Penetrating stain beautifies vertical surfaces

Sherwin-Williams Vertical Concrete Stain is a costeffective way to add distinctive color and improved appearance to large concrete structures such as parking garages, stadium supports and tilt-up, block and stucco walls, to name a few. The coating is formulated to penetrate the surface, adding extra protection from water and weather […]

New underlayment offers strength, bonding

A new self-leveling portland cement-based underlayment that offers high compressive strengths and superior bonding characteristics is now available from Hacker Industries. Ideal for all types of commercial and multi-family projects, True Screed is engineered to transform cracked, uneven concrete floors into a smooth, strong surface for finished floor coverings. The […]

ASCC News: Position statements available

The ASCC has published Position Statements 10, 11 and 12 in a series of 12, on key issues of interest to concrete contractors. They are as follows: “Moisture-Sensitive Floor Coverings on Concrete Slabs” (#10); “Appearance Requirements for Concrete Slabs” (#11); “Responsibility for Buying Concrete” (#12). Copies may be ordered by […]

NATIONAL READY MIXED CONCRETE ASSOCIATION NEWS: Lemay to oversee applied engineering

The NRMCA has also hired Lionel Lemay as senior director of applied engineering. A structural engineer by training, with design practice experience, Lemay most recently was managing director, market promotion at the Portland Cement Association after a long stint heading PCA’s residential concrete promotion efforts. At NRMCA, he will assist […]

New officers and directors at ICRI

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) membership elected Robert Johnson, The Sherwin Williams Company, as its 2004 president. To support Johnson in 2004, the ICRI membership also elected the following officers: President-Elect — Robert Pusheck, C.A., Lindman, Inc. Vice President — Dennis Pinelle, Simpson, Gumpertz and Heger, Inc. Secretary — […]

PCA News: Schulz to direct market research

PCA has named Craig A. Schulz as director, market research, with responsibility for identifying cement and concrete usage, trends, problems, and opportunities. Schulz comes to PCA with a wealth of experience in marketing, research, and economics, including several years with various trade associations. Prior to joining PCA, Schulz founded CS […]

PCA News: Decorative concrete manual updated

The latest publication from the Portland Cement Association, “Finishing Concrete with Color and Texture,” is a basic guide for planning and constructing decorative surfaces on concrete slabs. This second edition includes a completely new chapter on white concrete and significantly enhanced coverage on staining and painting. Guide specifications assist in […]