Concrete Mixes 101: Which Mix Should You Use for Your Project?
Concrete is one of the longest-lasting, most economical building materials. It is known to have many beneficial performance features, including high strength, durability and low maintenance.
As such, concrete is a versatile material that can be used for long-lasting, durable walkways, colorful patios, unique countertop designs and even decorative concrete accents, among many other applications.
No matter the application, Sakrete offers a wide selection of quality, consistent concrete mixes to suit your DIY project needs.
Sakrete 5000 Plus and Sakrete MAXIMIZER are durable, highly versatile concrete products that both provide professional strength of at least 5000 psi, making them ideal for creating strong, stable concrete slabs, driveways, walkways and much more.
Use Sakrete 5000 Plus High Strength Concrete Mix for repair and building projects where concrete thickness is 2 inches or more and demands excellent strength. It is a professional-grade blend of portland cement, sand and gravel that is formulated for superior durability.
Sakrete MAXIMIZER Concrete Mix is a specially formulated high-yield mixture of structural lightweight aggregate and cement. It provides excellent workability and greater coverage than standard concrete, while also delivering high strength for a variety of concrete applications.
To reduce the risk of shrinkage cracks, use Sakrete Crack Resistant Concrete Mix for projects with concrete thickness of 2 inches or greater. It is a professional-strength blend of cementitious materials, sand, stone and fibers that helps eliminate the need for wire mesh in many non-critical applications.
Project Tip: Add a touch of color to your concrete designs with SAKRETE Cement Colors, which can be combined with any concrete mix.
Project: Setting Fence Posts, Mailboxes or Basketball Poles
Best Product to Use: SAKRETE Fast-Setting Concrete Mix
Sakrete Fast-Setting Concrete Mix is a preblended mixture of special cementitious materials, sand and coarse aggregate that quickly sets within 30 minutes. It is ideal for projects that necessitate a rapid set for same-day use. Fast-Setting Concrete Mix also allows you to set posts and poles with no mixing or bracing required.
Sakrete also offers its SAKRETE Fence Post Concrete Mix, which is a mixture of sand, coarse aggregate and cementitious materials specifically designed for setting fence posts.
Project Tip: Sakrete offers helpful concrete calculators to determine how much material you’ll need for your project.
High-strength concrete mixes offer exceptional durability and long-lasting performance. Be sure to choose a high-strength concrete mix like Sakrete 5000 Plus High Strength Concrete Mix, or Sakrete Concrete Countertop mix for your concrete countertop project to ensure it will remain strong and durable over time.
Project Tip: Check out our Concrete Countertop Project Planning Guide for inspiration and tips to create your own distinct concrete countertop design.
Working on a different concrete project? SAKRETE can help with project advice, product information, and how-to videos.
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