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Butch

Concrete Ponds

Concrete Mixtures

When mixing concrete for a specific project there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, it is important to know what soil type you plan to pour your concrete into. Different soils such as sand or clay offer very different load bearing…
Butch
January 3, 2008
General Tips

How to Use a Wet Film Thickness Gauge

Your Pond Shield epoxy kit comes with two easy to use wet film thickness gauges. Both of these gauges come printed on the same card and all you have to do is cut them out before you use them. Cut along the outside edge of…
Butch
January 3, 2008
Concrete Ponds

Rough vs. Smooth Concrete

The surface area you apply Pond Shield to should be smooth in order to get the full coverage of each kit. The best way to explain this is to compare a ready to coat surface to that of 60-grit sandpaper. If your surface area resembles…
Butch
January 2, 2008
Concrete Ponds

How to Acid Etch a Pond

So you’re at the point where you’re about to prepare your pond for a coating. What the heck is acid etching? Acid etching is the process by which your concrete will be cleaned and prepared prior to actually applying a coating. Learning how to acid…
Butch
January 2, 2008