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Depends on the contractor. Get a good contractor that cares. You can also get permeable concrete. Concrete strength is only one part - needs to be detailed and prepped correctly too. Weak/watery concrete is fairly sure to fail at some point though.

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dreamdoctor raises a highly valid point.

One of the most important steps is ensuring that the concrete is properly prepped. Failure to do so often leads to disappointing results and reduces the longevity of the concrete. It is also important that the products used are good quality - generally speaking the ones contractors use are much better than ones in a do-it-yourself kit.

If you plan to use a contractor, make sure you choose a contractor that is knowledgeable, experienced and uses quality products.

Don't be afraid to ask them about the process and what products they use. Compare the quotes and the quality of three contractors before making a decision. This ensures you get a good deal, and someone who knows what they are doing.

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If you are going to pour small amounts or do repair always get the 5000#/high strength concrete mix or the regular mix and add Portland cement - it will be easier to finish too. The regular mix is good for setting steel fence posts and that is about all in my not-so-humble opinion. Never set wood in concrete - even treated will rot off in under ten years.

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