Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 31
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Reverend CEMENT ALL BY RAPID SET - POOR RESULTS
I'm an experienced builder and purchased Rapid Sets CEMENT ALL product to top coat an old (but clean) concrete floor in thickness ranging from 1 inch to feather edge. Mixed it per instructions using 4 quarts of water per bag and a drill mounted paddle mixer. Also used one bag of Set Delay to provide more working time. I wet the old concrete surface and the mix trowel as expected. Water cured that surface for an hour as instructed. The next day, cracks appeared in the thicker, 1 inch sections. Tapping with a plastic hammer, you can hear the hollow sound in the cracked areas. The thinner sections had no problems. I'm now looking for a repair solution... The Rapid Set service tech could not determine how this happened. I won't recommend this product.
September 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gootzte Not what I expected
I recently bought this product along with 3 bags of flow control to use as a self-leveling grout. In a 5 gallon bucket the product and additive was mixed as directed on the bag. When I went to pour the mixture onto the floor it appeared to be thicker than I expected so I stopped pouring. 5 minutes later the mixture in the bucket was so thick that when I turned the bucket over the mixture came out as the shape of the bucket. $30 dollars and 20 minutes of my time wasted on this product. Mostly I use Tru Self-Leveling made by the same company and I never had an issue. The Home Depot sales associate claimed this product is similar product but allows for customization. I do not like bashing anything but it is what it is. I have called CTS support, left a message, never heard back. The only thing I can think of is the product may have exceeded the shelf life though the whole pallet had the same numbers printed on the bag as shown in the attached picture.. I returned to Home Depot to ask about the shelf life the associate was clueless and stated its cement and it lasts forever.. If shelf life is the problem then Home Depot needs to educate their employees and the CTS sale representative needs to better police their product.
August 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dundee Strong cement for restructuring
I used this product to repair a broken corner on a concrete porch. It was easy to work with horizontally and vertically. I mixed up about 4 cups of the cement and built up the broken corner. I am going to resurface the top and sides after the corner has fully cured, which will take about 21 days. After I restructured the corner, I braced it with plywood pieces to keep the cement from sagging while it was hardening during the first 24 hours. I misted it every 15 minutes during that day and a couple of times during the next day. Before I applied the cement I wire brushed any loose concrete from the area and used my leaf blower to clean the area. The instructions said to wet the surface but not let any puddles form so I had to do that first. You will want to have everything ready before you start because you only have about 3 minutes to work with the cement before it starts to harden. If you want a smooth surface, you can use a trowel and then broom to take off the slick finish. Since I am resurfacing, I wasn't concerned with the finish at this point in my project. If you have questions, the company provides tech support by phone.
November 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JeffOnDIY Great solution for small slab work
I had to pour some cement to cover the bathtub plumbing work under the slab. Previously, I set a tub box in Sand Mix and also build a form out of plywood to extend the walls of the tub box. I chose this product because I needed something that would handle a depth of 3 - 4 inches. I used one pack of flow control to make the mix more fluid
November 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mrd75 Would try this product again.
This is a fast curing cement. I followed the instructions as written on the bag butt had to make some
miner adjustments to mixing the contents. I found it difficult to mix as the cement hardens quickly. I had to add more water to make the cement workable..Working quickly I used a shovel at a time and spread with a trowel but the consistency of the cement is very hard to spread. It set in less than an hour.
September 27, 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Swampy DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!
I bought 4 bags to repair my driveway. Laid it the same day in perfect weather and followed the directions to the letter. Came out the next morning and every place I fixed had cracks. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
April 28, 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