Fall 2021 Back Issue

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Protecting a Foundation from Drought
Cool Roofing
Waterproofing Alternative Construction
Case Study: Pool Deck Crack Repair
Case Study: The Standard at State College

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Protecting a Foundation from Drought
By Vanessa Salvia
Periods of drought evaporates all moisture from the soil, which creates cavities where water can collect. When rains return, the water will have ready-made channels to run through, and as the soil expands it can lift up the foundation in uneven ways.

Cool Roofing
By Vanessa Salvia
Just as wearing light-colored clothing on a hot, sunny day results in a cooler feeling on your skin, cool roofs can make any building feel more cool on a hot, sunny day. According to Energy Savers, standard or dark roofs can reach temperatures of 150°F or more in the summer sun while a cool roof under the same conditions could stay more than 50°F cooler and save energy and money by using less air conditioning.

Waterproofing Alternative Construction
By Vanessa Salvia
“Natural” wall assemblies like straw bale or cob are similar to traditional wood-framed walls in that they shouldn’t be placed below grade. They require a waterproof foundation and a waterproof roof that diverts moisture and unlike traditional walls are not designed to be waterproof.

Case Study: Pool Deck Crack Repair
The American Restoration company was hired to repair a cracking concrete slab around a swimming pool using Rhino Carbon Fiber Concrete Crack Lock stitches in conjunction with RCF High Strength Anchoring Epoxy Paste.

Case Study: The Standard at State College
The general contractor for the The Standard at State College high-rise building project needed a waterproofing solution that could be installed quickly and meshed with field requirements. CETCO was the only company with the product portfolio that met the various field conditions present including exposure, large voids, lengthy time frame, and weather.

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