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cracking issue

(Warning...Lengthy) So I have a bit of a problem that I am looking to correct for future jobs. I have successfully been making overlay to…

Started by Brian Sheen

8 Aug 4
Reply by Brian Sheen

Countertop for outside grill table

I'm about to jump into the concrete game and am making a countertop for my Big Green Egg table. I have the melamine mold but am debating wh…

Started by Robbie

2 Jul 12
Reply by Guido

Ghosting repair?

Hi all, I just used concrete for the first time and the countertops look great except for some ghosting from the wire mesh that I used for…

Started by George

3 May 31
Reply by Jason Eller

Troweling Help

I have not found a good reference online to help with understanding the best way to trowel concrete. I'm currently using Rapid Set concrete…

Started by Jason Eller

2 May 2
Reply by Jason Eller

Filling uneven backside.

Hello. I recently poured my tops 3 days ago and when screeding the back I guess some aggregate got pulled out in spots leaving some areas t…

Started by Anthony Argiropoulos

10 Apr 19
Reply by Anthony Argiropoulos

Color inconsistency upon demolding

I just started to demold a few of my smaller pieces and I noticed some white blotching on my tops. Doesn't seem to come off with water. Wha…

Started by Anthony Argiropoulos

15 Apr 16
Reply by Jason Eller

Newbie just trying to figure it out

Hello all, I am new to all of this and have been reading through posts and articles, but I have one question that I can't find a answer to.…

Started by Matt

3 Feb 14
Reply by Matt

painting a concrete sink?

I have a large double concrete laundry sink that I'm putting in my kitchen.  Since we are now planning on concrete counters I'm feeling lik…

Started by T Alexander Cook

4 Oct 16, 2016
Reply by Nik

Uneven colors - How can I correct surface to a uniform colour after demolding?

Hi All, this is my first attempt at making anything concrete so bear with me.  I am making a concrete table top for a firepit and and used…

Started by Dee

5 Sep 7, 2016
Reply by Tom Fischer- Fishstone,CCS

Guidance re finishing hard-troweled countertop

Hi everyone,   For context, this is my first concrete project and I'm looking for some advice around finishing. I used the Buddy Rhodes ECC…

Started by Chris

7 Nov 23, 2015
Reply by Chris

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