Press Release Summary:
Compliant with all VOC regulations issued by US cities and states, R-97 provides environmentally-safe and worker-friendly solution for protecting porous masonry surfaces from water penetration. It creates coating that changes capillary force of pores in masonry from positive to negative and can be applied 3 days after new work on building's surface is complete. Only requiring one application, non-flammable and odorless solution is UV-stable and has breathability of 97 perms (WVP).
Original Press Release:
Cathedral Stone Products Develops, Adds New No-VOC Water Repellent to Green Product Offering
- New product universally complies with all volatile organic compound regulations issued by cities, states across the United States -
HANOVER, Md., May 12 -- Cathedral Stone(R) Products founder and CEO Dennis Rude announced today the company's latest innovation in masonry preservation -- R-97 Water Repellent.
This no-VOC water repellent universally conforms to all volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations that continue to tighten and vary by city and state across the United States. California, New York and Utah are among those states with the strictest low-VOC requirements.
R-97 provides a new, environmentally-safe, and worker-friendly solution for protecting all porous masonry surfaces from water penetration. It is formulated to create a long-lasting coating that changes the capillary force of the pores in masonry from positive to negative. Unlike water repellents containing siloxane or silane, R-97 can be applied three days (as opposed to 28 days) after new work on a building's surface is complete. R-97 is non-flammable, odorless, and it can be applied in a single application. Additionally, R-97 includes a 10-year warranty when substrate testing is performed by Cathedral Stone Products.
"Since founding Cathedral Stone in 1982, we have stood by our commitment to manufacture and distribute long-lasting products that are safe for the environment, safe for people, and safe for masonry," said Rude. "Cathedral Stone is proud to continue our tradition of introducing the built industry to innovative products that are proven to stand the test of time and the elements."
Western Construction Group, one of the nation's largest specialty contractors in the field of masonry restoration recently used R-97 on the 28-story headquarters building for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, UT.
Project manager of Western's waterproofing division, Clay Gielmann, said, "We looked at a number of options for waterproofing that building and R-97 was the best product to specify based on safety, performance and cost. He continued, "What turned us onto R-97 was that Cathedral Stone didn't dilute it to eliminate the VOCs. And even though it has no VOCs it's easy to apply and it performs really well."
Marty Bassett, branch manager of Western's waterproofing division, adds, "Other water repellents can be dangerously slippery, and most don't talk about warranties up front like R-97 ... that guarantee, along with the safety for our workers and the building's occupants were a big draw for us."
Full features of R-97 include:
-- 10-year warranty offered with proper testing
-- Environmentally safe and worker friendly
-- Easy to apply and only requires a single application
-- Can be applied three days after new work is complete
-- Breathability of 97 perms (WVP)
-- Alkali resistant
-- Will not harm glass
-- UV stable
Cathedral Stone Press Room
Western Construction Group
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
About Cathedral Stone Products
Cathedral Stone(R) Products is the leading North American manufacturer and distributor of environmentally safe masonry restoration and preservation products. Its materials are proven to stand the test of time -- and the elements, while also protecting a structure's original masonry. Cathedral Stone's products encompass mortars, grouts, paints, paint strippers, water repellent, biological solution, and cleaners. www.cathedralstone.com or http://press.cathedralstone.com/
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CONTACT: Amanda M. Karfakis of Vitamin (on behalf of Cathedral Stone), +1-410-732-6542, Amanda@vitamininc.net