Article Topic: Diy

The When, Why, What and How of Countertop Maintenance

Whether you are renovating a rustic farmhouse or an industrial loft, concrete countertops are one of the most popular and cost-effective alternatives, fast outpacing granite as the countertop of... Read More

How to Waterproof Concrete

When concrete and mineral substrates come into contact with water, they absorb an amount which depends on their porosity. Water is one of the most detrimental causes of structural damage such as... Read More

How to Acid Etch Concrete

In order to properly prepare a substrate to accept a concrete sealer one of the best surface preparation methods is to acid etch the concrete. Acid etching will open up the pores of the concrete and... Read More

Concrete Surface Preparation

Concrete coatings typically fail due to inadequate surface penetration or moisture. In order for a coating to properly adhere, the concrete surface must be free of surface defects, clean, sound and... Read More

How to Prevent Concrete from Cracking

Concrete, although it seems like a dense, hard, unbreakable material, it is prone to cracking and degradation. Cracks can occur in spite of any precautions taken. Before concrete hardens when it is... Read More

Concrete Sealer Surface Preparation

Before applying a concrete sealer it is imperative that the surface is properly prepped to receive the concrete sealer. Improper surface preparation can result in delamination, peeling, flaking and... Read More

Decorative Concrete Sealer Fixes

Problem: Concrete Sealer BlushingFix: Concrete Sealer Blushing also known as whitening is a common problems when applying a decorative solvent based acrylic sealer. Blushing usually occurs when a... Read More

How to Repair Concrete Sealer Blushing

Acrylic sealers are known for their beautiful decorative finishes but also their short life span and numerous problems such as blushing and bubbling. What is the cause of concrete sealer bubbling and... Read More

How to Remove a Concrete Sealer

One of the most popular questions we are asked is how to remove an acrylic concrete sealer that was previously used. In order to accurately answer this question you need to determine the type of... Read More

How to Seal a Walk-In Freezer

If you own a business or even a home with a walk-in freezer, chances are the floors are made of concrete. Concrete is an incredibly versatile and strong material that makes an excellent surface for... Read More