Vol. 18 No. 1 - January 2018
Registration is open for the American Concrete Institute’s Spring 2018 Convention and Exposition March 25-29 at the Grand America and Little America hotels in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. This year’s theme is Concrete Elevated.
During the upcoming Concrete Convention and Exposition, join ACI 124 for a free walking tour of exemplary concrete buildings at 1 p.m. Monday, March 26. It will be led by ACI Intermountain Chapter member Sarah Sutherland, business development director of Forterrra Structural & Specialty Products.
Years ago, there was a Kevin Costner movie, “Field of Dreams,” which has now become a classic. While this movie was full of overarching plots and subplots, the main takeaway was: “If you build it, they will come.”
During the 2017 Concrete Decor Show, the resort was buzzing with people talking about the improvements that were transforming the grounds and some of the facilities on the resort. From pools and walkways to countertops and floors, projects were conducted by seasoned professionals and completed by novices and decorative concrete veterans alike.
There is a famous paperback called “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White. Many writers treasure it as a guide to writing clearly and succinctly while avoiding common grammatical errors. The handbook itself is a model of clarity.
Vibrators for concrete can be used to move air out of the mix come in all shapes and sizes from ultra portable to versions for the countertop.
When stamping, California contractor Lee Levig likes to use more than one color as the base color, usually different shades of the same color.
Most people don’t think of concrete as being bendable but it is, even in its hardened state. That said, bending and warping concrete is more manageable while it is still in its plastic state.
Acrylic stains are finding new uses among decorative concrete artisans, both on their own and as companions to acids.
What if there was a way to take the leftover concrete from a job site and turn it into a moneymaker instead of throwing it away? Thanks to Proline Concrete Tools’ Compass Rose Medallion Table Top Mold, there is.
Bob Harris is probably best known as founder and president of the Decorative Concrete Institute. But one of his side passions is faux finishing.
At a recent symposium sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, students from 17 universities took part in a contest to see which team could come up with the best flying disc — made of concrete.
A technique that incorporates an embossed team logo, handsome basketball-inspired line art and a beautifully rich planking pattern into one stunning polished and engraved floor.
There is no question that applicators can achieve a wider and brighter range of colors with acrylic stains than can be achieved with chemical stains.
After painstakingly laying out a grout pattern for your acrylic overlay, meticulously masking and re-masking surrounding areas, and then spraying or troweling in just the right color and texture scheme, you stand back and admire your handiwork, and the job looks great.
Concrete contracting doesn’t usually lend itself to sweeping generalizations, but here’s a good one: If a contractor wants to give a curing concrete slab more slip resistance, the easiest, simplest solution is to drag a broom across it.
A 16-foot-tall concrete wave? Concrete artists created this and more at a 15,000-square-foot skate park.
Concrete is unforgiving. Surface defects and poor workmanship issues on stamped and textured concrete are difficult to repair, and in many cases there are no viable repair options.
From the playground to the locker room, decorative concrete is inspiring teachers and school administrators across the country.
Some say avoid this combination altogether. But others say it can be done well — as long as contractors are aware of potential pitfalls.
Let’s get the question out of the way that you undoubtedly are itching to ask: Is it a jungle out there for California transplant Steve Kroo and Concrete Jungle, his Northridge decorative concrete business?