September 2007 Table of Contents

FEATURES
Concrete Sinks Concrete Sinks

The finishing and aesthetics of concrete sinks require precision and knowledge of concrete mixes, mold making, and integrating hardware. Read more

Proper Subgrade Prep Proper Subgrade Prep

When it comes to compacting a subgrade for a residential application, consistency, quality, and good practice by the contractor are critical to prevent concrete cracking and sinking concerns for the homeowner. Read more

Building Concrete Home Developments Building Concrete Home Developments

When work is plentiful, companies stick to traditional wood-building methods because they are familiar with it and have relationships with the trades who build that way. During slow times, companies get more creative--this is bringing about a higher level of interest in concrete home developments. Read more

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Diversity Key to Sustainability Diversity Key to Sustainability

In taking a proactive stance by diversifying your contracting portfolio, you are opening the door to more opportunity. Read more

SHOWCASE
Aesthetic Concrete in Miami Lofts Miami, Fla. Aesthetic Concrete in Miami Lofts Miami, Fla.

The Lofts in downtown Miami combines modern lines with luxury, integrating concrete, wood, and steel throughout the building. In Phase 1 of this three-phase project, George Lacker, GLC3 Concrete, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was commissioned to do decorative concrete work in this southern Florida residential condo building. Read more

News
Residential Concrete: News Briefs

Industry news from around the country Read more

ENGINEERING DETAILS
Face-mounted windows in cast concrete walls Face-mounted windows in cast concrete walls

The most common window installation combines a window buck for the rough opening and a face-mounted flanged window. Read more

TECHNOLOGY BRIEF
Qualities Homeowners Want Most

Concrete masonry provides a home with superior comfort, solidity, durability, resistance to natural disasters, quietness, and energy efficiency. Read more

CONCRETE OUTDOORS
Computer Dispensed Integral Color Computer Dispensed Integral Color

With computer-dispensed color accuracy can be gained across doses, a large array of colors now is available, and a streamlined process helps ready-mix producers and supply houses offer a quality product. Read more

PRODUCTS
The Sherwin-Williams Co. ConFlex XL High Build Coating

Solution, a Venetian plaster product, can be used for interior and exterior applications to provide a spatula effect. Read more

Dryvit Systems TerraNeo premium finish

The TerraNeo premium finish features a blend of multiple-sized quartz aggregates and chips of mica to create a unique finish that replicates the look of granite. Read more

Vero-Rialto Solution Products Vero-Rialto Solution

Solution, a Venetian plaster product, can be used for interior and exterior applications to provide a spatula effect. Read more

The Sherwin-Williams Co. ConFlex XL High Build Coating

Solution, a Venetian plaster product, can be used for interior and exterior applications to provide a spatula effect. Read more

BELOW THE GRADE
Insulating Basements—Truths and Myths Insulating Basements—Truths and Myths

Today's concrete foundation contractors are well equipped to offer a variety of insulation options to suit the builder, homeowner, site conditions, or any other variable that may place limits on the construction of the home. Read more

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