Water Seal Waterproofing Treatment for Use on Brick and Concrete

New Mortar Sentry Water Seal waterproofing treatment from Mule-Hide Products Co. produces a water-repellant surface on masonry and concrete, extending the service lives of chimneys, walls and other surfaces.

Mortar Sentry is designed for use on alkaline materials, including brick, mortar, concrete block, cultured stone, sandstone and concrete. It can be applied to horizontal and vertical surfaces. It is not recommended for use on non-silicate natural stone, such as limestone or dolomite.

Mortar Sentry penetrates below the surface of brick and concrete, chemically reacting with the alkalines and silicas there to create a barrier that locks moisture out while allowing trapped moisture to escape. In brick structures, this waterproofing reduces the movement cracks caused when bricks absorb moisture and expand. In concrete structures, it helps prevent the accelerated aging caused when trapped moisture freezes during the winter or is exposed to high summer temperatures.

The treatment also helps prevent the rusting of concrete reinforcement, protects against the growth of mold and mildew, and eliminates the primary cause of efflorescence – the white powder left on brick and concrete when trapped water evaporates and leaves behind deposits of dissolved salts.

Because Mortar Sentry saturates brick and masonry – rather than simply leaving a film on the surface – it does not wear away when exposed to the elements. The original color and texture of the surface are retained.

Mortar Sentry is easily applied using a low-pressure, garden-type sprayer or a brush or roller.

The line includes two formulas. Mortar Sentry Water Seal 10 is recommended for use on vertical surfaces. Mortar Sentry Water Seal 15 provides the additional durability that horizontal surfaces require.

Both Mortar Sentry products are packaged in 1-gallon jugs and 5-gallon pails.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

 

New Insulation Offers High Thermal Efficiency, Minimal Thickness

Kingspan OPTIM-R Kingspan OPTIM-R is a next-generation insulation comprising rigid vacuum insulation panels (VIP) with a microporous core, which is evacuated, encased and sealed in a thin, gas-tight envelope to give outstanding R-values and an ultra-thin insulation solution. According to the manufacturer, the high level of thermal efficiency — up to R-28 on 1 inch and R-57 on 2 inch using calculated edge thermal resistance properties — combined with minimal thickness, provides an ideal solution for applications where a lack of construction space or depth is an issue, such as commercial roofing for single-ply low slope and IRMA systems.

OPTIM-R panels are accompanied with polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation infill panels for single-ply systems or XPS insulation infill panels for IRMA systems, which can be cut to fit around problem areas such as sky lights or other roofing penetrations. In retrofit applications, OPTIM-R can provide solutions for areas that previously would have remained un–insulated because of insufficient space available. In new construction, the product can significantly enhance U–values/R–values in areas that would otherwise be accepted as diminishing the overall thermal performance.

For more information, visit www.kingspaninsulation.us.

Kingspan OPTIM-R

New Sealant and Waterproofing Membrane Designed for Durability, Sustainability

NOVALINKChem Link launches two new products: NOVALINK FP, a flash and patch mastic product, and NOVALINK WM, a waterproofing membrane. NOVALINK FP will be available in a 10.1 oz. cartridge and NOVALINK WM will be available in two- or five-gallon pails.

NOVALINK FP is a high-quality, moisture-curing elastomeric waterproofing and sealant designed to fill, seal and level grout lines, voids, seams and surface damage on construction materials prior to application of liquid waterproofing. It is also useful for repairing roof leaks, asphalt shingles, roof valleys and seams, chimney flashings and in emergency roof repair situations.

NOVALINK WM is a cold-applied, single-component waterproofing membrane that cures by exposure to atmospheric and substrate moisture to form a continuous, tough, reinforced elastic seal. It is solvent-free and compliant with all known environmental and OSHA requirements, allowing its use in confined spaces with standard personal protection equipment.

“We are excited to launch these two new products, which will replace our previous BARR product offering and ensure our customers have access to products best suited to meet their needs,” said Jeff Piotrowicz, product manager. “These are strong, durable products that are also formulated as sustainable solutions, with low VOC content and low environmental impact. They are easy to use and easy to trust.”

According to the manufacturer, customers can find BARR products under these new NOVALINK SKUs:

  • F1110 (NOVALINK FP 10.1 oz. cartridge)
  • F1117 (NOVALINK WM five-gallon pail)
  • F1118 (NOVALINK WM two-gallon pail)
  • For more information about NOVALINK FP and WM products, customers should contact their sales representative.

    For more information about the company, visit www.chemlink.com.

    Redesigned Roof Hatches Offer Higher Insulation Value

    Diamond Series JL Industries offers a redesigned line of steel and aluminum roof hatches providing higher insulation value, easier installation and improved cover operation. The new Diamond Series is designed to reduce energy costs with R-6 polyisocyanurate insulation in both curb and cover – exceeding IECC requirements of R-5 for curbs. One-handed latch opening for ladder access and counter-balanced lid provides the functionality and safety building owners are looking for to comply with OSHA fall protection. According to the company, installation is easier with the new Diamond Grip feature that secures the roofing membrane and backer rod without special tools.

    The Diamond Series replaces the RHG and RHA series that has been offered for the last 22 years under the Samson and JL brands, and will be available in seven standard sizes and a full range of custom sizes. Double-wall and higher R-Value curb insulation are optional features for this new series. To reduce solar heat gain, the standard finish for steel models is a durable, textured, IR-reflective white powder coat finish.

    Acording to the manufacturer, the hatches meet industry wind uplift standards of 50 psf and support a live load of 40 psf. When ordered with JL’s compression-fit railing system and self-closing rigid gate, the roof hatch meets the new OSHA 1910.28 and 1910.29 standards for protection of workers on walking/working surfaces.

    For more information, call (800) 554-6077 or visit http://www.activarcpg.com/jl-industries/news/introducing-new-diamond-series-roof-hatch.

    Drain Mat Developed for Use in Balconies and Breezeways

    TAMKO’s new TW-Drain 220TAMKO’s new TW-Drain 220 is a drain mat designed with core and fabric construction to help keep water out of residential, multifamily and light commercial projects. According to the company, the drain’s unique design allows for quick and simple installation in concrete waterproofing projects.

    TW-Drain 220 may be used for above grade applications such as balcony/breezeways. TW-Drain 220’s dimpled drainage core and filter fabric help protect entry points from potential moisture penetration into buildings.

    “With TAMKO’s TW-Drain 220, water flows through the dimpled core, rather than building up excess moisture within the concrete. This relieves hydrostatic pressure and leads to better protection for your project,” said Corporate Director of Waterproofing for TAMKO, Brandon Knobloch.
    TW-Drain 220 comes in 50-foot rolls with a 4-foot width. TW-Drain 220 can be purchased now from TAMKO’s Columbus, Kansas manufacturing facility with nationwide availability. Mixed truckload orders may be placed with TAMKO’s extensive line of additional waterproofing products.
    For more information, visit TAMKOWaterproofing.com.

    Dual-Component Extruder Designed to Minimize Downtime

    Cyclone 5/15 form GarlockThe Garlock Cyclone 5/15 Dual-Component Extruder is designed to significantly reduce the time and materials needed to adhere rigid insulation and cover boards to structural roof decks, as well as adhering fleece backed single-ply membranes in both new roofing and recover operations. According to the company, the Cyclone’s contained delivery system and free-flowing gun and hose design reduce the risk of catastrophic pump failure and costly downtime.

    The Cyclone equally dispenses a two-component, 1:1 ratio low viscosity polyurethane adhesive, which allows projects to progress much more quickly than using multiple crews with hand caulking guns. Users can access connectors and load chemical containers from the front without kneeling or crouching, which minimizes downtime and operator fatigue. The Cyclone’s adjustable gun assembly and ergonomic design help reduce application errors and training time.

    The product features a 1/2-HP electric motor, easy-loading barrel trays, and six solid rubber, flat-free tires. An optional generator mount allows an on-board generator to be tucked inside of the machine frame.

    For more information, visit www.garlockequip.com.

    MFM Building Products Underlayment Can Be Used in Vertical Applications

    Ultra HT Wind & Water Seal MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, announces that its Ultra HT Wind & Water Seal high-temperature roofing underlayment can be used for vertical side wall applications.

    This self-adhering “self-stick” membrane is composed of a cool white, cross-laminated, high density polyethylene film laminated to a high-temperature rubberized asphalt adhesive system rated to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the manufacturer, this premium product is extremely tough, is self-sealing around fasteners and offers a 90-day UV exposure rating.

    The company states that Ultra HT is ideal for vertical applications under metal panel systems and parapet walls capped with metal tiles. The high-temperature adhesive system withstands the high temperatures generated by these systems to ensure complete waterproofing protection. Special installation instructions must be followed for all vertical applications.

    Ultra HT has a thickness of 45 mils and is available in a 12-inch, 18-inch and 36-inch by 67-foot length rolls. As a roofing membrane, Ultra HT meets ASTM D 1970, Florida Building Code FL16562, and Miami-Dade County NOA 13-1125.06. The product comes with a 10-Year Limited Warranty.

    For more information, installation instructions or to request a free product sample, visit www.mfmbp.com.

    Steel Shingle Designed to Capture Classic Cottage Look

    Boral Roofing TimberwoodA sleek metal shingle product designed for durability and curb appeal, Boral Steel’s Cottage Shingle creates a strong, weather-tight, environmentally-friendly metal and stone roof that protects the home for many decades. The material uses contrasting stone chip colors to provide a multi-blend (HD) accent to suit almost any architecture. Each panel effectively incorporates an industry first – offset, multi-grooved, deep weather, side-lap with Hi-Lo panel surfaces that create the classic cottage look.

    The technical innovation and quality of the product begins with a computerized stone-chip grading and blending process. Boral uses a finer, higher quality, non-oiled natural granite stone chip that provides one of the tightest industry stone-coating matrixes available. Colors are either solid or flashed to provide a variegated non-patterned appearance.

    Boral Cottage Shingle roofing is available in a variety of colors including Shadow Wood, Walnut, Weathered Timber, Birch, Cedar and Sage Green.

    According to the manufacturer, Boral Steel is highly corrosion resistant AZ-50 Galvalume steel coated with specially prepared and treated with proprietary primer to enhance acrylic adhesion. Boral Basecoat is a proprietary special formulation developed by the world’s largest resin supplier to promote long-life performance in all climates.

    The product is Title 24 compliant, offers A Class A Fire Rating, and is made from up to 50 percent recycled material. The lightweight product ideal for both new construction and retrofits.
    For more information, visit www.boralamerica.com/roofing.

    Boral Steel’s Cottage Shingle

    Fluid-Applied Roofing System Available in New Colors

    Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance launches of six new AlphaGuard BIO Top Coat colors: sand; beige; light, medium and dark gray; and safety yellow. The line enables Tremco Roofing to better support its customers’ aesthetic and safety requirements on the company’s AlphaGuard BIO projects. AlphaGuard BIO, Tremco Roofing’s popular fluid-applied roofing system, is an excellent choice for restoring older but still functional roofs; both the Top Coat and Base Coat have received BioPreferred certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    The new colors are available now and add to an already robust palette for AlphaGuard Top Coat, which includes such options as terra cotta, garnet and patina green.

    For more information, visit www.tremcoroofing.com.

    Structural Acoustical Roof Decks Reduce Noise, Provide R-Values Up to 44

    Tectum Structural Acoustical Roof Deck solutions from Armstrong Building Solutions Tectum Structural Acoustical Roof Deck solutions from Armstrong Building Solutions provide predictable noise absorption, durability, and sustainability to meet building design needs. Composite roof deck options provide R-values up to 44. By providing noise absorption up to 0.80, the panels often eliminate the need for additional acoustical treatments, providing faster and easier installations than standard steel roof decks.

    According to the manufacturer,Tectum Roof Decks are an ideal noise reduction solution for large, high traffic, exposed structure spaces such as auditoriums, gymnasiums, arenas, pools, ice arenas and multi-use facilities. Tectum Roof Deck panels also help meet ANSI S12.60 Acoustical Performance Criteria for learning spaces such as gymnasiums.

    Tectum Roof Decks are composed of rapidly renewable and FSC-certified aspen wood fiber that is bonded with an inorganic hydraulic cement for maximum durability and performance. Tectum 1 (non-composite panels) meet the most stringent sustainability criteria, including EPD, HPD, and Declare, and contribute favorably to LEED v4, and the Living Building Challenge.

    Tectum Roof Deck solutions in plank or tile configurations are available in a wide variety of system configurations to address a building’s design requirements in low slope applications and are compatible with virtually all roofing materials, providing a thermal barrier for field-applied foam plastics.
    Tectum Composite Roof Deck panels are typically used in sloped applications where acoustics, insulation, a nailable surface, and structural integrity are all important. An NRC up to 0.80 provides predictable acoustics, often eliminating the need for additional noise reducing materials.

    For more information, visit www.armstrongbuildingsolutions.com.