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Sealing the Deal on Waterproofing Solutions

Technology advances expand the range of options for concrete projects

Whether the objective is keeping water in — like a pond, tank, pool or reservoir — or keeping it out — such as a foundation or entire building — waterproofing looms large in concrete installations.

By Joe Maty
Tags: decorative concrete, waterproofing
Don't Let Ghosting Haunt Your Work

My contractor placed blue painter’s tape on the concrete for a few days to mark the placement of cabinetry. The tape was removed and the concrete was sealed with two coats of 25 percent solids acrylic sealer and two coats of acrylic finish. A few days later the concrete was discolored and had evidence of where the tape had been placed. No surface damage to the concrete was evident.

By Chris Sullivan
Tags: Concrete Questions
Lingering Odors from Sealers

Is it possible to smell sealer months after application? Someone asked me this regarding a stained and sealed floor in a Colorado residence.

By Chris Sullivan
Tags: Concrete Questions
When Downtime Must Be Minimal, Polyaspartics are Paramount to the Job

When fire stations are upgraded, contractors must complete improvements while minimally disrupting operations and firefighters’ access to equipment. Oftentimes, the return-to-service window of products used is paramount to completing this task, especially when coating and sealing concrete apparatus bays.

By Erik Pisor
Tags: Project Profile
Concrete IS NOT Care-free

Consumers, often blown away with the low prices of desktop inkjet printers, forget to consider the additional cost of ink cartridges which put many of them on a first name basis with the folks at the office supply store. If you’re selling decorative concrete as no-maintenance, you could be missing out on tapping into the same sort of profit center those cartridges represent, either through selling products or providing maintenance services — or both.

By K. Schipper
Should You Coat Concrete or Not?

polished concrete coating

By Clif Rawlings
Slip and Fall Protection and Friction on Concrete Floors

measuring friction on concrete

By Chris Sullivan
Tags: Concrete Questions
The Right Coatings for Horizontal Concrete Surfaces

By Joe Maty
Slip-resistant Surface a Win for Vegas

AquaFlex concrete coating

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Final Pour
Stamp Shield Hybrid Concrete Sealer Promises a Change for the Better

sealing decorative concrete

Tags: Carlton's Corner
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