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Cemstone's Contractor Supply stores offer customers a hands-on approach to selecting building supplies.
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The Kuhlman Corp. head quarters in Maumee, Ohio, exemplifies the versatility and beauty of masonry products.
Catch stormwater runoff from the jobsite

The new Ultra-CurbGuard Plus protects curb inlets from sediment-laden stormwater runoff. Installation is quick and easy. Its modular design allows 3-foot-long units to be easily connected to form longer lengths. Wedge-shaped, heavy-duty foam secures unit in curb inlet. Woven, polypropylene material provides high flow rate and will not cause ponding or flooding. It also helps comply with NPDES, 40 CFR 122.26 and TMDL requirements. UltraTech International Inc. 800-353-1611. www.spillcontainment.com. WOC booth #S13523

Underslab vapor barrier

The Perminator underslab vapor mat reduces the penetration of moisture and water vapor through the slab, thereby reducing fungus, mildew, mold growth, and radon gas. Designed to withstand normal construction site conditions and traffic, it won't crack, puncture, snag, split, or tear easily. The barrier also may be used in vertical applications. It's not necessary to overlay the product with gravel or sand. W.R. Meadows Inc. 800-342-5976. www.wrmeadows.com. WOC booth #C6427

ICF for strong walls

PolySteel Insulating Concrete Forms offer four-hour fire protection plus mold and termite resistance. Ideal for seismic zones, as well as areas prone to hurricanes and tornados, walls built with this ICF system are four to nine times stronger than the maximum design earthquake load required by the Uniform Building Code. The company's exterior wall systems also minimize air infiltration, which reduces heating and cooling costs. American PolySteel LLC. 800-977-3676. www.polysteel.com. WOC booth #N2923

Wet curing covers

Transguard 4000 is a polypropylene non-woven fabric with a white polyethylene backing that allows for proper moisture control during the concrete curing process. It retains water to permit the concrete to achieve maximum expansion. The wet cure cover is lightweight and reusable. It is more flexible than other curing materials, so installation is easier. Reef Industries Inc. 800-231-6074. www.reefindustries.com. WOC booth #S12211

Blankets increase strength

Able to maintain temperatures between 70° F and 80° F, the PowerBlanket heated curing system also can prevent ground freezing and maintain moisture in fresh concrete. The blanket leads to psi increases of up to 135% over 2-inch foam curing blankets. As many as four blankets can be plugged together. Made of reinforced 14.8 ounce vinyl, it is lightweight, waterproof, and easy to move and store. It plugs into any 110 V circuit. PowerBlanket LLC. 877-927-6432. www.powerblanket.com. WOC booth #S14104