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  • 4/16/2018 by Aaron Szerletich
    Brickform Cem-Coat was successfully used to repair washed out, faded intregral color at the entrance to this hotel. Cem-Coat was able to closely match the desired original color and create a durable surface that can easily withstand near constant vehicle traffic.
  • 2/15/2018 by Aaron Szerletich
    Brickform Concrete Dimensions Reusable Urethane Stencils Create New Design Opportunities for Concrete Contractors
  • 2/13/2018 by Aaron Szerletich
    Chris Becker is named the new Director of Technical Services for Solomon Colors. He will lead the efforts around contractor support, training, demonstrations, and technical documentation.
  • 11/27/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    DAY1’s primary function is as a finishing aid. It uses advanced colloidal silica technology to improve finishability. The colloidal silica helps form more cementitious material. This reaction makes it easier to finishing the concrete, reducing drag on the tools and increasing workable time. After the slab has been finished, however, DAY1 continues to have positive effects.
  • 9/28/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    The Brickform StampApp is now available on Windows! Just visit www.stampapp.net for the free download.
  • 5/8/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    The advent of retarding agents make exposed aggregate a more attractive design option. In the past, exposed aggregate finishes were achieved by broadcasting stone over wet concrete and pressing it in or by removing (mechanically or with acid) the surface of cured concrete. These were labor intensive and/or yielded inconsistent results. Chemical retarders eliminated these concerns. They prevented the cement reaction at the top of the slab and making it easier to remove the paste. This process was further simplified by retarders with set depths, such as Surface Deactivator.
  • 4/25/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    As always, MyConcreteContractor.com has the free premium Professional Profiles. The Professional Profile is the best way to promote your business. Each Professional Profile effectively gives you a free website, with your own page, an “About” section, and a photo gallery. This is an excellent tool to promote your business because potential customers can see your work and read about you. Best of all, the Professional Profile is, and will remain, free.
  • 4/3/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    Registration for the Decorative Concrete Fair is now open! Some of the biggest names in the industry – Bob Harris, Rachel Bruce, Troy Lemon, Trademark Concrete, and more – will be in one place and ready to teach you the tricks of the trade! Over the three day event, learn the finer points of decorative concrete from the leading experts.
  • 3/14/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    Previously, the equipment for 3D printing concrete was large and cumbersome. It was confined to a specific location or production facility. This meant that components had to be printed ahead of time then transported and installed onsite. For all intents and purposes, concrete 3D printing operated in much the same model as precast.
  • 3/6/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    It may only be March but, for most of the country, unseasonable weather means Summer is practically here. For concrete finishers, that means two things. First, it’s time to start working. Second, it’s going to get hot and finishing is going to get more difficult. It’s ironic – conditions that allow you to place and finish concrete make it harder to place and finish concrete. DAY1 exists to save your tired back and ease your worries when the slab starts getting crusty.
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