How do I make the surface on my Quikrete garden path smooth?


I am using a store bought mold and QuickCreate to make a garden path. How do I make the top surface smooth? Mine comes out with the gravel on the surface and all bumpy.

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  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Nov 08, 2019

    Georgia....Is the bottom better?

  • Janet Parsons Janet Parsons on Nov 08, 2019
    The bumpy surface may help to prevent it from becoming slick in in element weather. If you really want a smooth surface, can you just flip it over? The gravel is heavy so it sinks to the bottom.
  • Chaz Chaz on Nov 08, 2019

    This will help, after you place the concrete strike it level with top of form and use a finishing trowel

    To finish the concrete, use a steel finishing trowel to achieve a smooth texture. The tool brings water to the surface of the concrete. sprinkle a little water as needed, but at the same time, work the tool to create a smooth finish.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Nov 08, 2019

    Use Portland doesn’t have any aggregate in it. Make sure you buy ready-to-pour cement so you don’t need to buy sand and mix it in.