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Vol. 15 No. 2 - February/March 2015

Re-ignite Your Spark of Passion for Decorative Concrete

Decorative concrete aggregate

By Karen Van Heukelem
February 2, 2015
Debunking Common Decorative Concrete Myths

Concrete overlay that has flaked off due to improper surface preparation. “Just apply a decorative overlay and it will hide everything.” Or, “Use acid to strip that sealer.” These are just a couple of the myths or just plain wrong recommendations concrete contractors may have come across recently.

By Chris Sullivan
February 3, 2015
Field Recon App Makes Quick Work of Jobsite Data

Workforce Recon jobsite appIs your business losing money by employees not documenting the work they are doing? Here is an app that can help.

By Vanessa Salvia
February 1, 2015
Robin Brailsford, LithoMosaics | Mosaics Made Out of Concrete

Lithomosaics designs

By Vanessa Salvia
February 2, 2015
How small marketing tactics can make a BIG difference for decorative concrete businesses

Photo courtesy of Tamryn Doolan Once you complete a job and you know the client is happy, follow up over the phone or through email to ask for a testimonial or quote for your website or a brochure. To make things even more convenient, send a stamped postcard they can easily mail back to you.

By Vanessa Salvia
February 2, 2015
Creating the Look of Stones on a Residential Pool Deck

Faux stones around a pool deck - Concrete Decor Magazine

By Gail Elber
February 2, 2015
High-Octane Vibe: Polished Concrete in Harley Davidson Dealership

Polished Concrete in Harley Davidson Dealership

By Joe Maty
February 2, 2015
The Ongoing Evolution of the Species Concrete

In FuTung Cheng's view, the term In FuTung Cheng’s view, the term “decorative concrete” fails to convey the full measure of the material’s prowess in enhancing design. Coloring, texturing, stamping or staining don’t begin to tell the whole story.

By Joe Maty
February 3, 2015
The Elements of Design: The Vitality of Line

Concrete in Louisianna State Museum - Concrete Decor MagazineThere is a famous paperback called “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White. Many writers treasure it as a guide to writing clearly and succinctly while avoiding common grammatical errors. The handbook itself is a model of clarity.

By Gaye Goodman
February 3, 2015
Recognize and Respect the Value of a Good Concrete Worker

Keep a good concrete crew going

By David Stephenson
February 3, 2015
Buddy Rhodes Concrete Derby was EPIC | Derby Cars Made Out of Concrete

Buddy Rhodes concrete car derby

By Vanessa Salvia
February 1, 2015
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