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Inside Information on the Concrete Industry: Artistry in Decorative Concrete
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Inside Information on the Concrete Industry: Artistry in Decorative Concrete

Concrete Construction editor Bill Palmer reviews the month's industry news and... More

Concrete Finishing
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Concrete Finishing

Is there a standard or ACI reference for specifying a broom finish should be... More

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Spalling in Parking Lots

What causes spalling in concrete parking lots? More

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Aggregate View: The Time is Right for Concrete Parking

Whether you are talking conventional concrete parking, pervious parking, or even roller-compacted concrete, it is time to doggedly pursue this market segment. More

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Stopping Slip and Slides

SafeLane overlay acts like a rigid sponge, storing anti-icing chemicals inside, and then automatically releasing them as ice and snow develop. The overlay helps prevent frost or ice from ever forming, resulting in a safer surface. More

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Editorial Comment Followup

We received lots of calls and e-mails in response to my February Editorial Comment. The following are typical of what contractors had to say.—WDP More

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Building Concrete Parking Lots

Traditionally, concrete parking lots have not competed well with asphalt, especially on an initial cost basis. Now new equipment and warranties are making life-cycle costs more attractive to customers. But no one is approaching this with as much zeal and success as Len Swederski, owner of Spring Grove, Ill.-based Swederski Concrete Construction. More

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Breaking It Up with Backhoe Loaders

Contractors who routinely replace driveways, parking lots, or other pavements often say their backhoe loader is indispensable. More

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Designing Whitetopped Parking Lots to Last

Elements key to good whitetopping design include adequate pavement thickness, concrete strength, drainage, and jointing. More

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Patching With Black Concrete

We sometimes patch existing asphalt parking lots with concrete. On a couple projects, we sawcut the area to be patched, removed the bad material, and replaced it with air-entrained concrete. This seems to be economical. The one drawback is the patches are More

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