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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NEMajorDude Why buy five different products?
I'm not a cement or masonry expert by any means, but every homeowners will have a need for cement in a bag sooner or later. Maybe you'll need to set some legs for the kids swing set or put in a fence. Maybe a crack developed over the winter. Maybe you need to level out the floor some so tile applies evenly. The point is, for me as a non-cement expert, I was never completely sure if I was buying the right product for the right job.
No more worries with RAPID SET Cement All! Basically the cement does everything that the homeowner is going to do with cement - short of hiring a contractor for a complete sidewalk or driveway job. You don't have to concern yourself with one kind of cement for this, another kind for that. Just go over to the Home Depot nearest you and buy RAPID SET CEMENT ALL and there's no more worries.
By the way, this stuff lives up the the RAPID SET name... is sets really quickly. I got my quick repair job in a couple hours before a rain shower and it had set up hard in that short period of time, at least hard enough that rain didn't bother the repair.
This is the only cement I will ever use in the future! I'm totally satisfied with this product.
March 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lisa I love this stuff
It hardens withing an hour. No long wait time like portland cement and is hard as a rock!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MGonz Excellent Product
Rapid Set Cement All is a quality product that produces amazing results. Although it is expensive, it is worth it! Use it to perform concrete repairs (0-4 inches thick) on sidewalks, walls, and SMALL resurfacing/skim coating projects. The only downside is the working time - you have to be extremely fast when working with Cement All, as you only have 10-15 mins to mix and apply this product. Mix for no more than 2-3 mins, use a pool trowel to apply, and then immediately finish with a yellow tile sponge applying light-medium pressure to get a lightly sanded smooth finish. I work for a General Contractor and have used this product on high traffic areas, such as in schools; ready to walk on within an hour.
May 8, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by unvestmnt Excellent, takes some getting used to.
Highly recommend using the admixtures made for rapidset products which extend working time and increase flowability. Sets very fast at warmer temperarures like one would experience in Kingman AZ. I mix 1 qt. water to 1 gallon dry mix. For resurfacing concrete before flooring I slowly add flow control admix to warm water, stirring constantly to avoid clumping, use 1/3 to 1/2 pkg flow control per qt of water. Allow water to cool before mixing if possible, then mix cement-all with treated water. This mix flows like melted butter, sets like iron and bonds well to clean pre-moistened surface. Adjust mix for thick patches since using this thin of a mix can cause shrinkage. Try a few small batches until you get used to the product. Hope this helps.
January 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by repairgal Great for Concrete Repair
I used Rapid Set cement for my basement walls that were crumbling. Some of the patches were 8" high x 8' wide x 4" deep. I sprayed the area with water first, then I used two different sized paint scrapers to mix the batch and put on the wall. I put maybe an eighth of a bag in cold water for each batch so I didn't have to rush in case it set too quickly. It worked out great! Certainly much cheaper than hiring someone to do it.
March 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bikedad57 Expensive but very effective
Cementall was the only product I could find to repair the deteriorating wall of my 100 year old home's basement. Because of the wide range of application thickness, I could put in on thick in the deeply deteriorated areas and then continue with a thin coat across the "good" areas...all one continuous coat. You MUST work quickly with this stuff. I kept a water spray bottle at hand and kept the old surface wet. I found spraying the Cementall after it was applied allowed me to go back over it to trowel-smooth the finish a bit. When set, this stuff is like iron. It really does a great job repairing the old foundation!
February 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DNA56 Fast drying
This product dries very fast so you need to working quickly. Top coating my patio with it. Mix very well so no clumps. I used a rubber floor squeegee to spread it quickly. Need to pressure wash whatever you mix it in immediately or it will harden in tub or mixer as quickly as it sets on concrete and you will have to chisel and chip it out. Very pleased with the product. Cold water or ice water will help slow down setting a little longer.
June 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mrconcrete Great but extremely hard
I used this product to repair a concrete floor in an existing building that I was grinding and polishing. There were so many holes in the floor from all the existing work that had been done to it we divided to give the whole area a skim coat of it before we ground it flat and polished it up. Unfortunately I did not realize how hard the stuff got and we put it down a bit too thick. It took forever to grind back to the existing floor to polish it up. All in all I would have to say this product definitely does do the job and it stuck to the existing floor like nothing I've ever seen. Just be cautious with it and know exactly how your going to be using it. It can be great in certain applications and horrible in others.
August 18, 2014