December 2002 Table of Contents

Features Deductions Your Small Business Shouldn't Miss

Keep an eye out for those often overlooked ways to cut your tax bill. It’s very simple: the more tax deductions your business can legitimately take, the lower its taxable profit will be. Read more

Features A Giant Undertaking

The Rooms-to-Go concrete tilt-up project faced a number of unique challenges due to its size, the Florida heat, and a scarcity of water. Read more

Features America's Best Concrete Pavements

As the jury selected the winners in this year’s ACPA Awards, innovation was what made a project stand out. Read more

Features Finding True North

Concrete Construction, with assistance from the Strategic Development Council, invited a group of industry visionaries to come together this past summer to look at the big picture. Read more

Features Rapid Chloride Permeability Testing

Corrosion of reinforcing steel due to chloride ingress is one of the most common environmental attacks that lead to the deterioration of concrete structures. Read more

Features Air in Concrete: How Come and How Much?

Air-entrained concrete is made by adding a detergent (an air-entraining admixture) to stabilize air bubbles trapped during mixing. Read more

Features Small Equipment for Hard-to-Reach Places

Equipment manufacturers continue to develop skidloaders and excavators capable of working in cramped spaces in areas that are hard to reach. Read more

Features World of Concrete 2003

The World of Concrete is a magnificent mélange of educational and product-related events that, as a concrete contractor or designer or producer, you really can’t afford to miss. Read more

Safety Matters Take Time for Safety

A concrete crew was given the task of building a retention structure to collect runoff water from a shopping mall parking lot. They excavated the construction site in preparation for forming and pouring the wall footers. Read more

Decorative Concrete Using Gel Acids to Stencil Patterns on Concrete

Stencil sandblasting is one way to create delicate, intricate patterns on the surface of concrete. Another way involves placing hydrochloric acid suspended in a heavy gel over stencil patterns adhered to the concrete surface. Read more

Concrete Basics Curing Concrete Slabs

Companies and people who place concrete are often focused on organizing and planning, forming, placing, and finishing. Read more

Problem Clinic Control Joints In Fiber Concrete?

Do I need to have control joints in the slabs and, if so, how far apart in a 15-foot-wide driveway? I really don’t want any but don’t want cracking, either. Read more

Problem Clinic Washing Away Floor Contaminants

I have heard of epoxy flooring contractors "washing" concrete of all contaminants with (correct me if I am wrong) xylem. From what I have been told, it washes the impurities some depth into the concrete where they will not be a factor in failure of adhesi Read more

Problem Clinic Heavy-Duty Floor Repair

Do you have any thoughts on repairing the pits and cracks that would stand up to the rigors of tracked equipment being driven over the surface on a daily basis? We are looking at several types of epoxy sealers. Read more

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