• 25 Feb 2015

    Experts may be missing something!

    I picked up a real-estate magazine while I was in a waiting room the other day. In the magazine was an article under the heading “Expert Advice”. In this article the owner of a company involved in concrete in general, and concrete foundations specifically, was advising us on how to protect our i…

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  • 23 Jan 2015

    Vulnerable Concrete

    I took a call, recently, from someone that had a concrete driveway installed. The caller asked if a sealer could be put on the driveway. Not that this is an unusual question for a concrete sealant manufacturer to be asked, but there was something about the manner that the question was phrased that …

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  • 24 Feb 2014

    View TV contractors with a grain of salt!

    REALLY!! REALITY TV When I can, I like to catch some of the “reality” television programs featuring home construction and repair. Some of these programs feature a contractor coming in to help out a “do-it-yourself” homeowner finish or redo a project. There is at least one program that follo…

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  • 3 Feb 2014

    London Bridges Falling Down Carbonation and Concrete Infrastructure

    I have been planning, or considering, writing an article about the carbonation of concrete. I have been reading documents found on the Internet, I have been looking closer at our own lab reports that tested for the carbonation of concrete. But I hadn’t put pen to paper until I noticed another ne…

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  • 30 Dec 2013

    Wood Sealant vs. ACQ (Alkaline Copper Quaternary)

    We make decisions every day. Decisions on how we spend our life. The term “spend” usually refers to time and money. You’ve decided to spend part of your time relaxing in your private space, possibly on a back yard “deck”. You have decided to “reward” yourself fro…

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