Liquid waterproofing and crack prevention membrane

Redgard liquid waterproofing and crack prevention membrane from Custom Building Products is said to be ready to use so installers can just roll it on out of the drum. The quick-dry formula is engineered to be 30 percent faster to dry that its predecessor and meets ANSI A118.10, A118.12. The membrane is IAPMO-rated as a […]

Paver support system for easier exterior installations

Troba-Level is a paver support system from Schluter designed specifically for use with thick porcelain tiles rated for exterior use. The paver support system, or pedestals, supports the tiles above the substrate with no bonding system required. This elevated system is said to have a number of advantages over traditional bonded tile methods including simple […]

Bluetooth connected moisture meters

Flir Systems has announced two moisture meters with Bluetooth wireless connectivity: the MR59 ball probe moisture meter and the MR55 pin moisture meter. The MR59 is a pinless moisture meter, unique for its ball probe sensor, which helps users cover larger areas in a shorter time, the company says. The ball probe makes it easy […]

Vapour reduction two-part epoxy coating system

NXT Vapor Reduction Coating is a single-coat, 100 percent solids, liquid-applied two-part epoxy coating from Laticrete designed for controlling the moisture vapour emission rate from new or existing concrete slabs prior to installing the company’s NXT underlayments. Features and benefits of the product include: the coating can be applied over new concrete in as little […]

Self-leveling concrete topping with aggregate surface

Ardex Americas has announced that Ardex K 521 self-leveling concrete topping with aggregate surface can be installed from 3/8 in. to 2 in., walked on in 2-3 hours, and that polishing can begin in as little as 24 hours. It is easy to install and typically requires less steps to polish when compared to other […]

Products handle moisture-related issues

Mapei has added two liquid solutions to its moisture-control products for floor-covering installations – Planiseal MSP, a moisture-control membrane, adhesive isolator, sealer, pH blocker and primer; and Planiseal PMB, a one-component, polyurethane moisture barrier and bonding agent. Planiseal MSP is a two-coat, high-solids, polymer-based adhesive isolator, sealer, moisture-control membrane and self-leveling primer. It protects flooring […]

New designs for cast concrete tile collection

The hand-crafted cast concrete line from Aguayo is available in over 50 different colors in matte and satin finishes. Inspired by geometry in nature, the Elevations collection of cast concrete tiles include design cues from the dunes of the Saharan desert, while others might feel more at home amid a flower garden or among the […]

Water based stains a concrete acid stain alternative

Rhino Linings has announced Concrete Solutions WB stain, a penetrating water-based concrete stain available in 30 standard colours. The UV stable stain colours may be applied to both interior and exterior concrete surfaces. Unlike acid stains, water based stains produce more consistent colour, offer low VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and are safer to apply due […]

One-component moisture vapor retarder

Ardex VR 95 fast-track, one-component moisture vapor retarder from Ardex Americas is a ready-to-use, one-component, water-based, two-coat system formulated to suppress residual moisture in new concrete with RH readings up to 95 percent. It can be applied over concrete with no minimum surface profile and may be installed over the second coat in as little […]

Protective coatings for restoration and waterproofing

The Elastocolor product line of wall coatings is the latest extension to the Mapei Concrete Restoration Systems category. Suitable for the concrete restoration and waterproofing market, Elastocolor Flex, Elastocolor Coat and Elastocolor Paint provide decorative and protective finishes for vertical, above-grade building facades and structures. The wall coatings consist of professional, ready-to-use, water-based, 100-percent-acrylic coating […]