Cementitious Surfacing Patents (Class 52/741.41)
  • Publication number: 20150096247
    Abstract: A channelized rainscreen framework for making a stucco wall by attaching a back side of the channelized rainscreen framework to a front side of a sheathing of a building and applying mortar to a front side of the channelized rainscreen framework. The channelized rainscreen framework comprising a lath sheet and a channel sheet, the channel sheet having a channel sheet front and a channel sheet back, the channel sheet front coupled to the lath sheet, the channel sheet having alternating troughs and peaks, the troughs and peaks running a length of the channel sheet, the peaks forward of the troughs, the channel sheet defining a plurality of channels behind the peaks. The channel sheet has a plurality of holes sized to allow enough mortar to penetrate through the channel sheet to embed it in the mortar, but not to fill the channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: William C. Foster
  • Publication number: 20150059284
    Abstract: A method for plastering construction in architectural decoration comprises the following steps: (1) base treatment; (2) performing construction positioning paying-off according to the required plastering height, and longitudinally installing screeding templates along a wall surface subjected to the base treatment in Step (1) according to the paying-off height, a lateral space between adjacent screeding templates being 1.3 to 1.8 meters; (3) plastering; and (4) laying aside the wall surface subjected to the plastering for 12 to 24 hours till plastering mortar on the wall surface is in a half-dried compact hardened state, and using teeth of a saw blade for grinding the mortar along the two adjacent screeding templates through a ruler till the mortar is even. The method can improve the construction efficiency and guarantee the construction quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Shaoqiang Li, Xiaozhen Zeng, Huiyuan Pang
  • Patent number: 8962087
    Abstract: A method of forming a concrete wall having a substantially uniform exterior surface texture. The method includes the initial step of pouring concrete into a wall form. The concrete is poured from a first mixture and is allowed to cure. After the concrete is cured, the wall form is removed from the resultant concrete base structure. A roughened texture is then created on the base structure. A finishing mixture is then applied to the roughened texture. The finishing mixture may be created by separating the aggregate from a portion of the remaining first mixture. The finishing mixture creates a smooth texture on the exterior surfaces of the initially formed base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lithocrete, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Shaw, Lee A. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20150047281
    Abstract: An integrated fiber cement and foam cladding system is provided that incorporates foam or similar light weight material to improve the insulation capacity of the cladding system. The system includes at least a fiber cement layer and a foam layer disposed on the backside of the fiber cement layer. The system improves the R-value of the building, a measure of the building's resistance to transferring heat or thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Dawn Cole, George Elizarraras, Hui Li, Kevin O'Leary, Sean O'Leary
  • Patent number: 8936411
    Abstract: A method of forming architectural concrete in a quicker and more cost effective manner relative to conventional concrete formation methods. The method includes forming the architectural concrete without the use of a surface retarder, and using prescribed amounts of fine sand and aggregate to allow for creation of the desired aesthetic look of the architectural concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Lithocrete, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8925280
    Abstract: A form for constructing a thrower's circle includes a pair of half sections. Each half section has an upper surface and a base surface and two full length members and two half length members. The full length members and the half length members are connected together substantially at right angles to form a rectangle with four corners. A corner brace is located in each of the four corners. An inside cross member and an outside cross member extend between the half length members and are generally parallel to the full length members. A pair of semi-circles, each having substantially the same diameter that is larger than the length of the half length members and less than the length of the full length members. Means are provided for securing the half sections together so that the semi-circles form a full circle. Tubes extend from the circle toward the base to drain water from with in the circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sportsfield Intellectual, LLC
    Inventor: Wayne P. Oliver
  • Publication number: 20140373474
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exterior finish system for building structures that includes a water pervious adhesive for securing an insulation layer to a water resistive barrier applied to a building wall substrate. Also disclosed is a building structure such as a building column or wall that includes the finish system and a method of using the finish system to assemble a building structure such as a column or wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: William F. EGAN, Eric S. Auman, Steffen Wache, Kevin Brands, Lea Cruz, Sandra R. Sprouts
  • Publication number: 20140352243
    Abstract: A self-aligning corner bead for fireproofing structural steel, having a strip of welded wire fabric cut to the appropriate width for the fireproofing thickness and bent longitudinally to form an obtuse V-shaped device is disclosed. A plastic nosing is installed along one edge. A method of finishing the corners for fireproofing of structural steel member using an improved corner bead includes the step of attaching the first wing of an obtuse V-shaped device through a lathe to the structural steel member utilizing pneumatic or screw type fasteners. The mesh structure of the second wing of the V-shaped device provides a dam to form a roughened surface on the first application of fireproofing material until it hardens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Philip Glen MILLER
  • Publication number: 20140317841
    Abstract: A combination for plumbing fixtures, particularly tiled floors with drains, is disclosed along with a method for building a tile floor using the combination. An exemplary combination includes a substantially planar shower tray bonding disk on a flooring substrate and surrounded by a prefabricated polymer foam shower tray on the flooring substrate and at the circumference of the bonding disk. The disk includes an interior rim that defines a drain opening and a plurality of slotted openings for permitting mortar to penetrate the disk. The drain opening in the disk can thus be positioned at a drain cut out in the flooring substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: William M. DeJesus, Peter Nielsen, Larry Meyers
  • Publication number: 20140308079
    Abstract: A panel includes a core having a top, a bottom, a first side and a second side. The panel includes a first cap disposed on the top. The panel includes a second cap disposed on the bottom. The panel includes a first grid disposed adjacent the first side. The panel includes a second grid disposed adjacent the second side. The first cap and the second cap and the first grid and the second grid defining a frame which envelopes and holds the core without piercing through the core. A stopping. An overcast. A method for building a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Hamrick, Jeremy L. Blackburn
  • Patent number: 8857130
    Abstract: Processes for reducing deformation of concrete are provided herein. In some instances, the processes may include applying a moisture control membrane layer to control moisture loss of the concrete, applying an intermediate layer to the moisture control membrane layer, and applying a finish layer to the moisture control membrane layer to create a substantially level upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ardex, L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce Newbrough, Danielle Hunsicker
  • Publication number: 20140260073
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for repairing a shingle roof comprising the steps of providing a base aqueous medium selected from the group consisting of urethane, polyurethane, wax particulates dispersed in water, and butyl ether, and mixtures thereof; providing additives selected from the group consisting of sand, silica, polymer particles, plastic fibers, and fiberglass fibers, and mixtures thereof, applying the aqueous medium to a shingle roof, forming a first layer, applying the additives to the first layer, and drying the layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Edward Steven Seroka
  • Publication number: 20140245677
    Abstract: A stop bead for mounting along a frame or jamb of a window or door of a building to separate the frame or jamb from plaster or stucco material during application of the plaster or stucco material to the building comprises a first side end portion and a second side end portion, the first side portion having a leading edge for engaging the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb, a base panel having a front face, a stop bead wall formed on the base panel and extending outwardly above the front face of the base panel, the stop bead wall having an engaging surface for engaging plaster or stucco and a frame/jamb facing surface that faces the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb, and a spacing member formed on the stop bead and extending outwardly away from the frame/jamb facing surface of the stop bead wall for spacing the stop bead wall a predetermined distance from the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb,
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: E-Z BEAD LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Maziarz
  • Publication number: 20140245684
    Abstract: A method for applying plaster to an external wall (1), wherein a plaster carrier in the form of plates (2) is attached to a lathwork or corresponding spacer elements (8, 14) on the external side of the wall (1), whereupon the plaster is applied in a substantially continuous surface extending over joints (9, 13) between the plates (2). For the plaster carrier, a composite plate (2) is used comprising a central supporting layer (4) of insulating material and an inner and outer reinforced, fire retardant plaster layer (5, 6) on either side of the supporting layer (4). The plaster carrier plates (2) are attached to the wall (1) by means of fastening devices (10) which are inserted through the plaster carrier plates (2) from the outside, a reinforcement (11) is placed over the joints (9, 13) between the plaster carrier plates (2) and at least some of the fastening devices (10), and a finishing plaster layer is applied to said reinforcement (11) and the outer plaster layer (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SELVAAG GRUPPEN AS
    Inventor: Ola Øystein Thorsnes
  • Publication number: 20140245676
    Abstract: A stop bead for mounting along a frame or jamb of a window or door of a building to separate the frame or jamb from plaster or stucco material during application of the plaster or stucco material to the building comprises a first side end portion and a second side end portion, the first side portion having a leading edge for engaging the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb, a base panel having a front face, a stop bead wall formed on the base panel and extending outwardly above the front face of the base panel, the stop bead wall having an engaging surface for engaging plaster or stucco and a frame/jamb facing surface that faces the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb, and a spacing member formed on the stop bead and extending outwardly away from the frame/jamb facing surface of the stop bead wall for spacing the stop bead wall a predetermined distance from the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb,
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: E-Z BEAD LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Maziarz
  • Patent number: 8813448
    Abstract: An adjustable corner bead apparatus for aid in the construction of interior wall is provided, the apparatus including a first and a second elongated flange and a corner rod member. Each flange includes a first edge, a second edge opposite the first edge, and a plurality of axially aligned cylinders. Each of the plurality of cylinders are disposed on the first edge of each flange, each of the plurality of cylinders includes an axially aligned bore therethrough. The first and second flanges are disposed such that the first edge of the first flange is proximate the first edge of the second flange and the plurality of cylinders of the first flange are aligned coaxially with the plurality of cylinders of the second flange. The corner rod member is disposed in each bore of the plurality of cylinders of the first and second flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Karen Ann Rensi
  • Patent number: 8793964
    Abstract: A mosaic concrete product, methods of creating the same, and methods of fabricating a module for use in creating the mosaic are provided. The methods of installing the mosaic upon an uncured concrete surface utilize the module. The module may be fabricated by mapping out tile in a design corresponding to the mosaic; adhering the tile to a template utilizing an adhesive, the tile being positioned thereon corresponding to the design; and allowing the adhesive to set. The module may define upper and lower surfaces, the upper surface including the tile adhered thereto. The methods of installing the mosaic comprises: positioning the module upon the uncured concrete surface; embedding the tile into the concrete surface; massaging the tile into the concrete surface to interpose a quantity of cement/fines paste between the adjacent tiles; and finishing the concrete surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Lithocrete, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Brailsford, Lee A. Shaw, Ronald D. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20140208684
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a drying compound comprising from 50 to 85% of FGD gypsum and/or natural or processed gypsum, in mass percentages based on the total mass of the compound, presenting the following particle size characteristics: (i) a d50 from 35 to 70 ?m and (ii) a span (d90-d10/d50) lower than 2. The object of the invention is also a preparation process of the compound according to the invention. Finally, the object of the invention is a building process of a structure using this compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Continental Building Products Operating Company, LLC
    Inventors: Alain PETIT, Marc Domenech
  • Publication number: 20140202103
    Abstract: An expanding seal for preventing water and air intrusion in gaps formed between aperture-engaged components of a wall which are surrounded by stucco or the like is provided. The device is configured to prevent moisture ingress between formed gaps created as stucco surfaces expand and contract over time which can exacerbate gaps. A first side of the body of the device engages the fixture while the opposing side is adapted for an embedded engagement with cured stucco whereby intrusion into gaps is prevented by elastic expansion and contraction of the seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Vance Campbell
  • Patent number: 8776476
    Abstract: A building panel structure is disclosed, where the building panel structure includes composite building panels. A composite building panel includes a core and a coating applied over the core. In some embodiments the core consists of a frame and one or more than one insulating structural block. The insulating structural blocks can be encapsulated polystyrene (EPS) foam blocks. In some embodiments the coating includes an inner scratch layer and an outer main brown layer. The inner scratch layer can be formed of at least two layers. The outer main brown layer can include a fiberglass mesh embedded into the outer main brown layer. A method of forming a building panel structure is disclosed which includes forming a core using a frame and one or more than block, applying an inner scratch layer to the core, and applying an outer main brown layer over the inner scratch layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Propst Family Limited Partnership
    Inventor: John Eugene Propst
  • Publication number: 20140157719
    Abstract: A decorative concrete product and method of making the same is provided. The concrete surface carries a unique textural and visual decorative pattern that is troweled over the uncured surface. The decorative pattern strategically conceals any imperfections in the concrete surface. A decorative finishing tool is utilized to create a unique and consistent pattern throughout the exposed surface of the concrete. Unique visual patterns may include any aesthetic design including wood grain, or lightly finished honed or cut stone. The decorative finishing tool may be configured so that varying textures and contours may consistently be imprinted throughout the concrete. Advantageously, the cured concrete retains the durability of a concrete surface while carrying a visually and texturally appealing appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: LITHOCRETE, INC.
    Inventor: RONALD D. SHAW
  • Patent number: 8745957
    Abstract: The induced macro-cell corrosion prevention method includes the step of replacing a corroded or chloride-contaminated section of a steel reinforcement or rebar in steel-reinforced concrete with a new rebar section free of chloride. A non-conductive insulating buffer is placed between the end sections of the new rebar and the corresponding end sections of adjacent chloride-contaminated rebar sections in order to form a non-conductive layer between the new steel and the old steel. This prevents or substantially reduces formation of a macro-cell that would cause a galvanic reaction to occur and increase corrosion potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventors: Raja Rizwan Hussain, Muhammad Wasim
  • Publication number: 20140144091
    Abstract: A composite wall, ceiling or floor panel (10), system and method, including a sheet (14) having a first face (18) including at least one first mounting portion (16), and at least one formwork member (20) with at least one second mounting portion (30) arranged to engage with the first mounting portion of the sheet to retain the sheet and said at least one formwork member together. Structural support comes from piers (for a wall) or beams (ceiling or floor) formed in the spacing between adjacent formwork members. The formwork members act as the core of a wall, ceiling or floor panel. An external coating (123) is applied to the formwork members, such as spray shotcrete or render. Channels (28) formed by the formwork members defines integrated ducting for services to be run.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Mervyn Neil
  • Publication number: 20140137508
    Abstract: A new inner passageway through a pre-cast concrete structure damaged by corrosion may be formed by stackable inserts formed of polymer concrete. The inserts may be stacked in the old passageway through the pre-cast concrete structure such that an inner surface of the stacked inserts forms a new passageway through the pre-cast concrete structure. A grout may be poured between an outer surface of the stacked inserts and an inner surface of the pre-cast concrete structure forming the old passageway. The surfaces of the stackable inserts may have superior resistance to corrosive acids such that the need for future repair is greatly reduced. Suitable pre-cast concrete structures for rehabilitation include pre-cast concrete structures utilized in wastewater systems, including manholes and other similar structures. In this manner, the damaged pre-cast concrete structures do not need to be removed during the rehabilitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Vincent Bussio
  • Publication number: 20140115987
    Abstract: It comprises a number of wind turbines having a modular jacket formed of at least an upper substructure, an intermediate substructure, and a lower substructure that are connectable to each other. At least the intermediate substructure in a wind turbine foundation is different in height (h) from at least one substructure in another wind turbine foundation in order to adapt the different wind turbines of the wind farm to a site having differences in depth (?H) where the wind turbines of the wind farm are installed of the order of about 20 to 60 m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: ALSTOM RENOVABLES ESPANA, S.L.
    Inventor: Arturo Rodríguez Tsouroukdissian
  • Patent number: 8683773
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for providing a concrete crack repair system that is capable of providing a pressurized seal that continues to resist the ingress of water even as the crack continues to open and close over time. A compressible seal is provided that may be inserted into and adhesively joined to a machined groove that follows the contour of the crack in the concrete surface. After its installation in the machined groove, grout may be injected into the machined groove below the compressible seal so as to fill the space between the compressible seal and the bottom of the machined groove, which grout may also flow into the groove that is adjacent the bottom of the machined groove, thus allowing pressurized grouting of the crack itself. The compressible seal may also include an interior, hollow chamber that may allow inflation of the compressible seal within the machined groove, thus forming a permanent pressurized seal above the crack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Structural Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter H. Emmons, Brent D. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140047789
    Abstract: A composite building construction system comprising a frame, an expanded wallboard, and a concrete layer. The wallboard comprises an outer portion and inset portion wherein the wallboard is attached to the frame with the outer portion covering an exterior side of the frame and the inset portion is disposed within the frame. The wallboard thus provides exterior and interior insulation for the system. The concrete layer is sprayed on to the outer portion of said wallboard, forming a strong durable composite construction system. One or more rebar supports may be attached to the frame at the exterior side by key bolts and are spaced apart from the wallboard. A wire grid may be attached to the key bolts whereby the grid and the rebar supports provide a support structure for the concrete layer. The frame comprises steel and the wallboard comprises insulative expanded polystyrene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Spray Rock LLC
    Inventor: John Joseph Francavilla
  • Patent number: 8640421
    Abstract: Method for creating a liquid barrier on building sheathing, provides a polymer mixture with beads of uniform diameter, affixes mesh across joints in the sheathing and trowels the mixture onto the sheathing using a straight edge. The straight edge rolls over the beads and leaves the mixture between the beads for creating a layer have a uniform thickness. Before the layer sets, peaks of an inner corrugated surface of an insulation board are pressed into the layer for adhering the board to the sheathing, the inner surface having valleys between the peaks at a distance greater then twice the diameter of the beads. The layer sets to create the liquid barrier and for fixing the board to the sheathing with spaces left between the barrier and the valleys for water runoff across the sheathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Energex LLC
    Inventor: Edward Frobosilo
  • Publication number: 20130326985
    Abstract: An aqueous gypsum plaster-cement composition comprises a hydraulic binder consisting of calcined gypsum and hydraulic cement in a weight ratio of from about 4:1 to about 2:1, an aggregate which comprises sand, a foam, a perlite, rice hulls or a mixture thereof, a superplasticizer comprising an air entraining agent, a retarder, and water in an amount of from about 0.4 to about 0.75 parts by weight per part of binder, with the proviso that the gypsum plaster-cement composition contains essentially neither a pozzolana nor lime. The use thereof, a method of constructing buildings using this composition and the buildings obtainable in this way are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: CRUPE INTERNATIONAL (IP) GMBH
    Inventors: Hubert Lichtinger, Bernd Bruno Winfried Eck
  • Patent number: 8590238
    Abstract: A simulative brick or other block covering for a wall is provided with grooves cut sufficiently deep into the coating to substantially separate all simulated structured sections from each other with respect to drying and coating on the outside with a waterproof acrylic coloring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas L. Polak
  • Patent number: 8578678
    Abstract: A method for installing a thrower's circle in the ground of an athletic field includes assembling a form for constructing a thrower's circle dimensioned for a player throwing at least one of a hammer, a shot put, and a discus from a plurality of sections having mounted thereto a plurality of arcuate portions. When the plurality of sections are assembled together, the plurality of arcuate sections together form a full circle, and wherein a portion of the plurality of sections is disposed outside the full circle and a portion of the plurality of sections is disposed inside the full circle. The method further includes excavating the ground, placing the assembled form in the excavated ground, placing cement in the assembled form, and allowing the cement to dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne P. Oliver
  • Publication number: 20130247506
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waterproofing membrane that bonds to concrete cast against it (i.e., post-cast concrete). The membrane includes a flexible carrier sheet, a pressure sensitive adhesive, and reflective particles on the surface of the adhesive. The reflective particles should have an average diameter equal to or greater than the thickness of the pressure sensitive adhesive. Preferably, the reflective particles are ground white cement or ground white hydrated cement. The membrane does not have a removable release sheet that is typically used to prevent the adhesive portion of the membrane from adhering to the carrier sheet or other portion of the membrane when the membrane is rolled up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Robert A. Wiercinski, Hongmei Ding, Xia Cao
  • Publication number: 20130205696
    Abstract: A trim bead for a building wall incorporates an outwardly extending flange portion to provide a mechanical key for a layer of exterior finishing coatings, such as stucco coatings. The trim bead may be used in stucco systems for exterior building walls that employ continuous thermal insulation over the building wall substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher K. Little, Chris McElroy, William F. Egan, David A. Smith, Lei Zhao
  • Patent number: 8458983
    Abstract: A building panel structure is disclosed, in which building panels are used to form a structure. A building panel is disclosed which includes a core and a coating applied over the core. In some embodiments the core consists of a frame and one or more than one insulating structural block. The insulating structural blocks can be encapsulated polystyrene (EPS) foam blocks. In some embodiments the coating includes an inner scratch layer and an outer main brown layer. The inner scratch layer can be formed of at least two layers. The outer main brown layer can include a fiberglass mesh embedded into the outer main brown layer. A method of forming a building panel is disclosed which includes forming a core using a frame and one or more blocks, applying an inner scratch layer to the core, and applying an outer main brown layer over the inner scratch layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Propst Family Limited Partnership
    Inventor: John Eugene Propst
  • Patent number: 8453413
    Abstract: A construction element of reinforced-concrete panel (1) in which is embedded a reinforcement framework includes at least one main framework layer extending along a tensioned outer face (11) of the element (1) and to which an inner framework (3) is attached for securing to the concrete, extending to the thickness of the element (1), the latter being produced, after the placement of the reinforcement framework, by pouring concrete onto a thin continuous wall (2) forming a sacrificial formwork. The thin wall (2) forming the sacrificial formwork extends along the tensioned face (11) of the element (1) and at the same time forms the main framework layer of the element (1), the nature and thickness of the thin wall (2) being determined so as to withstand the tensile stresses generated by the forces applied to the element (1) without the risk of separation from the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Societe Civile de Brevets Matiere
    Inventor: Marcel Matiere
  • Publication number: 20130104495
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waterproofing membrane that comprises a carrier sheet, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer on one surface of the carrier sheet, and a protective coating layer on the adhesive layer. The protective coating layer comprises a highly reflective protective coating layer operative to bond to concrete cast against it, particularly one that is produced from an aqueous coating comprising an acrylic emulsion, a filler, and a white pigment. The pigment volume concentration of the filler plus white pigment is greater than or equal to 55% by volume. The protective coating layer protects the membrane against weather exposure, tolerates foot traffic and strongly adheres to concrete cast against it. Also disclosed is a waterproofing membrane comprising a carrier sheet, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer, a protective coating layer, and a highly releasable bonding layer. The preferred highly releasable bonding layer comprises nanoscale silica and a binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Robert A. Wiercinski, Anandakumar Ranganathan, Xiao Cao, Robert Paul
  • Publication number: 20130097956
    Abstract: A composite building construction system and method comprising a frame, wallboard, and a concrete layer wherein the wallboard is attached to an exterior side of the frame and the concrete layer is provided on the wallboard. A wire grid is attached to and spaced apart from the wallboard to provide support for the concrete layer. The resulting building construction composite provides enhanced strength and stability due to the relatively thick layer of concrete combined with the frame, which may comprise steel. The wallboard comprises blueboard or similar insulating wallboard material that preferably includes concrete adhesion characteristics. The frame comprises outer framing members and cross-members each of which may include apertures for receiving plumbing and/or electrical wires. The apertures may also receive conduits to protect the plumbing and electrical wires. An interior side of the frame is configured to received drywall or other interior housing finishing product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: John Joseph Francavilla
  • Patent number: 8381483
    Abstract: An improved terrazzo process for applying terrazzo to an existing concrete surface comprising preparing the concrete surface, applying two coatings of primer agent, applying a layer of mortar, smoothing out and leveling the mortar topping layer, applying decorative aggregate to the mortar topping layer, troweling the aggregate into the mortar topping layer, grinding and polishing the cured aggregate/topping layer, and sealing the terrazzo finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Nancy Goldman
  • Patent number: 8365496
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of constructing a composite building using plastic foam pieces and Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete or GFRC, by providing pieces of plastic foam to a building site, joining the pieces of foam with a bonding agent to create at least a portion of the building from the foam pieces, providing the GFRC in a dry form according to a GFRC formula having various ingredients, blending the ingredients to premix the GFRC, placing the dry form GFRC into a mixer, adding water to the dry form GFRC and mixing the water and dry form GFRC to form a wet form of GFRC, allowing the wet form of GFRC to hydrate, providing a tower, placing a pump on the tower, the tower being higher than portion of the building to be sprayed, placing the wet form GFRC in the pump, pumping the wet form GFRC through a hose having a spray nozzle and spraying the GFRC onto the foam surface of the at least a portion of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Nasser Saebi
  • Publication number: 20130019562
    Abstract: Products and methods for treating imperfections in concrete surfaces, especially floors being polished, wherein the products are used with grinding equipment, and combine with concrete powder or fines to fill, e.g., cracks, holes and voids and blend with the existing color of the concrete surface thereby yielding a consistent, natural looking surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Darryl F. Manuel
  • Patent number: 8336275
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a fastener system is provided having an anchor (20) and a washer (40). The anchor includes an upset stud shaft (28) to which the washer is attached. The fastener system is preferably used in the inventive method of restoring/applying cladding such as plaster or plaster-like materials such as stucco. According to the inventive method, the anchors of the fastening system are driven into the building structure before application of a moisture barrier membrane. After application of the membrane, a support mesh (90) is secured to the anchors using the washers (40). This allows the membrane to provide a watertight seal around the fasteners. The inventive method may be used in new construction or restoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rodenhouse Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Rodenhouse
  • Patent number: 8312690
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a system and method of forming a decorative pervious concrete system are generally described. In some embodiments, the pervious concrete system comprises a coarse pervious layer, a binder layer, a decorative pervious layer and a decorative layer sealer. In some embodiments, the decorative pervious layer comprises a decorative aggregate which may be at least partially exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.
    Inventors: Byron A. Klemaske, II, Victor Alvin Klemaske, Christina Palpal-latoc, Andrew Weber
  • Publication number: 20120247045
    Abstract: A system and method of attaching a natural stone to a wall surface includes attaching a piece of natural stone to a base plate so as to leave at least a portion of the base plate uncovered by the piece of natural stone and attaching the base plate to the wall surface with a fastener extending through the uncovered portion of the base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas L. Schlough
  • Publication number: 20120216481
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement system that utilizes a lath for receiving cementitious material. Lath is affixed to support structure such as sheathing supported by studs as may commonly be found in building construction. Strip members are affixed to the lath and function as fastener guides. Fasteners penetrate the strips for affixing lath and strips to the support structure. The strips are made of a compressible material that protects the lath from damage due to impacts associated with installing the fasteners and forms a gasket-like seal around the fasteners. Strips may be used as drainage guides for directing water that may flow behind the lath. The width of the strips creates spacing between the lath and the support structure, which allows for controlling of a thickness of a base layer of cementitious material by selecting a desired width. In another embodiment, entangled filaments are used as lath material for receiving cementitious material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: MARY JANE HUNT-HANSEN, ROBERT WAYNE LOVE, WILLIAM CLYDE FOSTER, WILLIAM L. JOHNSON, SR.
  • Publication number: 20120159893
    Abstract: An earth retention system constructed with a top-down process that can be used for permanent below-grade structures, similar to a “soldier beam and lagging wall,” consists of vertical soldier piles, drainage and waterproofing, and a finished, reinforced concrete facing. The concrete facing is placed pneumatically (i.e., using so-called shotcrete). The system is well-suited to constructing below-grade portions of buildings where excavation lay back is not practical or cost effective and can incorporate permanent lateral support from tieback anchors. The below-grade structure is constructed by excavating down part way, constructing a waterproof “lift” portion of the ultimate structure, excavating down another part way, constructing another waterproof lift portion in a manner to be tied in with the lift portion immediately above, and repeating these steps until the below-grade structure is constructed to the desired depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Roy ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20120110936
    Abstract: A trim bead for a building wall incorporates an outwardly extending flange portion to provide a mechanical key for a layer of exterior finishing coatings, such as stucco coatings. The trim bead may be used in stucco systems for exterior building walls that employ continuous thermal insulation over the building wall substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: William F. Egan, David A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120085064
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a drying compound comprising from 50 to 85% of FGD gypsum and/or natural or processed gypsum, in mass percentages based on the total mass of the compound, presenting the following particle size characteristics: (i) a d50 from 35 to 70 ?m and (ii) a span (d90-d10/d50) lower than 2. The object of the invention is also a preparation process of the compound according to the invention. Finally, the object of the invention is a building process of a structure using this compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: LAFARGE PLATERS
    Inventors: Alain PETIT, Marc Domenech
  • Patent number: 8056301
    Abstract: A shear wall structure is formed on a building wall or section thereof designed to accommodate anticipated wind or seismic shear loads by initially securing one or more subsurface shear panels on the interior or exterior sides of the wood or steel framing studs. Each shear panel consists of a thin steel sheet (0.015? to 0.060? thick) laminated to a thin rigid sheet material such as medium density fiberboard ( 1/16? to ¼? thick). Subsequently, the shear panels are covered with a conventional interior (e.g., drywall panels) or exterior (e.g., plaster) finishing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Specialty Hardware L.P.
    Inventors: Albert C. Elliott, Jr., Gregory A. Kulpa, Allan J. Swartz
  • Patent number: 8006446
    Abstract: CO2-sequestering formed building materials are provided. The building materials of the invention include a composition comprising a carbonate/bicarbonate component. Additional aspects of the invention include methods of making and using the CO2-sequestering formed building material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Brent R. Constantz, Andrew Youngs, Terence C. Holland
  • Publication number: 20110179743
    Abstract: A premixed composition is formed from modified polyacrylate polymer, silicone emulsion, and silane, that cures rapidly to form a composition that can be used as a grout or coating. The premixed composition includes a latex resin including an acrylic-based polymer, a silicone emulsion, and a silane, and optionally may include various fillers, pigments, and adjuvants. These components in the proper proportions form a stable viscous suspension that can be floated into tile joints, and cleaned from an adjacent tile surface. The composition rapidly cures to form a hard mass that is resistant to abrasion, in both dry and wet conditions, is color consistent, and is resistant to staining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: CUSTOM BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven L. Taylor, Zosimo D. Pamaran