January 2021 – Online Exclusive

delaminating polished concrete

Before polishing: Contractors must remove delamination and do repairs

As we discussed in Concrete 101, concrete is a hard, durable surface made up of cement, aggregate and water. It’s the single, largest, volume-building material used worldwide. All totaled, that equates to about 10 billion tons a year. For the most part, concrete does its job, and we hardly ever […]

UDT Appoints Chris Patterson Midwest Technical Sales Rep

Ultra Durable Technologies (UDT) has appointed Chris Patterson as the Midwest technical sales representative. Since 2013, Patterson has held a NACE Level 1 Coatings Inspector certification. He also formerly chaired the SSPC North Central Region. SSPC and NACE has since merged and formed the Association for Materials Protection and Performance […]

Opportunity Knocks:
Concrete Design Franchise Business
Opens Doors for Entrepreneurs

Rather than demolishing and replacing existing concrete floors, many decorative concrete contractors turn to overlays for solutions. However, says business developer Alexander Lorenz, there’s a better way to remedy the situation and achieve longer-lasting results. Namely, transform and restore the integrity of the concrete that already exists. The founder and […]

Concrete 101:
Know the basics of mix design

Concrete is a hard, durable substance made up of cement, aggregate and water. Together, these ingredients form concrete, the largest volume-building material used worldwide. Cement acts as the binder, the fine medium. Coarse aggregate gives concrete its compressive strength. And water initiates and promotes the reactions that allow concrete to […]