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Liquid stone adds strength and beauty

The Mr. Granite QPC Quartz Polymer Coating System — a high-build waterborne system consisting of three separate waterproof components — is both a beautiful granite finish and a durable monolithic surface. It combines excellent chemical and impact resistance with non-slip characteristics from its cultured quartz stone content. It is also […]

Ahal Contracting wins global award (and more)

Ahal Contracting Co. Inc., located in St. Louis, Mo., recently received the Outstanding Bomanite Project Worldwide, Gold Award 2002 from the Bomanite International Society for the paving installation at the Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, Mo. The casino paving included a 40,000-square-foot streetscape, a 4,000-square-foot sports bar floor and an 8,000-square-foot […]

Waterproofing membrane is breathable

Sto Watertight Coat is a flexible and breathable waterproofing membrane based on a unique combination of acrylic emulsion, portland cement and fine fibers. Watertight Coat is both flexible and abrasion-resistant. You can use it waterproof all types of above- or below-grade concrete and masonry, including foundations, block walls, balconies,parapets, planter […]

Slag-to-cement facility marks first anniversary

Lafarge North America’s South Chicago grinding facility has successfully completed its first year of operations, producing a threeway win for Lafarge, steel manufacturer Ispat Inland Inc. and the environment. The innovative site uses an environmentally friendly process that converts slag — a byproduct of steel manufacturing — into a premium […]

polymer-modified cement floor in a geometric bright pattern

A Primer on Polymer Cement: An In-Depth Look at the Basics

The use of polymer-modified cement products in the decorative concrete industry is common practice. Unfortunately, these products are also commonly misunderstood. What they are, how they work, what they do — “There are a lot of misconceptions about polymers,” observes Stan Stratton, director of technology development at L.M. Scofield’s West […]