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Vol. 10 No. 8 - November/December 2010

Final Pour: Rocket Launch
Editors
November 10, 2010
Design Ideas: Medical Facilities
By Emily Dixon
November 10, 2010
Tools: Vacuums
By Chris Mayo
November 10, 2010
Pervious Concrete Sealer: the Bean and the Jelly Bean

C2 Products founder Jim Miller says The Bean is fine enough to get into pervious concrete quickly without clogging its openings, while it is also very stable once it penetrates. "With a carrying agent that's comprised of approximately 60 percent water, its makeup allows for a nice mist on the surface and won't plug the holes of pervious concrete," he says.Indiana-based C2 Products Inc. offers an environmentally friendly, durable way to seal and stain concrete with its flagship products, The Bean and The Jelly Bean.

By Natasha Chilingerian
November 10, 2010
Product Profile: Sandscape Texture System
By Amy Johnson
November 10, 2010
Mock-ups Make Sense
By Jennifer A. Faller
November 10, 2010
the concretist: Freehand Means Freedom for You and Your Customer

Whether more utilitarian or more exotic, these are forms that every general contractor and every concrete guy is familiar with. We all have the tools and the formulae to produce these lines, angles and shapes.

By Michael Miller
November 10, 2010
Trowel & Error: Top Troubleshooting Stories of 2010
By Chris Sullivan
November 10, 2010
Carlton's Corner: How to Find the Right Salesperson
By Doug Carlton
November 10, 2010
Recipes: Concrete Polishing Effects

For this collection of concrete recipes, we checked in with a few veteran polishers and asked them for creative techniques that add an aesthetic counterpoint to polished concrete floors. From a simple (and highly effective!) antiquing technique to a stained, stenciled and etched method for intricate pattern work, this batch of recipes is sure to have something to fire up your imagination.Decorative effects on polished floors are one of the hottest trends in decorative concrete. Here are a few recipes to help you dive in.

By Kelly O'Brien
November 10, 2010
A Concrete Education

Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Programs are teaching decorative concrete in universities across the country.

By David Searls
November 10, 2010
Polishable Overlays

Thin coatings that can be polished work wonders on new and old floors, but applying them requires knowledge and skill.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
November 10, 2010
Concrete Contractor Finds True Passion in Decorative Concrete

This industry veteran doesn’t much care for the label of "artisan." Just call him a good concrete contractor with an eye for color.

By Natasha Chilingerian
November 10, 2010
Corvette Diner, San Diego, Calif.

The floors at this theme restaurant are alive with eye-popping pinks, blacks and sparkles. But the story about how they were sealed is just as much of a conversation-starter.

By Natasha Chilingerian
November 10, 2010
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