Clean up your act
Prevent messes during concrete pump cleanup with the grout port ball stop. It attaches at a T in the pumping system or on the back end of a boom pump to keep the cleanout ball from being drawn back into the pump during cleaning. The ball stop pin can be pushed into the stream or drawn out without removing the coupling. It fits all styles of pumps and couplings, from 2 to 7 in.
Construction Forms Inc. 800-223-3676. www.conforms.com
WOC Booth #C5669Repair decorative concrete
MatchCrete Clear is a two-component polyurethane for repairing cracks, spalls, and joints in concrete that are subject to UV exposure from sunlight. The material is clear in appearance when applied and cured. Color sand and pigments may be added to create color stable repairs that match most decorative or concrete surface shades. It penetrates deeps into cracks, spalls, and joints and cures in about 30 minutes.
Roadware Inc. 800-522-7623. www.roadware.us
WOC Booth #S12051Add another panel
Insulating concrete form (ICF) structures become even more energy-efficient with Extra Panel. Add one or more behind the exterior panel of a standard ICF wall during construction to create more thermal mass, and insulation values up to R-84. The panels are reversible and are molded to integrate with other ICF components. Longer 14-in. ties accommodate the added insulation thickness without sacrificing cavity width.
Quad-Lock Building Systems. 888-711-5625. www.quadlock.com
WOC Booths #N1717, O30511Portable washout system
The Vinyl-Con Concrete Washout System is a reusable, portable, and self-contained vinyl container with a commercial-grade bag filter system that sets up in five minutes. It's available in three sizes—8x10 ft, 6x8 ft., and 3x3 ft. The 8x10's filter bag holds about 6 yds. of material/water, which is equivalent to washing out 35-plus concrete trucks. Replace the bag with another to wash out another 35-plus trucks. The 3x3 fits on a pallet for portability and indoor use.