Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 14
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HfloorsandWallsinstall the best conrete
if you need any job done with concrete.. this is the product to use.. easy to use and looks great when is done.
p.s. give it a shot!!
May 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KM67 Super Product
I love this stuff. This a fabulous product, and I would recommend it to anyone who mixes concrete by hand or mixer. Go get it Maximizer.
March 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Will not ever use this product again
I have used this product in the past and I have had good luck with it, but the past few times we used it there was an excessive amount of agitate in it (too many rocks). Their quality control has gone downhill. Usually with pre mixed bags of any brand you have a few bad bags with too much agitate, but it usually isn't a problem when you combine it with a few good mixture bags. The last few times we have gotten pallets of bad mixtures to the point it cost me jobs. I spent more money on the product itself for better quality, and then had to double my cost on re pouring new concrete. As a professional small job contractor I do not recommend this product anymore. I am not that happy with quick Crete, but I have less problems with that product.
February 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brent Batch was good
I was worried about the reviews regarding bad batches with too much rock. I've gone through 40 bags the last couple days and all seemed well. The concrete made for pretty easy finish work.
Only issue I had which wasn't a manufacturer issue, is some of the bags got moist some time along the way.
Someone stated in another comment its not lightweight, but its obvious it is if you just look at the volume of an 80lb bag to an 80lb bag of another.
February 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by paulsuds Wow ... not good! Hard to finish!
I used this for a 7' X 8' slab in the back yard for a shed. I've poured about a dozen slabs over the years and wanted to take advantage of the lower density of the product. All was good until I tried to finish it. It has fine gravel and my finishing tools kept dragging the gravel to the surface. I thought that maybe I used too much water, but followed the directions. It was about 70 degrees max outside, so I thought maybe I was trying to finish it too early. I waited, but no luck. It seemed like there wasn't enough cement to cover the rock. Maybe it was too wet and the water was bleeding to the surface and displacing the cement. I may have weaken the concrete with multiple finishing operations, but i wasn't worried since it's not load bearing and is rated at 5,000 psi. I am more worried about it powdering, crazing, or cracking. Finish is not good. only time will tell.
February 14, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by red be carefull
have used this product in the pass, this time I got it from two different home depot and the bags were day and night ,first group was good but the second was full of mostly rocks and had to stop the project just to go to the store and get some cement to add to the mixture to finish the project , would not recommend this product because it is hard to know what you are going to get. had I not used this product for myself in the pass I would have read the reviews on inconsistence in the product but that's my fault, I purchased 30 bags this time but never again
December 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SpongeBob Product quality inconsistent:
I’ve done two projects with this product; i.e., slabs for outdoor kitchen. The first time in February 2015, I purchased about 60 bags. I loved the product as it seemed to live up to its advertised quality standards. In September 2015, I purchased another 85 bags and half of them were either lighter than 80 lbs. or had way too much aggregate. It was extremely difficult to finish the product because there wasn’t enough cement in the mix to cover the rocks. I spent the extra money on Maximizer because it stated it was of a higher strength and I didn’t want any problems with cracking. Although my kitchen's slab hasn’t cracked yet, I’m not comfortable/confident that it won’t in the future. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT until Sackret fixes their quality issues.
October 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Serolf Maximizer 80 lb.
I don't know why I keep buying this product. I'm always telling myself maybe I got a bad bache. Once I got a bag full of gravel. It is never consistent,always has to much gravel.We screened a bag,because we needed cement for all the gravel we had poured and it only had 3 full shelves in the 80 lb bag. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.
October 4, 2015