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JAC June/July 2008

JAC June/July 2008

In Focus

Making the call on the concrete wall

by Deborah Slaton and Paul Gaudette, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Key issues in the use of coatings and sealers for concrete walls include a number of performance and appearance considerations.

Coloring of concrete: Transforming a gray area

by Jamie Farny and Terry Collins, Portland Cement Association

Applying stains to concrete adds instant visual appeal to this popular building material for floors and slabs. Other coloring and decorative treatments are also reviewed.

Putting a hold on leaks

by Christopher Perego, BASF Construction Chemicals-Building Systems

Sealants and coatings for concrete play a crucial role in keeping water on the outside of the building envelope.

The NEW look of concrete: An expanding universe of color, creativity, and utility

A special advertising gallery showcasing decorative-concrete technologies.

Special Advertising Section

The NEW look of concrete: An expanding universe of color, creativity, and utility

A special advertising gallery showcasing decorative-concrete technologies.


Editor's Word

A reality check, in Vegas?

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Getting It Right

Coatings: Key weapon in the war on corrosion

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Chemistires, formulations are tailored to reflect exposures, service challenges of various applications


Demystifying decorative finishing (Or, why gild the lily?)

by Robin Roi, EverGreene Painting Studios

Decorative painting has evolved in synchronicity with lifestyles and tastes. Here the author - longtime director of decorative painting at EverGreene Painting Studios - examines the specification and use of glazes, metal leaf Venetian plasters, and other

Product Pipeline

New Products

Passing the Test

Pausing for reflection on aging of the cool roof

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Slam-dunk finishes for athletic wood flooring

by Joseph Berchenko, ARCOM Inc.

The dazzling color and gloss of wood athletic floors in venues ranging from NBA arenas to high-school gymnasiums aren’t born that way - they are made, using a combination of high-quality maple flooring treated with sophisticated finishing systems.


USGBC plans ‘next evolution’ with LEED 2009

The U.S. Green Building Council recently launched a process to revise the LEED Green Building Rating System.


Keep your records straight!

For use in the field, with step-by-step job-specific entry spaces for the entire coating or lining project; also available in condensed version. Get it today!

NACE International, The Corrosion Society
Refresh Your CP Skills

With this 12-station, interactive program, practice your CP skills online by working through step-by-step, real-life testing scenarios.

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
We Protect and Beautify the World

PPG is widely recognized as a world leader in protective and marine coatings, developing innovative, cutting-edge products and services.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

Atlantic Design, Inc.

The smallest version of our Blast Vacuum Recyclers, this ADI 2300CFM 2-Pot is a cleverly designed power package for those smaller jobs. 866.Call.ADI

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

Sherwin-Williams General Polymers Resinous Flooring App

Our coatings and linings expertise available 24/7, allowing you to explore the Sherwin-Williams systems best suited for your flooring needs. Download the app today!

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

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