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Build a Stone-veneer Monument Mailbox in 5 Easy Steps

Build a Stone-veneer Monument Mailbox in 5 Easy StepsAs clients look to increase their home’s curb appeal, they often overlook transforming the mundane mailbox. Considering a home’s curb appeal encompasses everything from the sidewalk to the front door, a monument mailbox can quickly and easily make a big impact in improving a home’s first impression. Here’s what you need to create a monument mailbox and how to do it:

Cory Olson
Oct 28, 2019
How Does Moisture Move Through Concrete?

Understanding how moisture moves through concrete is critical to successful flooring.Understanding how moisture moves through concrete is critical to successful flooring. It helps you reduce the risk for future moisture-related flooring failure during installation. It also helps you identify and assess the cause of moisture-related issues that have already occurred.

Jason Spangler
Oct 30, 2019
Concrete Decor Show: I'll be there ... will you?

Chris Sullivan meets with buyers at the Concrete Decor Show. Is there value in having a dedicated trade show for the decorative concrete industry? The short answer is yes. There’s tremendous value in having an industry-focused show. While there are decorative-devoted pavilions at other shows, they are just that — areas within other events.

Chris Sullivan
Oct 22, 2019
Stenciled logo for Fort Meade

Ft Meade stencil logoBart Sacco of Kingdom Products and Rachel Knigge, a stencil artist with FloorMaps Inc., collaborated to produce a logo on a floor at a new Army/Air Force main exchange at Fort George G. Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Editors
May 20, 2016
Gore Design Co. Countertop and Sink Molds

Brand Gore modular sink mold When asked how Gore Design Co.'s two (and soon to be three) integral sink molds set themselves apart in the marketplace, Gore Design principal Brandon J. Gore says it's a matter of timeliness.

Editors
Jan 23, 2006
Recipe: Terrific Terrazzo

Inspired by the rotors of the helicopters the client manufactures, this intricate, precise design shows off not only the contractor's technical aptitude but also terrazzo's design versatility.Our regular feature offers two step-by-step description of a unique floor that was created with good old terrazzo.

Kelly O'Brien
Jul 8, 2010
Getting an Early Start on a Profitable Spring

Cherry blossoms on a sky blue backdrop.For some in the decorative concrete industry, this spring can’t come too early. The doldrums of winter take a toll not only on the pocketbook, but also on our creative juices as artists and promoters.

Doug Carlton
Feb 19, 2012
Preparing Your Concrete Countertops for Topical Sealers

Here are a few tips for lowering your concrete's vapor transmission rate soonerThe steps you take with your wet-cast or GFRC countertops prior to sealing them will affect sealer success more than the actual application of the sealer. It’s important to gain an understanding of what your concrete is doing, or more importantly, what you are doing with your concrete.

Mark Celebuski
Mar 21, 2011
A Grand New Concrete Entrance at a Texas Football Stadium

 It stands to reason that a big-time football program would want to play in a big-time stadium.Texas Christian University’s football program has emerged as a national power over the past few years, and for a smallish university (enrollment under 10,000) that’s quite an accomplishment. It stands to reason that a big-time football program would want to play in a big-time stadium.

Chris Mayo
Jan 24, 2013
Adrian Gascon Creates Unbelievable Artificial Rock Waterscapes

GFRC Waterfall Expert - Adrian Gascon has reinvented himself personally and professionally a few times. He sold cars and played and coached baseball and basketball, then through luck and hard work began fabricating top-secret planes for the government, making $20 an hour at 20 years old.Adrian Gascon has reinvented himself personally and professionally a few times. He sold cars and played and coached baseball and basketball, then through luck and hard work began fabricating top-secret planes for the government, making $20 an hour at 20 years old.

Vanessa Salvia
Jan 13, 2015
Engrave-A-Crete's The Mongoose Concrete Engraver

The Mongoose Engraver in action on a concrete floorThe Mongoose 411, from Engrave-a-Crete, is a compact engraving saw with a powerful, high-rpm motor. Designed specifically for decorative concrete, it will enable you to easily cut beautiful patterns and designs with great accuracy, whether you’re making straight lines or circles.

Editors
Aug 9, 2003
Concrete Cracks Fixed by Hand While Restoring Historic Theater Floor

90 year old concrete slab that has been ground and polished to it's natural buff color in Washing Court House, Ohio.When broker-auctioneer Jason Langley purchased the nearly 90-year-old Fayette Theatre in Washington Court House, a small town in Ohio located between Cincinnati and Columbus, improving the local landmark’s 3,000-square-foot concrete floor was a top priority.

Erik Pisor
May 29, 2017
Radial Concrete Stamps Have Come Full Circle

Concrete that has been stamped with a radial stamp and embedded with a concrete compass rose.Radial stamps, multipiece tools that create circular and curved patterns, have earned stamp manufacturers a round of applause.

Kelly O'Brien
Aug 8, 2010
The 2013 ASCC Award Winners

T.B. Penick & Sons Inc., San Diego, Calif., Reunion Trails ParkThe Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, Mo., has announced the winners of its fifth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition. The winners were recognized at a ceremony at the World of Concrete, Las Vegas, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.

Editors
Apr 21, 2013
Thinset Terrazzos Open More Doors for Terrazzo Use

Terrazzo floor can be highly intricate in its designs. Once place, the surface is ground down to reveal stunning designs like the fish and circles seen here.In indoor applications, terrazzo has a ground and polished surface that lends itself to creative design. The use of divider strips allows the material to be mixed in different colors and applied in a process similar to paint-by-number, so you can incorporate designs, logos, borders and just about anything.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Jun 5, 2004
Remodel of Auditorium Calls for Polished Concrete

The Decorative Surface Solution Group (DSSG) members and suppliers collaborated to rejuvenate the flooring in the iconic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California with polished concrete.The Decorative Surface Solution Group (DSSG) members and suppliers collaborated to rejuvenate the flooring in the iconic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California.

Editors
Oct 18, 2016
Bathrooms are Transformed with the Concrete Tub

Concrete tub that was custom made for this space using black concrete.They’re heavy and they can be hard to install. But for some customers, decorative concrete tubs are worth every drop of sweat.

Christina Camara
Feb 13, 2008
Decorative Concrete Techniques: Faux Rock Tricks-of-the-Trade

Tips and techniques for faux rocksA comprehensive list of important aspects of the faux rock trade. From tool choice to customer expectations, here are some tried and true tips, tricks and techniques to take your faux rock skill to the next level

Editors
Aug 16, 2002
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