Decorative Concrete for Long-Term Solutions
Lessen Chemical Use with Water-Based Solutions
The use of chemicals when it comes to concrete projects will be difficult to totally avoid. However, opting for water-based sealers and stains is a good way to start. Companies specializing in coatings, sealants, and color systems are developing more and more products with eco-friendly compositions. Water-based solutions aren’t as heavy on the chemicals and won’t be as heavy on your conscience.
The LEED Standard
The LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to certify that a building meets certain sustainability goals. LEED points are accumulated based on how much carbon emission, pollution, and energy consumption are avoided. This promotes incorporating sustainable choices in the building’s design, construction, materials, and maintenance. Products are also qualified to earn LEED points, so make sure to look for these.