Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!
Stunning from any direction!
Our team, along with reps from Trinic and Polytek are at the WOC in Las Vegas this week. Come look for them at the Las Vegas Convention Center's North Hall Booth #863 for live demos!
Yes, that is an eleven foot tall concrete booth and eight foot long concrete desk! Stunning!
We cannot stress enough the importance of measuring to get your mix right.
Once we have our ingredients pre-measured and ready for the face coat mix. We start with the SSI Bagged Mix (Face Coat or Light Weight Backup for this project), and then add the following; Trinic Integral Color, Trinic Hydration Stabilzer, Trinic Plasticizer and Trinic Stage II Accelerator. (These products are available on our website: www.silicasystemsinc.com).
Ice is used to cool the face coat and back up for more working time and a better flowing mix. We try to keep our mix under 70 degrees, and generally fall between 50 – 70 degrees.
The balance of measured water gets added to the ice.
We have weighed out the correct amount of SSI’s Face Coat Pre-bagged Mix. Face coat is 55% Lehigh White Cement, 45% Q-Rok #1, 10% Replacement Silica Fume, 3% Trinic GFRC Vertical. This mix can be plasticized to your desired flow since it has no plasticizer in it.
In future blogs we will move the process along to layers.
We start the process of creating a fire table by first building a mold. We use a black smooth Formica for our reusable base, and ¾” Finland Form 14-Ply for our rails. Then we double sided tape the boards in place, and radius the edges using Polytek’s Poly Plasticine Clay using desired radius tool. For this project we used a 1/16” radius tool. (The clay is available on our webside: www.silicasystemsinc.com)
Once the box completely assembled and clayed, the entire surface is waxed to aid in release of the concrete. The Johnsons Paste wax also forms a hard shell covering the wax which aids in not embedding sand when spraying GFRC. In our next posting we will move on to the mix.
Join us today on Facebook for live streaming demos from the Concrete Decor Tradeshow! Experts from Trinic and Silica Systems will be giving live demonstrations of products and processes. Not to be missed!
We're all set up at the Concrete Decor Show in San Diego! Come see us in booth 228. Stop by to visit with SSI and Trinic reps. For the next few days we will doing live demos.
We will be sharing a booth at Concrete Decor Show with our east coast partners - Trinic, Stop by for free demos and information! Meet the team. The show is at Town and Country Resort in San Diego September 25-29 - we look forward to meeting you.