Surface Preparation

When staining, installing an overlay, repairing or recoating a concrete slab, surface prep is a critical step in the process to ensure the material successfully bonds to the surface. Skipping this time-consuming essential first step usually spells disaster.

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Water-blasting: A Clean Way to Prep Concrete

Chris Finegan, owner of Green-Tec Services in Orange, California, says the biggest drawback he often faces selling his high-pressure water-blasting services is that contractors are concerned the process will inject water into the slab when they prep the concrete. However, nothing could be further from the truth. By quickly hitting […]

Extech's Rugged & Waterproof pH Meter Tackles Water Quality Testing

ExStik™ pH Tester for Concrete

Whether you’re evaluating a prospective client’s existing concrete for estimating purposes or you’re in the process of neutralizing a surface in preparation for resurfacing, Extech’s pH tester ExStik pH100 (aka the ExStik) is a fabulous tool for identifying problem areas. The “ExStik” can be calibrated to 4, 7 or and […]