Tag: Restoration

Modern Products and Techniques Infuse New Life into 1912 Cartouche

Located along the Sacramento River, the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity in Sacramento, California, features a restored cartouche. A combination of SureCrete XS Precast and Sika products made the restoration and retrofit of the Beaux-Arts feature possible. The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. originally owned the circa 1912 building […]

Afro-centric Labyrinth Springs Back to Life Thanks to Prosoco Products

After a decade enduring North Carolina’s harsh sunlight, the country’s first Afro-centric labyrinth has been revitalized by Daniel de Wit. It was originally created in Charlotte by Tom Schulz, a nationally recognized labyrinth designer. At the opening ceremony for a labyrinth Schulz had installed at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center […]

It’s Hard to Beat Ancient Concrete

From highways and buildings to homes and sidewalks, so many things you see around you are made partially or entirely of concrete. Most people assume concrete is a fairly modern invention, right? No way! Actually, concrete was used 2,000 years ago in the Roman Empire. In fact, it looks like it was better quality concrete than we can manufacture today.

Should You Overlay or Replace That Cracked Concrete Surface?

First Federal Savings Bank, Sheridan, Wyo., asked Doug Carlton if there was an overlay that could improve their cracked, uneven parking lot. He told them no. The crack pattern shows a problem beyond random cracking. He guessed that the concrete is too thin or not properly reinforced, or that the subgrade had failed.

The Rewards and Realities of Concrete Color Restoration

Unlike a fine wine, decorative concrete does not always age well.

And a decade or two after the first massive surge in popularity of decorative concrete, plenty of owners of residential and commercial property are realizing that their patterned, textured and colored concrete does not look like it once did.