I have to pour a small section of driveway strip using sacks of dry
Basalite brand concrete mix. When ordering ready mix, for sidewalks and
slabs the ready mix company mixes in color, lamp black or carbon black
or their modern equivalent. It's painless, just tell them you meed a
Okay, so now I have to repair a small section, ten 80# bags worth, the
street is too narrow for cars to get around a truck, so I will just mix
it on sight. My problem is that the concrete color most readily
available is 10 ounce plastic bottles of Quikrete concrete color. They
have a charcoal color but I don't have a clue as to how much to use per
sack of concrete mix to get the desired sidewalk color. The bottle says
one 10 ounce bottle colors two 80# sacks, but it doesn't give any
indication of how dark that will make the cured conc. I also saw some
powdered color at Home Depot made by Sakrete.
But it is really tough to find any info on how to achieve a sidewalk
color using sacks of conc and off the shelf products available where
sacks of conc are sold.
Anyone familiar with this problem? I have seen sidewalk patch jobs come
out looking way too white when using sacks. Are some brands whiter than
others? How does Basalite look when it cures?
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