Ed McPartland

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Bracing a House With Steel

Glass walls and cantilevered overhangs call for a wind-resisting frame. Read more

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Q&A: Finish for Bare Slab

Q: What is a good, durable, transparent finish for a bare radiant slab? I’ve tried Glitsa over colored concrete. The finish looked great initially, but was not water-resistant. A year later, there was a fair amount of delamination and flaking. How should I refinish the floor? Would a polyurethane finish bond better? Also, for the future, should new concrete be acid-washed before applying a coating? Read more

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