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SAKRETE 60 lb. Sand Mix
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SAKRETE

60 lb. Sand Mix

  • 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
$6.50 /each

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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 be used to make stepping stones

Asked by: Patti
If the stones are 2" thick then yes. Also, hold out some of the water. If your mix is dryer then it will be stronger. But keep in mind the lager you make the stone the greater the chances are for cracking. Example, a 18" x 18" x 2" has less chance of cracking than a 36" x 36" x 2".
Answered by: Sakrete Customer Care
Date published: 2015-11-30

Can this be used to fill uneven concrete slab?

I have a very uneven basement slab that is lower in center than edges (up to 2 inches). Can this be used on top of the concrete slab to fill uneven dip (instead of pricey self level concrete)? Ultimately I will put floating floor on top.
Asked by: PSo
It could be used to top an existing floor. However, The minimum thickness is 1/2" and the maximum is 2". A lot of the levelers can be used out to a featheredge which gives them a greater advantage in those types of applications. Levelers can also receive finished flooring quicker. So it really depends on the total application.
Answered by: Sakrete Customer Care
Date published: 2016-12-01

Can this be used like polysand?

I would like to be able to sweep this into the joints of my flagstone walkway and then lightly water for it to set.
Asked by: Mike
Yes, you can use the Sand Mix in that type of application. However, keep in mind that there is portland in that material and the potential for staining can be greater. If you get staining it can last for a very long time. If it is applied directly into the joints, by using a funnel or grout bag, then you can reduce the chances of staining. Also, using it in an unmixed application and spraying it down with water will affect the strength of the material. There is no way of telling what your strength will be but it should be strong enough for this type of application. The system will be very rigid when it is finished, so if there is any movement you may experience cracking in these areas.
Answered by: Sakrete Customer Care
Date published: 2015-09-20

How much sand mix is needed for 1 bag of stucco mix?

Asked by: bubba
Sand Mix is not used for stucco applications. You would need to use the Sakrete Type S Mortar/ Stucco mix and add the recommended amount of water posted on the bag. No sand or masonary cement is needed for the Sakrete Type S Mortar Stucco Mix, just water.
Answered by: Sakrete Customer Care
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can I patch a sand mix floor with this sand mix? I removed old tiles that were set in sand mix and wire mesh lath.

After removing slate tiles in my foyer I had some holes in the old sand mix that I was wonder if I can Re-surface the old underlayment or do I have to remove all of the existing sand mix and start with fresh sand mix?
Asked by: Chimbone9
If you are patching to tile the area then it would be best to use the Trowel Grade Level & Underlayment. Then you can tile the area. Sand Mix is for a minimum of 1/2" to 2" for repairs.
Answered by: Sakrete Customer Care
Date published: 2016-02-09

Can this be used for 1.5" fireplace hearth?

I'm looking to create a 1.5" thick slab to serve as a decorative hearth for a gas fireplace. Most of the other mixes I've seen appear to be for slabs 2"+ thick. This sounds like this is more for repairs or bedding. Would this suffice for what I'm looking to do, or is there a better mix? My preference is to use a pre-mixed bag. Thanks in advance for your help.
Asked by: JayTorch
I use this stuff to make shower pans, but was told not to use it for the curbs because it doesn't hold up well vertically. So I think the answer is no. I would think that cement used for countertops would work great:
Answered by: MickeyD
Date published: 2017-02-11

What mortar can I use to repair a fire place and where can I get a bag?

Asked by: Bob
Thanks for your question. It would be recommended to get a refractory mortar that can withstand the heat generated from the fireplace. Please check with an associate or the Pro Desk at your local Home Depot about availability.
Answered by: Sakrete Customer Care
Date published: 2017-01-10

Is this the recommended 4:1 sand to portland mix?

Everything I read says 4:1 or 5:1 mix. Will the sand mix allow the proper seep to the liner they speak of?
Asked by: Jebo
This material will work great as a floor mud. All they need to do is mix it to a dry pack consistency.
Answered by: Sakrete Customer Care
Date published: 2016-03-16
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Customer Reviews

60 lb. Sand Mix is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Make sure it is not solid The product was fine I just had to return one bag since it was already a solid mass, the replacement worked fine
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 :-)
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not all sand... even though it's called "Sand Mix", there is still lots of pea size gravel in it. So trying to spread it out to a feather edge is very hard. The bag does say the you should apply it at a min of 1/2 inch.
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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!!
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! Purchased to provide the floor foundation for a tiled-shower install. Sets-up perfectly, no issues!
Date published: 2014-03-11
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