Vol. 7 No. 3 - May 2007
Decorative cast iron grates look impressive. But too often, they’re also expensive, so they aren’t considered for any projects but those with the largest budgets. A company called Iron Age Designs hopes to change that.
In this day and age, the almighty dollar seems to be the bottom line in any line of work. However, in concrete construction, there are too many dangers that lurk around every corner to not make safety a top concern.
A review of tools and methods for sink polishing and edge profiling concrete countertops.
Applying concrete sealer is not rocket science, but it is a complicated process, says Jim Glessner of GST International LLC in Sparks, Nev.
Lightweight and ultra-high-performance, fiber-reinforced Ductal offers advantages over traditional construction materials in interior and exterior applications: strength, durability, aesthetics and ductility.
Being successful in business, as in life, is knowing when to be right, and when to allow the other person their thoughts and views, especially when the “other” person is a potential or existing customer.
When this concrete was installed in 1927, the decision makers of this historic hotel wanted the assurance that the building would have the natural look so commonly seen in the High Sierras — and not the look of industrial concrete. And its still delighting guests to this day.
Beautiful streetscapes. Retail and commercial spaces with the look and feel of parks. Incredibly designed school campuses. The great ones all have something in common: Hardscapes that make them accessible and welcoming to human interaction.
A 16-foot-tall concrete wave? Concrete artists created this and more at a 15,000-square-foot skate park.
Bob Harris is probably best known as founder and president of the Decorative Concrete Institute. But one of his side passions is faux finishing.
Step-by-step instructions and useful tips from people in the industry who have experimented enough to know what works.
How to prevent water damage from spoiling your project. Water is the enemy of decorative concrete. And the water can come from anywhere. Most often, it comes from irrigation sprinklers that are installed well after the concrete contractor is done.