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How to Protect Concrete against salt damage

Concrete Sealer X-1 will protect concrete against salt damage due to the damaging effects of freeze/thaw cycles. These occur when salt is spread on icy roads and then tracked up your driveway. Test data carried out to determine chloride permeability (AASHTO T-277-83)...

How to stop flat concrete roofs from leaking

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is how to stop flat concrete roofs from leaking?. Most commonly, the flat roof or balcony is over an inhabited area that the water leaks into when it rains. The problem not only occurs with concrete roofs but, is also...

Moisture Vapor in Concrete Floors Testing

These are two methods for checking for moisture vapor in concrete floors. One of the methods is a quantifiable scientific test. The other is a quick and easy alternative for the DIY person. The former determines the rate of moisture vapor transmission (MVT) or...

How to Use Sponges to Color Concrete

How to Use Sponges to Color Concrete by Rick Lobdell In this article, I’m going to discuss how to use sponges to color concrete. I’ve used this technique since day one of my decorative concrete career. Whereas I’m not a fan of overlays unless they’re necessary, I...

Grout Sealer #1 & Admixture

How to use as an Admixture Grout Sealer #1 & Admixture is a newly developed product that is added directly into the grout paste mixture. The advantage of this product is that once the grout is cured between the tiles then the grout lines have a lifetime sealer....

Concrete Dyes versus Concrete Acid Stains

Although concrete acid stains have been around for many decades, concrete dyes have emerged which also provide impressive color transformations. Furthermore, these underrated coloring agents can achieve vibrant tones simply not possible with concrete stains alone....

Why Seal a Concrete Countertop?

Why seal a concrete countertop? Concrete Countertops are very porous like a sponge. The purpose of a sealer is to provide a protective barrier. This will protect the surface from stains, etching and water intrusion. Types of Countertop Sealers   1-Reactive Densifying...