I have a 6 pack of retarder that colors the cement to a light brown and retards the cement at the same time...
Its a deal for $50..... OH wait you can buy Coke a Cola at any supermarket for a fraction of the price :)
Obviously, people are trying to make money.... that being said, there is a market for just about anything.... add mixtures seem to be the wave of the future and I suspect that all the bag mixes out there will experience " Bag Wars" when our industry and craft becomes more main stream ... which it will....
Until then we either make our own and wrestle with those challenges or we pay a premium for a refined mix.
Most of the basic mix designs are 3 to 1 sand and portland with some or very few additives.... but I must admit ... after using the bag mixes ... there are very nice and MALLEABLE. But what do I know?
George, making your own OR getting a good ad pak should cost no more than 2.25 per sq ft for your mix. That being said, if you are even close to that with your pricing for work, there are bigger issue to deal with. Get something you like, practice, enjoy, and make some money.
George, it may be.
I stand corrected on the amount of carvable material kirtbag makes.
The main point I was trying to make is that there are additives like the one Stonemakers uses that are vastly, vastly, vastly more efficient it seems.
Let's say I was building a 3 foot tall, 70 foot long retaining wall. That's 210 square feet. I think the video showed kirtbag being 1 and eigth inch thick which is ok for a faux rock carving. It would cost me $480-$630 to smear a kirtbag mix on. That still doesn't account for the cost of the concrete for the wall structure, or the work to mix and apply the kirtbag product.
The stonemakers (mystery to me) additive adds only $150 to the cost of the ready mix, and is already on it so I don't have to mix anything or smear anything. I'd just start carving.
I wish someone would just tell me what that dark brown liquid they are using is..."Wall builder" or even better sell it to me.
Some of these details that are being discussed are still untrue.My phone number is on my website and here on the forum. I am more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have with my mix or others. I can clear up any issues you may have. Thanks
Why is Stonemakers 5 gallons and One Day Walls 55 gallons?
Or does One Day Walls also add only 5-10 gallons to a truck? (and sell only by the drum)
And where would someone "add to cart" the One Day Walls product?
No you can buy it by the Pail....
Comp A = $50.00/ pail, $500/ drum
Comp B = Same as component “A”
Comp C = $21.00/ gallon, $90.00/ pail One pail makes 50 Gallons
These are pretty much standard items with a small dosage twist and some magic dust.
These Products are sold by Concrete Earth at www.ConcreteEarth.com
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