Binghamton University Stone Project

Binghamton University Stone Project

Binghamton University Limestone and Polished Ground Face Concrete Block Project THE CHALLENGE Binghamton, NY This newly constructed science building featured varying shades of natural Indiana Cut Limestone panels, with adjacent walls constructed with a polished, very...
Staining Concrete Block on a Home

Staining Concrete Block on a Home

Staining Concrete Block on a Home THE CHALLENGE When this home went on the market, an area couple expressed interest in purchasing almost immediately, but were hesitant due to the bright pink of the split-face, brick-sized blocks. This led the potential buyer to a...
Concrete Block Efflorescence Project

Concrete Block Efflorescence Project

Concrete Block Efflorescence Project Neutralizing Concrete Block Efflorescence Project This newly completed school gymnasium project was marred by concrete block efflorescence (mineral salts). If outdoors, many attempt washing it off but the problem immediately...
Correcting Inconsistent Mortar Color

Correcting Inconsistent Mortar Color

Correcting Inconsistent Mortar Color Correcting Inconsistent Mortar Color   The mortar color varied so much on this project that it made the block almost seem to be incorrect in color. Inconsistencies in mortar color dramatically impact the final result. Although...
Fixing Acid Burns on Concrete Block

Fixing Acid Burns on Concrete Block

Fixing Acid Burns on Concrete Block Fixing Concrete Burns on Acid Block   This block project was chemically burned by an acid wash at the end of construction. Great care must be taken in how masonry is washed, and unfortunately, when chemicals are too concentrated,...