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Testing Concrete Slabs for Moisture

Technology continues to do its part to turn working with concrete from an art into a science. Take the matter of moisture in concrete slabs.Technology continues to do its part to turn working with concrete from an art into a science. Take the matter of moisture in concrete slabs.

K. Schipper
Nov 26, 2018
Artisan Recreates Masterpieces with Colored Concrete

Concrete painting made with thinned out concrete.When Christina Arnall signed up for Ben Ashby’s advanced countertop class in Las Vegas about four years ago, she had no idea it would lead to an epiphany. It began when Ashby introduced the group to his ½-inch admix being used to create a shower panel and they decided to color it blue.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Dec 2, 2018
Technology Will Improve Job Site Safety

When it comes to safety in the construction industry, technological advances will make the workplace of the future more connected.When it comes to safety in the construction industry, technological advances will make the workplace of the future more connected.

K. Schipper
Nov 28, 2018
How to Control the Controllable in Decorative Concrete

Taking notes about a construction job site on the hood of a truck.Surviving the Slowdown. Keeping your decorative concrete business profitable during periods of economic slowdown.

Doug Carlton
Feb 15, 2007
Good Customer Service Goes Far Beyond the Initial Sale

A service sign on a black backround.If you are truly committed to service, not just the initial sale, then you're not through when you're done.

Peter Wagner, CSI
Apr 9, 2010
Scofield Decorative Concrete Awards Showcases Standout Projects

Artistic Concrete Grand Prize WinnerAfter 100 years in the decorative concrete industry, L. M. Scofield Co. knows a thing or two about beautiful, standout projects. As it marks its centennial, the company also marks its seventh annual Decorative Concrete Awards, given to contractors, architects or designers doing exceptional work using Scofield systems.

Amy Johnson
May 1, 2015
ZipWall's® Pioneering "Dust Wall" System Isolates Concrete Dust in Work Areas

Maintain a clean work site and minimize concrete dust with a plastic wall system.It doesn’t matter how good your dust recovery system may be, but when it comes to working indoors a dust control barrier system is imperative to maintaining clean and happy customers. ZipWall is the award-winning product that offers an effective method to isolating the dust and debris that’s associated with concrete cutting, profiling, or other applications.

Apr 1, 2002
Treating and Preventing Concrete Burns

Todd Rose's wedding-day photo shows his acid-scabbed hand underneath that of his bride, Sarah.If you work with concrete you already know how abrasive, alkaline and caustic it is.

To put it simply, as portland cement dries, it will absorb water from any source in order to harden. That means it will suck the moisture from your skin as well.

Liz Schick
Jun 5, 2012
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery Gets the Decorative Concrete Treatment

Floor at the Tilted Kilt that has been overlayed and colored after major repairs to the slab were done.Greg Hryniewicz isn’t a man who sits around and says “better luck next time.”

The general contractor to whom he submitted a proposal for a flooring job at a Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in White Marsh, Md., was not awarded the contract.

Emily Dixon
Jan 7, 2011
Solid Branding: Tips on Websites, Logos and Business Cards

Solid Branding: Tips on Websites, Logos and Business CardsDecorative concrete requires an artisan’s touch. You do beautiful work and the results speak for themselves. But like your work, your company image and brand identity should speak to that same level of quality. The modern consumer trusts brands that look professional and have a clean look.

Brandon Farmer
Jan 26, 2018
Standing Out on the Vegas Strip

Gelcoat application on a reflection pool in Las Vegas New York New York Casino A new breed of seamless, spray-on, waterproof, protective coatings.

Apr 29, 2016
Complying with OSHA's Dust Control Regulation

Complying with OSHA's dust control regulationStill struggling with how to meet the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s requirements on protecting your employees from silica dust? You certainly aren’t alone.

K. Schipper
Feb 19, 2018
Concrete Home Built to Withstand the Winds of "Hurricane Alley"

Concrete home built in Hurricane Alley withstands extreme windFu-Tung Cheng designed this concrete home currently under construction on the island of Culebra off the coast of Puerto Rico, smack dab in an area known as Hurricane Alley. Because of its location on a wind-swept mountainside, the house has to be built to withstand hurricane forces and concrete was the logical choice.

Jun 27, 2004
Decorative Concrete Restoration Contest Winners

Polished Concrete Images, a division of K. Johnson Construction Inc., Sauk Rapids, Minn., for the Eich Motor Co. luxury auto dealership showroom in St. Cloud, Minn.From indoor pools to backyard fountains, the winners of Concrete Decor's first annual Concrete Restoration contest gave faded concrete a new lease on life.

Jan 11, 2007
Manufacturer Profile: Architectural Concrete Looks and Feels Like Stone

The form itself does everything because the concrete fills in the cracks, and it flows very nicely.Arch-Crete's lightweight forming system gives the look and feel of real stone.

Christina Camara
Jan 31, 2006
Two Systems from Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems to Combat Moisture Issues

Waterproof coating by Westcoat combats moisture issues of second story decks.Second-story decks are popular outdoor spaces in both residential and commercial buildings, In order to help combat moisture problems below these decks, Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems offers two popular and proven waterproofing coating systems: ALX and MACoat.

Dec 31, 2011
Decorative Concrete Tips: Hand-held Pump Garden Sprayer

Using a garden sprayer from a local hardware store takes staining to the next levelHere’s a great garden sprayer that Marvin Dodson at Rare Earth Labs was recently using while demonstrating the use of his acid etch stain products.

Marvin Dodson
Oct 15, 2001
Executing a Drainage Plan for Pool Decks

When taking the plunge into a pool construction or renovation project, don't forget the storm water drainage.When taking the plunge into a pool construction or renovation project, don’t forget the stormwater drainage.

Joe Maty
Nov 25, 2015