A new, durable, plastic polymer grid system is facilitating the installation of stone up to 3 inches thick on elevated surfaces. The system, which is designed to support the structural load across a 16-inch-on-center span, effectively opens up the entire range of stone options for elevated surfaces to include the use of natural stone pavers, travertine, pavers, slate, marble, and tile. Designed and manufactured by Sare Plastics, a custom injection molding operation, the Silca System is a deck inlay subflooring grid that can be used on new decks, as well as for retrofit applications. Based on the hexagonal structure of beehives and manufactured from engineered polymers into 1.5-inch-thick grids, the Silca Grates ensure a structural surface for natural stone and manufactured pavers. Read more at www.masonrydesignmagazine.com/elevated-stone-deck-market-opens-up.
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.
April 12, 2017 — Arriscraft and its parent company General Shale have reached an agreement with T-Clear Corporation for the exclusive North American distribution rights to ProGUARD®DP Insulated Concrete Board panels. This wall system meets today’s rigid building codes in terms of energy performance and installs in a fraction of the time of traditional wall systems.
Taking a page directly from the “How to Effectively Combine Aesthetics and Function” manual, some innovative, new masonry products have successfully addressed industry concerns about moisture damage with traditional siding products. A few of these concrete products blend the classic and elegant craftsmanship of European design with patented technology to make a product that not only looks great, but also is environmentally conscious.