Tilt-Up Construction allows architects to design practical, strong, and resilient structures. Incorporating color also makes these utilitarian structures visually pleasing. Read more to find out how Solomon Colors integral color and DAY1 Finishing Aid were used to improve an office building.
Brickform Concrete Dimensions Reusable Urethane Stencils Create New Design Opportunities for Concrete Contractors
Chris Becker is named the new Director of Technical Services for Solomon Colors. He will lead the efforts around contractor support, training, demonstrations, and technical documentation.
DAY1’s primary function is as a finishing aid. It uses advanced colloidal silica technology to improve finishability. The colloidal silica helps form more cementitious material. This reaction makes it easier to finishing the concrete, reducing drag on the tools and increasing workable time. After the slab has been finished, however, DAY1 continues to have positive effects.
Todd Rose, Solomon Colors Area Manager and training guru, will present two educational courses at the Concrete Decor Show. He will also be available at Solomon Colors/Brickform Booth #308, as well Area Manager Ross Urshan.
The Brickform StampApp is now available on Windows! Just visit www.stampapp.net for the free download.
A mortar’s color makes a huge difference in the final appearance of a brick wall. After all, the mortar can make up as much as a quarter of the wall’s surface! But many people underestimate the effect mortar color has. That is why we developed our SGS Mortar Color App.
Hurricane Harvey devastated the gulf coast, specifically impacting Houston, Texas. Thousands of people have been impacted. Large swaths of Houston flooded, displacing thousands of people. Dozens of people in the area have perished as a result of the storm and flooding. The gulf coast region is desperately in need of aid.
The advent of retarding agents make exposed aggregate a more attractive design option. In the past, exposed aggregate finishes were achieved by broadcasting stone over wet concrete and pressing it in or by removing (mechanically or with acid) the surface of cured concrete. These were labor intensive and/or yielded inconsistent results. Chemical retarders eliminated these concerns. They prevented the cement reaction at the top of the slab and making it easier to remove the paste. This process was further simplified by retarders with set depths, such as Surface Deactivator.
Starting May 1st, 2017 there is a rebate on Brickform Gem-Seal, Gem Cure & Seal, and Satin Seal. This rebate program runs until April 30th, 2018. For an entire year, you can save money on your sealers. Find the rebate sticker on the 5-gallon sealer pails, complete the form as directed, and send it in. Before too long, you’ll receive a rebate check on your purchase.