Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 76
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 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by blondefilli Great produce - Quikrete
This product was excellent for me. I needed to make a flower border that was flat and decorative. So I dug trenches, filled them with Quikrete, and decorated it with marbles and stones. It turned out beautifully!
June 22, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BlackDimension Too much gravel, not enough cement
Used 21 bags to fill 2 areas where concrete was pulled out for foundation repair. I have used several other types and brands of concrete, and I can't say I was impressed with this one. It was cheap @ 2.83/bag, but other than that I was not impressed. I rented a mixer, and used the recommended .5 gallons per bag. Mixing 2 bags with the recommended 1 gallon was too dry. Also, smoothing the top with a trowel was difficult as it was too gravely, and after it dried there is gravel showing through the top. Pictures attached.
I did not have the same problem with the other QuickCrete commercial bags I have used. I also have had very good experience with rapidset concrete. I would not use this product again, or recommend it to anyone for use.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TuckerB4 Fast and good concrete
Special deal on end of year quickcrete concrete. Made a great floor for storage shed and with the price was able to buy it cheaper then plywood.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trouble Great Stuff
Bought this and 40 other bags to create the foundation for our patio cover. There is not a good way to get access to the back yard so we mixed our own. The 60# bag is perfect for those of us 50+ to lift into the mixer.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KRobin31 This product was exactly what I was looking for to build my new dog kennel and retaining wall
Quikrete was economical , easy to handle, easy to install and worked great to set posts for my new dog kennel and retaining wall.
June 4, 2013