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E X EC U T I V E  D I R EC T O R  C O L UM N




                     Understanding Concrete as a Substrate




                           BY CATHERINE CHURCH



             WHETHER YOU ARE A CONCRETE EXPERT, OR ARE       Regional Business Manager, Schönox HPS North America, Inc.
           JUST DIPPING YOUR FOOT IN, THIS ISSUE WILL PROVIDE   when Hourigan, the 2021 ENR Mid-Atlantic Contractor of the
           INTERESTING INSIGHTS INTO UNDERSTANDING CONCRETE   Year, decided to lease additional space at its headquarters location
           AS A SUBSTRATE.                                   and completely renovate the new area on page 26. Read from John
             In this issue, we hear from Rod Von Busch, CIM, Vice President   Brown, Field Technical Services, Sika-DriTac about how they
           of Operations, C.D.I. FLOORING about the importance of forming   partnered with Perfect Wood Floors Inc. to remove a decade-old
           a moisture plan for every project and lessons learned on working   VCT floor installed over concrete and replace it with 800 square
           with general contractors on page 12. We also hear from moisture   feet of new engineered hardwood on page 28.
           mitigation professional, Jason Spangler, Sales Manager for Wagner   Learn about LATICRETE’s expansive upgrade with the addition
           Meters on page 18 where he shares the necessary depth of moisture   of new self-leveling epoxies, primer and enhanced pigment system
           measurement in concrete. Finally, we get insight from Andrew   with a SPARTACOTE Bundle on page 30.  Also, see the latest new
           Fulkerson, Technical Manager – CRS, Admixtures, UTT, MAPEI   products featured on pages 44 – 48.
           Corporation on the basic understanding of concrete and the 3 key   Don’t miss the look back at our 2021 Annual Convention that
           features on page 14.                              was held in September on pages 32 – 34 and get a sneak peak into
             Additional feature articles in this issue review the benefits of   our upcoming annual convention in March 2022 on pages 35 - 37.
           partnering with a PEO on page 24 and understanding the lender’s   We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2022 Annual
           role when demand exceeds supply, which is what many industries,   Convention at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS
           including ours are facing today on page 22.       March 21-23, 2022!  
             Take a look into a project profile from Josh Hodges, Commercial
           Sales Executive, Specified Tile & Floor Covering and Kyle Enoch,








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                WINTER 2021
                 Vol 17 No. 2
                     ON THE COVER
                     Specified Tile & Floor Covering, based in Richmond, VA, was selected to complete the subfloor renovation and
                     flooring installation for the 2021 ENR Mid-Atlantic Contractor of the Year, Hourigan’s, full renovation of their
        UNDERSTANDING
        CONCRETE AS   headquarters. Learn more about this project and the subfloor plan in the article, Specified makes a concrete substrate
        A SUBSTRATE
                     new again at Hourigan on page 26.
        U N DE RSTAN DI NG CONCR ETE : WATE R , SCM , FI LM FOR M I NG
        COM POU N DS     R E L ATIONSH I P OF CONCR ETE FLOOR
        FL ATN ESS ( FF) AN D SU R FACE POROSIT Y     HOW DE E P
        DO I N E E D TO M E ASU R E MOISTU R E I N CONCR ETE?     CI M
        PE RSPEC TIVE :  MANAG I NG MOISTU R E TESTI NG I N TH E FI E LD
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