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Unlock Sustainable Construction with Xypex Waterproofing Technology: Embrace Sustainability in Every Pour

March 25, 2024

Unlock Sustainable Construction with Xypex Waterproofing Technology: Embrace Sustainability in Every Pour

Sustainability isn't just a concept; it's ingrained in Xypex's DNA. With over five decades of dedication, Xypex crystalline technology redefines waterproofing, integrating durability, longevity, and environmental consciousness into every project.

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Mars Metal's Introduction to Crane Hoist Testing

November 27, 2023

Mars Metal's Introduction to Crane Hoist Testing

A recent addition to the MarsMetal site explores the vital importance of crane hoist testing, focusing on ensuring safety and efficiency in crane operations. The resource discusses various test weight types, their pros and cons, load test requirements, and the significance of proper weight selection. It emphasizes Mars Metal's capability to craft tailor-made test weights, reflecting the company's commitment to crane safety and operational excellence. The new resource enriches the understanding of crane hoist testing and showcases MarsMetal's expertise in this field.

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Specialty floors for food & beverage environments withstand high temperatures and forced steam cleaning

October 19, 2023

Specialty floors for food & beverage environments withstand high temperatures and forced steam cleaning

See HERMETIC™ 4.8S Urethane Cement, here installed in a commercial kitchen. These specialty floors by Elite Crete Systems were engineered specifically for food & beverage environments and withstand high temperatures including forced steam cleaning.

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Introducing the REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring Systems for Architects

August 25, 2023

Introducing the REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring Systems for Architects

Elevate your architectural designs with the innovative REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring System by Elite Crete Systems. Crafted exclusively for the discerning needs of commercial, industrial, and residential spaces, this specialty, high-build, self-leveling, and fluid-applied floor coating opens the door to a world of possibilities. When your project demands a flooring solution that seamlessly blends durability, longevity, aesthetics, ease of maintenance, and complete customization, the REFLECTOR™ system stands ready to meet and exceed your expectations. To ensure optimal results and capture the distinct essence of these flooring systems, we recommend engaging with our technical experts before installation or specification.

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Introducing Stromberg GFRC: The Future of Reinforced Concrete

August 10, 2023

Introducing Stromberg GFRC: The Future of Reinforced Concrete

Traditional concrete has long been fortified with steel to enhance its strength, but a revolutionary evolution has occurred with the advent of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC). GFRC takes concrete to a new level, harnessing the power of glass fibers for reinforcement instead of steel. This groundbreaking innovation has redefined the possibilities of construction materials and techniques.

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Sydney Metro’s Central Walk Relies On Penetron Technology For Durability

August 1, 2023

Sydney Metro’s Central Walk Relies On Penetron Technology For Durability

The Sydney Metro Central Walk, the latest construction phase of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, was opened to the public by the New South Wales government (Australia) in April 2023. The underground pedestrian tunnel used the Penetron System, a comprehensive crystalline waterproofing system, to protect the below-grade concrete tunnel structures from high hydrostatic pressure.

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3 Retail Flooring Options

May 30, 2023

3 Retail Flooring Options

Retail clients can offer some of the best opportunities for flooring contractors. These projects typically involve significant square footage, generous budgets, and the potential for follow-up projects—during a shopping mall renovation or location expansion, for example. But what are the best retail flooring options to propose to a client? Here we look at three versatile retail flooring options suitable for locations like department stores, grocery stores, clothing stores, bookstores, and convenience stores.

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Admix C-Series: improving concrete performance right from the start

May 25, 2023

Admix C-Series: improving concrete performance right from the start

Xypex Admixtures are added to the concrete at the time of batching, making it easy to install, and unlike other waterproofing methods, require less trades on site and shorten the time required for installation. The Admix C-Series has been specially formulated to meet varying project and temperature conditions.

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Level-Right® floor underlayment: the rock-solid solution for uneven floors

April 27, 2023

Level-Right® floor underlayment: the rock-solid solution for uneven floors

Maxxon® Commercial Pro Level-Right® is a self-leveling, hydraulic cement-based underlayment designed to flatten and smooth concrete slabs.

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Concrete surface restoration

February 23, 2023

Concrete surface restoration

Concrete surfaces require durable and long-lasting performance in parks and public spaces. These exterior repair coatings must withstand high traffic and extreme weather conditions, including abuse from snow removal equipment and de-icing salts and chemicals. These finishes also maintain color and appearance despite being exposed to extreme UV.

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Stainless Steel Waterstop can stop even the most corrosive fluids in their tracks

December 14, 2022

Stainless Steel Waterstop can stop even the most corrosive fluids in their tracks

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Electrostatic Dissipative Flooring - Before & After

November 2, 2022

Electrostatic Dissipative Flooring - Before & After

Sensitive electronics manufacturing facilities specify flooring in the dissipative range 1×10/6 – 1×10/9 ohms. Ohms = Resistance to Electrical Flow. In industries where electronic components are involved, static electricity can cause damage to electronic components, readings and data. Conduction through fingertips is the most common form for static electricity, while induction is the transfer of static electricity between certain types of materials.

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Bio-San C500 - A Unique Way Of Protecting Concrete In Sewage Conditions

September 21, 2022

Bio-San C500 - A Unique Way Of Protecting Concrete In Sewage Conditions

No other admixture combines an integral defense against microbial attack with Xypex crystalline waterproofing technology to offer protection of concrete sewer and wastewater structures.

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Sustainable Farm & Spa Oasis South Of Nashville Uses Penetron For Enhanced Durability

September 7, 2022

Sustainable Farm & Spa Oasis South Of Nashville Uses Penetron For Enhanced Durability

The Southall Farm complex, an authentic working farm with an inn, restaurant, and spa just outside of Nashville, TN, welcomed its first guests in July 2022. PENETRON ADMIX SB, a crystalline waterproofing admixture, was specified to protect the Farm’s below-grade concrete structures from high groundwater levels.

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Epoxy Floors for Fire Rescue/EMS Facilities

September 2, 2022

Epoxy Floors for Fire Rescue/EMS Facilities

HERMETIC™ Fire Apparatus Flooring Systems are resinous, fluid-applied floors engineered to improve the durability of fire apparatus bay floors while also providing a slip resistant floor even when wet. They provide high abrasion and impact resistance while improving aesthetics. Logos, custom colors, line striping and equipment demarcation are additional customization options.

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Wausau Tile Architectural Pavers

May 6, 2022

Wausau Tile Architectural Pavers

Beautify walkways, decks, pool areas and more with our elegant, on-grade and rooftop pavers. Choose from stunning, symmetrical designs or captivating, modular compositions available in a variety of textures and looks.

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Elevator Floor Systems - Highly Durable Epoxy or Nearly Indestructible MMA Floor Coatings

April 29, 2022

Elevator Floor Systems - Highly Durable Epoxy or Nearly Indestructible MMA Floor Coatings

Duraamen Elevator Floor System is a customizable system of products created to meet or exceed the stringent demands placed upon a floor by heavily used elevators. Two general types of resin seamless floor coatings are offered as part of the system: Self-leveling Epoxy Coating and Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Coating.

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Expert studies show that the Xypex non-soluble crystalline structures protect & heal concrete from within

April 12, 2022

Expert studies show that the Xypex non-soluble crystalline structures protect & heal concrete from within

Expert studies show that the Xypex non-soluble crystalline structures protect & heal concrete from within:

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Defending Concrete Durability – the Importance of an Impermeable Concrete Cover

February 18, 2022

Defending Concrete Durability – the Importance of an Impermeable Concrete Cover

Designing a concrete structure that is able to maintain its serviceability and performs according to specifications in a certain environment for the duration of its service life means choosing suitable materials, an appropriate design and detailing, as well as quality control procedures for the production and placement of the concrete.

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Ozone Resistant TPV Waterstops

January 24, 2022

Ozone Resistant TPV Waterstops

Modern water treatment facilities, particularly ozone contactor structures, have utilized Earth Shield® waterstop for over 20 years. Earth Shield® thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) waterstop is immune to the corrosive effects of concentrated ozone. Our TPV polymer waterstop is suitable for ozone exposures up to 600 pphm (parts per hundred million).

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