Thompson Sealer on Stamped Concrete

I am writing this article not to bash Thompsons sealer but it has its place and it is not to reseal stamped concrete. Getting more and more emails about problems associated with homeowners using it over there pure acrylic resin based sealers with plain pure acrylic or stironated acrylic. Will not work. As a matter […]

Stamped Concrete Restoration

I know I’ve covered allot of this material in other blogs on this site but I need to make clear how severe mistakes can become in trying to restore a stamped concrete project that has sealer on it. Sealers are generally resin based pure resin based or styronated acrylic. They are not compatible with one […]

People that you can count on in the Decorative Concrete Industry

I have met many men and women that I have respected and have come to trust in the Decorative Concrete Industry. Those that I have grown to respect are people like Joe DiMaio who over my 27 years in this business has never once misrepresented any product that he has sold me. Preparation is key. […]

Concrete Raising, Slab Jacking or Mud Jacking

There are many times that removal and replacement of Concrete or Decorative Stamped Concrete is not the only solution to settled or uneven concrete slabs. Settling  generally occurs over time when the initial installation was improperly performed. The main cause for this is poor compaction of the sub-base or by  leaving materials that can decay […]

Basement Renovations and Man Caves

Today more than ever before a basement is used for more than a place to keep stuff, do wash or keep the water heater for your home. In this tough economic environment people are not as quick to move to a new home but in some cases have a need to make their home more livable by adding […]

American Concrete Institute ACI Membership

The American Concrete Institute known to use in the industry as ACI has been in existence since 1904 and although most of those in the concrete industry are familiar with its function in the Concrete Industry, many in the consumer market don’t realize how hiring those who are Members and those who have been Certified as […]

Whitening of Stamped Concrete Sealers – Possible causes and Solutions Don’t become a Statistic

This is can be a frustrating problem in our Industry that has shown up in the past 5-6 years. There are many reasons why this happens that we are aware of and others that we are addressing. The American Society of Concrete Contractors in St. Louis that we are a Member of is taking the […]

Repairing Cracks in Stamped Concrete

Stamped Concrete Repair Repairing Cracks in Stamped Concrete Once you have paid for what you hope is a good Stamped Concrete installation all looks well until a crack shows up. The feeling that you did not get a good job shows up and you pick up the phone and call the Concrete Contractor who tells […]

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