CHENG Concrete LLC, announces the debut of CHENG Outdoor Concrete Pro-Formula, the newest addition to the time-tested CHENG Pro-Formula line. Continuing the tradition of high performance standards, the new CHENG Outdoor Concrete Pro-Formula is formulated for both precast and pour-in-place applications in several popular colors. It allows professionals and do-it-yourselfers to make designer-quality outdoor concrete projects including planters, benches, fire tables and fire pits, barbeque surrounds, furniture, tabletops and garden sculpture.
Fu-Tung Cheng, founder of CHENG Concrete and author of best-selling Concrete Countertops, developed CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula for his own award-winning design projects, blending crack-prevention agents, the finest grade fade-resistant pigments, and freeze-thaw additives that provide built-in climate flexibility. Cheng explains, “With CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula plus local bagged concrete and water, anyone can create a superior, more durable concrete with a designer-finish—perfect for any outdoor project.”
CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula will appeal to concrete and building professionals as well as the occasional do-it-yourselfer. According to Mike Heidebrink, president of CHENG Concrete, “Pros will like how CHENG Outdoor eliminates having to buy materials from different sources, inventorying them, and needing the real estate to store materials only available by the pallet.”
“It’ll also save a crew from needing to measure and consistently blend multiple materials. Time and resources are better spent focused on concrete forming and detailed finishing,” explained Heidebrink.
While appealing to the professional, Heidebrink describes how well CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula works for do-it-yourselfers: the mix is designed and pre-measured, offering more time for what’s important—creativity. Simply adding locally-sourced bagged concrete mix and water to a 1 cubic foot Outdoor Pro-Formula package will yield a ready-to-go, workable mix that delivers professional results.
CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula is available in six customer favorite colors?Charcoal, Sand, Saddle, Stone, Amber and Platinum?as well as Base which, when blended with CHENG Base Pigments, creates an unlimited custom coloring system. CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula provides the user consistent, fade-resistant color, strength performance, and desired surface finish results with each outdoor project.
Though concrete is one of the most versatile, durable building materials available, CHENG Concrete and Interstar, manufacturer of the CHENG line, formulated Outdoor Pro-Formula to withstand all types of extreme weather conditions. The new mix increases concrete’s resistance to cracking and breaking away from the surface, or “spalling,” which can often occur in exterior installations.
With built-in climate flexibility, Outdoor Pro-Formula projects will expand and contract with temperature fluctuations, dramatically increasing the life and maintaining the beauty of outdoor concrete. Whether in a northern climate, where deep freezes are common, or under the hot desert sun with scorching temperatures, Outdoor Pro-Formula holds up to the wear and tear of these extreme conditions.
Available in 1 cubic foot units, Outdoor Pro-Formula keeps the product affordable and resource-friendly by reducing the high cost of shipping bagged concrete across long distances. Heidebrink advises that a 5,000 psi bagged concrete, available at your local hardware store, must be used with Outdoor Pro-Formula to maximize its strength performance and specifically recommends Sakrete 5000-Plus. Outdoor Pro-Formula can be used for walls and flatwork like sidewalks, patios, and pavers.