Concrete Repair & Restoration

Instead of ripping out and replacing, existing concrete can be repaired and restored with the aid of the right equipment, products and know-how.

VandlGuard IsoFree Protects
Restored AIDS Mural in LA

The Blue Moon Trilogy mural — painted in 1988 to honor those who battle and have battled AIDS — is clean, bright and more durable than ever. Credit in large goes to Scott Haskins, president of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories in Santa Barbara, California, and a varnish called VandlGuard IsoFree. […]

Camo Patch UV, The Perfect Solution for Concrete Repair

Victoria Concrete Surfaces is a concrete contractor in Victoria, British Columbia, that also polishes concrete. The company owner, Benoit Harris, found Solid Solution Products Camo Patch UV to be the perfect solution for repairing the floor in a 1,700 square-foot home. In this particular case, the home’s floor was concrete […]

Modern Products and Techniques Infuse New Life into 1912 Cartouche

Located along the Sacramento River, the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity in Sacramento, California, features a restored cartouche. A combination of SureCrete XS Precast and Sika products made the restoration and retrofit of the Beaux-Arts feature possible. The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. originally owned the circa 1912 building […]

Afro-centric Labyrinth Springs Back to Life Thanks to Prosoco Products

After a decade enduring North Carolina’s harsh sunlight, the country’s first Afro-centric labyrinth has been revitalized by Daniel de Wit. It was originally created in Charlotte by Tom Schulz, a nationally recognized labyrinth designer. At the opening ceremony for a labyrinth Schulz had installed at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center […]

Polished concrete repair products used on this slab

Polished Concrete Repair Products can be Artsy, Functional or Both

Polishing concrete on the surface (ha-ha again) seems reasonably straightforward. Buy the right equipment, attach diamond tooling, turn on the equipment and “mow” the concrete. Do this one row at a time and repeat with finer grits. However, there are almost always exceptions. In this tip, we’ll discuss what to […]

River Rock Product Can Work Wonders on Unsightly But Stable Concrete Slab

Originally called Chattahoochee stone because the smooth rock was dredged out of that river, Epoxy Stone from McKinnon Materials in Tampa, Florida, is a wonder worker. The coating system, available in 16 colors, is also known as river rock and pebble epoxy. Aesthetically, it resembles exposed aggregate without the cement […]

contractor installing joint filler to concrete control joints

Epoxy vs. Polyurea Joint Fillers:
Which is best?

When properly installed, concrete is one of the most durable and long-lasting products construction pros can use. When used as finished flooring, concrete should have control joints saw cut into its surface shortly after placement. Control joints can be thought of as deliberate cracks cut into concrete floors. They allow […]

As part of an office renovation in downtown Chicago, the existing concrete floor was grinded, stenciled, stained and sealed. Part of the process involved manipulating the intensity of the stain and erasing parts of the stencil to create a worn look

Newly Stenciled Concrete Made to Look Worn and Faded

When Robert D. Bauer first laid eyes on Eastlake Studio’s rendering for the new headquarters for Waystar, a healthcare-related technology company in Chicago, it intrigued the president of CCI Flooring. The project involved remodeling an office building in downtown Chicago. Their goal focused on creating a wide-open space with distressed […]