How To Clean Exposed Aggregate Concrete

Exposed aggregate concrete by nature will gather dirt, dust, and debris and get dirtier as time passes. It is highly recommended that you clean and seal it to help keep it looking great. What Is Exposed Aggregate Concrete? Exposed aggregate is a great concrete finish for many applications. It tends to be most popular for … Read more

Concrete Coating vs Sealing

When finishing a great concrete project it all comes down to the concrete sealer or concrete coating you decide to put on as the finish.  After having used the same sealer on multiple projects you develop a comfort level and understanding of how it reacts to the concrete. Someday however there will come a time … Read more

Types of Concrete Businesses

For the entrepreneur at heart and one who is wiling to get his/her hands a little dirty the decorative concrete industry has a lot to offer.

For a quick overview here are some characteristics often found in the concrete contractor and how you will need to be to Start a concrete business:   Optimistic, Committed, Bold, Creative, Problem Solver, Multi Task,  Hard Worker, Personable, and Self Motivated.

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Pouring Concrete in Cold Weather

Concrete placing and Finishing in Cold Weather When deciding on placing concrete in a cold weather environment it can be done successfully but there are a few things you should should know and understand to have a long lasting concrete slab. The negative impact of cold temperatures on concrete can be avoided if done correctly. … Read more

Heat of Hydration of Concrete

The art of mixing and pouring concrete is, in fact, a science. The process by which cement, aggregates and water mix and form a new substance is a chemical process which has its own unique properties and products. The main product of the binding of cement and water is heat, which is given off during … Read more

7 Steps to a Successful Concrete Finish

Pouring and Placing a Concrete Slab When the concrete placement area is framed and firmly in place, it is ready to be filled with liquid concrete. However, pouring concrete only affords one time to get it right. There are numerous factors that must be considered and addressed before the concrete can be installed. This includes … Read more