Category: Concrete Construction

  • DysCrete: Building Art Invention

    DysCrete: Building Art Invention

    Ex­per­i­men­tal En­er­gy Pro­duc­tion Sys­tems Photos and Post Credit: Building Art Invention DYSCRETE – SO­LAR POW­ER FROM CON­CRETE DysCrete is an in­no­va­tive ap­proach to the gen­er­a­tion of en­er­gy, based on the same un­der­ly­ing prin­ci­ples as dye-sen­si­tized so­lar cells (DYSC), from which it gains its name. Like other cells based on DYSC tech­nol­o­gy, DysCrete us­es or­gan­ic dyes […]

  • How to Get a Surface Preparation Job off to a Good Start

    How to Get a Surface Preparation Job off to a Good Start

    Job Planning For Architects, Engineers, Property Owners, and Other Important People You can never be too prepared. The information below will help you get organized before starting surface preparation work. Without taking these things into consideration, you could end up doing more harm than good. Job planning requires the important people in a project know […]

  • Coatings for Concrete Floors

    Coatings for Concrete Floors

    We offer a variety of treatments & coatings for concrete floors Every industry is different, and when it comes to commercial, institutional and industrial flooring systems, one size definitely does not fit all. Whether you need specialty flooring for a hospital, food processing plant, grocery store, classroom, laboratory or almost any other environment, we have […]

  • Concrete Cracks & Repair

    Concrete Cracks & Repair

    There is no time like the present to take care of those concrete cracks While concrete cracks appear to be typical, don’t ignore them until disaster strikes. Neglecting that crack until it does something can lead to ruined drywall, carpet and flooring in the basement. Most homeowners best identify concrete cracks in their basement, either […]

  • The Inflatable Concrete Dome

    The Inflatable Concrete Dome

    Concrete domes or large shell structures made of stone are hardly ever built any more. The reason is that their construction requires large, expensive supporting structures. Thanks to the studies and innovation of those at TU Vienna, that may be changing. A completely new construction method has been developed, which does not require any timber […]

  • Water Repellent Concrete That Lasts a Century

    Water Repellent Concrete That Lasts a Century

    Water Repellent Concrete could put an end to potholes and cracking highway surfaces by Michael Keller A new water repellant concrete impregnated with tiny superstrong fibres promises to leave roads and bridges free of major cracks for up to 120 years. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee civil engineers have developed a concrete mix that is durable and […]

  • Testing Concrete Slump

    Testing Concrete Slump

    Test Concrete Slump at Point of Discharge or Point of Placement? by Eric Koehler Slump can be tested for acceptance at the point of discharge or at the point of placement. This small detail can have large implications. So where should you test concrete slump? The point of discharge is at the end of the […]

  • Craze Cracks

    Craze Cracks

    What are craze cracks? Crazing is the development of a network of fine random cracks or fissures on the surface of concrete or mortar caused by shrinkage of the surface layer. Craze cracks are small pattern cracks on a slab’s surface. They are associated with early surface drying, causing the immediate surface to shrink differently […]

  • Contractor Comparison

    Contractor Comparison: Are you really comparing Apples to Apples? Many times we hear our customers say they want to get multiple bids on their project before they make their decision on whom to hire and we understand the reasoning behind this. A lot of times the projects are a huge investment for them and their […]

  • Complex Concrete

    Complex Concrete

    Understanding Complex Concrete Basics Concrete and concrete construction have become more complex, more sophisticated and more technical. But an essential ingredient in working with all of these new innovations is an understanding of the basics. What do you think must be included as part of a person’s baseline knowledge of concrete? Whenever I try to […]