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Silver Line Phase 2 Still Facing Rail Tie Issues

Washington Metro expects another possible delay of the Silver Line extension project to the Dulles International Airport and Ashburn, according to WTOP.


MD County's Proposed Sealant Ban Sparks Debate

A Maryland county’s plan to phase out the use of pavement sealers made with coal tar has raised objections from local manufacturers, who argue that health risks from the products are exagger...


New Water-Based Sealer Unveiled

Building products manufacturer W.R. Meadows (Hampshire, Illinois) recently announced the release of a new water-based sealer that the company says can aid the appearance of decorative hardsc...


Managing Expectations: Clients and Decorative Concrete Sealers 

When most people think of concrete, words like “hard,” “durable” and “strong” come to mind. Not surprisingly, “maintenance,” “life expectancy” and “proper care” do not. The same holds true f...


Concrete, Asphalt Sealer Uses Nanotech

A new waterproofer from Arisfor LLC features protective nanotechnology provided by Houston firm Integricote.


Sealer Made for Concrete Surfaces

W.R. Meadows says its new sealer is formulated to help prevent chloride-induced corrosion of rebar and other problems with concrete in industrial, municipal and other applications.


New Standard Proposed for Liquid-Applied Polymers

ASTM is proposing a new set of test methods that will help support the growing number of roofing projects that use liquid-applied polymers.


Sealer Designed for Corrosion Protection

A new sealer being introduced this week by W.R. Meadows is designed to help prevent chloride-induced corrosion of rebar and other problems with concrete in industrial, municipal and other ap...


Paint Used as Sealer Exposes Scheme

A man posing as a contractor took advantage of a Bowie, MD, resident by using paint to “seal” her driveway and charging her thousands for the job.


New Sealers Made for Concrete, Wood

Black Diamond Coatings has introduced a new line of sealers formulated for use on a variety of substrates, including concrete, pavers, stone and wood.


Top Builder to Pay for Condo Defects

A Florida jury has ordered America’s largest homebuilder to pony up $9.6 million to remove and replace defective stucco, roofs and windows in a 240-unit complex in Jacksonville.


Behr Offers Decorative Concrete Coating

Behr Pro has released a premium floor coating formulated to offer a “unique multi-speckled finish for horizontal interior and exterior concrete and masonry surfaces.”


Sealer Made for Asphalt Roof Staining

Gaco Western has developed a single-component, water-based sealer that the company says protects silicone roofs from asphalt bleed-through.


Sealer 'Melts' into Weathered Concrete

PHILADELPHIA—Vexcon Chemicals has introduced a low-viscosity sealer formulated for use on aged or weathered previously sealed concrete.


Drain Artistry Beautifies, Informs

Always critical but seldom beautiful, dozens of storm drains in Arkansas are getting an artistic boost designed to highlight their importance to the community.


Artists to Paint a Pollution Lesson

Usually discreet, storm drains on the University of Arkansas’ Fayetteville campus will soon play the prominent role of canvases as part of a community awareness campaign.


Paving Trio Face Wage Theft Allegations

Three people from a California seal coating business face 42 felony counts alleging a slew of wage theft and compensation fraud charges, the Santa Barbara District Attorney's Office announce...


Coating Oversight Breeds $2.6M Verdict

The lack of a nonskid sidewalk coating at a church in Florida has led to two falls, one disabled knee, and one seven-figure judgment.


Ill-Coated Walk Yields $2.6M Verdict

A jury in Florida has awarded nearly $2.6 million to a churchgoer who crushed her knee in a fall on a new sidewalk that lacked a nonslip coating.


Surfkoat Debuts 3 Concrete Sealers

Surfkoat's newest masonry sealers for architectural and industrial settings are designed for improved resistance to de-icing salt and moisture intrusion from all kinds of wet weather.


Concrete Sealers Tout Water Resistance

Three new concrete sealers boast a proprietary chemical reactive formula that gives them improved resistance to de-icing road salts, rain, sleet and snow, according to manufacturer Surfkoat....


Green Seal Weighs New Coating Standard

More coatings, stains, paints, sealers and finishes than ever may be eligible for Green Seal certification as the organization works to revise its standards.


New Primer/Sealer Made for High Hide

Masterchem Industries has introduced a high-hiding, primer-sealer designed to minimize issues caused by dark colors and minor surface stains.


Concrete Protection Made to Penetrate

W.R. Meadows has introduced a water-based compound designed to seal and protect pavement, driveways and other exterior concrete surfaces.


Concrete Sealer Protects Exteriors

A new water-based, penetrating sealing compound is designed to limit the intrusion of moisture and chlorides into exterior concrete surfaces.


Scofield Adds New Interior Sealer

L.M. Scofield Company has introduced Selectseal Plus, a urethane-fortified acrylic concrete sealer designed to protect uncolored or previously stained interior concrete surfaces.


Rhino Expands with Stucco Acquisition

Rhino Linings Corp. has acquired a San Diego, CA-based, 84-year-old stucco product manufacturer in an effort to expand its building product footprint.


Self-Fusing Tape Touts Watertight Seal

Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands has rolled out a silicone tape designed to provide an air-tight, chemical-resistant and moisture-resistant bond that conforms to any surface.


Rust-Oleum Launches Self-Fusing Tape

A new self-fusing silicone repair tape is designed to provide a watertight seal and conform to any surface, according to manufacturer Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands.


AK Couple Seals Air-Tight Record

This story isn’t just off the wall. It’s off four 28-inch-thick walls.


Cool Webinar Topic: Pavement Coatings

Cool pavement coating technologies, projects and research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will be discussed in a free upcoming webinar sponsored by Durability + Design.


Sealer Made to Penetrate, Protect

Cortec Corp. has introduced a new sealer designed to penetrate the smallest pores of the densest concrete structures without altering their appearance.


XIM Line to Fatten Rust-Oleum Portfolio

Rust-Oleum Corp. is expanding its family of specialty primers and coatings with the acquisition of XIM Products Inc., founded generations ago as a manufacturer of bonding primers and sealers...


Cortec Unveils MCI Concrete Sealer

Cortec Corp. has introduced a single-component penetrating concrete sealer with the company's migrating corrosion inhibitor (MCI) technology for bridges, highways, parking decks and other st...


Rust-Oleum Acquires XIM Products

Rust-Oleum Corp. has announced the acquisition of certain assets of XIM Products Inc., an Ohio-based producer of specialty primers and coatings.


Adhesives, Sealants Bond in Growth Mode

Anticipated growth in the U.S. building construction market will bolster a demand for adhesives and sealants that should reach 9.8 billion pounds in 2017, a new market study predicts.


Work Bids Invited for State Park Play

Michigan park officials are inviting proposals by April 3 to clean and stain a wooden playscape at a state park in Bay City, along the shores of Saginaw Bay.


1K Waterproofer Made for Detailing

W.R. Meadows has introduced a single-component waterproofing compound for a variety of asphalt and concrete detailing applications.


 
 
   

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