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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.


Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
Call 877-844-7226 or

Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

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

Atlantic Design, Inc.

to see what we did to this dust collector! ADI can increase the efficiency and life of your equipment! Any brand, for less than new! 866.Call.ADI

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

Abrasives Inc.
One Call Orders it All!

Life is good when it’s simple. We distribute Clemco blast equipment, nozzles & parts alongside our proven blast media. Make your call: Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524

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.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

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