May 1993 Table of Contents

Features Patterned Form Liners for Architectural Concrete

Architects specify patterned concrete surfaces for the aesthetic interest generated by a play of light and shadow, or to simulate economically in concrete the traditional patterns of brick, stone, and wood. A patterned concrete surface does not reveal so plainly minor imperfections that can mar a smooth concrete surface. And rougher concrete surfaces are often easier to maintain. Read more

Features Tilt-Up Basics

Tilt-up is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. This is due, in part, to the economics of tilt-up, which combine reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction, and minimal capital investment. A successful tilt-up project begins long before concrete is poured. As with any project, the key is thorough planning. Read more

Features Tips for Coloring Concrete

The many ways to color concrete range from simply covering the surface with paint to coloring the entire placement (integral coloring) using pigments and special aggregates. Color effects can work two ways: they can mask surface blemishes or accent special features. Coloring materials and methods include: Read more

Features Child of the Sun

In 1938, Dr. Ludd Spivey, president of Florida Southern College, commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to produce a master plan for the school's lakeside campus. Situated on 100 acres in Lakeland, Fla., Wright set out to design a truly American campus. Read more

Features Flexible Waterstops

Embedded in concrete, across and along the joint, flexible waterstops prevent leaks in the joints of concrete structures where one side is subject to hydrostatic pressure. Flexible waterstops come in a variety of profiles and material types. To choose a waterstop suitable for your joint sealing needs, it's important to know the capabilities of various systems. Read more

Features Hey, Mr. Contractor, What's in It for Joe?

Safety has to be brought to a personal level. You've got to show your employees what's in it for them. For example: Read more

Problem Clinic Antiqued Surface for Existing Concrete

How can we give an existing concrete surface an antiqued finish? Read more

Problem Clinic Trial Mixes by Ready-Mix Producers

We supply ready mixed concrete for many jobs that use the American Concrete Institute "Specifications for Structural Concrete for Buildings," ACI 301. We have many field-strength test results for all our standard mixes and we use these to show that propos Read more

Problem Clinic Mat Test for Moisture

We've heard of the mat test for moisture in concrete. Where can we find out more? Read more

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