Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 86
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by chuckers 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 gramapaula DIY concrete
We needed to replace a sidewalk that had been lifted and cracked by tree roots before winter arrived . It was only a portion of the sidewalk that needed replacing so I wanted to do it myself . When I saw that Home Depot offered delivery the very next day I was very happy as I was concerned about getting the product from store to home by ourselves and handling all that weight two extra times ! Also by purchasing a pallet I saved almost enough to pay for the delivery ! Hurray for Home Depot once again !!
October 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GFactor Excellent Product - Water Content is Critical
This is a great product for small jobs around the home, but there are a couple of critical items you must be aware of. First off, if you can actually “pour” the concrete, you have added too much water, and the concrete has lost most, if not all of its strength. It is Critical you use the amount of water listed on the bag, and that means actually measuring it (I realize there are numerous Pros who can eye ball the amount, but the DIYer should always measure). Adding just a couple of extra cups of water can reduce the strength by 50%! In other words, you could develop cracks sooner than later.
The second item I have found is that most people do not mix the product long enough. If you mix it just long enough to blend the ingredients, then place the concrete, it will harden up on you fast. By mixing an additional 3-4 minutes, the product will be more creamy (for lack of better words), and after you place it, you will have the proper time needed to screed it, the cream will rise to the top and finishing will be a breeze.
Most DIYer's want to hurry like a mad man when dealing with concrete, when it should be the opposite. Each step in the process should be done in a timely manner, but never rushed. The whole process takes hours from mixing it to the final finish phase, so take a deep breath and don’t rush it.
This is a great product for the DIYer as long as you are consistent with the water content from batch to batch. Plus, make sure that you mix it long enough. Doing both of these things will not only ensure you do a good job, but an excellent one as well.
October 17, 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jj Good product!
I purchased a pallet of 56 bags of the Quikrete and ended up using only 23 bags but was able to return the unused 33 bags to my local Home Depot. Returning the unused bags was effortless.
The concrete set up very nicely and I am very satisfied with the product. Would definitely recommend!
September 27, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Simon Poor quality
Very good on delivery but the cement has too many rocks.
All the bags are not the same mixed.
I am not recommended for this product.
September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bob MIxed results
2 of the 10 bags purchased had become wet at some point before the purchase and were only partially usable. Lost about 1.5 bags overall.
September 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