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Vol. 13 No. 8 - November/December 2013

Taking Great Project Photos with Your Phone Camera

Iphoneography — or “i4neography” — is a term that has been around for a few years, and as you may have guessed, it pertains to photography via iPhones.

By Steven Ochs
November 1, 2013
How Do I Fix Flaws in Poorly Stamped Concrete?

Stamped concrete that didn't work. Concrete is unforgiving. Surface defects and poor workmanship issues on stamped and textured concrete are difficult to repair, and in many cases there are no viable repair options.Concrete is unforgiving. Surface defects and poor workmanship issues on stamped and textured concrete are difficult to repair, and in many cases there are no viable repair options.

By Chris Sullivan
November 12, 2013
Artisan in Concrete: Joe and Robert Yezzi, Yezco Concrete Polishing

Decorative concrete work by Yezco Concrete Polishing

By Gail Elber
November 18, 2013
Concrete Contractors Warm up to Radiant Heating Systems

Hydronic heat tubes added to a concrete floor - in wintry areas of North America, heated walkways and driveways that melt snow have been a prized feature of upscale homes and businesses for decades.In wintry areas of North America, heated walkways and driveways that melt snow have been a prized feature of upscale homes and businesses for decades.

By Gail Elber
November 1, 2013
Metallic Epoxies Glitter on the Floor at a Contemporary Show House

Liquid Dazzle, a metallic epoxy flooring systemThe unabashedly modernist home in the River’s End community, in Eagle, Idaho, near Boise, is called a “stunning glass jewel box” in an Idaho builders association’s 2013 Parade of Homes description.

By Joe Maty
November 1, 2013
Why Strength Matters in Concrete Countertops

Wet-cast concrete - How strong do concrete countertops have to be? I hear that question from fabricators all the time. The answer is not a simple one. It depends upon how you define strength, what your intended use is and your sealer choice.How strong do concrete countertops have to be? The answer is not a simple one. It depends upon how you define strength, what your intended use is and your sealer choice.

By Mark Celebuski
November 9, 2013
Pouring Concrete with Acid Staining in Mind

Pouring concrete that is to be stained

 

By Nick Dancer
November 20, 2013
Fast Install of Microtoppings in Old Building Pushes Concrete Contractor to the Limit

Concrete floor with cementitious overlays

By Joe Maty
November 20, 2013
Architect Embraces Polished Concrete in Schools

Polished Concrete and Colored Concrete

By John Strieder
November 1, 2013
Look Out! Light Sources Will Affect the Color of Your Dye
By Peter Wagner
November 20, 2013
Three Tips for Superior Acid Stain Finishes on Concrete

Acid Stain Finishes on concrete - The acid-stained pizzeria floor looked worse than horrible. Actually, it became the unintentional focal point of an otherwise attractive restaurant newly opened and ready for business.The acid-stained pizzeria floor looked worse than horrible. Actually, it became the unintentional focal point of an otherwise attractive restaurant newly opened and ready for business.

By Doug Carlton
November 1, 2013
Tips for Grinding and Polishing Seeded Glass in Overlays

Grinding and Polishing Seeded Glass in Overlays

By Heidi Hudnall and Dan Knuth
November 20, 2013
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