Basement Technologies Has Connecticut Office

Basement Technologies, Inc., a basement waterproofing supplier, has opened a new office and warehouse location in Wallingford, Connecticut.

While the company has provided services to homeowners and businesses in southern New England for decades, the new facility is in direct response to growing consumer demand in the region.

The new 6,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse will employ more than 40, and is part of the company’s promised “rapid response” service.

Asphalt Roof Contest Underway

The second annual Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study Program (QARC) is now open for submissions. The first year of QARC awarded three projects that exemplified asphalt’s characteristics of raising the bar to be the most beautiful, affordable and reliable roofing solution.

QARC is a recognition program that gives roofing contractors, consultants and architects the ability to gain national prominence and industry recognition for their work with asphalt roofing.

To submit a project showcasing asphalt shingles, visit


SSPMA Gains Members, Elects Board

The Sump and Sewage Pump Manufacturers Association (SSPMA) has grown by three new member companies this year: pump manufacturers Glentronics, Inc. of Lincolnshire, Ill; and Wayne Water Systems of Harrison, Ohio; as well as components manufacturer Motor Protection Electronics of  Apopka, Fla.

The organization also elected a new board of directors to serve for a two-year term. Susan O’Grady of Pentair Water, Delavan, Wisc., is the new president.  Mark Huntebrinker of Zoeller Co., Louisville, Ky is vice-president; and Jeff Hawks of Champion Pump, Ashland, Ohio, is secretary-treasurer.

Other members of the board are Charlie Cook of Liberty Pumps; Scott Stayton  of Franklin Electric Water Transfer Systems, and Greg Simon  of Alderon Industries.

SSPMA represents the manufacturers of sump, sewage and effluent pumps, together with component and accessory suppliers. For more information, refer to SSPMA’s website at


SWRI Publishes Air Barrier Technical Bulletin

The Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute (SWRI)  has released a technical bulletin on air barriers and the building envelope.

Like other bulletins in the series, it outlines basic principles to help the end-user understand each component involved in various sealant, waterproofing and restoration systems. Formally titled Technical Bulletin #16: Air Barriers, it describes how drainage water can move between a building’s exterior and interior components,and how components of an air barrier impact a building’s health.  It also details types of air barriers and how they work: the difference between vapor retarders and water-resistive barriers and other related subjects.

The publication incorporates tables and photos to explain details. To purchase copies of Technical Bulletin #16: Air Barriers (or any others in SWRI’s technical bulletin series), visit or call 816-472-7974.


New Emecole Website Features Crawlspace Estimator

Emecole recently revamped their website, which now includes the industry’s first material estimator for sealing and insulating crawlspaces.

The Crawlpace Estimator provides a fast and simple way for contractors to know how much material is needed when using the company’s products.

The estimator also calculates the amount, sizing and total cost instantly. This significantly shortens the amount of time contractors spend on preparing estimates.

The new site also features a secure online store with a complete line of concrete crack repair and basement waterproofing products.

“The added option to shop 24/7 adds more flexibility to the contractor’s busy workday,” says Lou Cole, owner of the company.  “As always, contractors may continue to purchase by phone.”

Rhino Linings Acquires Concrete Solutions

Rhino Linings Corporation, the waterproofing company that made its mark in spray-on truck bed liners,  has expanded their range of services with the acquisition of Concrete Solutions, Inc.

Concrete Solutions focuses on the restoration, protection and beautification of concrete surfaces.  In addition to an extensive list of product and system offerings such as stamped concrete overlays, decorative resurfacing applications, stains, dyes, stencils and more, Concrete Solutions specializes in monthly training programs and ongoing specialty workshops.

“This acquisition strengthens our commitment to be one of the leading concrete coatings solution providers by expanding our current product line and offering the best products available.” said Pierre Gagnon, president and CEO of Rhino Linings Corporation.  “With the expanded use of concrete in both residential and commercials markets, we want to take a leadership position in the concrete restoration business.”

Concrete Solutions will relocate its operations to the Rhino facilities in San Diego, California and Bart Sadleir will oversee the Concrete Solutions division as general manager.

Terms of the acquisition were not released.

Liberty Pumps Holds National Sales Meeting In Nashville

Liberty Pumps recently held its national sales meeting at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville Tennessee. The meeting was attended by more than 100 sales people and included representative agencies from both the U.S. and Canada. The meeting highlighted new products, provided hands-on training demonstrations and an awards ceremony recognizing top agencies for their outstanding performance in 2010.  The final day concluded with a social event at the Grand Ole Opry featuring the Charlie Daniels Band as the closing act.

BASF And Carlisle SynTec Team Up For Roofs

BASF has formed a partnership with Carlisle SynTec to jointly market a high-performance roof that combine Carlisle’s Sure-White EPDM FleeceBACK single-ply membrane with BASF’s polyurethane insulating technology. The components work together to create a seamless blanket of insulation that seal out air and water, while eliminating thermal bridging.

“This unique roofing system provides durability, sustainability and energy efficiency, while delivering superior performance for wind uplift resistance and waterproofing,” says Brandon Peach, a media representative at Carlisle SynTec.

Ron Goodman, Carlisle’s FleeceBACK product manager adds, “This system combines spray polyurethane foam, which is one of the best insulators in the commercial roofing market, with FleeceBACK EPDM, one of the ultimate fully adhered commercial roofing systems available today.”

The new system has outstanding puncture, hail and wind uplift resistance, and can be warrantied for 10, 15, or even 20 years.

To learn more about Carlisle SynTec and BASF’s roofing components, visit

New Roofing Video Available

Carlisle SynTec has produced a the new video on EPDM roof installations.

“This DVD is the perfect training tool or refresher course for contractors, and can help improve Carlisle EPDM installations in the field,” says Brandon Peach, a media representative at Carlisle SynTec. “It takes viewers through step-by-step instructions on how to properly install Carlisle’s EPDM roof systems.”

The 90-minute presentation is separated into chapters for ease of viewing, and covers topics like flashing pipes, curbs, corners and how to properly terminate membranes.

Clips from the DVD are available on Carlisle’s YouTube channel ( and on the company website.