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Bands

The width of concrete bands range between 6"-24". These bands are used to establish contrast within the concrete field.

Bleed Water

Also known as "water gain," this occurs when water within a concrete mix rises to the surface. Bleed water may interfere with finishing procedures.

Bleeding (Concrete)

Occurs when the bottom color or stain bleeds through to the top coat.

Blistering

A condition that occurs when gas or vapor forms underneath the film of a finishing product, causing bubbles. Blistering usually happens as a result of excessive heat, moisture or contamination.

Bond

The adhesion of one material to another.

Bond Breaker

A substance that prevents adhesion of one material to another.

Bonding Agent

A substance that increases the adherence of a material.

Broadcast

Tossing a material into the air and letting it fall onto wet concrete to add color or texture.

Broom Finish

A type of surface texture that's achieved by literally pushing a broom across the surface.

Build

The thickness or fullness of a finished product.

Bull Float

A tool used to smooth freshly placed concrete.

Bush Hammer

A mallet or hammer with pyramid-shaped points that is often used to roughen wet concrete.

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