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Dan Lynch Concrete Floors Marrero, Louisiana

Dan Lynch Concrete Floors Marrero, LouisianaDan Lynch, a concrete artisan known for his concrete floors that look like wood, grew up in Southern Louisiana, near New Orleans, with five sisters, three brothers and a father who did concrete work. In his N’awlins drawl, Lynch says he’s “53 years young,” and he’s the only one of his siblings who still does concrete work.

Vanessa Salvia
Dec 11, 2017
Hashtags: What They Are and How to Use Them Effectively

Hashtags: What They Are and How to Use Them EffectivelyDo you remember the last time you saw a hashtag? Chances are it was in the last hour but at least sometime today, and it may not have even been on a social network. Hashtags are everywhere these days, from your favorite TV show to highway billboards. As such, they can and should be a part of your social media strategy. The key is using them effectively.

Lindsey Congeni
Dec 8, 2017
Plastic Concrete Forms are a Durable Option to Lumber

Plastic Concrete Forms are a Durable Option to LumberAs a child, who wasn’t thrilled to see the wood forms come out indicating a new sidewalk, driveway or even basement was about to be poured? Today, we know concrete can do so much more, and certainly the forms that helped shape it have changed, too.

K. Schipper
Dec 15, 2017
Make a Splash: Transitioning into pool construction

Pouring concrete pool decks

Doug Carlton
Refurbishing A Black Concrete Floor In A Modern Home

black concrete floor in art deco house

Vanessa Salvia
Cutting Pictures in Concrete with Diamond Blades

Engraved multicolored butterfly created with an artful eye.Discovering the right tools and techniques can make pictures in concrete very fun and rewarding.

Elise Crain
Oct 2, 2001
Taking a Chance on Concrete Staining, Gaye Goodman, Faux Real LLC

highly reflective teal green acid stained floor.

Longtime artist and acid stain master Gaye Goodman, 66, wasn’t always a guru of colored concrete.

She spent the early part of her career creating batiks and abstract paintings. Forms found in nature often served as her inspiration. She finally landed in the decorative concrete industry and truly blossomed.

Natasha Chilingerian
Dec 31, 2011
Counter-Flo Concrete Countertop Admixture: a water reducer

Fritz Pak Concrete Countertop admixture water reducerCounter-Flo Concrete Countertop Admixture, an admixture from Fritz-Pak Corp., is intended to solve that problem. It’s a water reducer designed for use when creating concrete countertops and statuary. It helps concrete maintain an adequate flow rate with less water, allowing a contractor to lower the amount added to a mix.

Editors
Sep 1, 2005
10 Noteworthy Products in the Decorative Concrete Industry

pervious concrete - Decorative concrete artisans are not only a creative bunch. They also are quick to figure out if there's a better way to do something. Some of our top 10 noteworthy products from recent years are about more-efficient production while others involve cool technology that we hope will soon make its way into the forefront of daily work.Decorative concrete artisans are not only a creative bunch. They also are quick to figure out if there’s a better way to do something. Some of our top 10 noteworthy products from recent years are about more-efficient production while others involve cool technology that we hope will soon make its way into the forefront of daily work.

 

Editors
Jul 1, 2015
Concrete Countertop Reinforcement System

Concrete countertop carbon-fiber reinforcement, stop concrete cracks from the beginning.A carbon-fiber-reinforced, epoxy-resin-based grid design. It can be used in place of, or along with, steel wire mesh and light rebar. Unlike steel, carbon grid can be placed just below the finished surface.

Editors
Feb 4, 2004
Specialty Concrete Products Developed with Experience and Enthusiasm

Red phoenix engraved and colored concrete design.A commitment to quality, innovation and exemplary customer service make Specialty Concrete Products a leader in the industry.

Loretta Hall
Jul 15, 2005
What Your Sealer Shouldn't Look Like and How To Fix It

Sealer problems and how to fix themDecorative concrete can be temperamental. Materials we have used for years can suddenly become problems. It is always best to brainstorm with both your crew and the manufacturers to come up with the best solution. Sometimes a problem can be fixed by allowing people to think outside the box.

Richard Smith
Apr 13, 2007
Concrete Countertop Design Competition

Chief Concrete Inc., Las Vegas, Nev.2008 Concrete Countertop Design contest winners in both residential and commercial categories

Editors
Jeff Patterson and Muller Construction Supply Mobile Training Trailer

Opened decorative concrete training trailerWell-stocked mobile training unit travels locally trailer educates contractors and customers

Editors
Oct 20, 2003
Warm up to the opportunities presented by Radiant Floor Heating

Heating tubes seen in a yet to be poured concrete slab. Will be used to heat the house with warm radiant floor heating system.Radiant heat delivers warmth without ducts and registers; heats evenly, in an energy-efficient manner; and is silent. There are hydronic (hot water) and electric systems.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Mar 7, 2003
A Prepper's Best Friend

The word "diamonds" is inevitably associated with the concept of "big bucks," but like many other things about diamond grinding, this is something of a misconception.The word "diamonds" is inevitably associated with the concept of "big bucks," but like many other things about diamond grinding, this is something of a misconception.

Steven H. Miller
Jan 28, 2007
How to Use Concrete Sealers

How to use a concrete sealer and make sure it is the right sealer for the concrete job.Concrete is porous and it needs to breathe to let moisture escape. When applied at the manufacturer’s recommended rate, most concrete sealers will remain breathable. However, a blushing problem can occur when sealers are over-applied or reapplied too often. Blushing is a white film that forms when moisture is trapped between the concrete and the sealer.

Jeff Patterson
Dec 4, 2003
Paper Stencils are a Popular Choice For Fresh Concrete Applications

Stenciled concrete on a pool deckPlastic stencils are generally designed for renovation work, such as overlay or spray applications and they are difficult to float in new concrete applications, This is why paper stencils are often the choice for fresh concrete pours.

Editors
Jun 1, 2004
Integrally Colored Concrete in Today's Economy

How integral color has continued to establish itself in a down economy - and what’s next.

Kelly O'Brien
Jan 7, 2011
Pigment Peculiarities

Any time you’re dealing with integral color, the key to success is getting a nice, even distribution of pigment. The key to that, in turn, is managing the water-to-cement ratio in your mix.

Kelly O'Brien
Feb 11, 2011
Maintaining Garage Floors

It can be an easy job. But “easy” doesn’t mean you don’t have to think about or prepare for it.

Mike Dawson
May 7, 2008
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