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.

Are You Waiting Too Long To Cut Your Control Joints in Fresh Concrete?

Decorative concrete contractor Tom Ralston has probably never met you, but even so, he suspects you’re waiting too long before cutting your control joints. “Saw-cutting concrete is usually done long after the concrete has been poured or has set up,” he says. “It’s kind of like locking the gate after the horse has left.”

Recipe: Decorative Concrete Broom Finish

Broom finishes provide an economical alternative to the removal and replacement of existing concrete. This system creates a flexible and durable finish that can be used to re-level, renovate, resurface and create decorative patterns and designs, with or without integral coloring. When sealed, the new finish will resist gas, oils, water, salts, freeze-thaw cycles and ultraviolet rays.