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.
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!