Concrete Placing

Instead of pouring concrete, concrete installers place concrete where they want it to go. And there are right ways and wrong ways to do this.

Waste Glass in Concrete has Advantages and Disadvantages

According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report, the total amount of waste material has increased from 88 million tons in 1960 to 262 million tons in 2015. In 2015, 26% of the waste materials was recycled, 9% was composted, 13% was combusted with energy recovery and 52% was disposed of in landfills.

Set Realistic Expectations for Integrally Colored Concrete

When choosing to use colored concrete on a project, there is very often a discrepancy between the owner’s expectations and the reality of the finished job. Two major reasons for this are that manufacturers’ color charts cannot possibly show the true color, and most contractors fail to adequately explain this to the customer.

New Cement Can Contribute to a More Sustainable World

In decorative concrete, a common question is, “Is it form before function, or function before form?” This question is more complex now — despite the answer, consumers ask if the construc­tion materials used are sustainable. Is there such a thing as a low-carbon swimming pool, a low-carbon counter­top or an environmentally friendly polished concrete floor?