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How the Penetron range of products can be adopted in metro and tunnel projects

September 30, 2020

How the Penetron range of products can be adopted in metro and tunnel projects

A brief overview of how the PENETRON range of products can be adopted in metro and tunnel projects.

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Florida Marine Rescue Aquarium Waterproofed With PENETRON ADMIX

September 4, 2020

Florida Marine Rescue Aquarium Waterproofed With PENETRON ADMIX

Officially completed in August 2020, the expansion project for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida needed a reliable waterproofing solution to protect the new concrete structures from the saltwater environment. Penetron crystalline technology provided the durability the architect was looking for.

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Advantages of Insulated Sandwich Walls - Veterans Memorial Parkway Warehouse Project Feature

June 30, 2020

Advantages of Insulated Sandwich Walls - Veterans Memorial Parkway Warehouse Project Feature

Doubling the size of a warehouse facility may seem like a challenging undertaking, however, construction is efficient with the use of Insulated Sandwich Walls manufactured by County Materials Corporation. The flexibility of Insulated Sandwich Walls helped Compass Commercial Construction Group to construct Phase 2 of a warehouse expansion project in one summer.

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Heritage Collection™ Designer Concrete Brick Offers Value and Design Versatility for New Home Construction

May 25, 2020

Heritage Collection™ Designer Concrete Brick Offers Value and Design Versatility for New Home Construction

Heritage Collection™ Designer Concrete Brick from County Materials was specified for this Wrightstown, WI home because of its proven service life and added value when compared to alternative materials. Higher resale and property values are additional reasons why concrete masonry construction is an excellent investment. Read the Case Study today. 

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Give your elevator a lift with a resinous floor system designed specifically for elevator cab floors

May 13, 2020

Give your elevator a lift with a resinous floor system designed specifically for elevator cab floors

When having flooring installed in your facility, office space, store, or apartment property, it's easy to overlook the passenger elevator cab flooring. Because tenants, customers, and employees often enter and exit with a ride on your elevator, the interior design and the floor of your elevator can leave a lasting impression on visitors. Elevator flooring is especially important in New York City and urban areas where there are a great many highrise buildings.

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Why Xypex for Marine Structures

May 11, 2020

Why Xypex for Marine Structures

Reinforced concrete marine structures are constantly under attack by the destructive effects of moisture and chloride-induced corrosion. Without proper protection, the structural integrity of a marine structure is soon compromised, leading to expensive remediation efforts and a shortened life span. Once the moisture and chlorides have reached the reinforcing steel, an expansive oxidation process begins to take place causing the formation of cracks and spalling in the concrete. When cracking takes place and is combined with weathering effects such as freeze/thaw damage or accelerated corrosion in hot weather climates, this deterioration takes place at a faster pace.

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The Advantages of Ready-Mix Concrete Parking Lots

May 6, 2020

The Advantages of Ready-Mix Concrete Parking Lots

Around the country, the first interaction customers have with a business is in the parking lot. Parking lots make an impression - positive or negative - and can influence the purchasing behavior of customers if the curb appeal is particularly bleak. Though it may not be intuitive, investing in the longevity, strength and aesthetic of a parking lot should be prioritized alongside the functionality and look of a business.

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Residential Landscape Inspiration Catalog

February 12, 2020

Residential Landscape Inspiration Catalog

Outdoor living spaces are particularly sentimental areas of the home. For dozens of years, the County Materials team has crafted long-lasting concrete landscape products that are used and loved by families across the country. Our 2020 Residential Landscape Inspiration Catalog showcases our products and provides everything you need for designing your next project. Get a digital download here.

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Skraffino concrete microtopping project by Dominick Cardone

January 29, 2020

Skraffino concrete microtopping project by Dominick Cardone

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Concrete Stain

June 10, 2019

Concrete Stain

Unlimited colors and expert application transforms and beautifies concrete...

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How to - Pro Polished Concrete Floor Systems

February 15, 2019

How to - Pro Polished Concrete Floor Systems

Polished Concrete Floors are extremely popular. Many property managers are replacing their VCT, Ceramic Tile, and Linoleum floor coverings with polished concrete flooring. Polishable concrete overlays add LEED points to a project making them appealing for architects and green builders. Architects also appreciate polished concrete’s reflectance because it decreases the need for artificial light.

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Universiade 2019: Penetron Enables International Student Sports Event

February 4, 2019

Universiade 2019: Penetron Enables International Student Sports Event

When plans were made in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, to host the 2019 Winter Universiade sports event, the local Penetron team ensured that all new concrete structures, especially in the Central Stadium, would withstand the aggressive, sub-arctic climate. Construction work on the stadium was completed in December 2018.

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PVC Waterstop for Concrete

November 30, 2018

PVC Waterstop for Concrete

Earth Shield® Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Waterstop is used as a fluid-tight diaphragm, embedded in concrete, across and along the joint, for environmental engineered concrete structures. Earth Shield® Flexible PVC Waterstops are resistant to a wide range of water and wastewater treatment chemicals and are certified to meet or exceed the performance requirements of CRD C572-74.

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Microtopping Floors in Retail Furniture Stores

November 28, 2018

Microtopping Floors in Retail Furniture Stores

Shopping for furniture is a bit like shopping for a new car or a piece of art. The environment in which the furniture is displayed is important enough that it should present the beauty of the furniture while at the same time not distracting potential customers from imagining how it might look if it was theirs. Microtopping floors in retail furniture stores achieve this, by being both durable and beautiful, as well as presenting a clean, blank slate for shoppers to project their own dreams upon.

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Gateway Arch Expansion

September 22, 2018

Gateway Arch Expansion

Soaring 630 feet above the mighty Mississippi River and its St Louis, Missouri, home, the gleaming stainless steel Gateway Arch is the centerpiece of the Gateway Arch National Park and a popular attraction that draws more than three million visitors each year.

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Waterproof and protect below-grade slabs and perimeter walls

July 18, 2018

Waterproof and protect below-grade slabs and perimeter walls

409 and 499 Illinois, San Francisco, California, USA - With an especially high water table at 8 feet below grade, the possibility of saltwater attack, and a garage design calling for two parking levels at 30-ft below grade, Xypex Admix C-1000 NF was specified to waterproof and protect the below-grade slabs and perimeter walls.

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Penetron project: Melaka Harbour City, Malacca, Malaysia

June 11, 2018

Penetron project: Melaka Harbour City, Malacca, Malaysia

Located on Pulau Malacca, a tropical man-made island at the gates of Malacca, Malaysia, Harbour City brings together a theme park, shopping mall and hotel, making it a unique holiday destination for the entire family.

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Paint vs. Stain: know the difference

April 6, 2018

Paint vs. Stain: know the difference

Stains penetrate and bond to surfaces, while remaining aspiratory - allowing moisture vapors to escape. Paints, however, rest on top of the surface, trapping moisture between the paint and the surface. In cooler climates, freeze/thaw cycles cause moisture to expand and contract, making paint blister and delaminate - ultimately leading to paint failure or what we call 'paintenance.'

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How to Fluid-Proof Circular Joints in Concrete

March 26, 2018

How to Fluid-Proof Circular Joints in Concrete

Earth Shield® has solved a long-standing problem for engineered concrete structures with circular protrusions, such as columns, pipes, piers, and pilasters. The problem: how to permanently seal the concrete joint when cast-in-place concrete is formed against an existing circular member.

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An introduction to waterstop

February 28, 2018

An introduction to waterstop

Designed to prevent the passage of fluids through concrete joints, waterstop is the leading specified construction material for waterproofing environmental engineered concrete structures.

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