This is the step-by-step detailed photojournal of the project I shared last week. To start with the beginning, click here.
The short version is I wanted to build some beautiful concrete countertops. I knew I wanted to use Sakrete 5000 Plus for my project.
Sakrete 5000 Plus is high strength and rapid setting. I needed the concrete on this project to set-up pretty quickly because we wanted to trowel finish it as it dried to get a counter-smooth surface and since I had a co-worker drive an hour to help me I didn’t want him to have to sit around all night waiting as the pour set. I also knew we wanted to move this project, ever so gently, a few feet into it’s final position within less than 24 hours so the early strength attribute of the 5000 plus was another big factor. I recommend it highly for an application like this one.
Before and After
This video shows the use of a wide trowel to screed and smooth the surface while it’s still wet.
This video shows the use of the concrete edger to create the edge profile shown below.
This video shows the use of the smaller trowel to further work the surface smooth as it hardens. Donnie did this three or four times over a period of about two hours.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sakrete. The opinions and text are all mine.