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Got Concrete Slurry?

Upgrade to Lavina propane and electric concrete grinders If you're doing anything with polishing, drilling or sawing concrete these days, you're likely already using water in your processes. Those hedging on not using wet processes are staring straight at a mandate from OSHA that requires contractors to reduce the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica.

Follow the Duck and You'll Find Lunch

French kindergarten features concrete paths with wayfinding paw printsAs part of a public kindergarten renovation project in Villemomble, France, the town approached Eqiom Bétons to present samples of finishing possibilities for the Joseph Gallieni School’s outside pathways. And, in the end, the project turned out just ducky.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Oct 10, 2017
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Concrete Coating Products Continue to Evolve

Concrete Coating Products Continue to EvolveFirst came the revolution. The decorative concrete wave swept the concrete construction trade not so long ago, churning up myriad visual concepts and the materials that made them happen. As the wave receded, decorative concrete concepts, methods and materials entered an evolutionary phase.

Joe Maty
Oct 23, 2017
Joint Ventures: Deciding to use fillers or sealants to finish a job

Joint fillers and sealants are prevalent on commercial concrete floorsCall them fillers or call them sealants (people often use the terms interchangeably), but it’s a good bet if you’re involved with concrete work, you’ve run into determining what to do with the joints.

K. Schipper
Oct 16, 2017
Iconic Concrete Building is a Brilliant Addition to OSU

polished building facade and dichroic glass finsBuildings don’t often sparkle like jewelry, but in the case of the chiller plant on the Ohio State University campus, it does just that, thanks to a highly polished RetroPlate finish and the application of dichroic glass.

Vanessa Salvia
Nov 1, 2015
Recipe: Haute and Hand-Crafted

This gorgeous interior finish echoes the classic look of Belgium stonework by combining a handful of texture skins with a variety of innovative touches that add to the concrete floor's natural look.This gorgeous interior finish echoes the classic look of Belgium stonework by combining a handful of texture skins with a variety of innovative touches that add to the concrete floor's natural look.

Kelly O'Brien
May 9, 2011
Precast Concrete Countertops: Forms, Mixes, Tools and Finishes

Precast concrete countertop with a hole for a sink and faucet.Concrete countertop production falls into two general categories: cast-in-place and precast countertops. Here we will explore various techniques used in precasting concrete countertops.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Oct 6, 2004
American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC)

ASCC/DCC logoOnce the general public realized there could be more to concrete than broom finishes and exposed aggregate, they wanted it; contractors and suppliers hurried to meet the demand.

Editors
Jul 6, 2001
How-To: Designing an Oven Hood - Part 1

Jeff Kudrick
Feb 19, 2012
Green Matters: Getting Into Green

Sherry A. Boyd
Jun 5, 2012
Seasoned Santa Cruz contractor claims three firsts in ASCC competition

Tom Ralston Aruba project - Tom Ralston of Tom Ralston Concrete in Santa Cruz, California, returned home as the winningest recipient of the eighth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition sponsored by the Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors. Tom Ralston of Tom Ralston Concrete in Santa Cruz, California, returned home as the winningest recipient of the eighth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition sponsored by the Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc and Vanessa Salvia
Apr 1, 2016
An Arizona High School Teaches Concrete Skills

A high school teaching students the finer points of polishing? Compass High School has added pouring, finishing and polishing concrete to its vocational programming.

Chris Mayo
Sep 4, 2012
Decorative Concrete Tips: The Inside Scoop on Concrete Countertops

Kitchen concrete countertop creates a unique look around a stoveConcrete countertop tips and tricks shared with you from the experts.

Editors
Oct 13, 2003
Steps From the Ground Up for Weddings in the Country

Natasha Chilingerian
Apr 16, 2013
Cast-in-Place Concrete Countertops: Forms, Mixes, Tools and Finishes

A sleek concrete countertop in a modern kitchen,As demand for concrete countertops grows, concrete contractors and artists have been honing their techniques to produce concrete countertops. Countertops fall into two general categories: cast-in-place and precast and projects can call for either application.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Aug 4, 2004
Build Up Your Concrete Portfolio with A Fleur-de-Lis

fleur-de-lis is a great next step in building that portfolio. There are so many variations to this image that it's hard to get bored doing them.A concrete contractor diversifies his portfolio by adding numerous medallion designs, including fleur-de-lis, by learning the basics of patterns.

Rick Lobdell
May 26, 2017
Top Cast Chemical Surface Retarder for Decorative Concrete

Top Cast is a water-based, film-forming surface retarder that saves time by eliminating the need for covering the surface even when it rains.Top Cast is a water-based, film-forming surface retarder that saves time by eliminating the need for covering the surface even when it rains. The product, available in thirteen depths of etch, is designed for poured-in-place flatwork and the top surface of precast panels.

Editors
Oct 20, 2004
Color Issues with Liquid and Powder Release Agents

Bart Sacco
Dec 19, 2012
Use Aerated Concrete Create Cool and Stylish Homes

Mary and Kee Augustine's back porch pergola made from FlexCrete's aerated concrete made from fly ash.FlexCrete is a form of aerated concrete that contains as much as 60 percent fly ash. Unlike traditional aerated concretes, it is not cured under heat or pressure, so it uses much less energy to produce.

Mike Dawson
Feb 28, 2006
Success with Concrete Countertops: Dealing with Wastewater and Sludge

The previous issue’s “Success With Concrete Countertops” article dealt with the role of water in your concrete. This issue’s column concerns the water produced during concrete countertop production.

Jeffrey Girard
Feb 11, 2011
Superior Stenciling

From rugs to logos: Several examples of one of decorative concrete’s most proven, versatile treatments.

Kelly O'Brien
Aug 8, 2009
Remaking Rocketown

A Nashville youth center gets a  decorative concrete makeover as part of  the 2011 Concrete Decor Show & Spring Training

Emily Dixon
Apr 9, 2011
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