How to Use Rapid-Set Concrete Mixes

Whether you are a homeowner looking to landscape your yard, or a contractor looking for a new concrete mix to work with, knowing how to use rapid-set concrete mixes could come in handy! Watch this informative video on the step-by-step process of creating a concrete slab with this method.

This mix is a fast-setting and durable concrete. There is low shrinkage and it gains firmness within an hour, providing permanent results.

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This is the concrete used for bridges and roadwork as it lasts for a long time. Prior to starting your project, organizing your area and tools can allow the process to go smoothly and without a hitch.

Add water to the mixing unit, but do not exceed 4.5 quarts of water per 60-pound bag. Mix thoroughly until the material is smooth and lump-free. Clean the mixing bucket you use and the tools in between new batches. You should remove all pre-existing concrete, and rid the area of any oil, dirt, or asphalt. Apply full-depth sections before the more shallow areas.

If you are using concrete to set a post, be sure to use a level to ensure evenness. The mix can be floated, troweled, or finished with a broom. Keep the surface wet until one hour has passed since the concrete was poured. You should be able to walk or drive over your concrete area after just an hour!


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