Step 1 Use a Shovel
Guide concrete into the footing hole with a shovel. This type of power mixer allows you to mix at the footing and pour directly from the mixer into the hole. You also can pour from a wheelbarrow, but it's better to use a round-nosed shovel and scoop the concrete from the wheelbarrow. Some concrete may slope outside the form, but don't scrape it and put it into the footing—dirt weakens the mix.