Concrete Finisher’s Guide – 2006 The Concrete Finisher’s Guide, 2006, published by the Portland Cement Association (PCA), is a basic primer for concrete finishers and offers instruction and technical information to anyone involved with concrete engineers, architects, specification writers, or homeowners. The Concrete Finisher’s Guide has sections that define quality concrete, materials selection, water-cement ratio and its effect on strength and durability, and air-entrainment for freeze/thaw climates. It includes a helpful preconstruction checklist beginning with the necessary tools for concrete work and proceeding to subgrade preparation and drainage for exterior and interior slabs. The reinforcement section includes rebar, welded wire mesh, and a discussion on various fiber types. It reviews joint design and the kinds of joints to use for different functions.