What is Quikrete and how do you use it?
Quikrete is an all-purpose, do-it-yourself fast setting concrete, perfect for consumers trying to save money, time and energy on concrete work or repairs.
Selling itself as ‘easy to make and apply with just one set of hands’, this concrete mix attempts to take the power away from contractors and heavy machinery, and put it in the hands of the homeowner.
For example, the passing of the seasons often leaves its marks on concrete structures, with fluctuating temperatures causing expansion, retraction and as a result, cracking.
Quikrete allows just one person with a paintbrush to remedy the issue, with little to no hassle. You can even give other worn out areas a brush up, replenishing that newly laid look.
How do you use Quikrete?
Using Quikrete is much easier for the individual than working with traditional concrete. While most concrete is incredibly tough to mix, especially without the expertise or machinery, Quikrete have a simple to follow formula that will have your projects roaring along in no time.
As a general rule, mix one part water with five parts mix, and you’ll have perfect Quikrete – it may take some experimentation, but once it has a consistency like that of modelling clay, you’ll know it’s ready to go.
Quikrete vs Ready Mix Concrete
Ready mix is the go-to for many people working on concrete projects. Mixed by professionals and delivered to site, it takes away both the need to hand mix and the pressure of getting your mix absolutely spot on.
As well as being vastly experienced in the trade, professionals have access to industry machinery that will always produce a higher standard of concrete than achievable at home.
When buying ready mix, you get what you pay for – professional concrete for professional prices, with all the equipment that comes with it.
When it comes to smaller projects, Quikrete will do a proficient job – without the need to spend big, or stress over getting heavy machinery onto your property. In addition, Quikrete makes touching up cracks or worn out spots incredibly easy.
However, for larger projects and that professional finish – there is no substitute for industry experience.
Wright Minimix – The South West’s Leading Ready Mix Concrete Supplier
For specialist advice and premium quality ready mix concrete, you can always rely on Wright Minimix to deliver. With years of industry expertise and loyal customers across the region, why not give us a call on 01179 582090 to discuss your ready mix concrete needs.