Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 81
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by johnny STAY AWAY: Iron Aggregate which rusts & pits surface within days
Quikrete 60lb bags contain iron sulfide aggregates, pyrite or marcasites. Within 1-2 days after sidewalk pour, these aggregates make their way to the surface. Once they do, you will see unsightly rusty spots on your sidewalk's surface. These rusty spots are the iron aggregates.
To make matter EVEN WORSE, this iron aggregate is soft - so soft you can easily scrape at it with a finger nail. It o0nly takes a couple of days for the iron aggregate to wear down leaving you with a pit in the surface! This compromises the integrity of your surface and the pit will grow very easily, especially if you live in the north east.
For those that are going to say that I am mixing my concrete too thin, I have tried very stiff, medium stiff and thin and it makes no difference. These iron aggregates find their way to the surface no matter what.
Think twice before using Quikrete. I will be contacting quickrete directly for a refund of my time and for the bags I purchased.
I am not finished with the whole sidewalk and will be looking to use the other brand sold by HD's main competitor in hopes that it is better.
June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gridless Easy, for Concrete!
I've worked with this product in many projects with more being planned. I can handle it myself without too much trouble and have made stepping stone paths and set fence posts with it so far. My next project is a new door step.
May 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dr3 Pro-Loaders?
Ordered 60 bags of Quikcrete. The product is fine (its concrete) and was ordered 12+ hours in advance of pickup. My delivery driver had to wait 30 minutes for HD staff to find the ticket/order. Then the "pro-loader" (an older guy 65+) needed my guy to do the loading-not some of it, all but one bag. Not worth the wait, the minimal $$$ savings, and certainly not worth the hassle.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by soreloser best purchase for the job
this product is easy to mix and easy to work with. i am very pleased with this product.
August 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bbols Easy to use worked great
This was easy to mix, dried in a timely manner and is holding up great.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WT3N Tower Base
Used this for the underground support base for my ham radio tower. Easy to do, 1 gal/bag. Dumped 5 bags then 5 gal water bucket....repeat until 4'x4'x4' was full. Base was formed out level at min. 6" above grade.
July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buffalobear Quick crete
Perfect for the job and exactly what was neexed for this project
August 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FirstTimePatioMaker Water amount seems off
I tried to use Quikrete to lay some WalkMaker stones for a small patio. When I used the amount of water specified on the bag, the mix turned out very dry and crumbly. I had to add another 1-3 quarts of water to get the mix to resemble anything like what wet concrete should look like. If I ever do this again, I'll definitely rent a mixer and prep the base a little more than I did.
Tough to get uniformity between bags, especially when adding color.
June 26, 2015