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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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john beach
john beach
My first slab. Bassel was great. Thanks concrete taxi
Geordie McRae
Geordie McRae
I used Concrete Taxi instant quote was perfect for the 2M3 that I needed. I called 24hours before I needed it and all went smoothly with a clearly spoken , and easy to understand phone booker. On the day Tony turned up on time, set up and we were off and running. Each batch fills two wheel barrows. It was the most calm and smooth running pour I have ever done. I can highly recommend Tony and Concrete Taxi enough, I will be using them again soon.
Michael Heckenberg
Michael Heckenberg
I had a delivery of 1.3 cubic metres of concrete today at Shailer park. Brendon and Bassel were amazing. They went above and beyond, I really can't express what am awesome service they gave, well exceeding my expectations. These guys are amazing and I do hope they get some recognition for such an amazing outstanding service
Richard D'Silva
Richard D'Silva
As a first time user I had several questions and made 3 calls to Concrete Taxi, speaking with Lana, Anya and Brooke. Each of the girls were so helpful, polite and knowledgeable about the product and how it would work for me in Sydney. I learnt the time it would take to fill a barrow so I'd have 6 minutes between pours and that the truck carries two barrows so it saved me having to borrow any! On the day, Billy turned up, had a look at the job and gave me friendly advice to increase the MPa strength. Although I had asked for 100mm thickness, I needed some more in certain places. Amazing customer service from Billy as he called up a mate to get him to take on extra material so he could give me as much as I needed at my job. All in all the whole experience between the girls and Billy was awesome. If you are in Sydney and need concrete then Concrete Taxi is just unbelievably good! Thanks guys!
Daunty kong
Daunty kong
Excellent service great for small jobs
rodrigo seleme
rodrigo seleme
Thank you Concretetaxi Team for last Saturday job. And extra thanks for the honesty. They over charged me for the job in the morning, and later in afternoon they spontaneously called to tell me they realised the mistake and ask for my bank data to correct the mistake. That has no price. Congratulations.
senso sensei
senso sensei
I had Josh come out today and to say I was impressed is an understatement. As a former Civil construction foreman, I’ve had plenty of dealings with concrete suppliers both good and bad… and Josh has totally set the bar for excellence. His punctuality, service, equipment and price blew myself and my neighbour (ex concreter) away… and the product he supplied is the best I’ve ever worked with. The consistency and moisture of the mix was on point in every way… and it finished like a dream. If you’re in the Moreton Bay region of SEQLD and need some small batch concrete for your job… give these guys a call and request Josh (if possible). You won’t be disappointed. Thanks Legend.
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.
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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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