Author: Concrete Decor Staff

INTERNATIONAL CONCRETE REPAIR INSTITUTE Publication offers info on polymer flooring

The ICRI has released a new guide for designing, installing and maintaining protective polymer flooring systems for concrete. It contains detailed information on the aspects of flooring technology, performance properties, surface preparation requirements, installation procedures and testing to help the user attain long-term service from a variety of polymer flooring […]

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CONCRETE CONTRACTORS Position papers offer insight on concrete

ASCC has published three new position papers: “Birdbaths on Concrete Slabs” (#7) explains why birdbaths are an unavoidable result of a flatness tolerance. “Bugholes in Formed Concrete” (#8) deals with acceptance of formed concrete surfaces. “Slab Thickness Tolerances” (#9) cites statistical data from as-built slabs and concludes that tolerances for […]

AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE ACI offers new info on concrete repair

The American Concrete Institute is offering valuable “how-to” documents for five commonly used concrete repairs. These documents will be available, free of charge, for a limited time on the American Concrete Institute’s website — The bulletins cover the following topics: Structural Crack Repair by Epoxy Injection Crack Repair by […]

PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION Team Concrete Honored for Excellence

Portland Cement Association and Team Concrete have been honored with an Award of Excellence by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). “Team Concrete: Building Community” was among 12 association programs recognized in the first round of judging in the 2004 Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards program. Team Concrete is […]


The Concrete Delivery Professional (CDP) certification program offered by the NRMCA recently passed a milestone when the 1,000th ready mixed concrete mixer-truck driver became certified under the program. More than 1,000 additional drivers are currently preparing for the certification exam. The program supplements a company’s existing driving training program and […]

Floor system keeps sound and moisture out

Hacker Industries, Inc., a leading supplier of gypsum concrete floor underlayments, now offers builders and architects the Dry Floor System. The system combines the technology of Hacker Industries’ most innovative product, Firm-Fill 3310, with Quiet Qurl Moisture Control Sound Mat. The extremely low water demand of Firm-Fill 3310 accelerates drying […]

Grease remover leaves concrete clean

Unlike conventional cleaners that pool ineffectively on the surface, Safe n’ Easy Oil/Grease Remover penetrates beneath the porous surfaces of asphalt, concrete and masonry to lift oil and grease particles up and out. New from Dumond Chemicals, the non-toxic, non-abrasive and non-flammable product is biodegradable, and will not harm asphalt, […]