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Western Speciality Restores Masonry Facade of Glen Oak Towers

September 26, 2017 — Glen Oak Towers is a housing building in Peoria, Illinois, that was originally constructed in 1954. The 15-story masonry structure and its attached 40-space parking garage were showing signs of deterioration and corrosion of the concrete surfaces, as well as weathering from salts and deicers brought into the garage from outside…

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Echelon Offers a Half-High CMU Option

Echelon Masonry has expanded its InsulTech Insulated Concrete Masonry Unit (ICMU) System to include Half-High unit options. Featuring more than a dozen profiles — in finished nominal dimensions of 12 1/4 x 4 x 16 inches — InsulTech offers more flexibility and options for architects designing hospitals, schools and other institutions, while meeting building codes.…

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MC&MCA Announces 2018 Awards Program

Excellence in Concrete & Masonry Design and Construction Awards  13 July 2017 — The Minnesota Concrete & Masonry Contractors Association (MC&MCA) is proud to announce its 37th Annual Excellence in Concrete & Masonry Design and Construction awards contest. The online applications for the 2018 contest will go “live” on August 1. The application process will…

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Sealant

This past summer, Black Diamond Coatings introduced a new line of sealer products called AQUA-XTM.…

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Admixture

Admixtures play a vital role in the appearance, consistency, durability and performance of concrete and other building materials. There are a myriad of products on the market to aid in coloring, water use, weight, strengthening, and more.…

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Award-Winning Hardscape Designs

At Masonry Design, we’re always on the lookout for beautiful, innovative, and unique projects to profile. And sometimes, in order to find those projects, we must take a step back and gaze toward our feet. Indeed, there are many hardscaping and paving projects worthy of praise……

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Masonry Cleaning

Who accepts responsibility when your employees don’t know what they’re doing? You’re smart, you work hard, and you’ve already realized that employee training takes both time and money. You’ve identified your problem; your issue becomes, what to do about it!…

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Designs for Healthy Building Envelopes

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.…

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