Stamping guide due out in fall

Bob Harris’ Guide to Stamped Concrete, the second book in the Bob Harris Decorative Concrete Collection, will be released in October, 2004. The fullcolor, fully illustrated guide provides concrete contractors with detailed information and practical tips for stamping concrete.

The book shows contractors where to find good stamped concrete designs; the five methods of imparting color to stamped concrete work; placing the concrete to facilitate stamping; and a complete, illustrated description of the entire stamping process from A-Z.

The guide also covers topics of vital importance for anyone planning to stamp concrete, including: maximizing your profits by knowing what to charge for stamped concrete; concrete mix considerations; site conditions affecting stamped concrete work and how to prepare or avoid them; important issues to avoid when stamping; fixing minor flaws in stamped concrete work; and effective techniques for the application of sealers. With more than 25 years experience in the construction industry, Harris has conducted handson training seminars in architectural concrete in locations around the world, and has personally placed and/or supervised the placement of over three million square feet of decorative concrete, including work for some of the major Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida. As president of The Decorative Concrete Institute, he offers hands-on training and workshops in the latest decorative products and techniques. For more information, visit or contact Lee Ann Stape at (877) 324-8080.

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