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How To Apply Concrete Stain

– How To Apply Concrete Stain – How to apply concrete stain for beginners. This video tutorial goes over eight important steps that can help any beginner feel comfortable applying concrete stain for the first time. DIY or “Do It Yourself” projects can be a little intimidating to say the least. Luckily we got your…

Seal Before Coating Your Floor

– Seal Before Coating Your Floor – Do you want to put down a floor coating in your garage or warehouse but there’s moisture problems in the concrete? Have you taped down the plastic bag for a day just to come back to a darker colored concrete under the bag?…. it’s frustrating. Moisture and efflorescence…

Sweating Concrete

-Sweating Concrete-   Does your concrete sweat like a pig? Like when you set something down on the concrete, move it later and there’s a wet spot where the item was? That’s not good. I’ve seen this problem many times when I’m resurfacing concrete… usually when there’s high humidity or excessive moisture in the ground…

America’s Best Concrete Stain

America’s Best Concrete Stain America’s best concrete stain is by far Color Mist by Modern Stone Technologies. Color mist is an advanced polymer modified product that penetrates and bonds with concrete surfaces to create a beautiful and long-lasting look. If applied correctly, this product is non-film forming which increases topcoat adhesion. Other water based stains…

100 Year Old Pavers Lobby Floor Restored!

100 Year Old Pavers Lobby Floor Restored! A building on Union Street in San Francisco had contacted my company to restore their old lobby floor. This building was over 100 years old and still had it’s original paver tile lobby floor. Most of the tiles were in good condition but the sealers had yellowed and…

Concrete & Stone Improvement Products

Concrete & Stone Improvement Products CretoSeal™ is now carrying a new line of artisan quality concrete & stone improvement products. These featured products are from Modern Stone Technologies based out of Arizona.These products are hard to find and were only distributed to contractors. Now CretoSeal™ is bringing these amazing products straight to you, the property…

Radon Mitigation in Concrete

Are harmful radon gases transmitting through your concrete floors? Did you know that radon gas is one of the leaders in causing lung cancer in the US? Mitigating radon gas in your home is extremely important but where do you start? The first step in mitigating radon gas is to get your property tested. No…

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…