Poolstones by Sofikitis (Monterey, CA) has published a catalog covering its current collection of stone copings, drain grates and paving materials. Available in print and digital formats, the 96-page, full-color volume includes photos and detailed specifications for using the company’s products in designing and building residential or commercial watershapes. For details, click here.
Deck-O-Seal (Hampshire, IL) manufactures Dec-O-Shield, a waterborne, ready-to-use sealer and water repellent designed for use on natural stone, concrete or tile. When applied to a structurally sound , crack-free surface, the environmentally friendly material repels water and salt, keeping them from penetrating the surface and doing any damage. For details, click here.
Aquron (Rockwall, TX) manufactures MGS Mortar and Grout Solution, a material designed to protect and waterproof concrete by enabling mix water to initiate hydration and thereby reduce pore sizes and void spaces while improving workability. This results in greater durability, increased impermeability and better freeze-damage and chemical resistance. For details, click here.
Blastcrete Equipment Co. (Anniston, AL) has improved its MX-10 Mixer/Pump system for the application of shotcrete and cast concrete. Its new hydraulic circuit delivers greater speed and torque to quickly and effectively mix dense refractory materials, and its hopper can handle up to 2,500 pounds of material while a hydraulic agitator keeps materials blended. For details, click here.
Little Beaver (Livingston, TX) offers Lone Star LS T1, a trailer-mounted geotechnical drill for soil sampling and standard penetration testing. Designed for rugged efficiency, the unit cuts through tough soils in nearly any environment and can be hauled around just about any site on its single-axle trailer, using an ATV or small truck for easy maneuverability. For details, click here.
Techniseal (Candiac, Quebec, Canada) manufactures NuLook, a tinted concrete-paved sealer designed to rejuvenate or change the color of pavers or concrete slabs. The weather-resistant product protects and beautifies with a rich, semi-gloss appearance, bringing old, washed-out surfaces back to life in their original color or with an all-new shade. For details, click here.
Poolstones by Sofikitis (Voula, Greece) offers a pool-overflow system made of solid marble. Precision-cut for free water passage, the units have slightly bullnosed front edges to encourage flow back into the pool, while the back edge is perfectly flat for easy leveling with decking materials. The grate can be made of anti-slip marble, with or without slots. For details, click here.
Aquron (Rockwall, TX) produces I-Shield stone and concrete sealer. The non-toxic, non-polluting, non-flammable material is waterborne and stays pliable and resists abrasion while waterproofing the surface, keeping it clean and preserving its natural appearance. It also retards or eliminates efflorescence and resists the effects of repeated freeze/thaw cycles. For details, click here.
Little Beaver (Livingston, TX) now offers horizontal boring kits for use with its mechanical earth drills. The precise, time-saving units can be used in setting conduit, pipe and irrigation runs of three inches in diameter under sections of paving or decking up to five feet wide, and a unique connecting system allows the operator to stand while boring. For details, click here.
Laticrete (Bethany, CT) offers Hydro Ban, a thin, load-bearing waterproofing/crack-isolation membrane that does not require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners. It’s a single-component, self-curing, liquid-rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane and bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates in and around watershapes. For details, click here.
Deck-O-Seal makes Deck-O-Shield Plus, a premium-grade, ready-to-use, water-based sealer formulated for use on natural stone and concrete. The product penetrates the surface to weatherproof surfaces and protect against efflorescence and staining. For details, click here.
Ditch Witch (Perry, OK) has launched a new and improved web site. Designed to improve the user experience, the site is cleaner and brighter and features videos of the company’s machines in action as well as more intuitive navigation and new social media elements. In addition, the site’s global reach is facilitated by its availability in six languages. For details, click here.