Acid Based Concrete Stains

Acid based concrete stains aren't new. They've been around for many years but were mainly used in commercial applications such as museum floors. In recent years, however, they have become increasingly popular for residential use. Whether your concrete is old or new, acid based concrete stains can create a refreshing and unique look. It can be used on interior or exterior surfaces including: Driveways Patios Porches Walkways Landscape pavers Retaining Walls Garage … [Read more...]

Acid Etched Concrete Designs, DYI Instructions, Ideas

One of the newest hot trends for flooring is acid etched concrete. The great appeal of acid etched concrete floors is the endless possibilities of gorgeous designs, durability and ability to withstand heavy traffic areas. A special type of acid, usually muriatic acid is applied to clean concrete surfaces or environmentally friendly products (recommended) that clean and etch such as Krudkutter,Eco-Etch Pro and othersĀ  are commercially available. Special stains are available in an array of … [Read more...]

About Concrete and Moisture Testing

Moisture vapor emission rate (MVER) from concrete has an impact on the type of floor covering used on concrete slabs. A newly poured concrete slab may take as long as a year to fully dry. There are two common methods for testing the MVER in concrete, the calcium chloride test and relative humidity (RH) probes to measure the relative humidity from deeper in the concrete slab. According to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, the relative humidity tests with RH probes are a more accurate … [Read more...]