Grout encapsulates steel reinforcement
This self-consolidating grout has high fluidity at a low water content and doesn't require mechanical vibration to consolidate the material. It completely fills cavities while encapsulating all steel reinforcement. The product is designed for low- and high-lift grouting, and can be mixed onsite from the company's silos.
- Spec Mix Inc., 888-773-2649, www.specmix.com
Telescopic handler reaches four stories
The Model 842 telescopic handler is a four-story machine with a 42-ft lift height. This 8000-lb machine features pilot-operated joystick controls, tilt cylinder, and an optional work platform system, which can include a radio remote boom control. Additional features are a rear-axle stabilizer cylinder and axles with internal wet disc brakes that dissipate heat more efficiently.
- Mustang Mfg Co Inc., 800-562-5870, www.mustangmfg.com
Book details retaining walls
Building Outdoor Environments with Retaining Walls is a new 128-page idea book with color images that follow a detailed guide for installing retaining walls in projects like back yards, front entryways, patios, gardens, outdoor kitchens, and walkways. The segmental retaining wall publication is available from Schiffer Books.
- Versa-Lok Retaining Wall Systems, 800-770-4525, www.versa-lok.com
Epoxy beautifies and protects
Tigerbond 221 is a two-component epoxy-polyamide floor sealer that protects, beautifies, and strengthens concrete, brick, wood, and metal floors. The high-solids, easy-to-apply epoxy provides a durable, cleanable, light-reflective floor with good adhesion and protective qualities.
- Garon Products, 800-631-5380, www.garonproducts.com
Veneer-specific mortar available in colors
A mortar specifically formulated for veneer applications and tuckpointing of stone and thin brick is a contractor-grade blend of portland cement, hydrated lime, and masonry sand. The mortar is used in mortar joint applications, as a bonding coat to adhere stone to a wall, and as a 3/8-in. to ½-in. scratch coating. The mortar comes standard in gray, but can be colored.
- The Quikrete Companies, 800-282-5828, www.quikrete.com