“Will deicing products have any effect on Barrett’s RamTough 250 hot rubberized asphalt membrane?” Using ice melting compounds to clear snow and ice from plazas, drives, public entryways, and other pedestrian & vehicular traffic surfaces is virtually a universal practice today. Facility maintenance personnel learned long ago that to achieve safe surfaces in the shortest…Read More
Application of a roofing, waterproofing or restoration system in cold weather can be achieved successfully, within certain limitations, if precautions are taken. It is important to understand what may be encountered during cold weather applications and what material and manpower limitations exist. Following these cold weather suggestions will help provide greater application efficiency and system…Read More
The core of Barrett’s RamTough 250 waterproofing systems is a fluid-applied rubberized asphalt membrane, which forms a completely monolithic waterproof barrier without seams or joints. The RamTough 250 formulation and manufacturing process yields a self-healing, elastomeric material with significantly better elongation, elasticity, low temperature flexibility, adhesion and toughness properties compared to all other types of…Read More
Unlike “weatherproofing”, a true waterproofing membrane will maintain its watertight integrity and prevent the passage of liquid under dynamic, static, continuous, or intermittent hydrostatic pressure. Black Pearl® is a true waterproofing membrane. Tenaciously adhered Black Pearl waterproofing also prevents the passage of liquid water between the membrane and concrete substrates, even under 250 pounds per…Read More
Bituminous roofs and flashings oxidize and dry out as they age, becoming increasingly brittle until they inevitably split open from natural contraction and expansion cycles. These and other forces cause roofs to become increasingly susceptible to moisture entry as they age.
Once moisture enters the system, the roof insulation quickly deteriorates to a point where the roofing and insulation must be completely removed before the roof can be replaced. With timely intervention, it is possible to avoid the necessity of costly and disruptive roof removal.Read More
If you’ve visited any of the major US cities in recent years, there’s a good chance you may have spotted a new trend being adopted by many of its occupants; Green roofs. Whether commercial or residential, more and more buildings throughout our nation’s concrete jungles have begun embracing what many European countries have been doing…Read More
Cleveland, Ohio—August 22, 2019 –Keene Family of Companies announces an addition to its portfolio. Barrett Company has been acquired and will join Keene Family of Companies: Keene Building Products, Dependable, LLC, Continental Products, Ltd and Keene Village Plastics. Barrett was founded in 1928 by Emmett R. Barrett, Sr. and his father Noah Barrett. The focus of their…Read More