Winter 2009 Table of Contents

Editorial Comment The One-Stop Shop

The WOC is the one-stop shop that involves everything relative to concrete. Read more

2009 Construction Joint Challenge Winner Construction Joint Challenges 2009 Construction Joint Challenge Winner

Among the 60 entries to CC's Construction Joint Challenge, Richard Albright, owner, Richard O. Albright Inc., Carmel, Ind., won first place with his detailed layout of isolation joints. Read more

Polycarboxylate Ether and Slabs Features Polycarboxylate Ether and Slabs

Modern concrete technology has uncoupled workability with water content through the use of surface active dispersants that interfere with the natural flocculation process of unhydrated cement in water. Read more

Levelness of Slabs Features Levelness of Slabs

Achieving a flat and level elevated slab is a challenge, but one that has been met by many concrete contractors. Read more

State of the Concrete Industry Features State of the Concrete Industry

Here are five reasons we feel the concrete business will come back strong—and before you know it. Read more

Proper Prep Before Work Starts Concrete Surfaces - Problem Clinic Proper Prep Before Work Starts

I'm relatively new to the concrete polishing business. My company has been involved in treating stone and tile floors for years, and recently began to polish more concrete surfaces. Recently, we were asked to bid on a project that featured a concrete floo Read more

Concrete Surfaces - Product Selection Guide Product Selection Guide — Hardeners & Densifiers

Hardeners and densifiers increase the life of a plain or decorative concrete slab. They are an ideal finishing touch for colored concrete, manufacturing environments, and even outdoor pedestrian and swimming areas. Read more

Innovatech concrete tools Concrete Surfaces - Products Innovatech concrete tools

Water reducers and surface hardeners make it extremely difficult to scratch the surface of many concrete slabs. Read more

Leitch & Co. CD 301 Planetary Polisher Concrete Surfaces - Products Leitch & Co. CD 301 Planetary Polisher

The CD 301 planetary polisher is designed to produce a flat, swirl-free finish on floors, countertops, walls, and steps. Read more

CDCLarue Industries Diamond Rings Concrete Surfaces - Products CDCLarue Industries Diamond Rings

Place 7-in. Diamond Rings on any standard variable-speed angle grinder. Read more

To Seal or Not Concrete Surfaces To Seal or Not

Pavement design engineers specify joint sealants in pavements and slabs to minimize surface water from infiltrating the pavement slab's joint. Read more

Seeking Consensus Concrete Surfaces - Features Seeking Consensus

Last October, I moderated a seminar in which I first offered insights on the status of specifications found in concrete polishing contracts. Held at the International Concrete Polishing and Staining Conference in Atlanta, I ended my session by asking, “Wh Read more

Sealing the Deal Concrete Surfaces - A Closer Look Sealing the Deal

Engineers with the City of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, took a bold step and used high-performance concrete (HPC) for the deck of the new Provencher Bridge. Read more

Concrete Surfaces World of Concrete on Tap: Feb. 2-5, Las Vegas

World of Concrete, the world's largest trade show devoted to concrete construction is just weeks away! Read more

News & Events Construction Backlog Grows

The number of construction projects under way nationwide shows a slight uptick in September. Read more

News & Events World's Largest Construction Market

China will overtake the U.S. as the world's largest construction market by 2018. Read more

Excess Leads to Standardization Hime & Erlin On Concrete Excess Leads to Standardization

The complex bases for the cracks are resolved in this month's finale, which includes the key factor that changes speculation into reality. Read more

Dog Work Slabs on Grade Dog Work

There's a good reason why World of Concrete draws best in Las Vegas: contractors are inveterate optimists who are ever-confident in their abilities to improvise, adapt, and overcome. Read more

Using Acid Stains Decorative Concrete Using Acid Stains

Acid stain technology is at least 120 years old, exceeded only by integral color as a concrete coloring medium. Read more

Jenny Products Inc. Compressor/Generator Combinations Jobsite Products Jenny Products Inc. Compressor/Generator Combinations

Two compressor/generator combination models provide portable air and power in one machine. Read more

Doosan Infracore Portable Power Mobile Generator Jobsite Products Doosan Infracore Portable Power Mobile Generator

The company's line of mobile generators includes 10 recently upgraded models ranging from 25 to 570 kVA. Read more

Honda Power Equipment EB Series Jobsite Products Honda Power Equipment EB Series

The EB Series of industrial generators are powered by a Honda GX commercial-grade OHV engine. Read more

Kaeser Compressors M200 Mobilair Jobsite Products Kaeser Compressors M200 Mobilair

The M200 Mobilair is powered by a 186-hp Caterpillar diesel engine and provides 750 cfm at 100 psig. Read more

Problem Clinic Biting the Dust

The owner of a recently constructed manufacturing facility contacted us to help solve a problem with the concrete floor's surface. Read more

Other Articles
Concrete Technology Today and Beyond Features Concrete Technology Today and Beyond

With lower volumes of work in a slower construction market, companies are challenged to be smarter, better organized, and more productive. Read more

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