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A Concrete Contractor Who Has Taught the Basics of Concrete Around the World

From Cairo to Seoul, this contractor has taught the basics of concrete around the world. Michael Archambault was more than a casual contender. Back in the ’70s, before he was 25 years old, the sassy lad who grew up in San Diego had Houston by its concrete tail. He not only owned a Patterned Concrete Industries franchise but eventually bought out the mother company and served as president.

How to Use Concrete Sealers

Concrete is porous and it needs to breathe to let moisture escape. When applied at the manufacturer’s recommended rate, most concrete sealers will remain breathable. However, a blushing problem can occur when sealers are over-applied or reapplied too often. Blushing is a white film that forms when moisture is trapped between the concrete and the sealer.

International Concrete Repair Institute ICRI Announces New Chapters in Minnesota and Virginia

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announces the establishment of the Minnesota Chapter and Virginia Chapter. The ICRI board approved its 28th and 29th chapters’ charters during the ICRI 2003 Fall Convention in Tampa, Fla. Anyone interested in joining either chapter or learning more about its activities should contact Minnesota […]