Vol. 6 No. 2 - April/May 2006
Contractors are increasingly using shotcrete for making artificial rock. The equipment is expensive, but the results are spectacular.
Tips for putting a polymer-modified cementitious overlay on top of a wood surface.
Does the use of admixtures change the intensity of integral color?
As an old technology finds new applications, walls take on shape and texture.
A seasoned concrete contractor offers a step-by-step guide for success with decorative concrete steps.
Bernie Apodaca and Debra O'Leary use a variety of systems to suit each customer's taste and budget. Their projects are elegant and innovative.
This high-performance concrete from Lafarge offers incredible flexural strength and endless possibilities for creativity.
Concrete Decor‘s Technique section is designed to offer readers helpful information on methods for properly preparing concrete surfaces and installing decorative concrete products. This month, we’ll focus on techniques for stamping an overlay
Ken Tucker, a resourceful contractor solves a potential color problem with a new process - turning tilt-up concrete panels upside down.
How long should you guarantee your work? It all depends on who you ask. Four successful contractors from California to New York share their philosophy on warranties.
Artist and designer Linda Patterson of Newark, Calif., created 15 cast-in-place relief murals — 2,136 linear feet in all — to adorn underpasses along the 12.8-mile San Tomas Aquino / Saratoga Creek Trail in Santa Clara County, Calif.
Everyone knows you should use white cement to bring out brilliant colors in your concrete projects. What isn't so widely known is how to prevent white specks from appearing in some of those deeper colors.
There are a number of principles that come into play when designing a landscape, including proportion, unity, balance and rhythm. These principles should also be considered when incorporating faux rock into a landscape setting.
Modular, compact and sturdy in design; portable concrete mixers come in designs to fit all construction needs.
When planning your next fishing trip, check out the big catch in the Canadian city of Calgary, where 144 trout over 15 feet long will soon be seen "swimming" alongside the daily traffic at a busy interchange.