Thursday, February 2, 2012

You Pick the New Concrete Blog Series

I have been toying with this idea for a while now.  The blog gets a few hundred and sometimes up to a thousand hits a day and we might just have critical mass. I have been getting questions on different mixes, techniques, etc. on a routine basis and have been answering them piecemeal. Here's what I propose, over the next month (February 2012) post a comment on the blog about explaining your biggest burning concrete countertop question. If I get enough responses I will post a poll at the end of the month to see which question warrants a more in depth look. I will then put together a testing plan and walk through a series on the blog step by step to develop the solution.  I will do my best to limit the project to easily obtainable materials (Home Depot, Lowes, and the internet) and provide cost and links to everything. Here are some thoughts on focus areas but anything is game, it is only concrete so be creative.
  • Mold building (countertops, tables, chairs, ...)
  • Mix designs (low cost, high strength, ...)
  • Decorative (colors, finishes, ...)
  • Finishing (grinding, polishing, sealing, durability, ...)