Hacking Concrete with Tim Seay & Landon Blanks

Hacking Concrete with Tim Seay & Landon Blanks

Hacking Concrete is a show about building a business in the decorative concrete industry. We will cover every aspect our our business, from dealing with customers to executing projects and everything in between.

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August 16, 2023 ‚ÄĘ 20 mins

On this episode we talk about how we have been taking on too many projects because of FOMO...

Decorative Concrete School
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Danny Barrera, Concrete Marketing School
https://concretemarketingschool.com

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On this episode we talk about some different issues we've had with employees over the years in our concrete business. 

Decorative Concrete School
https://decorativeconcreteschool.com

Danny Barrera, Concrete Marketing School
https://concretemarketingschool.com

Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1_gnj2RX8k4

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January 31, 2023 ‚ÄĘ 24 mins

On this episode, we talk about how we are adapting our marketing efforts as we (probably) head into a recession.

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December 8, 2022 ‚ÄĘ 17 mins

On this episode, we talk about how we handle incoming leads. We always try to get people to fill out our online form... but some people just don't want to do that. 

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September 1, 2022 ‚ÄĘ 22 mins

On this episode, we talk about the direction we'd like for our concrete business to go...even though the business keeps pulling us in a different direction. 

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On this episode, we talk about the two things we spend a ton of time on that we don't really charge for... Bidding & Punch lists.

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On this episode, we talk with Rick Lobdell about everything from decorative concrete to crop circles and Van Gogh.

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Here is a link to the Three Color Metallic Epoxy Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB--_YtnZzE

This is the story about applying metallic epoxy to 12,000 square feet and grinding, staining and sealing 20k square feet. 

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October 29, 2021 ‚ÄĘ 20 mins

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In this episode, we are talking about everything that went on behind the scenes when we stained the concrete for Ballast Point Brewery. 

In this project, we ground the concrete to remove tile grout to prep it for the concrete stain. Then we ...

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This was, by far, the hardest polished concrete project we've ever worked on. The worst part about the job was that we knew it was going to be bad, and we still allowed ourselves to get caught up in it. 

In this episode, we are going to walk you through the process from pre-construction, to scheduling to actually doing the work, and were going to show you all of the mistakes we made along the way that would have chang...

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This is the final episode in a 4 part series that was recorded at the Decorative Concrete Expo in Ohio. 

In this episode we sit down with Rick Lobdell of Concrete Mystique from Nashville, TN. We talk about what it's like to be an art school graduate in the concrete business.  Rick specializes in custom engraved designs in stained concrete, concrete overlays or epoxy coatings. 

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This is the third episode in a 4 part series that was recorded at the Decorative Concrete Expo in Ohio. 

In this episode we sit down with Mike Day of Day's Concrete Floors from Maine. We talk about some of his successes and struggles running his concrete finishing company. We also talk about how he ended up running a YouTube channel with >100,000 subscribers.

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This is the second episode in a 4 part series that was recorded at the Decorative Concrete Expo in Ohio.

In this episode we sit down with Bob Harris from the Decorative Concrete Institute and talk about his career. He tells us about a few milestones in his career, from writing a book while riding down the road in a car to pouring rubber on the cobblestone streets of London to make concrete stamps.

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March 29, 2021 ‚ÄĘ 19 mins

This is the first episode in a 4 part series that were recorded at the Decorative Concrete Expo in Ohio. 

In this episode we sit down with Jeff from Deco-crete supply and talk about all of the things that go into running a trade show. He tells us how the show got started and we talk about all of the different teachers that are there conducting in-person demos & training.

Some of the trainers that were at this ...

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March 10, 2021 ‚ÄĘ 22 mins

In this podcast, we discuss going to the Decorative Concrete Expo / Northeast Concrete Expo. The World of Concrete got postponed this year, so were excited about trying something new. 

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In this video, we discuss how we balance personal relationships with good business practices.

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In this episode we sit down with Nathan from Alternative Concrete Solutions @concretebvi to talk about what it is like to operate a decorative concrete business in the British Virgin Islands. Nathan tells us different stories about epoxy floors, polished concrete, concrete overlays, concrete countertops, and what it's like to commute to the job by boat. 

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In this episode we talk about how we were fired from a polished concrete job before it even started. We also discuss how the relationships between superintendents and project managers can negatively effect your relationship with general contractors and owners. 

We also discuss the upcoming World of Concrete 2020 trade show in Las Vegas.

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Watch the video version of this podcast at https://dcva.us/hackingconcrete 

This the 9th episode (and the 3rd video episode) of the Hacking Concrete podcast.

In this episode we talk about how we installed 12k square feet of metallic epoxy. This was one of the most difficult (and fun) projects we've ever taken on, and it was fun to sit down and talk about it now that it's over.

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