Radon Mitigation in Concrete

Radon mitigation in concrete is extremely important because radon gas is one of the leaders in causing lung cancer in the US. The first step in mitigating radon gas is to get your property tested. No level of radiation is considered completely safe. Radon test kits are available online and are worth the investment. Radon…

Fungi Can Help Concrete Heal Its Own Cracks

Fungi Can Help Concrete Heal Its Own Cracks   This is an interesting article about a low-cost, pollution-free solution to infrastructure problem: New self-healing concrete has fungi that “heals” cracks in crumbling structures. A type of fungi spore is mixed into the concrete mix and lays dormant until it’s exposed to oxygen and moisture from…

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How to Remove Dog Urine Smell From Concrete

How to Remove Dog Urine Smell From Concrete   This article is a quick step by step on how to remove urine smell from concrete. Concrete is extremely porous and absorbs odors quickly. Daily cleaning can disinfect the surface of the floors but the bacteria hides deep inside the substrate causing awful smells to continue.…

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Protect Concrete From Freeze / Thaw Damage

Protect Concrete From Freeze / Thaw Damage   Permanently protect concrete from freeze / thaw damage by using Creto Deep Penetrating Sealer (DPS). Concrete is one of the most durable building materials known to man but it can be vulnerable to deterioration from weather, salts, and the freeze / thaw cycle. Concrete absorbs moisture when…

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Ultra-high Performance Concrete

Ultra-high Performance Concrete   Ultra-high performance concrete accidentally discovered when they added recycled, milled glass. I came across this article talking about concrete being supplemented with milled glass being much stronger and more dense. The concrete was also permanently waterproof. This instantly reminded me of what Creto Deep Penetrating Sealer (DPS) does. Creto DPS crystallizes…

Sanitation in Daycare

Sanitation in Daycare

Sanitation in Daycare The most important thing in daycare is safety. Sanitation in daycare plays a large part in making sure children are safe. There are many precautions that can be made to increase the sanitary conditions in a daycare or any environment with children present. Some of the precautions are keeping children’s areas tidy…

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Creating Energy From Hot Pavement

Creating Energy From Hot Pavement   Turning heat into electricity: Engineers are working on technology that will harvest clean energy from pavement While solar energy is a clean source of energy, not everyone can afford the often expensive installation costs. Now, a recent article has revealed that we might soon be able to harness solar…

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How To Dry Out Concrete in 24 Hours

How To Dry Out Concrete in 24 Hours   Concrete is an extremely porous substrate and absorbs large amounts of moisture after seasonal rains and flooding. Water from the earth below leeches up through the slab creating moisture problems in buildings, leading to mold and mildew growth. Mold growth should be avoided at all costs…

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How To Remove Epoxy From Concrete

How To Remove Epoxy From Concrete   Shot blast machines can be used to remove epoxy topcoats and other topical sealant / paints from concrete floors. Shot blast machines use small metal pellets (shot) blasted down upon the concrete, removing any stubborn topical coating. These machines recycle the shot which reduces waste. They also have…