Building a Pathway with QUIKRETE Walkmaker

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A garden pathway makes a beautiful addition to your yard, but laying one from stone or brick can take a lot of work. The Quikrete Walkmaker®, uses a form to allow you to pour your own concrete walkway which has the look and feel of stone or brick.

Watch this slideshow to find out how to go about constructing a pathway in your yard. When working with cement-based products, always wear eye protection and waterproof gloves.

  • Step 1: Level the ground removing sod or soil.
  • Step 2: Mix QUIKRETE Crack Resistant Concrete. If using liquid cement color, add to the mixing water. TIP: Each 2’x 2’ Walkmaker form is designed for use with one 80-pound bag of QUIKRETE concrete Mix.
  • Step 3: Place the Walkmaker form on the ground and begin to fill the cavities with concrete.
  • Step 4: Using a margin trowel, press the concrete mix into the form working from the corners to consolidate the concrete and eliminate any voids.
  • Step 5: Smooth the surface and immediately remove the form (there is no need to wait for the concrete to set).
  • Step 6: Rotate the form a quarter of a turn to vary the pattern for a random look.
  • Step 7: Use a trowel to smooth any rough edges before the concrete becomes “thumbprint” hard.
  • Step 8: Begin curing the concrete immediately after the sheen has left the surface of the concrete.
  • Step 9: Freshly placed concrete should be water cured for a minimum of 3 to 5 days with a fine water mist. TIP: Water curing can be eliminated by applying QUIKRETE Acrylic Concrete Cure & Seal immediately after finishing the concrete. Acrylic Cure & Seal can be applied with a roller, garden sprayer or a brush.

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