May 2006 Table of Contents

FEATURES
Concrete Patios and Pool Decks Concrete Patios and Pool Decks

Homeowners have begun to recognize that concrete has a fresh new look and they want to take advantage of it, especially in outdoor living areas, where people are spending more time and making a greater financial investment. Read more

Building with AAC Building with AAC

AAC is beginning to catch on in the United States, where there are now three AAC manufacturing plants with several more planned. This represents a serious commitment since the cost of a plant to produce AAC blocks and panels is high. Read more

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Mentoring—An Old Tradition That Still Works Mentoring—An Old Tradition That Still Works

But people are still setting examples for others and sharing their vision of where to go and how to get there. When a person's knowledge and desire to teach and support others come together, he or she becomes a mentor. Read more

SHOWCASE
Showcase Showcase

Spotlight on a South Carolina home featuring autoclaved aerated concrete. Read more

AT HOME WITH CONCRETE
Post-Tensioned Concrete in the Residential Industry Post-Tensioned Concrete in the Residential Industry

Today, residential foundations account for more than 50% of the post-tensioned concrete market, and it is estimated that over 375,000 houses are constructed on post-tensioned foundations each year. Read more

Details
Connecting AAC Floors to AAC Walls Connecting AAC Floors to AAC Walls

A technical look at how AAC walls come together. Read more

HOME FRONT - PRODUCTS
Glaze 'N Seal Products Stone Sealant Impregnator Glaze 'N Seal Products Stone Sealant Impregnator

Glaze 'N Seal Stone Sealant Impregnator is a penetrating sealer that provides a natural look for all types of fine stone, including marble, tile, and masonry. Read more

Cosella-Dörken Products Delta-MS Clear Cosella-Dörken Products Delta-MS Clear

Delta-MS Clear is a translucent dimpled sheet for use with insulating concrete forms that protects foundations from water and moisture. Read more

Waterproofing Products Home Front Waterproofing Products

The latest in waterproofing products. Read more

TECHNOLOGY BRIEF
Technology Brief: Comfort and Quiet with Concrete Homes Technology Brief: Comfort and Quiet with Concrete Homes

When planning a new home, consider the greater well-being that can come from living with more even temperatures, sharply reduced drafts, and noticeably greater quiet—all benefits of concrete walls. Read more

BOOKS & SUCH
Guides for Concrete Home Building Guides for Concrete Home Building

Residential Concrete profiles some books on concrete home building that have recently arrived on shelves. Read more

DIGITAL NEWS
Rate Your Sustainability Rate Your Sustainability

The BEES software can help contractors and designers select cost-effective, environmentally preferable products, promote the use of concrete, and identify environmental weak links in their product's life cycle. Read more

Other Articles
RESIDENTIAL CONCRETE BRIEFS RESIDENTIAL CONCRETE BRIEFS

The latest news in residential concrete. Read more

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