Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by irnstead Great Product
I used this product (Cement All) in a way it's probably never been used before. In Florida, they use Stucco-coated Styrofoam for house trim. On our house, some chunks of trim had broken off due to storm damage in various places, which looked unsightly. I was going to try straight concrete, but needed a primer. The vendor suggested this product, so I gave it a try.
What I liked most is that I needed only the one product to do what I needed. The vendor suggested a ratio of 4:1 Water/Cement All, but said you could mix it heavier or lighter, whatever works for your project and whatever you are comfortable with.
For my vertical pieces of trim, I was able to mix the product heavy on the powder making it thicker, which makes it slightly elastic in feel and a bit stickier.
On the horizontal pieces of trim, on segments longer than 6 inches, I put some screws into the foam for added support while setting. I mixed it a bit soupier so I could pour it in a form I had made.
Just remember: the more powder you add, the faster it kicks off. You want to make just enough for what you can do.
There are a few things you need to do if you use it for this purpose or the intended use of slabs. Be sure to water the area down before placing Cement All in place. I used a spray bottle and sprayed the area with water where the trim had broken off and then poured the Cement All. Once poured, I checked it approximately every 5 minutes to make sure it didn't get too hot. I would spray again with water if the area felt hot to touch.
The steps I followed were:
1. Clean surface of paint and grime with a wire brush.
2. Spritz area with water several times so it soaks in.
3. Use forms, if needed.
4. Pour or place Cement All.
5. Spray with water approximately every 5 minutes for an hour or until it stops emitting heat.
6. Remove the form carefully. As a side note, if you are using a wood form, try to keep it as dry as possible before pouring so the Cement All won't stick to the wood. Metal might work better.
The areas of trim that have been fixed are now much more structurally sound than the original, so I shouldn't have any problems with those areas breaking off again.
July 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JD Does not mix.
I must have received a different mix than everyone else. The cement never mixed with the water, even after 10 minutes of aggressive mixing. I'm glad it worked well for everyone else, but I will never by a cement all product again.
May 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rlatham A REAL ANCHOR!
I used this Rapid Set for two important projects in my brothers home. First he had a closet flange (holds the toilet down to the drain) that had been broken in a past installation and the concrete was broken away. First I installed a flange repair piece (available in plumbing) and then mixed the Rapid Set to fill the concrete void. The next day the flange repair was as good as a new installation. Then he had a front porch rail that wobbled like the others in his neighborhood. First get the old bolts out and clean the hole. Fill the void with Rapid Set installing the new bolts. The next day tighten the fasteners and the wobble is gone for good.
August 6, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DrewShock It's OK used as ordinary cement
I used this product to build a cement footing for a 2 X 4 attached to our garage door frame. It worked great for this purpose.
I also used it to fill a crack that varied from 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch in our driveway. It cracked after a few days, so worthless there. It did worked for patching shallow pot holes in our driveway.
I used it to secure concrete bricks to the top of my retaining wall. After 15 min. or so the bond was extremely strong. However, about two months later after some 80 to 90 degree weather, I put very light pressure on the bricks and they popped right off.
So works OK in certain situations. Other than quick drying, I see no advantage to this product over traditional cement.
August 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mynubux Cement All
I tried two other products to complete my front yard project. As a beginner, I was weary because neither of them did what they were advertised to do. So I tried one last time using Cement All. Wow! It worked just as advertised. It was quick and easy to mix and it set in less than 15 minutes just as the HD Associate, Jonathan told me it would. HD Associate, Toshia gave me some important tips. I took her advice and continued to spray the cement all as I spread it and it looks beautiful. I would recommend this product to anyone; beginner or expert. I'm buying more Cement All tomorrow for my next big project.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe10 I'm an average joe & this stuff helped tremendously the day before hurricane Sandy arrived in S.E. PA.
My back patio would naturally drain to where the corner of my house & driveway meet, but most of the water would seep down into my foundation vs down the drive way. I used Cement All 2 hours before Sandy's heavy rains hit us & built a sloped path away from my foundation & down the driveway & it worked perfectly. I put water in a bucket, slowly added Cement All & stirred vigorously, until i got the right density (like pancake syrup). Then I just slowly poured it by the corner of my house. This sealed the area & built it up so water drained more naturally down my driveway. Did all this during a drizzly/light rain with no ill effect. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alangski Great Stuff!
Follow the instructions on the box. This amount is perfect for small repair jobs or projects.
November 11, 2013