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Leave a Mark on Concrete with Specially Made Stencils and Stains

Stenciled wall at a metro stationContractors and artisans use specially made stencils and stains to leave their marks on decorative concrete.

Mike Dougherty
Jan 16, 2020
Discover the Many Facets of Concrete at the Fourth Annual Decorative Concrete LIVE!

A look from above of the entrance to the 2019 Decorative Concrete LIVE! space at World of ConcreteBe prepared to see a lot of color and whimsy at the fourth annual Decorative Concrete LIVE! during the World of Concrete Feb. 4-7, 2020 in Las Vegas. On the flip side, also be prepared to appreciate the subtleties and sophistication the same material can offer.

Editors
Jan 20, 2020
The American Concrete Institute Names 2019 Excellence Winners at Annual Convention.

The building was awarded for excellence by the ACIThe American Concrete Institute honored the winners of its 2019 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards during the institute’s concrete convention and exposition in October in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Editors
Jan 26, 2020
A New Concrete Overlay Scores Points at a Sacramento Ballpark

Teamwork, expertise and a carefully picked set of products were the secrets to success during a recent concourse floor coating job at Raley Field, home of Sacramento's minor-league baseball team, the River Cats.Teamwork, expertise and a carefully picked set of products were the secrets to success during a recent concourse floor coating job at Raley Field, home of Sacramento’s minor-league baseball team, the River Cats.

Natasha Chilingerian
Apr 16, 2013
Consider Clean-and-seal as an Alternative Finish for Interior Concrete Floors

When someone calls us for a quote about sealing their concrete, it's usually a driveway, sidewalk, patio or pool deck.When someone calls us for a quote about sealing their concrete, it’s usually a driveway, sidewalk, patio or pool deck. Sealing exterior concrete surfaces that get exposed to Mother Nature 24/7/365 with her summer heat and winter snow and ice makes sense to customers and contractors alike.

Tyler Stephens
Oct 29, 2019
How to Correct Acid Stain Colors on Concrete

Correcting Acid Stain Colors on concrete star engraved into a stained concrete overlay- Stain remains a popular finish, and while the number of problems or complaints has decreased over the last few decades, the problems remain the same, and they don't discriminate between professionals and DIY homeowners.Stain remains a popular finish, and while the number of problems or complaints has decreased over the last few decades, the problems remain the same, and they don’t discriminate between professionals and DIY homeowners.

Chris Sullivan
Oct 1, 2014
Anti-Growth from GSI/Camden Products Keeps the Moss Away from Concrete Surfaces

GSI Anti-Growth from Camden Products is an advanced algicide/fungicide for getting rid of mold, mildew, and algae and keep it gone.

Anti-Growth is a concentrated coating, which is mixed with water, costs pennies per square foot of coverage. It can be brushed, rolled, sprayed, sponged or ragged on, depending on the surface.

Editors
Dec 1, 2002
Tried and True Recipes for Concrete Homes

Cast in place concrete is used to build this concrete buildingJust like there’s more than one way to make chocolate chip cookies, there are plenty of ways to build concrete homes with satisfying results. Here’s a synopsis of the main options on the market.

Editors
Jun 28, 2004
How Using Admixtures in Concrete Work Saves Time and Money

Admixtures are an important part of a concrete mix design here a ready mix truck driver is adding an admixture to his load.Discover ways admixtures can improve concrete's ultimate durability and strength and make it easier to work with.

Cindy Grawl
Apr 1, 2002
Eco-friendly Reinforcement Fiber for Concrete

A skyline that is lit up with city lights.With all the talk about “green” products lately, it’s only natural that somebody has created an eco-friendly reinforcement fiber for concrete.

The synthetic fibers of NyconG, from New Nycon Inc., are made from 100 percent reclaimed post-consumer and post-industrial waste carpet.

Emily Dixon
Nov 16, 2008
A Guide to Unique Concrete Casting Surfaces

cast concrete water fountainThis is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to the finer details of all potential concrete casting surfaces. Instead, this article is intended to help you begin asking the right questions, as well as give you a basic understanding of some of the options. We cannot come up with solutions until we ask the right questions.

Jeremy French
Aug 12, 2014
Wisconsin's Artisan in Concrete Nolan King

stamped concrete snake walkwayNolan King, owner of King Architectural Concrete and Construction LLC in River Falls, Wisconsin, started his own construction business at the age of 23 after graduating from college in 2001 with an engineering degree. His business focused primarily on home remodeling work.

Vanessa Salvia
Aug 7, 2015
Commercial Decorative Concrete Projects Leads to Exponential Growth

A globe stained onto concrete with North America and Antarctica visible.One of the largest decorative concrete companies in the country is still finding plenty of room to grow.

David Searls
Dec 18, 2008
Innovative Self-Leveling Terrazzo and Decorative Overlayment Process by Deco Pour

Terrazzo is used to create a BMW logo on this concrete floor.Deco Pour is an innovative self-leveling terrazzo and decorative overlayment process. This enhanced industrial overlayment is poured thin by using a patent pending integral additive called HDS 2001. Overlayments without this additive are typically softer and will not allow for proper seeding and machine honing of the surface.

Editors
Aug 16, 2002
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.

Editors
Apr 29, 2016
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.

Editors
Jan 11, 2007
Concrete Art in Publicly Funded Building Projects

Public art made created on a concrete slab.An artist and a decorative concrete contractor team up to get grants for work in publicly funded building projects.

Steven Ochs
Aug 2, 2005
The Upside of Concrete Overlays

This deck was given an overlay treatment that included Sand-Rich from Specialty Solutions Inc. Sand-Rich is a noncementitious, aggregate-containing overlay.For contractors and clients looking to improve an existing slab, fix failing concrete or just put some extra decorative oomph onto a surface, cementitious overlays are tops.

Elizabeth Gillette
Feb 13, 2009
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