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2009-02-02 17:05:36
Old World Tuscan Meets Modern Efficiency & Strength

Texas ranch sports fabulous custom concrete home exhibiting style and ICF practicality

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2009-02-02 17:10:09
2009 Best in Concrete Living Awards

Architectural Design, Creativity & Technology
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2009-02-02 17:12:30
Multi Purpose Basement Waterproofing Systems

Part One: Products can perform more than one role
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2009-04-02 11:27:38
The New American Home 2009

Every year The National Association of home builders’ (NAHB) New American Home is an opportunity to demonstrate all the latest developments, concepts, and gadgets in architecture and residential construction.
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2009-04-02 11:30:49
Artful Mix

Blending form and function, Fu-Tung Cheng creates a concrete home that is sure to last.
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2009-04-02 11:35:11
Stronger than Hurricane Ike

Hurricane Ike unleashed a rage of wrath on the Texas Coast on September 12, 2008. When it came to Stephen Harrison’s ICF home in Sante Fe, Texas Hurricane Ike was at a loss; the house would not yield. According to Harrison, 44, the only damage to his home was about six feet of missing ridge cap.
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2009-06-08 11:50:59
Going for the Gold

‘Basement from Hell’ has been buried by the full breadth of the talent, craftsmanship and professionalism of today’s
CFA foundation contractor; 2010 entries due by Oct. 1

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2009-06-08 11:56:10
LIVING Healthy, LIVING Green

Zero Energy concrete home and office is the realization of a lifetime dream that is the right thing to do for the homeowner and the planet.
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2009-06-08 12:01:16
set in CONCRETE

Remodel of an Austin mid-century modern goes green in a big way to prove that you can teach an old dog new tricks
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2009-07-29 13:08:03
Trends in Decorative Concrete

Better products, innovative installation methods, environmentally friendly and creative choices are stimulating buying decisions for indoors and out
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2009-07-29 13:11:07
Cheng Design Shares its Latest Fireplace Creation in Ketchum, Idaho

This fireplace is part of a complete interior renovation for a city client with a snow country vacation home. In this mountain setting where rustic style is the vogue, the design goal for this fireplace was to remain loyal to this sentiment, while simultaneously modernizing it.
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2009-07-29 13:14:05
Do it Yourself with ICFs

Central New York Colonial fulfills a dream of building an energy-efficient, environmentally responsible home in a rural, historic location
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2009-09-18 13:01:21
Concrete Decorative Guide

2009 Decorative Concrete Buyers Guide

Company Index

Developed by professional finishers for professional finishers, Advanced Concrete Tools manufactures and markets high-value concrete placement and finishing products worldwide. Vibratory Wet Screeds are backed by the best warranty in the industry. Chemical solutions are designed to protect and prevent concrete build-up on tools, forms and equipment. Also, we are the manufacturing partner for ENAR Vibrators, the number one vibrator by volume in the world; and authorized distributor of Goldblatt Hand Tools.

Advanced Concrete Tools
1907 Flowing Well Road
Bonifay, FL 32425
(800) 648-0542 toll free
(850) 547-2399 fax
cheri@concretescreed.com
www.advancedconcretetools.com

Arbortech’s AS160 Brick and Mortar Saw safely and efficiently cuts through bricks and mortar with high precision and is virtually dust-free. The tool cuts square and deep (4 ½ inches) to remove an individual brick or for tuckpointing. The AS160 allows accuracy and control and can be used in a wide range of applications including masonry work, restoration and renovation.

Arbortech USA
80 Erdman Way Suite 200
Leominster, MA 04153
(866) 517-7869
(866) 515-8104 fax
www.arbortechusa.com

Get the best Concrete Countertop Training from the pioneer of engineered concrete countertops. NO PRODUCT SALES, just intensive hands on training, unbiased information about sealers, mixes, equipment and more, and the essentials of how to market your concrete countertop business for success.

 

The Concrete Countertop Institute
3529 Neil St.
Raleigh, NC 27607
(888) 386-7711
919-270-3707
(919) 882-9700 fax www.ConcreteCountertopInstitute.com

Concrete Solutions, Inc., since 1986, manufactures Ultra Surface Products for restoration, beautification, and protection of existing concrete surfaces. Training classes monthly. See www.concretesolutions.com for details. Tools, products, training, and support.

Concrete Solutions, Inc.
3904 Riley St.
San Diego, CA 92110
(800) 232-8311 toll free
(619) 297-3333 fax
sales@concretesolutions.com
www.concretesolutions.com

Davis Colors is the leading U.S. producer of mix-in color additives for decorative concrete, concrete countertops, and anything else that can be made of concrete. Davis Colors come in powder, liquid, or granular form and are added to the mix with the exclusive Chameleon PC-operated automatic dosing system or with Mix-Ready disintegrating bags. Davis Colors products are available through Ready-Mix suppliers and concrete building material dealers nationwide. Color cards, sample sets, and specification information is available from dealers or direct from the company or at www.daviscolors.com.

Davis Colors
3700 East Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(323) 269-7311
www.daviscolors.com

Dust Collection Products manufactures and sells a complete line of dust collectors for all the hand tools used in the concrete trades including the Dust Muzzle for grinders, the Saw Muzzle for circular saws, gas-powered cut-off saws as well as for crack chasers, tuck pointers and much more.

Dust Collection Products
837 Cornish Drive
San Diego, CA 92107
(877) 223-2154
www.dustmuzzle.com

Equipment Development Co. offers a complete line of easy-to-use surface-preparation, repair, restoration and concrete polishing equipment for every step of your job. Whether you need to remove old coatings or overlays from the existing surface, prepare the surface for a new overlay or coating, level high-spots, texture an area, clean or smooth the surface or simply polish the slab, Equipment Development Co., Inc. has all the equipment you’ll need.

Equipment Development Co., Inc.
EDCO & CONTRx Systems
100 Thomas Johnson Drive
Frederick, MD 21702
(800) 638-3326
(800)447-3326 fax
www.edcoinc.com

Elite Crete Systems is the recognized leader in the decorative concrete overlay industry manufacturing products and systems for: concrete overlayments, stamped concrete, concrete coatings, concrete repair, colored concrete, acid stained concrete, concrete toppings, concrete floors, architectural concrete finishes, concrete surface restoration, concrete protection, concrete enhancement, concrete countertops, concrete wall finishes, concrete stains, concrete sealers, and much more worldwide.

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.
1061 Transport Drive
Valparaiso, IN
(888) 323-4445
(219) 531-0898 fax
www.elitecrete.com

Kut-Rite has combined its 60 years of experience with surface preparation abrasives and tools and applied it to the design and manufacture of superior high quality equipment for the surface preparation, polished concrete and removal industries. Included with Kut-Rite’s product offerings are all the tools and expertise needed to remove old coatings, prepare concrete for new coatings and clean, mill and polish any bound aggregate surface.

Kut-Rite
27456 Northline
Romulus, MI 48174
(734) 955-9311
(734) 955-9314 fax
www.kutritemfg.com

Professional Trade Publications announced dates for the first annual Concrete Decor Show & Decorative Concrete Spring Training to be held on March 16-19, 2010. The focus of the new event is delivering superior, hands-on training for decorative concrete contractors and specialty artisans. Workshops and seminars in Phoenix, Ariz., will cover methods for concrete staining, stenciling, stamping, polishing, engraving, resurfacing, repair, renovation, countertops, artificial rockwork, vertical features and artistic specialties. Visit www.ConcreteDecorShow.com for more information.

Concrete Decor Show
www.ConcreteDecorShow.com

With Renew-Crete Systems, pay less for your products, and save time with our one-step bag mixes. Renew-Crete Systems has always been an industry leader with our user-friendly product line and innovative coloring systems. Our products are proven to have one of the lowest costs-per square foot in the industry today. Whether you spray it, trowel it, stain it or stamp it, Renew-Crete Systems makes it and saves you money.

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc
2020 Murrell Road
Rock Ledge, FL 32955
(888) 287-8962 toll free
(321) 636-8882
(321) 636-7343 fax
www.renewcrete.com

A fourth-generation, family owned business, The Shepherd Color Company is a premier U.S. manufacturer of Cobalt Blue, the most stable of all blues, and other dry powder colors for concrete, grout, and stucco.

The Shepherd Color Company
4539 Dues Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45246
(513) 874-0714
(513) 874-5061 fax
SalesUSA@shepherdcolor.com
www.shepherdcolor.com

Super-Krete Products have been used since 1985 to repair, restore, and beautify concrete surfaces. Tagged as “The Concrete Overlay Experts,” we manufacture environmentally friendly and non-toxic products to include ready-mix overlayments, paints, color stains, and sealers for decorative concrete and concrete restoration and waterproofing.

Super-Krete International, Inc.
1290 N. Johnson Ave. Ste. 101
El Cajon, CA 92020
(800) 995-1716 toll free
(619) 401-8282
(619) 401-8288 fax
www.super-krete.com

SuperStone Inc. has been a major manufacturer and distributor of decorative concrete design systems since 1961. Super Tex, Super Surface, Chlorstain, and Bubble Gum Liquid Release are four trademarks that we hold. Deal directly with the manufacturer.

SuperStone Inc.
1251 Burlington Street
Opa-Locka, FL 33054
(305) 681-3561
(305) 681-5106 fax
superstone@superstone.com
www.superstone.com

 
   

Product Guide

Accessories

Equipment Development Co., Inc.

SuperStone Inc.

 

(800) 638-3326

(305) 681-3561

 

Adhesives

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(619) 401-8282

 

Admixtures

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(619) 401-8282

 

Business Marketing and Advertising

The Concrete Countertop Institute

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Concrete Decor Show

 

(888) 386-7711or 919-270-3707

(888) 323-4445

 

 

Cleaning Solutions

Advanced Concrete Tools

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(800) 648-0542

(619) 401-8282

 

Coatings

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(888) 323-4445

(888) 287-8962 or (321) 636-8882

(619) 401-8282

 

Color Additives

Davis Colors

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

The Shepherd Color Company

 

(323) 269-7311

(888) 323-4445

(513) 874-0714

 

Color Hardeners

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

SuperStone, Inc.

 

(888) 323-4445

(888) 287-8962 or (321) 636-8882

(305) 681-3561

 

Color Release Agents

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

 

(888) 287-8962 or (321) 636-8882

 

Concrete Countertops

The Concrete Countertop Institute

Concrete Solutions, Inc.

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

 

(888) 386-7711or 919-270-3707

(800) 232-8311

(888) 323-4445

(888) 287-8962 or (321) 636-8882

 

Concrete Curbing

Advanced Concrete Tools

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(800) 648-0542

(619) 401-8282

 

Concrete Sinks

The Concrete Countertop Institute

 

(888) 386-7711or 919-270-3707

 

Dry Shake

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

SuperStone, Inc.

 

(888) 323-4445

(305) 681-3561

 

Dust Collection

Dust Collection Products

 

(877) 223-2154

 

Education/Training

The Concrete Countertop Institute

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Professional Trade Publications

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

SuperStone, Inc.

 

(888) 386-7711or 919-270-3707

(888) 323-4445

 

(888) 287-8962 or (321) 636-8882

(305) 681-3561

 

Epoxy Coatings

Concrete Solutions, Inc.

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

SuperStone, Inc.

 

(800) 232-8311

(888) 323-4445

(305) 681-3561

 

Equipment

Equipment Development Co., Inc.

Kut-Rite

 

(800) 638-3326

(734) 955-9311

 

Faux Finishing

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(888) 323-4445

(619) 401-8282

 

Forming

SuperStone, Inc.

 

(305) 681-3561

 

Garage Floor Coatings

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(888) 323-4445

(619) 401-8282

 

Hardscaping Products

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

 

(888) 323-4445

 

Overlays and Toppings

Concrete Solutions, Inc.

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

Super-Krete International, Inc.

SuperStone, Inc.

 

(800) 232-8311

(888) 323-4445

(888) 287-8962 or (321) 636-8882

(619) 401-8282

(305) 681-3561

 

Paints/Coatings

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(619) 401-8282

 

Pigments/Dyes

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

Super-Krete International, Inc.

SuperStone, Inc.

 

(888) 323-4445

(888) 287-8962 or (321) 636-8882

(619) 401-8282

(305) 681-3561

 

Polishing/Grinding Equipment

Dust Collection Products

Equipment Development Co., Inc.

Kut-Rite

SuperStone, Inc.

 

(877) 223-2154

(800) 638-3326

(734) 955-9311

(305) 681-3561

 

Polymers

Elite Crete Systems, Inc

Super-Krete International, Inc.

SuperStone, Inc

 

(888) 323-4445

(619) 401-8282

(305) 681-3561

 

Power Tools

Arbortech USA

 

(866) 517-7869

 

Release Agents

Advanced Concrete Tools

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(800) 648-0542

(888) 323-4445

(888) 287-8962 or (321) 636-8882

(619) 401-8282

 

Repair

Equipment Development Co., Inc.

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(800) 638-3326

(888) 323-4445

(619) 401-8282

 

Safety Equipment

Dust Collection Products

 

(877) 223-2154

 

Saws/Blades

Arbortech USA

Equipment Development Co., Inc.

 

(866) 517-7869

(800) 638-3326

 

Screeds

Advanced Concrete Tools

 

(800) 648-0542

 

Sealers

The Concrete Countertop Institute

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

Super-Krete International, Inc.

SuperStone, Inc.

 

(888) 386-7711or 919-270-3707

(888) 323-4445

(888) 287-8962 or (321) 636-8882

(619) 401-8282

(305) 681-3561

 

Services

The Concrete Countertop Institute

Professional Trade Publications

 

(888) 386-7711or 919-270-3707

 

 

Stains

Concrete Solutions, Inc.

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

Super-Krete International, Inc.

SuperStone, Inc.

 

(800) 232-8311

(888) 323-4445

(888) 287-8962 or (321) 636-8882

(619) 401-8282

(305) 681-3561

 

Stamping

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

Super-Krete International, Inc.

SuperStone, Inc.

 

(888) 323-4445

(888) 287-8962 or (321) 636-8882

(619) 401-8282

(305) 681-3561

 

Stencils

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

 

(888) 323-4445

(321) 636-8882 or (888) 287-8962

 

Tools and Equipment

Advanced Concrete Tools

Arbortech USA

Equipment Development Co., Inc.

Kut-Rite

 

(800) 648-0542

(866) 517-7869

(800) 638-3326

(734) 955-9311

 

Underlayments

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(619) 401-8282

 

Vacuums

Dust Collection Products

Equipment Development Co., Inc.

Kut-Rite

 

(877) 223-2154

(800) 638-3326

(734) 955-9311

 

Vapor Barriers

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(619) 401-8282

 

Vertical Applications

Elite Crete Systems, Inc.

Renew-Crete Systems, Inc.

 

(888) 323-4445

(888) 287-8962 or (321) 636-8882

 

Vibrating Equipment

Advanced Concrete Tools

 

(800) 648-0542

 

Waterproofing

Super-Krete International, Inc.

 

(619) 401-8282

 

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2009-11-17 11:17:43
LEED PLATINUM

ICF house is SECOND in North Carolina to achieve highest residential honor
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2009-11-17 11:21:27
Ask the Expert: Curved Concrete Pieces

Q: What are the main functional considerations when designing curved concrete pieces? How do you smoothly draw out curves for islands, countertops and curved walls?
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2009-11-17 11:24:53
A Tilt-Up Home in the Woods

Tilting up a concrete home seamlessly among the trees that will frame it shows what thoughtful planning and a love for the land and for the trade can produce
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2009-12-22 10:19:23
Myth Busting Concrete Home: Affordable and LEED for Homes Platinum Certified

Sustainable Phoenix home demonstrates the affordable value and high performance of concrete
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2009-12-22 10:24:12
Spectacular Spans

Second-story concrete floor systems can open first floor spans of more than 50 feet economically, maximizing more space without vertical supports and encouraging design innovation
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2009-12-22 10:26:16
Hambro, Speedfloor

The use of joist-based concrete flooring systems integrates well with ICF or masonry systems and can be installed by the same man who builds the ICF walls
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