Concrete Dust wrote a blog post about multiple posts on Groov-E-News regarding the gunk removal prowess of Blastin’ Betty, the shot blast star of Blast Force Systems ™.

According to these posts and videos, Betty removes old, hardened epoxy, mysterious substances, old gray paint and carpet glue.  There is still time to go over to Groov-E-News and make a suggestion for difficult material that you would like to see taken off.


Concrete Dust wrote about a post at Groov-E-News featuring David Larson’s decorative concrete company, Advanced Decorative Concrete in New Braunfels, TX.

The post discusses how Larson used creativity and tools from Engrave-A-Crete to transform concrete patches on a driveway into unique art.

Concrete Dust scooped us again on a post at Groov-E-News mentioning several decorative concrete engravers who use Facebook successfully and vigorously to market their businesses and interact with customers.  That interaction is the stuff that business depth is built on.  Getting a one-time customer is fine, but developing a communicating relationship with as many as possible is terrific.


Concrete Dust wrote a post discussing information in a post at Groov-E-News about how decorative concrete contractors can and must use the internet to market their businesses and to serve their customers.   Time to come out of the days of carving your mission statement on a rock and get active with social media, plus keep all profiles up-to-date so peeps can find you.

Those people are going to be using smart phones and tablets as well as their main computers to get the information they need.  It is the decorative concrete engraver’s responsibility to get the information out there for the users who will become customers.  And to be ready to utilize the onilne work that present and past customers do for them when ‘talking’ about the work that was done on their plain, gray concrete.

Concrete Dust wrote a blog post about the new Bello Imperial Flooring system referring to a post at Groov-E-News, official blog for Engrave-A-Crete.

The new system involves using pigmented epoxy to create a super high-gloss finish that turns plain gray concrete into a low maintenance floor resembling polished marble or granite.

Students at the January 2011 Discovery and Training Seminar will be trying the system as did those attending the October and November seminar sessions

Decorative Concrete Engravers Do It Groovy has a new post about articles which indicate that as the economy makes steady growth, there will be more remodeling work.

Concrete Dust has a new post about the potential for using Facebook and other social media to market decorative concrete.

The point is made that social media marketing is involvement marketing, not the same as print or broadcast marketing where we pay for copy and delivery, but aren’t very close to the advertising action.

Concrete Dust wrote about a recent post at Groov-E-News featuring Outdoor Hidden Treasures of Breaux Bbridge, Louisiana. The project is an outdoor kitchen with a beach theme.  The kitchen is named Margaritaville. The first intent was to simply engrave nearby floors, but with the creative addition of beach and sea, plus a margarita glass, the project grew to the full kitchen and a fire pit.   The pictures are stunning.

Outdoor Hidden Treasurers offers decorative concrete engraving services using tools from Engrave-A-Crete and stains, sealers and other supplies from Concrete Resurrection.

Concrete Dust wrote about a blog post at Groov-E-News, official blog for Engrave-A-Crete that addresses the issues of increased shipping costs.

The main shipper, UPS, has changed some size regulations and the associated rates.  This move mostly affected the templates that Engrave-A-Crete produces for customers who are engraving as decorative concrete.

The templates must be cut into pieces for reasonable shipping at any time; someone noticed that by planning the cuts, the pieces could avoid falling into the oversized, premium category and be shipped for significantly less.  Meanwhile, when they get to the engraving site, they are still easy to assemble and use.

That’ good business to be thinking ahead for the benefit of customers.

Groov-E-News has a blog post about the benefits of regular, but simple maintenance for the tools.  Checking the brushes on the motors is something that can get missed, yet cause so much trouble.

Developing an oiling routine and a dusting schedule that is all part of the day was another recommendation.

Over at Concrete Dust, the take is a little more to the girls’ side of things with references to a make-up routine.  Something the engraver girls can relate to easily.