KMA is a hydrophilic crystalline admixture used to provide long-term protection of masonry mortars and concrete masonry units against water and waterborne contaminants by reducing permeability and absorption of the mortar. Simplifying installation by removing the need for surface-applied sealers and easily incorporated into the existing mix-design and application processes, KMA provides superior waterproofing performance that lowers building maintenance and repair costs. When added to cementitious mortars or concrete masonry units, KMA chemically reacts with water and unhydrated cement particles to form insoluble needle-shaped crystals that fill capillary pores and microcracks in the concrete and block the pathways for water and waterborne contaminants. Any moisture introduced over the lifespan of the concrete will initiate crystallization, ensuring permanent waterproofing protection.
Glen-Gery, a leader in hard surface solutions, has unveiled a new product line, StoneFit with DryFit Technology®. StoneFit with DryFit Technology is an innovative stone cladding solution with patented tongue-and-groove panels that interlock the stone pieces together without the use of mortar.
Laticrete Expands Restoration and Decorative Product Lines with Acquisition of L&M Construction Chemicals
Laticrete International, Inc., has acquired L&M Construction Chemicals, Inc. (L&M). The acquisition will provide Laticrete customers access to new products and technologies while expanding the company’s presence in the restoration and decorative concrete category.