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Vol. 19 No. 2 - February/March 2019

Successfully Brushing Acetone Dyes on Concrete is Possible

Rick Lobdell applying stain with a brushYou can successfully hand brush quick-drying acetone dye on concrete with the aid of denatured alcohol and a partner to help with the application.

By Rick Lobdell
March 21, 2019
Maintenance Plans Can Potentially Please Both Parties

If done right, polished concrete -- and other decorative concrete approaches -- offer low-maintenance solutions in interior and exterior settings.If done right, polished concrete — and other decorative concrete approaches — offer low-maintenance solutions in interior and exterior settings.

That’s “low-maintenance” as opposed to “no-maintenance” or “maintenance-free.”

By Joe Maty
March 17, 2019
ASCC/DCC Names 2019 Concrete Award Winners

ASCC Overall WinnerThe American Society of Concrete Contractor’s Decorative Concrete Council recognized concrete award winners at the 2019 World of Concrete.

Editors
March 18, 2019
Concrete Contractors Should Be Aware of Asbestos

Concrete workers should be aware of the health risks associated with asbestos which may be present in concrete placed prior to and during the 1970s.Concrete workers should be aware of the health risks associated with asbestos which may be present in concrete placed prior to and during the 1970s.

Editors
March 22, 2019
Sink In and Admire the View

Concrete sink and countertop bathroom vanityCrafting countertops and sinks out of concrete brings out the best of the material’s chameleon-like qualities.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
March 21, 2019
Helicopter Makes Concrete Job Uplifting

Since the cranes for a rooftop hardscape project had moved on before the precast concrete furniture was ready, a helicopter was hired to do the heavy lifting.Since the cranes for a rooftop hardscape project had moved on before the precast concrete furniture was ready, a helicopter was hired to do the heavy lifting.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
March 19, 2019
What's New for Today's Decorative Concrete Industry

Drainage structure installed in DenverSpreading the word about combining old techniques with new ideas continues to push the decorative concrete industry forward.

By Karen Keyes
March 21, 2019
Know the Difference Between Demos and Training

Solomon/Brickform Training and DemoI think we can all agree we’d be happy if the decorative concrete industry were bigger. You know, if the pie were just a little bit bigger. What are we doing as an industry to positively influence the decorative market? What are you doing as a contractor, material supplier or manufacturer to help grow the pie?

By Greg Iannone
March 18, 2019
Decorative Concrete LIVE! Showcases the Power of Concrete

Decorative Concrete LIVE! at the World of ConcreteDecorative Concrete LIVE! at the 2019 World of Concrete showcased a power-packed mix of the latest technologies for concrete.

Editors
March 19, 2019
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