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Vol. 15 No. 5 - July 2015

The Sawatzky Family, Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation

Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation

By Vanessa Salvia
June 23, 2015
Wood Plank Concrete - Concrete That Looks Like Wood - Yes! It's Concrete

Keefe Duhon concrete wood plank floor By Vanessa Salvia

July 15, 2015
Assymetrical Concrete Designs- Unusual Concrete Compositions

canoe made of concrete

By Gaye Goodman
June 26, 2015
Curing Newly Placed Concrete and Finished Concrete Slabs (Part 2 of 3)

By David Stephenson
June 26, 2015
Footprints When Acid Staining Concrete - Tread Lightly Every Step of the Way

mistakes in acid staining concrete - Question: The last two times I have acid stained existing, untreated, basement concrete floors, I've unintentionally created footprints in the acid stain finish. I didn't create them by walking across the wet stain, as I always use spiked sandals when I apply stain.Question: The last two times I have acid stained existing, untreated, basement concrete floors, I’ve unintentionally created footprints in the acid stain finish. I didn’t create them by walking across the wet stain, as I always use spiked sandals when I apply stain.

By Chris Sullivan
July 1, 2015
Improve Your Outcome with Concrete Stencils

Successs with concrete stencilsStenciling is so much quicker is that all work can be done from outside the forms using long-handled tools. The pattern is provided by the stencils, and texturing may be accomplished with lightweight textured rollers.

By Steve VandeWater
June 25, 2015
Western Specialty Contractors Restores, Protects Historic Mazza Castle for Next 100 Years

Mazza Castle restoration projectEmily McCloskey, the young wife of attorney and Irish immigrant Henry Harrison McCloskey, had grown deathly afraid of earthquakes after the “great earthquake” of San Francisco and the subsequent fire that killed 500 people and left 220,000 homeless in 1906.

By Tony Lieder Jr.
June 25, 2015
10 Unusual Concrete Creations

unusual concrete obectsHere, the Concrete Decor staff shares its top 10 favorite out-of-the-ordinary concrete creations that were featured or almost featured in the past 99 issues. The thin-shell pavilion and fabric-formed planter tied for first place, while the faux bois sconce and slippers tied for second. 

Editors
July 2, 2015
10 Milestones in the History of Concrete

roman pantheon concrete dome

Editors
June 24, 2015
10 Amazing Concrete Jobs

round concrete tea bar

Editors
June 24, 2015
10 Most-Accessed Articles from Concrete Decor's Archives

a husband and wife and their wedding rings, the grooms hands have concrete burnsWe took a look at the most-read articles from our archives, and this list gives a unique picture of what information interests our readers the most.

Editors
June 24, 2015
10 Influential People in the Decorative Concrete Industry

Editors
June 24, 2015
10 Tips to Have a More Successful Concrete Business

Concrete Decor magazine 100th issueIf your business is operating smoothly, you may not think some of the things you do every day have contributed to your success because they seem so basic. But when you encounter a business that doesn’t do some of these fundamental things, you may discover how important simple day-to-day acts and decisions are.

Editors
July 5, 2015
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
July 1, 2015
10 Favorite Concrete Decor Magazine Covers

From day one, we put a lot of thought into the covers for each issue of Concrete Decor magazine. Because it isn’t available on newsstands, we don’t have to try to appeal to the average grocery shopper standing in line, but we definitely want our cover images to be attention-grabbing.

 

Editors
June 24, 2015
10 Most-Read Blog Posts About Concrete from Concrete Decor's Website

ICF concrete construction

Editors
June 24, 2015
10 Business Tips to Help Your Concrete Business Be More Successful

Editors
June 3, 2015
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