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American Hydrotech – Vegetated Roof, Storm Water Management, PMR, and Plaza Waterproofing Assemblies

American Hydrotech’s MM6125 hot fluid applied rubberized asphalt waterproofing membrane is over 50 years old, has been installed on over 2 billion square feet of roof decks, plazas, vertical foundations, vegetated roof assemblies, split slabs, and other structures, in the United States and over 45 countries.  An unparalleled record of performance and longevity continues to drive the selection of MM6125 as “An effective barrier to the transmission of water…for the design life of the roof structure.”

With over 10 million square feet of garden roofs in place, we have a wealth of experience to offer.  Locally, we have a large inventory of over 250 green roofs, including small 1000 sq ft to large 60,000 sf plus installations.

Steep slope (12:12 pitch) engineered solutions and dead level/low slope options.

Wind design services to ensure the garden roof stays on the roof and your client receives a wind warranty.

Green roofs begin with selecting and designing the correct waterproofing membrane providing waterproof integrity for the life of the structure and end with a successful and thriving plant community.

Blue Roofs

Planting options include pre-grown mats, pre-grown tiles, GT-4 pre-grown trays and plugs.

Storm Water Management – The driving force behind the green roof movement.  Cities and municipalities are turning to green roofs as an ideal solution to site storm water management.  Compliance is the issue here, and simply adding a green roof falls far short of meeting specific site goals.  American Hydrotech has modeled their systems to provide accurate and quantifiable data to civil engineers for storm water design and site compliance.  Take advantage of their HHT (Hydrotech Hydrology Tool) to provide compliance data.  Using this tool, we will help you design a green roof assembly that meets your specific compliance criteria.  Blue Roof, needled mineral wool, trays and conventional vegetated roof options.

LEED SRI light reflective requirements can be met using Hydroguard lightweight ballast systems.

Protected Membrane Roof and Pedestal/Paver Plaza applications, rooftop amenity spaces.  Bison IPE paver systems and site amenities, Hanover Pavers.

KNIGHT WALL SYSTEMS – Rainscreen Cladding Support Systems

Rainscreens provide limitless design options for building facades while controlling moisture and reducing energy consumption.  Knight Wall Systems manufactures versatile, ventilated rainscreen attachment systems that accommodate an expansive array of cladding options.  Our expertise is focused on the means and methods of attaching rainscreen facade panels to the building while reducing the impact on the insulation (reduced thermal bridging).  Knight Wall Systems offers several attachment solutions and multiple rails for different insulation assemblies:  the award winning CI® System and HCI™ System, which pair a drop-in facade attachment with rigid exterior foam insulation and mineral wool insulation, enabling ASHRAE90.1-compliant continuous insulation; the ultra-sustainable MFI® System rainscreen, which utilized mineral fiber insulation; and the ThermaZee designed to provide 95% efficiency with a familiar Z.

Cladding Neutral support assemblies Knight Wall Systems can accommodate any cladding, cladding size or design configuration and enables you to effectively design with multiple cladding materials and manufacturers on the same elevation.

NFPA 285 tested and compliant assemblies.

Tested and Engineered system, not just a component.

System Flexibility and application simplicity – vertical and horizontal girt variations and custom rail capability to simplify installation and reduce labor.

Single frame or double frame design?  It is critical that designers consider the cladding type, size and configuration and how those parameters impact the framing design and associated dimensions and cost implications.  Some cladding choices require a double frame support assembly which must be considered and understood during design development and especially in delegated design scenarios.

Cost effective solutions – competitive material costs combined with labor savings and simplified installation addresses contractor budgeting concerns.

LITECORE – Lightweight Thin Natural Stone Panel Systems

LITECORE is a natural stone composite panel cladding system providing large stone profiles without the weight.  Weighing only 5lbs per SF, they are easier to install, require less equipment, and increase design capabilities.  The clip and rail attachment system gives an incredibly secure installation that can happen in any climate year round.  The water impervious panel can be installed as a closed or open joint system.  LITECORE panels have many design and color options which can be paired easily with other exterior selections to make a seamless project design.  These panels are extremely impact resistant with 60 x’s the strength of our regular 3mm slab.

What is a Lightweight Thin Stone Panel?  LITECORE thin stone panel products are manufactured in a four-layer “sandwich-panel” where a 1/4″ thick stone veneer is bonded to a waterproof fiberglass layer using an astronautical-grade epoxy that also secures the aluminum honeycomb center to the chosen backing.  This is accomplished by laminating the layer of epoxy-reinforced, fiber-rich cloth directly over the honey comb to provide crack and fracture resistance, as well as, flexural and impact strength.  The stone veneer, fiber-rich, epoxy-saturated material and aluminum honeycomb backing are then placed into a press that laminates the layers together, creating a nominal 1″ panel.  The resulting bond strength is such that it would require more than 66,200 lbs. per sq. ft. to separate the stone from the aluminum honeycomb substrate.

Lower Installation Costs – Lightweight at 3.5 lbs per sf, can be panelized, field applied in rainscreen applications by cladding contractors.

Design Flexibility – Custom-sized panels fabricated from 4′ x 8′ sheets and allowing shapes as well as vertical or horizontal planking in varying and thin widths.  Panels can be curved to form radial designs.  Application flexibility and the lightweight nature of the product makes panel systems an ideal option for retrofit applications and as an element of rainscreen system designs.  Limestone panels can be mixed with other cladding materials.

High-Performance this stone panels are manufactured to be stronger than the slab they were produced from, making them a highly durable building material suitable for multistory buildings.

60 times the impact resistance of traditional dimensional stone – High flexural strength, far superior to typical slab granite panels, making them an ideal solution to areas prone to hurricanes or earthquakes and a great solution for interior applications.

SVK – Fiber Cement Cladding Panels

SVK has been active on the international construction market since 1905 with its range of fiber cement facade panels, facing bricks, slates, corrugated sheets and architectonic concrete.  By continually responding to the needs of the market, the company has grown to become a flexible long-term partner for construction professionals that specialize in the residential as well as non-residential construction.

These high-density fiber cement cladding panels create unprecedented variation and combination possibilities.  Thanks to the broad colour palette, the many shapes and sizes, they fit every design.  Because they are manufactured from timeless and natural materials, they furthermore have a distinctly durable character.

Geolam – Architectural Trim, Cladding and Decking

Geolam is a hybrid aluminum, wood-plastic composite with a modern aesthetic.  Enduring, sustainable & maintenance free.

Geolam is dedicated to building a sustainable world that celebrates both beauty and environmental responsibility.  Geolam products are designed to provide a long lasting alternative to wood that will leave no harmful impact on the environment.

With over 500 projects in North America and 3 million lineal feet per year production, Geolam has a significant 30 year plus established presence in the market.

We produce coextruded Wood Hybrid Systems for facades, roofs and decks:

Cladding and Soffits:  Vertigo, Structural integrity of aluminum and the look of wood.  Install without clips or furring strips.  Tight joints or reveals.  Look and depth of real wood.  Available in Class A and Class B formulations.  Installed vertically or horizontally.

Architectural elements:  Louvers.  Sunscreens.  Pergolas and other architectural features.  37 standard dies and shapes – square, rectangle, round, elliptical and diagonal.

Commercial Decking:  Coextruded core of thermo resin and a layer of composite, providing minimal expansion and contraction and the ability to withstand harsh weather conditions.  With complete resistance to mold and mildew, splinter-free and slip resistant too, Geolam is the perfect choice for marinas, piers, walkways, pool surrounds, terracing and so much more.

All products stocked in 4 standard colors – Teak, Moleskin, Rosewood and Ebony.  Non stock colors in Ivory and Blackwood and custom color creation for as little as 6000 sf.  Stocked in Houston, Texas.


SITURA INC – Waterproof Expansion Joint Systems

SITURA’s RedLINE®, FlamLINE® and AquaLINE® waterproof expansion joints.

SITURA is a globally recognized leading supplier of waterproof expansion joints for roofing and waterproofing applications.  SITURA waterproof expansion joints are specifically designed and engineered for use in a wide variety of applications, ranging from single ply membrane tie-ins to large-scale displacement seismic joints, without obstructing drainage and eliminating water ponding.  All SITURA joints are compatible with single ply, modified bitumen, asphalt and coal tar pitch based membranes.  SITURA offers extensive in house technical and design assistance as well as on demand technical site support for all its products.

SITURA’s RedLINE®, FlamLINE® and AquaLINE® waterproof expansion joints are rapidly becoming the industry standard in quality assurance and reliability for monolithic, seamless, zero profile, maintenance free expansion joints in commercial and industrial roofing and waterproofing.

VAPROSHIELD – Air and Weather Barrier Solutions/Drainage Planes

VaproShield designs and manufactures high performance vapor permeable water resistive barriers (WRB) and air barrier (AB) membranes and accessories, creating a comprehensive approach to protecting the building envelope that leads to unprecedented savings.  Buildings are constantly battling moisture infiltration from occupants and Mother Nature – so allowing vapor to pass through your WRB/AB, but not air or water, mitigates moisture damage and saves energy for the life of the building.  VaproShield membranes work on virtually all substrates; gypsum, plywood, extruded/molded polystyrene insulation, concrete block, and mineral wool.  Diverse cladding and multiple insulation materials – easy enough – VaproShield membranes offer proven compatibility.

WRB/AB Membranes – WrapShield SA self adhered, WrapShield IT mechancially attached integrated tape.  6 months UV and Climate Exposure prior to cladding installation, Class A fire rating.  20 year warranty.  PanelShield SA, vapor permeable, water-resistive air barrier sheet membrane optimized for panelization and modular construction.  12 month exposure. 20 year warranty.  Tough and durable, withstands aggressive construction handling.  Tenacious adhesion to substrate withstands cross-country transport.

STABLE, WRB/AB Membranes for Open Joints – RevealShield SA self adhered, RevealShield IT mechanically attached integrated tape.  Black, UV stable, water resistive, vapor permeable air barrier membranes for open joint rainscreen cladding systems.  12 month exposure.  20 year warranty.  Class A Fire rated.  0 flame spread.

Rainscreen WRB/AB MembranesRainScreen SA 3mm, RainScreen SA 7mm, self adhered WRB/AB with built-in rainscreen drainage matrix.  WrapShield RS 3mm, WrapShield RS 7mm.  Mechanically attached WRB/AB with built-in rainscreen drainage matrix.

MORTAR NET SOLUTIONS – Moisture Management for Masonry

Mortar Net Solutions™ develops, distributes and supports innovative moisture management solutions for masonry construction.

Mortar Net Solutions™ was founded in 1992 by Tom Sourlis and Colin Munro.  Sourlis has over 25 years of experience as a mason with extensive architectural training from the Illinois Institute of Technology and Munro is a masonry industry expert with over 45 years of experience including research, teaching, technical consultation, manufacturing, marketing, and contracting.  Sourlis knew how expensive it is to tear apart a wall, clear the cavity and rebuild it.  As a response to seeing what water damage can do to a building, Sourlis invented MortarNet and patented its ability to collect mortar on multiple levels.  In addition to the patented mortar collection device, MortarNet®, Mortar Net has developed new proprietary solutions for masonry construction that include TotalFlash®, BlockFlash®, BlackNet®, HouseNet®, WallNet™, WeepVent™, CellVent™, and LathNet™.

From its founding, Mortar Net Solutions™ has made a strong commitment to environmental responsibility.  Recycled materials make up a large proportion of Mortar Net Solutions’ products.  Low VOC compounds are identified and promoted for use with the company’s products.  Sustainability is an important outcome of using solutions developed by Mortar Net Solutions that extend the useful life of masonry structures by reducing susceptibility to moisture damage and insect infestation.

ALT GLOBAL LLC – Advanced Cold Applied Liquid Roofing, Waterproofing and Surfacing Systems

ALT Global, LLC (ALT) is one of the leading names in the industry, with more than 20-years proven performance.  Quality, innovation, and service are evident from start to finish in our products, sales support and technical services.  ALT products meet strict internationally recognized assurance standards for manufacturing, consistency, quality and performance.  Our production facilities are ISO 9001:2000 registered.

ALT roofing, waterproofing, flashing and traffic and surfacing systems are flexible, seamless, inherently root and rot resistant monolithic waterproofing solutions that outlast and outperform traditional roofing and waterproofing materials.  In addition, ALT membranes bond directly to the substrate, eliminating the need for caulked terminations and pitch boxes, thereby providing a virtually maintenance free system.  All systems are cold applied for maximum safety and efficiency.  Additionally, our membranes may be installed with minimal disruption and less risk than many conventional roofing systems.  ALT membranes can be applied in a variety of color combinations to match corporate colors or other aesthetic building elements.  Custom colors are also available upon request.                                    

BARRIER ONE – Build Better Concrete

Barrier One has been the industry leader dedicated to redefining the concrete admixture marketplace.  Our passion and intense focus is to provide support and awareness of the issues, causes and solutions for Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, and Building Owners.  Barrier One Concrete Admixtures values the relationship that we continuously strive to earn and maintain through technical support and innovative manufacturing of our concrete admixture line including:

Barrier One (PIA) – This revolutionary concrete admixture is the only scientifically demonstrated Porosity Inhibiting Admixture (PIA) on the market.  Barrier One creates a truly impermeable concrete while reducing shrinkage and inhibiting corrosion and ASR.  Barrier One is sodium silicate free with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

CSXtreme – providing the benefits of Barrier One, reformulated for outdoor applications.  Excelling in extreme environments that experience chemical exposure and intense weather cycles, this admixture is formulated to perform even under harsh conditions.  CSXtreme is sodium silicate free with no VOCs.

CPS (MVRA) – is a cost-effective solution for projects where moisture is a factor and budget is the primary consideration.  CPS is a premier sodium silicate moisture vapor reduction admixture (MVRA) with a complex formulation chemistry designed to excel on the jobsite.  CPS contains no VOCs.

WPX Admixture – is a demonstrated and certified complex sodium silicate-based Type “S” Waterproofing Admixture (per ASTM C494 / C494M).  It is an integral waterproofing agent that produces low – permeability concrete across a wide spectrum of mix designs without the potential of contributing to surface coating delamination.  WPX is classified as a PRAH by ACI 212.3 R & is a recommended admix in combatting hydrostatic head pressures found in both below/above grade water retaining structures.

Endacere – Acid Resistant Concrete Admixture (ARCA).

J·Drain – Solving Every Drainage Challenge

J·Drain is a leading manufacturer of Geonets, Geocomposites, Sub-Surface drainage composites, Sheet drains, and Strip drains for residential and commercial applications.  Since 1982,  J·Drain has been committed to providing the best possible products available while staying on the cutting edge of new manufacturing techniques and systems.  J·Drain has worked with consulting engineers from around the world to solve tough drainage problems.  As a result of years of research, advanced drainage composites, J·Drain products are available through a world-wide network of top quality Distributors and Agents.  Millions of square feet of J·Drain products have been installed throughout the world.

T. CLEAR CORPORATION – Concrete Building Envelope Products

T. Clear Corporation – Protected Membrane Roof Systems – HeavyGUARD® or LightGUARD® to achieve both insulation and ballast and LEED compliant protected membrane roof assemblies for your low slope roofing needs.

Non-structural sheathing and continuous insulation requirements look at our ProGUARD® Concrete Insulated Sheathing panels or ProGUARD DP™ Insulated Concrete Boards, which not only provide insulation and protection, but are also a perfect substrate for any type of exterior finish.

To protect and insulate foundations or parapet walls see our WallGUARD® Concrete Faced Insulated Perimeter Wall Panels, which are designed to be used above and below grade.

For your foundation or basement walls look for our ThermaDRY® Insulating Drainage Panels, which insulate and protect your concrete walls while providing drainage to move ground water away.

Where do I go from here?

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