we aren’t your average traditional concrete delivery company. Here at Concrete Taxi, we provide a faster, cheaper, and more efficient service! We are the missing link between a traditional concrete delivery and mixing by hand. We offer all the benefits of mixing concrete by hand, whilst taking care of the hassle.

Because we mix on-site, we are able to adjust the strength of the batch to fit your project’s needs. This also allows us to only mix what you need, ensuring there is no waste and you only pay for what you actually use. If you’re worried about price, say no more. We have a flat rate and that’s that. Also, as we specialise in the “small stuff”, you won’t be charged with any minimum order surcharges. If you have accidentally miscalculated your concrete needs, no problem at all, we can always mix up some extra.

Our unique trucks carry everything you need, from water and dry cement to wheelbarrows and a mixer. We are able to access most residential streets, but in the rare case that we aren’t able to, we provide 2 wheelbarrows free of charge.

No matter what time or how small the job is, we are here to deliver! We deliver concrete from 0.1m3 to 2m3, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether it is raining or a public holiday, you can count on us for your concrete needs!



The concrete method you use can have a significant impact on the success of your project. Therefore, it is important to understand the benefits and disadvantages in order to make an informed decision for your next project.

At first glance, mixing concrete by hand might appear to be the cost-effective option compared to a traditional concrete delivery company. However, Concrete Taxi is not your average traditional concrete delivery company.

Our unique trucks carry everything you need, all the materials and tools you’d possibly need. We provide flexible scheduling and reliable delivery, making it easier and faster for you to complete your project.

To sum up, Concrete Taxi offers an efficient and convenient service which combines the benefits of mixing by hand with the convenience of a concrete delivery service.


Interested in a service that offers it all? Get a free quote today!


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Isabella Alexander
Isabella Alexander
Just booked my job with Katie at Concrete Taxi. She was friendly, professional and helpful, excellent service!
Today i used concrete taxi for the very first time and all I can say is wow these guys were Fantastic for the time I made the booking the staff were fantastic and the driver was also fantastic . I will be using these guys again and will recommend to every builder I know.. Thanks guys you have a great business you should be proud of !
Mike Hair
Mike Hair
Thanks to Josh (north Brisbane area) for being a legend. Arrived on time and did the wheel barrow duties. Couldn’t be happier with the service received from Concrete Taxi. Great price and great support from start to finish.
Aidan T
Aidan T
Tony and the concrete taxi team were great for our small concreting job! Will definitely be using them again. Online cost calculator is great and team were friendly and helpful!
Joe Harris
Joe Harris
Was setting up a slab for a new shed out in the yard. They turned up on time, were quick to get started and professional. Would recommend.
Stuart Herring
Stuart Herring
Great Service by Murray from Concrete Taxi (Perth Area), who provide us nearly 2 cubic meters of concrete today for just over 45 meters of footings. The process was so simple, one quick call and everything was arranged earlier in the week. Murray turned up on time and with everything required. So much easier that mixing it in a small mixer by hand. Everything done within two hrs although a lot of wheelbarrow pushing on our part but that what 2 cubic meters is!! The best bit no waste afterwards literally mixed each batch until nearly finished and then a small batch just to finish off. No waste or expensive over ordering. Simple and great service. Would recommend every time and a lot easier than getting a large truck in
Steph Gush
Steph Gush
Great value. I used 1 cubic metre of concrete and it only costed me just over $430. Wayne was very friendly and had two wheelbarrows on board for me to use while he mixed the concrete. Considering if I bought bagged concrete from Bunnings, it would have costed me 3 times the amount of getting a Concrete Taxi. If you need 10 bags of concrete, don’t bother mixing it yourself because the Concrete Taxi mixed my concrete on-site, for a really good price.
Эльдар Фаткулин
Эльдар Фаткулин
Best service and price I ever used before
Shervin Sadeghi
Shervin Sadeghi
I had a job done with Concrete taxi Perth. The driver was ontime, very polite, helpful and professional. Totally recommended.
xiaohui du
xiaohui du
I reckon concreate taxi is the best choice for any small to medium concrete projects. Its faster, easier and cheaper!
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  1. I appreciated you pointing out that concrete taxi provides a convenient method to the market. My friend told me that their concrete needs repair. I should advise him to hire a concreter that is licensed and insured.

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