Author: Concrete Decor Staff

Forming in the rain

Sonoco has re-engineered its water-resistant Sonotube concrete form with new RainGuard technology. The new-generation Sonotube forms incorporate a proprietary, high-strength, water-resistant paper that allows contractors to set them in wet weather and pour concrete the next day. The fiber forms boast improved strength, toughness and durability in wet conditions, resulting […]

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association RMC issues reports

The RMC Research Foundation today announced the release of two important Prescriptive-to-Performance (P2P) research projects. “Preparation of a Performance-based Specification for Cast-in-Place Concrete” includes a comprehensive review of worldwide performance-based specifications and recommendations for transitioning the industry toward their use. “Experimental Case Study Demonstrating Advantages of Performance Specifications” includes technical […]

Self-leveling floor underlayments

USG Corp.’s Tile and Flooring Division has introduced Ultraflow Floor Underlayments, a new family of poured, self-leveling cement underlayments. All four products come presanded. Ultraflow G-1.0 Floor Underlayment is a fast-setting, nonshrinking underlayment designed for use in residential, light commercial and renovation construction. It can be applied over wood and […]

National Precast Concrete Association Precast concrete sales reach $18.5 billion in 2004

The precast concrete industry outpaced the growth of the overall construction industry in 2004, according to an Operating Performance Report recently issued by the NPCA. The report indicates that precast plants in the United States and Canada reported sales volume of $18.5 billion for 2004, a 13 percent increase from […]