For the first layer: A. Fill the mold with the appropriate quantity of concrete: approximately 1/2 the volume for a 4 x 8 in. mold or 1/3 the volume for a 6 x 12 in. mold. (Para. 9.2 and 9.4.1 and Table 3) B. Rod the layer 25 times throughout its depth, using care not to damage the bottom of the mold.