Sika answers permeability with hydrophobic hydrophilic admixtures

The introduction of a powdered, concrete plant-dispensed agent positions Sika Corp. as reportedly the only admixture producer to offer the two core permeability reducing technologies: hydrophilic crystalline and hydrophobic pore blocking. The hydrostatic application-geared WT-240 P is in the former category and meets ASTM C-494 Type S requirements. Its moisture activated compounds produce insoluble crystalline deposits that form within the capillary system. The crystalline formulations have the ability to reduce capillary pore size and prevent water penetration in concrete slabs or structures.

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Eldorado corrals color options for Vintage Ranch barn wood series

Dawnwood

Precast concrete veneer leader Eldorado Stone LLC in San Marcos, Calif., continues to capture the character and warmth of classic American barn wood with the debut of two color palettes for its Vintage Ranch profile. Dawnwood, which presents a whitewashed beige barn wood, and Stratuswood, a warm-toned and earthy gray, expand on the stone series’ color offerings, allowing designers and homeowners to craft a contemporary design while incorporating the signature of some of North America’s most iconic rural structures.

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Eldorado Stone-backed veneer study pegs savings in cement board substrate

Sources: National Gypsum, Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff

National Association of Home Builders Association-affiliated Home Innovation Research Labs finds that using PermaBase Cement Board as a substrate in exterior wall systems with modified veneer mortar reduces adhered stone installation time by 35 percent and total installed cost by 6 percent against traditional lath-and-cement mortar base alternatives. 

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PRODUCERS – APRIL 2018

Five Cemex USA ready mixed plants in the San Francisco Bay Area have earned Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) responsible sourcing certification following an audit of environmental, social, and governance practices by SGS, an independent, third-party registrar.

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Headwaters enters concrete roof tile market Via Entegra

Utah-based Headwaters Inc. has closed on separate transactions involving an 80 percent equity interest in Okeechobee, Fla.- based Roof Tile Inc., which produces and markets Entegra brand concrete lines in Florida and Caribbean markets, plus a 40 percent stake in a related joint venture behind Tag & Stick, a roofing underlayment product.

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Headwaters acquires majority stake in Florida roof tile business

Sources: Headwaters Inc., South Jordan, Utah; Lincoln Intl., Chicago; CP staff

Headwaters has closed on separate transactions involving an 80 percent equity interest in Okeechobee, Fla.-based Roof Tile Inc., which produces and markets Entegra brand concrete lines in Florida and Caribbean markets, plus a 40 percent stake in a related joint venture behind Tag & Stick, a roofing underlayment product.

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