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Fixing a Poorly Sloped Concrete Floor for Drainage

Bad concrete can cause a number of problems. One common issue many home and business owners face is poorly sloped concrete.  This happens when the concrete contractor that places the original concrete slab either neglects , forgets or simply doesn’t understand the duty of the concrete being installed.  Concrete slabs not only provide a clean walking or functional useable surface, they are often used to guide or create drainage for water away from structures and buildings.

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Concrete, Cold Weather and Damage: How it Happens

Many of the people taking on DIY concrete repair projects will be doing so to get rid of spalling, cracks and other damage caused by cold weather conditions. A great deal of cold weather damage is caused by the cycle of water freezing and thawing, which places hydraulic pressure on the concrete.

The Damage Reveals the Cause

Spalling occurs because of pressure exerted by water as it freezes and flaws in the concrete. Continue reading

Concrete Boost

Concrete Additive for Ready-Mix Concrete

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 11, 2014
Super-Krete® International, Inc. Announces Availability of Concrete BOOST! ™

Concrete Additive for Ready-Mix Concrete

(Spring Valley, CA)— Today, SUPER-KRETE® International, Inc. announces immediate availability of Concrete BOOST!, ready-mix concrete booster that makes concrete stronger, harder and  waterproof like no other.

“Concrete BOOST! is designed for smaller batches of concrete such as countertops but can be used with any Portland cement-based material,” said Tracey Lackovich, President at SUPER-KRETE® International, Inc. . Continue reading

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Concrete Countertop Solutions Announces New Pool Coping Forming System

Concrete Countertop Solutions
790 Northern Blvd. Ste B
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

For Immediate Release:

Concrete Countertop Solutions Announces New Pool Coping Forming System

(Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania: August 12th, 2014)—Concrete Countertop Solutions, the innovative company behind Z Counterforms and Z Liqui-Crete, announced plans for a new concrete pool coping forming system today. The patented system, called Z Poolform, marks a breakthrough development in the construction of concrete pool copings and decks.

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Concrete Products

Decorative concrete supplies that make a difference

As concrete wears and ages there comes a time when you need make the decision of either tearing it out or fixing it.   Fixing concrete these days has become easier with the advent of decorative concrete products.  Designed to harden, repair, patch and resurface old concrete.  Check out a video of such repair done with www.walttools.com products.  Also available online.

If you want more inspiration check these products to enhance your concrete’s look and appeal. Continue reading

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Which Concrete Flooring Texture Is Right?

One of the reasons that so many people today really love concrete flooring is the vast range of options and styles available with it. These options, combined with a good price, are making homeowners sit up and take notice. Many in the Annapolis area who are looking for ways to renovate their home are actually looking at the styles that working with concrete can offer, and one of the things they will eventually have to consider is the type of texture they will want.

Concrete specialists can provide plenty of examples and images of different styles and options when you are trying to make your decision and you can find plenty of them online. It helps to have a bit of knowledge behind the offerings, though, so you can tell what you are looking at and to help you make an informed decision. Continue reading

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