Press Release Archives 2016

W. R. MEADOWS Releases PRECON Brochure

precon brochure2Hampshire, ILPRECON, a popular, durable blindside membrane for vertical applications and for underslab waterproofing and vaporproofing in horizontal applications, is the subject of a new brochure in W. R. MEADOWS’ library.

Designed as an educational piece, the brochure focuses on PRECON’s uses, benefits, versatility, and technical data. This piece of literature expands upon all the reasons why the product has become a top choice amongst architects for their biggest projects, and why contractors have enjoyed working with it.

Our PRECON brochure is multi-faceted: not only does it show off the benefits of the product and mention some different uses for it, but it also lists other W. R. MEADOWS products that work in concert with PRECON, as well as important technical data. It’s a one-stop shop for information on this product.

As blindside waterproofing applications are critical to the performance of the structure, we feel it is important to continually provide updated information educating the construction industry on the benefits of our PRECON waterproofing/vaporproofing membrane. This brochure is designed to do just that.”

Click here to order your free brochure. PRECON samples are also available by request.

 


W. R. MEADOWS Releases Updated Waterproofing Brochure

waterproofing brochure prHampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS is excited to announce the release of its updated Waterproofing Brochure. This guide features information on the company’s full line of waterproofing products, as well as installation details and a list of ideal applications.

Helpful to architects, engineers, contractors and even distributors, the Waterproofing Brochure is an educational tool that not only outlines W. R. MEADOWS’ waterproofing products and accessories, but also discusses the importance of moisture control in a general sense.

Along with the development of high-quality building materials, one of our goals at W. R. MEADOWS is to provide education to all members of the construction industry on best practices and available technology,” said Russ Snow, Building Science Specialist at W. R. MEADOWS. “Not only do we provide AIA presentations, technical bulletins and a technically oriented website, but we have also developed a number of industry-specific brochures that can assist the specifier in their selection of materials for a certain situation. I feel our updated Waterproofing Brochure is a great resource of information and should be very helpful to the industry.”

To request your free copy of the newly updated Waterproofing Brochure, click here. If you are interested in learning more about any of our waterproofing products, please visit our Concrete Waterproofing page. Samples of our waterproofing products, along with any other W. R. MEADOWS product that you may be interested in, may also be requested.

 


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PRECON by W. R. MEADOWS Continues to Thrive

Hampshire, IL – The cost-effectiveness and overall efficiency of PRECON, W. R. MEADOWS’ underslab and pre-applied waterproofing application solution, is demonstrated by the fact that architects and contractors continue to trust it for their projects. In order to better assist with the application of the product, we’ve recently launched a PRECON video. This video was recently released to inform and educate on the product and its ease of installation, help guide you through your installation, and discuss what other W. R. MEADOWS products PRECON works in conjunction with.

PRECON is used as a pre-applied membrane in vertical applications where access to the positive side is limited. The membrane can also be used for horizontal applications for underslab waterproofing and vaporproofing. It is a composite sheet membrane comprised of a non-woven fabric, elastomeric membrane, and W. R. MEADOWS’ exclusive, patented plasmatic core (U.S. Patent No. 7,179,761).

PRECON’s fabric bonds tenaciously to poured concrete walls to create solid waterproofing protection. Superior to traditional clay-type products, PRECON features a greater seal to stop water in its tracks. A low temperature version is also available.

For over 90 years, W. R. MEADOWS has developed products and systems to provide the industry with a single source solution for moisture protection of structures,” said Russ Snow, Building Science Specialist at W. R. MEADOWS. “The introduction of PRECON a number of years ago complemented our existing waterproofing products that have been successfully installed for decades, allowing us to offer a complete below grade solution for both waterproofing and vaporproofing, regardless of the type of construction.”

For other information on PRECON, including samples, sell sheet, installation procedures, guide specs, and SDS, click here.

 


 

W. R. MEADOWS Celebrates 90 Years!

wrm90offHampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS, INC. is celebrating 90 years of business in 2016!

Co-founded in 1926 by W. R. “Bob” Meadows and Edna Meadows, the company has grown steadily through the decades to become what it is today: a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high quality building materials for today’s construction professionals, as we continue to treat our clients with the utmost product quality, outstanding service, and business integrity.

From our Asphalt Expansion Joint product that started it all (and is still being made and sold today all over the world!) all the way to its jump into pool deck products and everything in between (vapor seals, joint sealants, curing and sealing products, and more), W. R. MEADOWS’ products are environmentally friendly, VOC compliant, durable, and premium grade.

In addition to supplying our customers with these products for 90 years, we have built relationships with them that continue to grow, and we are ecstatic that they are along for the ride.

We are also proud of our employees, who have each contributed greatly to our successes in the last 90 years. Follow W. R. MEADOWS’ official Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram pages to learn more about our trusted team, which works hard each day to provide our customers with the best possible service and products in the industry.

 


 

W. R. MEADOWS Promotes Todd Duewel to Regional Sales Manager

todd-duewellHampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS is proud to announce the promotion of Todd Duewel to regional sales manager. In Todd’s new role, he will lead the sales efforts of the Hampshire, IL and York, PA branches. He previously held the position of sales manager for the Hampshire office.

Duewel takes with him a great knowledge of W. R. MEADOWS’ vast line of products, and has been instrumental in educating new employees on their intricacies and importance. We know that will continue, even as he transitions into his new role.

Todd will help lead both the Hampshire and York offices to sustained success, due to his industry knowledge and incredible work ethic,” states Brent Weber, vice president of sales.

Duewel is a 26-year veteran of W. R. MEADOWS. He began his career in July 1989. In his two decades plus of service, he has worked in both inside and outside sales. Territories he has worked in include Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and most of the Midwest. In his vast experience, he has worked in every facet of the concrete construction industry, including building envelope, concrete restoration, and construction liquids. Duewel is an experienced sales professional, earning W. R. MEADOWS’ prestigious Salesperson of the Year award in 1999 and 2003. Duewel’s family has played a huge role in his career at W. R. MEADOWS – his father, David, is a former vice president of sales and his brother, Sean, is an outside sales representative for Louisiana and Texas.

Please join us in congratulating Duewel on his promotion.
 


 

W. R. MEADOWS® educates on importance of air, vapor, and moisture barriers via new AIA-accredited course

aia promoHampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS recently rolled out a new AIA-accredited presentation to pass on up-to-date information pertaining to the science and importance of air, vapor, and moisture barriers, and how to best prevent air leakage and moisture movement from infiltrating your building envelope.

The course, Controlling Air Leakage and Moisture Movement: The Complete Approach, is one (1) hour long and is designed to provide discussion and insight into the negative impacts on a building envelope that can result without the proper use of air, vapor, and moisture barriers.  This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education, and is HSW-approved.  The course earns one learning unit (LU).

High performance buildings are constructed to maximize energy efficiency, durability, and overall occupant comfort.  As their demand continues to increase, it is important to understand that one of the key aspects of achieving this is proper building envelope design and overall wall system performance,” said Russ Snow, Building Science Specialist at W. R. MEADOWS.  “Through the use of control layers within the wall assembly, and their proper placement and installation, the building can be protected from unwanted air and moisture infiltration, ultimately contributing to an energy efficient and durable building.  We hope this presentation provides the overall knowledge on how these control layers can contribute.”

Many other courses are offered by W. R. MEADOWS via AEC Daily.  We are also happy to offer lunch-and-learn presentations.  Click here to schedule one at your firm.
 


 

Learn and Earn: W. R. MEADOWS® offers new “Detailing Air Barriers” AIA-accredited course

aia-learnHampshire, ILW. R. MEADOWS has always thrived to do its part in educating the architectural community offering 10 courses via the AEC Daily website that not only help teach aspects of different elements including (but not limited to) building envelope, waterproofing, and concrete restoration, but also count towards AIA credit.

Detailing Air Barriers is the latest installment. This newly rolled out course is one (1) hour long and focuses on specific techniques for installing the different types of air barrier materials. The use of air barriers are an integral part of a high performance building enclosure, and while most architects understand the whys, they may not be clear on the installation details. This important layer of the building envelope requires careful detailing and installation. Some firms are even requiring meetings with installation contractors to be sure details are correctly executed. This course covers tricky details, including rough openings, roof-to-walls, and joints between different building materials. This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education, and is HSW-approved. The course earns one learning unit (LU).

Protecting the building from unwanted air and moisture infiltration is an essential component of a proper building enclosure and there are an endless number of air barrier materials that can be included to perform these functions,” said Russ Snow, Building Science Specialist. “The critical aspect of an air barrier system is continuity, and as an air barrier membrane is an integral part of the complete system, it is important to understand how it is installed, and the detailing associated with a successful installation. We hope that this presentation provides the knowledge on what to look for, and how to address the issues that can arise during construction.”

Air barriers are hot topics these days due to current codes and standards in place. Air barriers are a significant detail in all building envelope systems, including that of W. R. MEADOWS.

We encourage you to sign up for the course and learn the intricate details of installing air barriers, and earn credit while doing so!

Many other courses are offered by W. R. MEADOWS via AEC Daily. We are also happy to offer lunch-and-learn presentations. Fill out the form below to schedule one at your firm today.
 


 
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Polish Off Your Concrete Flooring Projects with INDUROSHINE by W. R. MEADOWS®

Hampshire, ILINDUROSHINE, a polished concrete flooring system by W. R. MEADOWS, is an environmentally friendly and long-lasting choice for your polished concrete flooring needs.

The INDUROSHINE system, when combined with W. R. MEADOWS’ LIQUI-HARD, a concrete densifier and chemical hardener, creates an architectural and aesthetically pleasing floor that requires neither expensive coverings/coatings nor frequent maintenance.

At Odyssey Elementary School in Woodcross, UT, the INDUROSHINE system worked like a charm on a 3500-square-foot space, which was LEED certified gold.

The INDUROSHINE process from W. R. MEADOWS is our ‘go-to’ for all our polished concrete projects. The ease of application is top notch and our clients are very happy and impressed with the look and feel of the final polished concrete surface,” said Bryan Borchers of Intermountain Concrete Polishing. “We look forward to working with W. R. MEADOWS with all our polished concrete floor applications.”

Training Video | Locate a Distributor | INDUROSHINE Brochure
 


 

Request More Information about INDUROSHINE

InduroshineAre you looking to rejuvenate an old floor? Or thinking of pouring a new one? W. R. MEADOWS INDUROSHINE from W. R. MEADOWS will provide you with a long lasting, durable floor. We have a network of approved applicators throughout North America, ready to provide you with a wear- and stain-resistant, beautiful polished floor. Please provide us with information for a potential project, and we’ll have a salesperson contact you.

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Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) evaluates W. R. MEADOWS’ AIR-SHIELD

Air-Barrier-Association-of-America-(ABAA)-evaluates-W.-R.-MEADOWS-AIR-SHIELDHampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS is proud that AIR-SHIELD, one of its air/vapor and liquid barrier products, has been evaluated by the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and listed on its website.

ABAA is the national voice of the air barrier industry in America, and is dedicated to the education of all parties involved in building construction. It also provides the industry with premier training to both designers and contractors, as well as providing a listing of materials and assemblies fully evaluated by the association. Having become increasingly looked upon as the credible leader, the ABAA ensures products’ standards and requirements are up to code as guidelines continue to change.

As ABAA has become the voice of the air barrier industry, having a material evaluated by them provides a level of comfort for the consultant that the material being specified, and used, has undergone third party testing and meets all of the material properties being published,” said Russ Snow, W.R. MEADOWS Building Science Specialist. “In addition, ABAA goes one step further and evaluates the complete air barrier assembly, which is of great importance in ensuring protection against air leakage.”

AIR-SHIELD is part of W. R. MEADOWS building envelope system. It’s a roll-type product that is nominally 40 mils thick. Its self-adhesive membrane is strong and durable, yet remains flexible when surface mounted. It provides excellent protection that won’t shrink, sag, dry out, crack, or rot, and it will resist punctures during installation.

AIR-SHIELD is packaged in rolls of 38.5″ (.97 m) x 75′ (22.86 m). AIR-SHIELD can also be cut to desired width.

Product Data Sheet | Air Barrier Info Page | Training Video | Locate a Distributor | Request Literature


 

Repair Your Deteriorating Surfaces with SPECTRUM RE-KOTE™ TF from W. R. MEADOWS

Spectrum-Re-Kote-TF-featuredHampshire, ILSPECTRUM RE-KOTE TF from W. R. MEADOWS is a single-component, polymer-modified, rapid-hardening, cementitious concrete repair mortar designed for the renovation and resurfacing of deteriorated concrete surfaces.

SPECTRUM RE-KOTE TF is versatile; it can help smooth rough surfaces, repair honeycombs and dress up bug holes, as well as provide coating for swimming pools, concrete walls, balconies, and more. The product works well on both interior and exterior projects due in part to its excellent bond strength and breathable properties.

SPECTRUM RE-KOTE TF is an ideal choice to refinish or repair concrete surfaces,” said Steve Geiger, National Restoration Sales Manager of W. R. MEADOWS. “It’s a versatile solution, as it works on both exterior and interior projects.”

SPECTRUM RE-KOTE TF is color-enhanced for a light gray finish, and may be stained, dyed or pigmented. Because of its impressive freeze-thaw quality, it provides excellent longevity after exterior use.

SPECTRUM RE-KOTE TF is available in 40 lb. bags.

Product Data Sheet | Locate a Distributor | Request Literature


 
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Provide a Level Start for a New Floor with FLOOR-TOP® STG from W. R. MEADOWS

Hampshire, ILFLOOR-TOP STG from W. R. MEADOWS is a standard traffic-grade, single-component, shrinkage-compensated, self-leveling floor topping and underlayment that may be pumped or poured. FLOOR-TOP STG is specially designed to smooth out uneven, rough, or deteriorated interior concrete floors.

This product is ideal for smoothing out and leveling concrete and rigid-based interior substrates prior to the application of a flooring system or coating. FLOOR-TOP STG cures to a hard, traffic-wearing surface suitable for foot and light rubber-wheeled traffic. FLOOR-TOP STG may be color-enhanced with an inorganic liquid tint, topical coating or acid stain.

Floor-Top STG is an ideal choice to upgrade a damaged interior concrete floor,” said Steve Geiger, National Restoration Sales Manager of W. R. MEADOWS. “The finished surface Floor-Top STG provides is a perfect canvas for various decorative options.”

FLOOR-TOP STG may be applied up to 1″ thick in a single application. It is a single-component material and only requires the addition of water. The mix is very flowable and can be poured or pumped. FLOOR-TOP STG is specifically designed for fast leveling of floors. It may be acid stained and it accepts early foot traffic. After application, a floor covering may be installed in as little as 18 hours.

FLOOR-TOP STG is available in 50 lb. bags.

Product Data Sheet | Locate a Distributor | Request Literature | Request Sample


 
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THERE’S A NEW WINDOW FLASHING IN TOWN: AIR-SHIELD™ LIQUID FLASHING

Hampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS has a new addition to its air-barrier line of products: AIR-SHIELD LIQUID FLASHING. AIR-SHIELD LIQUID FLASHING is a high-quality, gun grade, low-odor, elastomeric, polyether liquid-applied flashing and detailing membrane. It bonds to most construction materials, such as aluminum, brick, concrete, wood, vinyl, and exterior gypsum board.

This general-purpose, wet flashing membrane is used to seal rough openings and detail joints between exterior gypsum board. AIR-SHIELD LIQUID FLASHING is designed for window and door flashing applications and is to be used as a liquid-applied flashing, compatible with the entire line of W. R. MEADOWS AIR-SHIELD air, vapor, and liquid moisture barriers.

Because it is a gun grade material, it is easy to apply and spread, which offers a more efficient approach to detailing methods than traditional self-adhesive materials. It bonds to most construction materials and is compatible with most sealants on the marketplace,” says Russ Snow, Building Science Specialist at W. R. MEADOWS. “Air-Shield Liquid Flashing is also great because it is 100% solvent-free, is non-sag, non-shrinking, guns and tools easily, does not harm foam insulation, and is paintable within 24 hours.”

For detailed application instructions, please view our AIR-SHIELD LIQUID FLASHING Installation Guidelines document.

Air Barriers Page | Product Data Sheet | Application Video | Locate a Distributor


 
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PERMINATOR®: THE ULTIMATE PROTECTION AGAINST WATER VAPOR

Hampshire, IL – Low permeability, high strength, durability, and impressive puncture resistance make PERMINATOR underslab vapor retarder/barrier from W. R. MEADOWS, INC. a superior choice for protection against damaging water vapor.

PERMINATOR 15 mil vapor barrier, long known for being the toughest product in the market, now has a perm rating 16 times lower than that required under the ASTM E1745 standard and has one of the lowest perm ratings in the industry and has nearly twice the puncture resistance of other vapor barriers.

New proprietary technology enables PERMINATOR to significantly exceed the requirements of ASTM E 1745 (0.1 perms), as well as the recommendation of ACI 302.2R which states that a vapor barrier with a perm rating of 0.01 perms or less should be installed in areas where the ASTM E 1745 is not sufficient to protect the floor.

New PERMINATOR 15 product technology provides the lowest vapor permeance as well as puncture resistance that is 45% tougher than required by the ASTM E 1745, thus providing the entire building team with a vapor barrier that exceeds its function in every way.

Vapor Barriers Page | Product Data Sheet | Application Video | Locate a Distributor


 
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INTRODUCING INTRAGUARD™, A SUPERIOR WATER-BASED, PENETRATING CONCRETE SEALING COMPOUND

Hampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS would like to Introduce INTRAGUARD, a water-based, penetrating concrete sealing compound for exterior concrete surfaces specifically designed to limit the intrusion of moisture and chlorides into concrete surfaces. Its proprietary blend of silane and siloxane penetrates deep into the pores of the concrete to help protect it from scaling caused by deicing salts.

INTRAGUARD’s clear sealing properties weatherproofs and protects virtually all exterior concrete surfaces including concrete driveways, walkways, and parking lots. The product is designed to provide lasting protection from de-icing chemicals and moisture intrusion. Surfaces treated with INTRAGUARD will also be resistant to staining from oils, fuels, and common chemicals.

One of INTRAGUARD’s major benefits includes its non-film forming material that penetrates deep into the surface to form an integral barrier to moisture penetration. It also reduces the entrapment of dirt particles and other contaminants that cause discoloration and inhibits soiling, protects against efflorescence, rust staining, and is water-based and VOC-compliant.

The use of INTRAGUARD improves the concrete’s durability, especially when exposed to deicing salts and freeze thaw environments,” says Glenn Tench, Director of Marketing at W. R. MEADOWS. “The proprietary blend of active ingredients penetrates concrete to provide superior protection.”

Decorative Concrete Sealers Page | Product Data Sheet | Locate a Distributor


 
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POURTHANE SL
SELF-LEVELING POLYURETHANE JOINT SEALANT

Hampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS’ POURTHANE SL is an elastic, one-component, self-leveling, premium-grade polyurethane sealant specifically developed to be used as a multi-purpose horizontal joint sealant. POURTHANE SL is a moisture cure sealant with excellent adhesive properties and resistance to aging and weathering. It is used to seal horizontal expansion joints in concrete and cementitious slabs, such as sidewalks, balconies, pavement, terraces, warehouses, factories, civil structures, plazas, runways, and pitch pans.

POURTHANE SL is one-component and does not require mixing, it is self-leveling, and has a movement capacity of +/-25%. It offers accelerated curing, is jet fuel resistant, permanently elastic, and highly durable.

It has excellent adhesion, convenient, easy-to-use packaging, a low VOC content, and resists aging and weathering with its high durability,” said W. R. MEADOWS Vice President of Sales, Brent Weber.

“It is a great, versatile product for any application where UV exposure and water and salt spray are prevalent.”

Joint Sealants Page | Product Data Sheet | Locate a Distributor


 
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AIR-SHIELD LMP:
ALLOWS MOISTURE VAPOR TRANSMISSION THROUGH POROUS BUILDING MATERIALS

Hampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS’ AIR-SHIELD LMP is a water-based air/liquid moisture barrier that cures to form a tough, seamless, elastomeric membrane. AIR-SHIELD LMP exhibits excellent resistance to air leakage and when properly applied as a drainage plane and it prohibits liquid water intrusion into the substrate.

AIR-SHIELD LMP has been specifically formulated to act as an air and liquid moisture barrier, allowing vapor to pass through it. It may be applied to most common surfaces and integrated into various wall systems. AIR-SHIELD LMP is suitable for both new construction and retrofit applications. Its high permeability allows the transmission of moisture vapor through porous building materials.

AIR-SHIELD LMP is highly flexible, UV resistant, and its water-based technology allows for simple, safe application and easy cleanup. It is liquid applied and sprayable, which simplifies detailing and assures a monolithic, seamless membrane when applied to rough or smooth surfaces. AIR-SHIELD LMP has excellent adhesion, remaining firmly bonded to the substrate, even when applied over damp surfaces, self-sealing and has a low VOC content.

The product can be applied to most common substrates and can be integrated into various wall systems, either new construction, or retrofit. AIR-SHIELD LMP can be left exposed for 6 months and for situations where the air barrier is to be left exposed for an indefinite period, such as beneath rain screen panels, a black version is also available,” said W. R. MEADOWS Building Science Specialist, Russ Snow.

“Also, AIR-SHIELD LMP has undergone fire testing and is a Class A material when tested according to ASTM E84 and has been judged acceptable in a number of NFPA 285 assemblies.”

Air Barriers Page | Product Data Sheet | Locate a Distributor


 
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AIR-SHIELD AIR/VAPOR BARRIERS HAVE YOU COVERED

Hampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS’ AIR-SHIELD air/vapor and liquid moisture barrier is part of a total W. R. MEADOWS system to complete the building envelope. This unique, self-adhesive membrane is protected by a special release paper that makes it strong and durable. It remains flexible when surface mounted and will adhere to most primed surfaces at minimum temperatures of 40° F (4° C) and provides excellent protection that won’t shrink, sag, dry out, crack, or rot.

AIR-SHIELD offers incomparable resistance to punctures during installation, and its self-healing characteristics facilitate recovery if minimal damage is sustained under normal use applications. It is a roll-type product that is nominally 40 mils thick and the membrane’s controlled thickness is fabricated from cross-laminated polyethylene bonded to specially modified asphalt which provides a complete above-grade air, vapor, and water barrier on a variety of construction materials. Its low permeability prevents the transmission of air and inhibits moisture vapor through porous building materials.

We provide the industry with three different types of AIR-SHIELD for use at various application temperatures, allowing applications with temperatures down to 0° F,” said W. R. MEADOWS Building Science Specialist, Russ Snow.

“AIR-SHIELD’s excellent adhesion to prepared substrates of precast concrete, cast-in-place concrete, masonry (concrete block), interior and exterior gypsum board, Styrofoam, primed steel, aluminum mill finish, anodized aluminum, primed galvanized metal, drywall, and plywood makes it the ultimate choice in air/vapor and liquid moisture protection.”

Air Barriers Page | Product Data Sheet | Locate a Distributor


 
intraguard-water-based-penetrating-sealing-compound (1)INTRODUCING INTRAGUARD™, A SUPERIOR WATER-BASED, PENETRATING CONCRETE SEALING COMPOUND

Hampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS would like to Introduce INTRAGUARD, a water-based, penetrating concrete sealing compound for exterior concrete surfaces specifically designed to limit the intrusion of moisture and chlorides into concrete surfaces. Its proprietary blend of silane and siloxane penetrates deep into the pores of the concrete to help protect it from scaling caused by deicing salts.

INTRAGUARD’s clear sealing properties weatherproofs and protects virtually all exterior concrete surfaces including concrete driveways, walkways, and parking lots. The product is designed to provide lasting protection from de-icing chemicals and moisture intrusion. Surfaces treated with INTRAGUARD will also be resistant to staining from oils, fuels, and common chemicals.

One of INTRAGUARD’s major benefits includes its non-film forming material that penetrates deep into the surface to form an integral barrier to moisture penetration. It also reduces the entrapment of dirt particles and other contaminants that cause discoloration and inhibits soiling, protects against efflorescence, rust staining, and is water-based and VOC-compliant.

The use of INTRAGUARD improves the concrete’s durability, especially when exposed to deicing salts and freeze thaw environments,” says Glenn Tench, Director of Marketing at W. R. MEADOWS.

The proprietary blend of active ingredients penetrates concrete to provide superior protection.”

Concrete Finishing Page | Product Data Sheet | Locate a Distributor


 
Cold-Applied, Single-Component Concrete Waterproofing

IN A WATERPROOFING SLUMP? CHECK OUT HYDRALASTIC 836 FROM W. R. MEADOWS

Hampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS’ HYDRALASTIC 836 is a cold-applied, solvent-free, single-component waterproofing compound that will not shrink, has a low volatile organic compound (VOC) content, has very low odor, and will not crack in extreme cold or slump due to softening at high temperatures.

This new product technology can be used on interior or exterior concrete surfaces, where protection from water intrusion is desired and can be used for both above-grade, and below-grade applications. HYDRALASTIC 836 is also excellent for horizontal and vertical applications such as waterproofing plaza decks, planter boxes, and sealing parapets. It’s even ideal for positive-side waterproofing for foundations and in between-slab applications.

It bonds to both concrete and asphalt, does not require primer, will not harm EPS or Styrofoam materials, and there’s no mixing required. Its versatility and durability make it an exceptional waterproofing product,” said Brent Weber, Vice President of Sales.

It bonds to both concrete and asphalt, skins over in 30 minutes without dust pick up, does not require mixing, can be applied to green concrete, it will not slump, won’t harm EPS or Styrofoam materials, does not require primer, does not freeze, and cures to a tough, flexible membrane.

Concrete Waterproofing | Product Data Sheet | Locate a Distributor


 
MEL-ROL waterproofing system

MEL-ROL®: YOUR NUMBER ONE SELF-ADHERING WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE

Hampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS’ MEL-ROL waterproofing system is a flexible, versatile, roll-type waterproofing membrane composed of a nominally 56 mil thick layer of polymeric waterproofing membrane and a durable 4 mil cross-laminated polyethylene carrier film. The two layers are laminated together using strict quality-controlled production procedures, creating a sturdy, dependable membrane.

There is a handy overlap guideline printed 2 1/2″ (63.5 mm) in from the edge of the material on each side to ensure proper overlap coverage and assist in maintaining straight application and exposed polymeric membrane strips are provided on both sides for positive membrane-to-membrane adhesion in the overlap area.

MEL-ROL is equally effective for use on foundation walls, as between-the-slab waterproofing on plaza decks, parking decks, and structural slabs and can be used to isolate mechanical and electronic rooms, laboratories, kitchens, and bathrooms. MEL-ROL also offers positive protection when “wrapped around” major rapid transit, vehicular, utility, and pedestrian tunnel projects. MEL-ROL can also be used on insulated concrete forms (ICF).

MEL-ROL self-adhesive waterproofing membrane offers a cost effective solution for waterproofing all types of structures in both commercial and residential construction. MEL-ROL is available in three versions; one that can be applied down to 40oF, a low temperature version that can be applied down to 20oF, and an extra low temperature membrane that can be applied down to 0oF, the only one on the market,” says W. R. Meadows Building Science Specialist, Russ Snow.

MEL-ROL is available in 38.5″ (977.9 mm) wide x 62.5′ (19.1 m) long, one roll per carton. For detailed application drawings, please view our waterproofing application details.

Concrete Waterproofing | Sheet Waterproofing | Product Data Sheet | Locate a Distributor


 
THERE’S A NEW WINDOW FLASHING IN TOWN: AIR-SHIELD™ LIQUID FLASHING

air- shield liquid flashing membrane jobsite photoHampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS has a new addition to its air-barrier line of products: AIR-SHIELD LIQUID FLASHING. AIR-SHIELD LIQUID FLASHING is a high-quality, gun grade, low-odor, elastomeric, polyether liquid-applied flashing and detailing membrane. It bonds to most construction materials, such as aluminum, brick, concrete, wood, vinyl, and exterior gypsum board.

This general-purpose, wet flashing membrane is used to seal rough openings and detail joints between exterior gypsum board. AIR-SHIELD LIQUID FLASHING is designed for window and door flashing applications and is to be used as a liquid-applied flashing, compatible with the entire line of W. R. MEADOWS AIR-SHIELD air, vapor, and liquid moisture barriers, including joint detailing in exterior sheathing panels.

Because it is a gun grade material, it is easy to apply and spread, which offers a more efficient approach to detailing methods than traditional self-adhesive materials. It bonds to most construction materials and is compatible with most sealants on the marketplace,” says Russ Snow, Building Science Specialist at W. R. MEADOWS. “Air-Shield Liquid Flashing is also great because it is 100% solvent-free, is non-sag, non-shrinking, guns and tools easily, does not harm foam insulation, and is paintable within 24 hours.”

For detailed application instructions, please view our AIR-SHIELD exterior sheathing panels installation guidelines.

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PRECON® GOES WHERE CONVENTIONAL WATERPROOFING DOESN’T

precon-concrete-waterproofing-vapor-barrierHampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS presents PRECON, a blindside and underslab membrane that offers both waterproofing and vaporproofing protection. Not only does the product block water, but it also inhibits vapor intrusion, creating an environmentally friendly indoor environment. Its dual functions make it a great fit for all waterproofing and vaporproofing needs.

PRECON is used as a blindside membrane in vertical applications where access to the positive side is limited. The membrane can also be used for horizontal applications for underslab waterproofing and vaporproofing. It is a composite sheet membrane comprised of a non-woven fabric, elastomeric membrane, and W. R. MEADOWS’ exclusive, patented plasmatic core (U.S. Patent No. 7,179,761).

“PRECON reduces methane and radon gas intrusion, creates a barrier against termites, helps prevent moisture migration into structures, and provides a waterproof seal between membrane and poured concrete,” notes Matthew Price, president of W. R. Meadows, Inc.

The plasmatic core is a seven-layer matrix designed for toughness and provides the lowest water vapor transmission (WVT) rating on the market. Once concrete is poured against PRECON and the concrete cures, a mechanical bond forms that secures the concrete to the membrane.

PRECON’s fabric bonds tenaciously to poured concrete walls to create solid waterproofing protection. Superior to traditional clay-type products, PRECON features a greater seal to stop water in its tracks.

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PERMINATOR® Now Has Lower Perm Rating

The puncture-resistance properties of PERMINATOR allow it to resist the potential for damage caused by normal job site construction activities.

The puncture-resistance properties of PERMINATOR allow it to resist the potential for damage caused by normal job site construction activities.

Hampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS PERMINATOR 15 mil underslab vapor barrier/retarder now has a lower perm rating of 0.0063, which is 16 times better than that which is required of ASTM E1745 (0.1 perms).

Proprietary resin technology allows PERMINATOR to also exceed the recommendation of ACI 302.2R (for a vapor barrier to be installed with a perm rating of less than 0.01 in specific instances). PERMINATOR surpasses these requirements by 37 percent, while maintaining its toughness, an equally important characteristic.

The puncture resistance of PERMINATOR is 45 percent better than required by ASTM E1745 and will in turn protect the low perm rating by resisting punctures on the jobsite.

With the new and improved features of PERMINATOR, we are able to provide the entire building team with one of the lowest perm ratings available, while simultaneously delivering superior puncture resistance,” said Matthew Price, President at W. R. MEADOWS.

Primarily designed for underslab construction, PERMINATOR is a highly effective, economical choice for helping to reduce the penetration of moisture and water vapor through the slab into the structure.

In addition, PERMINATOR contributes to Energy and Atmosphere and Materials and Resources LEED credits.

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W. R. MEADOWS Releases French Website and Green Binder Program

french-site-wrmeadowsHampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS, a leader in the construction industry for more than 90 years, recently released its website and Green Binder Program in French to better serve its French-speaking customers.

The website has been translated into French, offering product data, literature and information for French-speaking customers. It can be viewed directly at www.wrmeadows.com/fr/.

The Green Binder Program provides electronic updates rather than receiving print versions of data sheets, saving time, money and reducing the environmental impact.

W. R. MEADOWS is committed to producing products and systems that are environmentally responsible, meet the most current federal, state, and local rules and regulations, and that will have a positive impact on the environment for both current and future generations.


 
Polish to a Shine with INDUROSHINE® from W. R. MEADOWS

Polished Concrete Flooring - InduroshineHampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS, a leader in the construction product industry for more than 90 years, offers the INDUROSHINE system to achieve durable, polished concrete flooring that lasts.

INDUROSHINE is an environmentally and jobsite-friendly polished concrete flooring system that combines diamond grinding tools from the company’s network of approved applicators and the best densifier and hardener on the market, LIQUI-HARD® from W. R. MEADOWS.

It is ideal for specifiable applications including floors in schools, retail, civic centers, hospitals, airports, stadiums, museums, sports arenas, and warehouses.

The Induroshine system is the perfect solution for those looking for a low maintenance, durable, and architecturally pleasing concrete floor,” said Mark Vogel, Director of International Sales at W. R. MEADOWS.

In addition, using BELLATRIX® concrete floor enhancer after the grinding and polishing is complete will create a clear, high-gloss, dual action concrete protection system.

About W. R. MEADOWS

W. R. MEADOWS, INC. designs, manufactures, and markets high-quality building materials for today's construction professionals. Products are sold through an authorized distribution network. The family-owned and operated company focuses on product quality, exceptional service, and trusted integrity since its founding in 1926.
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