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SAKRETE

Model 65306217

Internet #100350697

Store SKU #251407

60 lb. Sand Mix

$6.10 / each
If you buy 112 or more
$4.27 / each
  • A quality mixture of sand and cement
  • Can be used as bedding material or as topping mix
  • Also use as a topping mix to rejuvenate damaged concrete surfaces

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SAKRETE Sand Mix is a multipurpose product designed for a variety of projects ranging from repairing wide cracks in concrete and masonry to creating mortar beds under ceramic tile installations. It is a pre-blended mixture of sand and cementitious material that is ideal for applications from 1/2 in. to 2 in. Simply add water and mix for ready application.

  • Uses: Repairing wide cracks in concrete and masonry, driveways, walkways, concrete overlays
  • Can be used as a bedding mix for flagstone, slate or brick
  • For applications requiring a thickness from 1/2 in. - 2 in.
  • Just add water; sets in approximately 6 hours and allows foot traffic in 24 hours
  • Exceeds strength requirement of ASTM C 387
  • High strength 5,000 psi compression strength
  • Learn more about concrete and cement here in our Buying Guide
  • Note: Product availability may vary by store

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can this product be used on a shower floor?

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March 14, 2016
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Yes, but it isn't great for that. Go buy the stuff from the tile shop - it packs much better and has no pebbles. It's an extra buck 50 or so per bag, but they give you 80lbs not 60.
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May 27, 2015
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Another thing- This mix is good for the floor. Use Sakrete stucco for the curb (it's stickier and holds up vertically).
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May 27, 2015
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Yes. It has instructions for a shower pan on the back.
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October 31, 2014
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Yes, the Sakrete Sand Mix can be used as a floor mud in a dry-pack installation.
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can this product be poured into rubber mold to make a sculpted plaque

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I have sculpted a 16 x 24 inch plaque and completed a rubber mold for reproduction. Wanted to try casting in cement. Dept of carving is 2" max, less in some places. Would use some reinforcement on back for stability. Would this be a suitable product to pour and would the piece hold up in outdoor use?
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September 6, 2016
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It is not a typical application for this material. However, it has been done in the past with some success. It really depends on the detail in the mold. It would be hard to pull any fine detail and those areas would not hold up as well. It would not hurt to add reinforcement for stability and I would also seal the piece after 28 days to give it added protection from the elements. A stucco or mortar Read More
It is not a typical application for this material. However, it has been done in the past with some success. It really depends on the detail in the mold. It would be hard to pull any fine detail and those areas would not hold up as well. It would not hurt to add reinforcement for stability and I would also seal the piece after 28 days to give it added protection from the elements. A stucco or mortar cannot be poured this thick without running the risk of shrinkage cracking. Read Less
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This mix doesn't really hold up vertically very well. The stucco mix would probably work better.
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How long do you need to keep it covered for foot traffic? It has been almost 24 hrs and it is still not completely dry but it is hard.

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April 1, 2016
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You should be able to open the area to light foot traffic in 24 hrs.
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March 19, 2016
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The minimum curing time is 24 hours. Curing times can vary due to humidity and temperature.
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Water to mix ratio?

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What is the water to mix ratio? I don't need to use a whole bag at once. Thanks.
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March 14, 2016
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Thanks for your question. For mixing and other instructions, you may refer to our Technical Data Sheet at: http://www.sakrete.com/uploads/downloads/Sakrete%20Sand%20Mix%20Tech%20data%207-101.pdf
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March 13, 2016
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A 60 pound bag of sand mix uses 3.5 quarts of water.
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NOT FOR SHOWERS Use Sakrete Floor Mud of Deck Mud for shower pre slope and bed. Same product difference name depending on region. It's a 5:1 mixture of sand to cement. Sand Mix is usually used in showers by amateurs. Floor, Deck and Sand in showers needs to be dry packed, very little water. If done right 5:1 has a 3000 lbs. Floor and deck mud uses a finer sand. Sand mix is used for setting walk way of brick and flagstone. July 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CONTAINS ROCKS!!!! NOT 100% SAND, CONTAINS ROCKS! USED TO PUT UNDER A POOL AND SPENT HOURS TRYING TO PICK ALL THE ROCKS OUT BECAUSE WE DIDNT WANT THEM TO PUNCTURE THE POOL!!! DO NOT BUY THIS SAND!! May 22, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Why does it have gravel? I fail to understand why this sand mix has so much gravel. I have used other sand mixes and I don't run into this problem. I often like to mix a sand mix with certain fortifiers that allow a sand mix to be troweled to a feather edge. With this one it's next to impossible unless I pick out the gravel by hand which is very time-consuming. I have remember running into this problem before about two years ago, but I had completely forgotten and bought it again. Now I have quite a few bags which I might return and buy something else. July 17, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by OK, but the stuff from the Tile Shop works much better for a shower bed. If you are going to do a shower floor, go to the tile shop and buy their mix. It is about $2 more but they give you 80 lbs. It is much finer,packs much better and has no gravel. I think Sakrete is trying to shave some pennies off their cost by putting a bunch of pebbles in it. Also - this should not be recommended for shower floors because the beginning of the slope and preslope are much less than 1/2 inch, and as the label says, you shouldn't use this for less than 1/2 inch. All that said, it wasn't a total loss. I was able to do my shower floor slope, but the gravel was a real pain and added about 2 hours to the job. I think I might put some thinset over the top to smooth it out before I try to tile. My recommendation - sakrete should make a dedicated shower floor mix. Get rid of the pebbles and charge an extra buck for the bag. March 14, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Why are there large pebbles? I agree with Freethinker's review. Trying to fill some pits and cracks in my brownstone steps and I keep having to flick away the pebbles that sit abreast the rest of the filling. So annoying. I'll have to sift this first before its useable. The texture other than the pebbles is great otherwise. December 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good mortar shower pan...follow instructions! I was happy with the product for use in laying a shower pan for tile. Water proof membrane stuck to it well. End result was solid. Just a warning: I have seen more than one DIY website that suggests adding sand to sand topping mix for the right ratio of sand to cement (at least 4 to 1). Since sand topping mixes are typically 3 to 1, you are supposed to add sand to make it a good consistency for a shower pan. My experience is that this does not work with this product. I added sand and the pan turned out crumbly. Follow the instructions for a shower pan on the back (no additional sand required). The consistency should be just moist and crumby, but packs into "snowballs" that hold together. Do this and your pan will turn out right the first time :-) May 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by worked well for fireplace hearth overlay This may help someone trying to decide which product is best for their particular use. I had struggled trying to decide on an appropriate product for resurfacing a fireplace hearth, where I had removed the 12'x12' tiles which someone had put down in the past. I wanted to go from about a half inch at the edge of the firebox, to an inch and a quarter depth at the outer lip, which I had formed with some angle aluminum stock I had. I toyed with the idea of using Flo-coat, but had never used the product, and was uneasy about the 20 min. set time. Also, it would take about 4 pails to do the job, about $90. I settled on the Sand-mix, since I was familiar working with this type of portland cement based product. I used charcoal color pigment as per instructions, and in hindsight, probably should have used some strength additive, but didn't. I had plenty of time to steel trowel it, and have misted it daily with water and kept it covered with plastic, which I intend to do for at least a week or more. After 48 hrs. I gently removed my edge form, and rubbed the edge out with an abrasive stone. The color is great, and I'm very pleased, having spent less than $30 . Hope this helps someone trying to figure things. By the way, there were NO stones in the mix, only sand. July 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A very good product It is a very good product, and works very well as expected but a little pricy. July 8, 2015
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