November 2020 – Online Exclusive

Part 2:
Decorative Concrete Council names
winners of 2020 awards competition

The Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors in St. Louis, Missouri, has named the winners of its 12th annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition. ASCC recognized the winners of the 2020 DCC Awards at a virtual ceremony as part of its annual conference in […]

Part 1:
Decorative Concrete Council Names Winners of 2020 Awards Competition

The Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors in St. Louis, Missouri, has named the winners of its 12th annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition. ASCC recognized the 2020 Decorative Concrete Awards winners at a virtual ceremony as part of its annual conference Sept. 24, […]

contractor installing joint filler to concrete control joints

Epoxy vs. Polyurea Joint Fillers:
Which is best?

When properly installed, concrete is one of the most durable and long-lasting products construction pros can use. When used as finished flooring, concrete should have control joints saw cut into its surface shortly after placement. Control joints can be thought of as deliberate cracks cut into concrete floors. They allow […]

A single-use wet blanket is one of the methods for curing concrete

Which type of curing should you use for polished concrete?

The definition of curing is providing adequate moisture, temperature and time to allow cement to hydrate and concrete to develop internal strength and abrasion resistance. There are a number of methods for curing concrete. We have compiled them here in one place. Here are the methods for curing concrete Wet […]

Stenciled Concrete Walkways Make Great First Impressions

When people pull up to apartment buildings with stenciled decorative concrete walkways, the added amenity adds a certain panache. Moreover, “Stenciled walkways enhance a property,” says Larry Benforado, owner of Creative Coatings in Fort Myers, Florida. “If someone sees a nice walkway, they’ll likely assume the apartments are nice, too.” […]

Polished Included:
All Concrete Must Be Properly Cured

Curing is defined as providing adequate moisture, temperature and time to allow cement to hydrate and concrete to develop internal strength and abrasion resistance. Properly cured concrete should be the goal for all concrete, not just polished. There are different types of curing. These include: Wet cure involves a uniform […]

concrete stencils for driveways

Stenciling Concrete Driveways
Can Direct Business Your Way

If you’re looking to boost a home’s curb appeal, stenciling a plain-Jane concrete driveway could be your golden ticket. “Herringbone brick is the most popular pattern we do,” says Bob Murphy, owner of Distinctive Concrete Coatings in Leesburg, Florida. “Everyone loves that.” Murphy founded the company some 25 years ago […]