Vertical Concrete Finishes

Vertical Concrete Wall Finishes When confronted with a large unfinished wall or wondering what to do with a new vertical surface, an often overlooked and misunderstood solution is actually a great option; Vertical Decorative Cement or Concrete. With the possibility of hundreds of designs, colors, patterns and textures fueled by new and proven technology, concrete … Read more

How to Finish a Concrete Slab

Here are the tools and steps to finishing a Concrete Slab. Lets begin: A Concrete Tamp is widely use in the southwest, but may not be used in other geographic areas.(Consult your local Ready-mix.) (1) Concrete Tamp; 3 or 4 ft. Definition; used to condense the concrete mix. Condensing, forces moisture to the surface. (Bleeding.) … Read more

How to Clean Concrete Countertops

Effective Steps to Cleaning Countertops Fabricated Out Of Concrete The first step in learning how to clean a concrete countertop is in understanding what to avoid. Never use any type of abrasive cleansers on the surface of a concrete countertop. It is highly recommended to always use a non-abrasive, mild soap that has non-ammonia properties … Read more

Polished Concrete Flooring Information

Polishing Concrete to a Lustrous Shine Polished Concrete, polishing cement, honed concrete, diamond ground concrete, it all has to do with taking a gray dull concrete surface and adding a shine. Diamond polishing abrasive pads are attached to a mechanical grinder or polisher and as the diamonds gets progressively finer the concrete gets smoother and … Read more

Why is My Acid Stain Not Taking?

The question to be answered is why does and acid stain not take and how can I resolve this issue. The question came in as: Question…I’m in the middle of acid staining my concrete basement floor. When I began the neutralizing/washing process, the acid stain is wiping away…even as I barely mop it. I don’t know what … Read more

Concrete Bag Calculator

Calculating Concrete  It might seem that calculating the amount of concrete needed for a pour seems like a daunting task. However, the process is not that difficult to understand, and will need to be figured out before starting any concrete placement project. It will help determine all the necessary concrete required to complete the … Read more