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Church Street Gym Revived with Concrete Overlay

A little-known fact about New Castle, Indiana, (for everyone not a Hoosier) is that it's home to the world's largest high school gymnasium. Basketball fever is so rampant in this small town of 18,000 that the community raised the money needed to build a high school gym that seats 9,325 spectators.A little-known fact about New Castle, Indiana, (for everyone not a Hoosier) is that it’s home to the world’s largest high school gymnasium. Basketball fever is so rampant in this small town of 18,000 that the community raised the money needed to build a high school gym that seats 9,325 spectators.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
2017 Scofield Decorative Concrete Award Winners

Cresting wave concrete precast to ward off ocean wave power."Innovation" was the word of the day for Scofield’s 10th annual Decorative Concrete Awards which were presented during the 2018 World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Grand prize-winning “Scofie” projects in six categories were unique in their design and execution, with several recipients pushing the limits of their experience to try new things.

Editors
Concrete: Guaranteed to Crack

concrete does crackConcrete is going to crack and contractors should be prepared to handle certain issues when they happen.

David Stephenson
Apr 16, 2018
Epoxy Terrazzo: Elegance & Choice

>Terrazzo tiles are installed in this upscale restauarant in New York City.Using epoxy instead of cement opens up all kinds of new possibilities for terrazzo floors.

Amy Johnson
Jun 19, 2008
Chicago Sports Depot, Chicago, Ill.

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Natasha Chilingerian
Apr 19, 2012
Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame: The 2012 Inductees

The Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame is pleased to honor its inductees for 2012: Mike Archambault, Brad Bowman, Clark Branum and Joe Nasvik.

Natasha Chilingerian
Feb 19, 2012
Testing Slump in Your Concrete Mix and Why It Is Important

Slump measures the viscosity of the concrete to know how it will react once set.However you define slump, the bottom line remains the same: Slump is a test for the rigidity of uncured concrete. Lower slump concrete is very stiff, and higher slump concrete is more fluid.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Oct 8, 2004
Nebraska's own Todd Rose Decorative Concrete Inc.

A bridge spanning a highway that has had the concrete stainedOnly a couple of years old, this upstart is already attracting attention to its colorful work in the Cornhusker State. 

Kelly O'Brien
Oct 6, 2010
Pathway of White Cement Spiked with Red Glass Aggregate

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
Cutting Pictures in Concrete with Diamonds - Colorado Hardscapes

Colorado Hardscapes cut this design in concrete with a diamond blade and ground it down for the desired affectShown is integrally colored concrete with brass letters placed in the surface. Work done by Coloradao Hardscapes.

Editors
Aug 18, 2003
World's Largest Decorative Concrete Outfit Wows Customers

A stone sitting wall surrounds this park in California.When a landscape architecture firm  drafted a plan to create playground trails and basketball courts for a Park California, it turned to one of the largest decorative concrete companies in the country, T.B. Penick & Sons Inc. of San Diego, to bring a wide range of cutting-edge decorative concrete systems to the project.

Rob Spiegel
Jun 19, 2008
Revamping the Pool Deck at the White House

Delays were par for the course, Krach says. Besides the helicopter encounter, he and his crew had to clear the way so Vice President Joe Biden could accompany a disabled veterans' bicycle-racing group on a tour and again so the first lady could work in the garden.When your country calls you to do a job, how much should you charge? That was the predicament Dick Krach, CEO of Sundek of Washington, came face to face with when his secretary fielded a call from someone at a “white house” concerning a pool deck that needed repair and some sprucing up. 

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Jun 5, 2012
Surface Preparation is the Critical First Step for All Concrete Jobs

Proper surface preparation is essential when applying coatings or overlays on concrete surfaces.There is no shortage of information, or opinion, when it comes to surface preparation for applying coatings or overlays. Read any technical data sheet for a topping or coating and it’s almost always the first thing discussed. Words like critical, must, essential and required are often found in the guidelines dealing with surface preparation.

Chris Sullivan
Mar 23, 2018
Thermoplastic Rubber Floors, Pebble-Flex Surfacing System

Pebble-Flex Synthetic Rubber Surfacing System. When it comes to putting a soft, springy surface on top of a craggy concrete floor, Pebble-Flex is where the rubber hits the road.Pebble-Flex Synthetic Rubber Surfacing System. When it comes to putting a soft, springy surface on top of a craggy concrete floor, Pebble-Flex is where the rubber hits the road.

Editors
Jan 9, 2006
Decorative Concrete Techniques: Faux Rock Tricks-of-the-Trade

Tips and techniques for faux rocksA comprehensive list of important aspects of the faux rock trade. From tool choice to customer expectations, here are some tried and true tips, tricks and techniques to take your faux rock skill to the next level

Editors
Aug 16, 2002
How to Win a Decorative Concrete Contest: Take Great Photos

Contests that showcase handsome decorative concrete projects are helpful twofold — they promote quality craftspeople and they provide bona fide examples for companies that make or distribute the products. Either way, they’re good for business.

Editors
May 13, 2013
Pouring Concrete with Acid Staining in Mind

Pouring concrete that is to be stained

Nick Dancer
National September 11 Memorial Fountains, New York City

Construction of the National September 11 Memorial was progressing on schedule to meet its target Sept. 11, 2011, grand opening date, when a big problem emerged concerning the twin fountains and reflecting pools built within the footprints where the North and South towers once stood.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Feb 19, 2012
Artisan in Concrete: Dominick Cardone, The Concrete Impressionist Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Starting a business is a challenging process no matter what the circumstances.

Kelly O'Brien
Jan 7, 2011
Polishable Overlays

Thin coatings that can be polished work wonders on new and old floors, but applying them requires knowledge and skill.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Nov 10, 2010
Tips for Polishing Preexisting Concrete Floors Profitably

If I were a contractor I would take “preexisting” projects over new projects every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

David Padgett
Dec 19, 2012
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