About the Blogger
Bob Schmidt, Sakrete Product Manager

Bob Schmidt is Product Manager for Sakrete of North America. He has been involved with various aspects of quality and design for concrete and masonry products for more than 28 years. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and ASTM International. Bob knows concrete. Just ask him a question.

Concrete Mixes 101: Which Mix Should You Use for Your Project?

Determine which concrete mix is best to use for a variety of DIY projects.

DIY Concrete Countertops: Project Planning Guide

Get started on your DIY concrete countertop project with design inspiration and tips.

Setting Basketball Poles and Mail Box Posts

Posts and Poles can also be set with Sakrete Concrete

Cement or Concrete????

In this blog we will hit the highlights on the differences with concrete and cement.

Mixing Concrete

With few exceptions concrete or any cement based product needs to be mixed with water before you can place it. This sounds simple enough. Dump in the water and stir. However, mixing without first giving it some thought will likely make the job harder and can, in some cases, ruin the finished product.