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Stucco Wall Before and After

Stucco Wall Before and After

We completed our new plaster/stucco wall which meets EPA Leeds and Carbon Footprinting standards. Please review the “Before” and “After” photos. One can also build a wall out of metal studs instead of wood studs, but we had to repair the existing wall. Not...

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New Plaster/Stucco Wall: Final Phase

New Plaster/Stucco Wall: Final Phase

Please reread “New Plaster/Stucco Wall”. The long and short of it is that we got, and paid for permits that were not necessary. We got the same look that we wanted in the original block wall with a ½” plaster/stucco specification. As expected, the...

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My Plaster Stucco Wall (continued)

My Plaster Stucco Wall (continued)

Phase II: Original Fence Repair Permit We were informed by the city that IF we repaired the existing fence we would not need a building permit. Being an ex-plaster/stucco contractor I started thinking how I COULD REPAIR the existing fence. The...

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My Plaster/Stucco Wall

My Plaster/Stucco Wall

Phase I: Permits For approximately three months we tried to obtain a building permit for a new block stucco wall to replace a 25-year old plus wood cedar fence. The new wall was to be located in the same place and the same height. The old wall...

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Endorsement

Endorsement

I highly recommend Kel-Crete Admixture and Kel-Crete's Sealer. I have been a Plastering Contractor in Napa California since 1976, and have been involved with the Plastering Trade since 1962. I was recently introduced to Kel-Crete, and am pleasantly surprised with the...

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Pump Aids Equal Admixture

Pump Aids Equal Admixture

We just returned from visiting some job sites in California. On one project we were meeting with the plastering contractor to introduce him to our Kel-Crete admixture. He was using Gibco's PRF and a pump aid. A project inspector came up and I asked him about the...

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Pump Aid Admixture

Pump Aid Admixture

Re: Kel-Crete Premium Liquid Admixture vs. Gibco's PRF/MRF admixture (pump aid admixture) We recently received a phone call from a material supply company (dealer). He said, "Chuck, a contractor came into our place and wanted to purchase Kel-Crete...

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Pump aids vs. admixtures

Pump aids vs. admixtures

 What is the difference between a pump aid for pumping of stucco, plaster, shotcrete, etc. mortars and admixtures for water reducing, air entraining, plasticizing, etc.? There is no difference at all. If one cannot take the pumping aid out of the mix design that goes...

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New Look

New Look

Most of you who go to our web site may notice the new labels on our Kel-Crete Premium Liquid Admixture, and our Kel-Prime curing/hardening/sealing/bonding agent. The new labels have more job-site information and directions. The 54 years and...

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The Bonsai Tree

The Bonsai Tree

We, as you may imagine, are very proud to have clients such as Disney Corp. specify our Kel-Crete products. It's also very rewarding to have a special friend give us a bonsai tree that is cemented in our Kel-Crete product, and will last forever without any...

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