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Has Concrete Repair Work Changed in 50 Years?

When Zera Construction began in 1957, a cubic yard of concrete cost approximately $12; today a basic mix is $70 to $80. More

The Laser Revolution
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The Laser Revolution

When laser technology was first developed in 1960, manufacturers scrambled to... More

High-strength Concrete
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High-strength Concrete

For a concrete man, Chicago was a great city in which to work and learn. More

Concrete Pumps
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Concrete Pumps

In the early 1960s small line pumps came out of the grout and plaster business.... More

Diamond Tool Impact on the Concrete Market
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Diamond Tool Impact on the Concrete Market

Cutting concrete with diamond tools began in North America in the late 1940s when... More

Insulating Concrete Forms
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Insulating Concrete Forms

When ICF foam forms were first created in the mid-1960s, few could have imagined... More

Quantum Leaps in Slab Construction
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Quantum Leaps in Slab Construction

When I think back on changes in concrete slab construction during my 50 years,... More

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Decorative Concrete at the Crossroads

I got started in the decorative concrete industry in the early 1980s. In the past 25 years, this subset of the much larger concrete industry has been growing—recently exponentially. More

Fiber Reinforcement Makes Good Concrete Better
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Fiber Reinforcement Makes Good Concrete Better

The concrete industry was introduced to the benefits of synthetic fiber... More

Fifty Years of Shotcrete Progress
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Fifty Years of Shotcrete Progress

Shotcrete has been around for 100 years. While the early gunite, or dry-process... More

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