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Floor System Boasts Moisture, Impact Protection

Schluter Systems recently unveiled its DITRA-HEAT-DUO floor system, which the company says is the first system to not only serve as a protective moisture membrane, but also as impact insulat...


SSPC Workshop to Tackle Moisture Challenges

Coating suppliers will be able to tout their specific brands as solutions to moisture problems in buildings as part of a workshop with an experimental format at SSPC 2017.


Free Webinar Covers Controlling Moisture

Using coatings to minimize moisture in concrete is the topic of the next free webinar from Durability + Design.


Protimeter Expands Line of Moisture Meters

Protimeter has introduced a new moisture meter for a variety of applications, including commercial coatings and concrete.


Accessories Made to Enhance Walls

Sto Corp. has recently introduced two new accessory products that the company says enhance the quality of wall systems.


Free Webinar Covers Water Woes

Roofing maintenance programs and common deficiencies that allow moisture penetration and paint failures to occur will be discussed in an upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Judge Denies Request in Balcony Collapse

BERKELEY, CA--The contractor that built the apartment where six students were killed in June has been denied access to building components removed as part of the criminal probe.


D.A. Taking on Fatal Balcony Failure

BERKELEY, CA--Severe dry rot doomed a balcony that ripped loose from an apartment building and sent six college students plunging to their deaths, city building inspectors say.


'Rot and Decay' Seen in Doomed Balcony

BERKELEY, CA--Confirming earlier suspicions, city building inspectors have reported severe dry rot in the balcony that tore loose from an apartment building in California, killing six studen...


Water Eyed in Fatal Balcony Collapse

BERKELEY, CA--Moisture and wood rot are the early suspects in the devastating collapse of an apartment balcony that killed six and injured seven in Berkeley, CA.


Barriers Flex Building Protection

CLEVELAND, Ohio—The Garland Co. has rolled out a line of permeable air and water barriers designed to provide a "flexible blanket" that controls air movement through the building envelope.


Updated Liners Ease Concrete Testing

Tramex says its newly improved hole-liners make performing in-situ relative humidity testing of concrete even easier.


Liquid Flashing Boasts 'Armor' Finish

Dow Building Solutions has introduced a patented liquid-applied flashing product designed to provide advanced moisture- and air-sealing protection to commercial buildings.


Getting the Goods on Sneaky Moisture

Undetected moisture in concrete can wreak havoc with a coating project, making accurate moisture measurement a must before the project begins.


Webinar Tackles Wall Systems that Work

Overcoming product compatibility challenges to produce a functional masonry wall design is the focus of an upcoming free webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Sounding a Smart Note in Cincy

CINCINNATI—Attention, architects, engineers, specifiers and contractors who do stupid things: Stay away from Joe Lstiburek. That goes double for the buildings you design and construct. Espec...


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.


Roof Barrier Offers DTM Application

Carlisle SynTec Systems has introduce VapAir Seal MD, an air and vapor barrier for direct-to-metal-deck applications.


New Unit Uncovers Building Air Leaks

Hidden air leakage in building envelopes and rigid air-barrier systems in the field is the target of DeFelsko's new PosiTest AIR Leak Tester.


Device Exposes Building Envelope Leaks

DeFelsko has introduced a portable device that detects air leakage in building envelopes and rigid air-barrier systems in the field.


Moisture Mitigation for Concrete Slabs

Dependable LLC, an Ohio-based manufacturer of floor preparation products, has launched Vaporseal-HM, a 100 percent solid epoxy moisture mitigation system for concrete slabs.


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.


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...


Free Webinar Takes on Coatings Removal

Tackling the challenge of removing coatings from masonry will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Free Webinar Tackles Building Moisture

Common problems of moisture intrusion in single-wythe masonry buildings will be the topic of a free educational webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


$1.6M Brings Hoppy Ending to Frog Flap

A frog-phobic road contractor near Buffalo, NY, has been awarded more than $1.6 million after a local developer flooded his 37-acre spread into an amphibian homeland.


Grace Unveils Home Waterproofing Line

Global construction materials supplier Grace Construction Products has developed a new suite of products to seal and protect homes from water, snow and ice.


Frog-Phobic Man Wins $1.6M for Runoff

A New York State contractor with a lifelong fear of frogs has been awarded $1.6 million after a developer's runoff turned his property into a 37-acre marsh that drew a 13-year infestation of...


Mall Principals Tied to ‘95 Collapse

Both the engineer and owner of the doomed Elliot Lake mall had similar connections to a Michigan mall that partially collapsed in 1995, the Elliot Lake Commission Inquiry learned last week.


Hearing: Mall Owners Wanted Out

The original owners of the Elliot Lake Mall wanted to sell the troubled property 20 years ago, because they were unable to repair the chronically leaking roof, a representative of the compan...


Webinar Takes Measure of Air Barriers

One of the nation’s foremost experts on the energy performance of air barriers will report on the latest research into this technology in a free educational webinar hosted by Durability +...


Doomed Mall: 1 Second, 1 Car

With a weld ravaged by water and corrosion, it took just one car—in one second—to cave in an Ontario shopping mall last summer, trapping and killing people inside, engineers studying the acc...


Architect Answers in Collapse Probe

The hunt for responsibility in the deadly roof collapse at an Ontario mall continued this week with testimony from the architect who designed the structure more than three decades ago.


Design Flaws, Leaks Open Mall Probe

Reports of shoddy construction, poor structural design, and failed waterproofing at a doomed Canadian shopping mall dominated the first week of a judicial inquiry into the structure's collap...


Floor Epoxy Tackles Concrete Moisture

StondriMVT, new from Stonhard, is a high-solids epoxy system formulated to suppress excess moisture in concrete before an overlayment.


New Epoxy System Tackles Moisture

Stonhard has introduced a two-component epoxy system specifically designed to suppress excess moisture in concrete.


 
 
   

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