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What is a Brownfield Site? 6 Contaminated Sites Waiting to Go Green

Redevelopment Can Start With an Effective Vapor Mitigation System

Brownfields historically have been some of the most daunting development projects on the construction landscape. As that landscape expanded, it was much easier to simply move to new areas of development and ignore sites that involved some level of liability, contamination, assessment, cleanup, government regulators, and more. For generations, brownfields have been not just literally – but figuratively – toxic to communities.

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Top 5 Economic Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment

The challenges may seem overwhelming, but the financial, social and environmental benefits to redeveloping brownfields are immense.

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A Pro’s Guide for Below-Slab Vapor Barrier Installation

5 Tips and Tricks for Sealing the Terminating Edges of the Vapor Barrier

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STEGO IQ | Below-Slab Vapor Barriers: What Does a Perm Rating Mean?

 

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10 Critical Reasons Why You Need a Below-Slab Vapor Barrier

Photo courtesy of Chavez Concrete Contractors, Inc.

Despite its cost being measured in mere cents per square foot, project designers, contractors and building owners often disregard a high-performance under-slab vapor barrier. Yet, failing to use this vital material may be the best illustration in the construction industry of “a penny wise and a pound foolish” – unnecessarily risking costly consequences and potentially years of legal squabbling over liability.

Here are 10 critical reasons why you should always use a high-performance vapor barrier, no matter the project:

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Contractor Trusts Beast Screed System to Deliver Leveler, Faster Concrete Slabs

Floating Cow Patties Are a Thing of the Past for W&N Development

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The Vander Linden brothers just have to glance up the street to see how the pour is going. Are the concrete trucks stacking up? Are the concrete trucks rotating in-and-out every 10 minutes? 

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Using Stego® Wrap Keeps Chavez Concrete On The Fast Track During Cost Plus World Market® and Bed Bath and Beyond® Construction

For three generations, Chavez Concrete has been one of the most trusted names in New Mexico. As one of the state’s oldest and largest concrete companies, Chavez knows what it takes to get the job done correctly: dedication, craftsmanship, hands-on leadership, and the ability to select the right tools for the job. When Chavez poured concrete at a Cost Plus World Market® and Bed Bath and Beyond® in Santa Fe, they followed the same steady course and selected Stego® Wrap Vapor Barrier for the project’s below-slab moisture protection.

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Beast® Screed System Helps Neeley Construction Comply With Specification at Peninsula College

Peninsula College’s campus is located on the Olympic Peninsula in the jaw-droppingly beautiful city of Port Angeles, Washington. This area is such a gem that any new construction has to be done right yet also fit with the beautiful surroundings.

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Beast® Foot Helps Keep Graton Casino Resort Expansion Dry

At the Graton Casino in Rohnert Park, California, the one thing they didn’t want to gamble on with their new expansion was a moisture problem. For Urata & Sons Concrete, Inc, this meant finding a whole new way to support and brace interior forming while maintaining the integrity of the vapor barrier below the concrete. Not doing so could cause excess moisture in the new 200-room hotel, due to open later this year, which could be bad for the overall health of the project. This required new thinking.

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