March 2003 Table of Contents

Features Custom Concrete Home

This custom concrete home blends multiple concrete materials and methods, including cast-in-place foundations, concrete masonry walls, custom-molded architectural concrete, chemically-stained concrete floors, a precast concrete roof deck, and exterior concrete driveways and patios. Read more

Features The ABCs of SCC

SCC isn’t a new idea, although the current technology is different from what it was in the past. Read more

Features Petrography for Contractors

A branch of geology that uses microscopic examination of thin sections to describe and systematically classify rocks, petrography is used throughout construction projects from defining the quality of materials before construction to revealing the causes of concrete deterioration long after construction is complete. Read more

Features Coating Repaired Rebar

One approach to improving the performance of reinforced concrete structures in corrosive environments has been to coat the reinforcing bars with epoxy or another corrosion-protective coating. Read more

Features Carina Piers and Bascule Bridges

With its dedication on April 13, 2002, the new 17th Street Causeway Bridge in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., alleviated congestion for both vehicular and boat traffic—and the "Venice of the South" gained a signature landmark. Read more

Decorative Concrete Stampable Overlays

Currently, there are many stampable overlay products on the market. All are made with latex polymer concrete mixes formulated to be installed at thicknesses ranging from 1/16 to 1/2 inch. Read more

Problem Clinic Thawing Efficiency

Salesmen and equipment reps have told me that we need to keep the vapor above the hoses in order for the ground thaw to be efficient. Our process still traps the moisture below the vapor barrier, and the blankets still drive the heat into the ground, and Read more

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