Fast-set concrete is great for projects that require a strong hold or base and that need to dry quickly. Fast-set concrete can be used for anchoring bases, grout on tile floors and even for repairing broken and cracked cement. Using hot water to mix the fast-set concrete in cold weather will keep the concrete temperature between 50 and 90 degrees, which is ideal for pouring. Clean the area before pouring the fast-set concrete.
Things You'll Need
- Fast-set concrete mix
- Manual concrete mixer
- Hot water
- Rubber gloves
- Concrete finishing trowel
Mix the specified amount of fast-set concrete and hot water in a manual concrete mixer. Turn the winch of the mixer to mix the hot water and concrete. Continue mixing for at least three minutes until the mixture has formed a thick paste.
Clear any debris from your project area.
Use a shovel to scoop the concrete mixture from the mixer. Evenly distribute the fast-set concrete mixture over or in the area of your project.
Flatten the concrete using the bottom of the shovel to level the concrete. If you are using the concrete to fill or repair a crack or hole, completely fill it. Wipe the surface area flat with a concrete finishing trowel.
Allow the concrete to sit and cure overnight.
Tips & Warnings
- Use a pair of rubber gloves and old clothes when working with fast-set concrete mix.
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