June 29, 2010 7:00 AM CDT
New Masonry Products for June 2010
Home Slicker Stone and Stucco RainscreenBenjamin Obdyke
Benjamin Obdyke’s Home Slicker Stone and Stucco alleviates moisture problems specifically in stone, stucco and masonry applications by providing a continuous drainage and ventilation space in a rainscreen wall assembly. The patented, vertically channeled matrix forms the air space, while the breathable fabric blocks mortar from seeping into the newly formed cavity, allowing moisture to pass through. Current construction designs call for manufactured stone to be applied directly against the metal lathe, which is placed against the plywood sheathing and water-resistive barrier. This technique allows any moisture that penetrates the exterior cladding to become trapped between the cladding and the interior sheathing. Building science experts are now recommending a rainscreen system as the optimum method of wall construction.
Mobile Shrink WrapFast Wrap USA
When structures are being built, and inclement weather arrives or a project hold takes place, there is no simpler or more cost-effective solution for asset protection than Fast Wrap. Fast Wrap is able to shrink wrap entire buildings, no matter the size, on site and, generally, the same day. In addition, Fast Wrap can eliminate the need to transport and store heavy equipment and supplies by protecting them at the site against damage from the elements while not in use. This saves not only time and effort, but also money. From housing additions or remodels, to hospital upgrades, Fast Wrap’s services have renovations covered, quite literally. With the capability to protect the old from the new, the shrink-wrapping resource allows homes and buildings to be safely inhabited or used while undergoing construction.
Eco-Friendly Cleaner-DegreaserKafko International
Formulated to eliminate the need for multiple cleaning solutions, the new ecofriendly Oil Eater Original cleanerdegreaser quickly and safely dissolves grease and oil on concrete floors. It also is effective on engines, tools, walls and even clothes. It can be used in parts washers and pressure washers. The unique, non-flammable cleaner is waterbased, biodegradable and contains no acid, abrasive or petroleum solvents. It penetrates rapidly, rinses off easily, leaves no residues and it will not harm the skin. Oil Eater is available in a one-gallon bottle, a five-gallon bucket, and in 30- and 55-gallon drums.
Stone Lift JockeyStone Construction Equipment, Inc.
Stone Construction Equipment’s Stone Handlers line includes the narrow Lift Jockey LJS2000. Designed to fit through standard doorways, the LJS2000 has a load capacity of 1,000 pounds. It also can be hoisted to work on upper floors. This ride-on or walkbehind lift easily moves and raises pallets, blocks, packaged material, landscape trees and shrubs, or anything else that needs handling on the job. The Lift Jockey LJS2000 is a counter-balance fork truck that can pick up any width pallet using either pallet or block forks. The Lift features three interchangeable heavy-duty masts. The lockable, fold-up operator platform is contoured, allowing increased maneuverability in confined areas. It provides operator comfort while riding, and easily moves out of the way should the operator choose to walk behind.
Professional Mason’s LineKraft Tool Company, Inc.
Kraft Tool offers a variety of professional mason’s line, from bondedbraided
to twisted, for any masonry job. New to Kraft in 2010 is the W. Rose Premium Bonded Braided Nylon Line. This line is a no-sag line. It is of professional quality, and is super-tough and super-strong. The line is bonded for better knot holding and abrasion resistance. It is 35 percent stronger than regular mason’s line, and it’s available in five different color varieties, including the “All American” line.
Originally published in Masonry magazine.
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