30 November

Every once and a while, our decorative concrete company will run into a situation where there is an area on the concrete where it’s either broken apart or is missing altogether. The other day, we started working on a showroom floor for a building supply company and they had an area in the middle of […]

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29 November

Image via Flickr When it gets time to seal your concrete, a big question mark pops-up in the heads of many people about what the right product is to put on it to protect it.  One of the differences between a concrete sealer and a concrete waterproofer (sometimes called penetrating sealer) is that a sealer […]

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26 November

Sealing your concrete is important.  Water/ice damage alone can do plenty of damage to it. Did you realize that when water freezes, it expands 9 – 10%?  Ask anyone that has had their water pipes freeze in the winter how damaging frozen water can be.  Or stick a can of pop in your freezer and […]

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23 November

The VFW floor logo is finished – after a couple of coats of 100% solids clear epoxy and a couple of coats of clear urethane. Since the logo itself was extremely slippery (like a sheet of ice) after applying all those clear layers, we had to roll in a bit of aluminum oxide in the […]

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15 November

We could have finished it all in one week but as things usually go (I mean always go), everything didn’t work-out exactly the way we wanted them to.  This time around, the problem that was delaying the project happened to be coming from the place we ordered it from and UPS.  All we really needed […]

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10 November

Well, not exactly but something interesting did show-up on the old concrete basement floor that we were preparing for our epoxy vinyl flake system. Built in the 1940’s, the VFW basement in Bryan, Ohio must have had the basement floor poured around this time of year.  After we removed all the old eight inch tiles, […]

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07 November

Today was the first day of our epoxy project at the Bryan, Ohio VFW building.  We’ve already completed several projects in this building (epoxy – vinyl flake in the basement kitchen last December and other polymer cement resurfacing applications upstairs seven or eight years ago) and today was the start of another one. We’re continuing […]

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07 November

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, you may be wondering exactly how to stain concrete.  Here is a good video explaining the basics of concrete staining from Engrave-A-Crete. Basic Concrete Staining Part 1 www.engraveacrete.com | This is part 1 of an on-going series on Decorative Concrete, and is an introduction on how to use Water Reducible Stains, […]

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03 November

Garage flooring is one of those things that most people don’t think much about until their garage floor is looking terrible. If you really think about it,  your concrete is just one big porous sponge – soaking in all of the dirt, oil, ice-melting salt and other harmful chemicals that drop on it .  Maybe […]

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02 November

With our “Clean and Seal” driveway Fall special going on, we’ve been protecting driveways in the area at a reduced price. We start by pressure washing and cleaning off dirt and grime and we finish later in the day (after the concrete slab has had time to dry) with a good soaking of our penetrating […]

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