What Are Some Tips on Building a Pathway With Quikrete WalkMaker?


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Key tips for getting good results using the Quikrete Walkmaker include making sure the pathway is completely level, removing the right amount of topsoil and mixing concrete to the right consistency. It's advisable to use either Quikrete Concrete or Quikrete Crack Resistant Concrete, which are designed for use with the mold. During the application step, fill each section of the mold evenly with concrete mixture, and use a trowel tool to smooth over rough edges.

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Prepare the ground for the pathway by removing at least 1 inch of topsoil or sod. The surface doesn't need to be completely smooth, but it must be level enough to allow the mold to configure the concrete material properly. Use this topsoil for filling any open spaces that remain after creating the walkway. Wear safety glasses and protective gloves when building pathways using the Quikrete Walkmaker form and concrete mixtures. While mixing the concrete, use enough water to create a moldable consistency, and keep adding water in small amounts as needed.

Maximum water content for an 80-pound bag of concrete is 4.5 quarts; the amount is 3.5 quarts for a 60-pound bag. Choose the 80-pound bag when using a Walkmaker measuring 2 feet by 2 feet in diameter. Use the trowel to pat down wet concrete and smooth surfaces before removing the mold. After removal, dipping the trowel in water makes smoothing surfaces easier.

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