concrete application

Frank Wall Enterprises Offers Handychute
Frank Wall Enterprises (Columbus, MS) manufactures the Handychute, a system designed to direct the flow…
Atlas Copco Unveils Walk-Behind Vibrating Screed
Atlas Copco (Commerce City, CO) manufactures its Model BV30, a compact, two-handled, single-beam vibrating screed…
Bad Benchmarks
When you work with any type of concrete, there are right and wrong ways to do things - basic issues of workmanship that really do determine whether a structure will be reliable or not. In the case of swimming pools and spas built using pneumatically applied concrete - either shotcrete or gunite - there's a presumption in structural design that the concrete will cure to the strength specified, which, in the case of pools and spas, is typically 2,000 pounds per square inch.  If that's not the case, these structures do not meet their specifications and may be subject to failure as a result. To achieve that desired level of strength, the concrete must be
Smoothing the Way
In renovation projects, preparation of the pool's interior surface for a new finish is truly where the rubber meets the road - a key step in which what you've planned and what you actually do must come together. With this installment of "Details," we're doubling back to the Los Angeles project we left behind in October as we waited for tile to arrive from Italy.  If you'll recall, the pool had been built in the 1920s and graces a property with a magnificent Gatsby-era home.    As I mentioned at the outset of this interrupted sequence of columns, the homeowners have been extremely involved, always wanting to know as much as they possibly can about what's going on in their backyard.  As I mentioned as well, the challenge