Educate your customers and keep your slabs clean. Experienced contractors know what it takes to do the job properly, and they charge accordingly.
Create realistic rockscapes as well as natural color for retaining walls with Color Wall water-based, extra-strength stain.
Crystal Shield is a solution for a durable, long-lasting gloss appearance on concrete floors.
Decorative faux flagstone over desert flex exterior flooring system
After 18 years as a structural engineer, I have worked on numerous slab-on-grade projects and used traditional wet-cure methods. Most of these techniques, particularly synthetic curing blankets, were time-intensive, expensive, and they sometimes left discolored areas on the slab.
A new house in Sun Valley, Idaho, features decorative concrete throughout.
Pervious concrete is ideal for a city park.
Restaurant chooses acid stain for new location's floor.
The Conservancy set out to renovate the zoo's Tropical House.
With today's decorative color options, concrete contractors are no longer limited to dull, gray surfaces.
Q: We have a concrete tide gate that was recently hit by graffiti, covering much of the surface. We could paint over it, however, then we would have the ongoing maintenance of the paint. Can you recommend the best cleaning methods? If we sandblast it, will it harm the integrity of the concrete?
One problem with trying to remove this type of stain is that you may find yourself left with a nonuniform appearance--the areas of cleaner, brighter concrete standing out where dark stains used to be. You might try blasting lightly using blast media that'
I am a California architect and read your article about decorative concrete at the World of Concrete. Are there processes that can be used on existing concrete floors to make them more decorative? I know you can use dyes and then stamp it with wet concrete. Is there a polishing process using dyes...
With a bit more effort, you can turn a good decorative concrete project into a great one.
World of Concrete attendees see a diverse group of artisans apply their creativity and skills to concrete.
PARALOID B-66 DMC, an acrylic resin in dimethyl carbonate, is an ultra-low-VOC general purpose resin for sealing concrete.
The advantages of UV coatings over traditional methods are significant to both significant to both customers and contractors.
Solid Sealer Stains are available so customers in low-VOC states can use the product on driveways and more.
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