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Abrasives, diamond blades, drill bits, empty buckets, garbage bags, extension cords, hand cleaner, job site protection, Kraft paper, lubricants, paper towels, rags, rock salt, scrapers, shrink wrap, toilet paper, wheelbarrows, windshield washer fluid are among the many maintenance accessory items we stock.
Safety is paramount and should not be overlooked. See us for all your job site safety requirements. Stocked items include: Fall arrest harnesses, lanyards and rope grabs, head protection, gloves, hearing protection and many other categories or equipment.
A wide selection of tapes in stock or as special order include: masking, painter’s masking, duct, red sheathing, aluminum foil, strapping, carton sealing, filament, VHB and others..
BCG has been a primary supplier of products for Glaziers for over 50 years. As Tremco’s first distributor in Ontario we have a great deal of experience supplying this industry’s needs. Glazing requires a number of products to effectively install either the glass itself or a window assembly onto a building while maintaining the integrity of the building envelope. Glazing (or fenestration) involves mounting glass into a window frame or is sometimes referenced when installing a completed window. The glass component of the window assembly is the “glazing”.
Preformed pressure sensitive butyl gasketing tape for window installations. Tremco 440 tape is an extruded, pre-formed putty-like tape available in a number of size configurations to act as a flexible seal between the glass and window frame in non-compression glazing. It absorbs the expansion and contraction between the two substrates to keep your window both air and watertight. It can also be used between other surfaces like metal or wood to allow movement to occur without losing integrity.
Polyshim II is also an extruded, pre-formed 100% solids butyl tape with a continuous EPDM rubber shim running along the length of the tape to control compression. This tape is used in compression glazing systems for curtain wall, punched or ribbon window compression glazing or sloped glazing applications.
Closed-cell polyethylene glazing tape is an alternative to butyl tapes for similar glazing or gasketing applications. It has an aggressive acrylic adhesive on one or both sides for use in PVC, wood or metal window frames. Excellent UV and weather resistance for exterior glazing or other applications. Foam tapes have superior rebound capabilities without the fear of squeeze-out under heavy wind loads.
Levelling shims are essential to maintain the correct slope or level for windows as well as many other building components. Available in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials to ensure the job gets done efficiently and cost effectively.
Setting blocks are made of a variety of materials like EPDM, PVC, Neoprene, Silicone, Silicone Compatible rubber etc. They are designed to support the glass lite and protect it from contact with the sash as well as suspending it above any potential ponding water in the glazing cavity.
Most adhesives, including silicones, can negatively affect the mirror backing and cause defects to show through to the reflective surface. Mirror mastics or mirror adhesives are specifically designed to adhere mirrors to a surface without causing damage to the mirror itself.
Glass handling equipment such as suction lifters, sanding belts, glass cutters, pliers, glazing gaskets/splines are all available through BCG. These accessories are high quality, name brand products, which will make your tasks easier to accomplish and ensure professional quality results
Protecting the structural integrity of a building or structure as well as any interior components or finishes is the job of the waterproofing system. Not to be confused with dampproofing, waterproofing will withstand a head of hydrostatic pressure whereas dampproofing will not as it relies on water shedding without a head pressure. Both types of moisture protection are available and have their place in the construction industry. It is important to know and understand the differences to best protect the building. Waterproofing is an important and critical component to your building envelope system.
If your waterproofing membrane will be exposed to any type of traffic, ultraviolet light, furniture etc. it is necessary to protect the membrane from all of those things that will potentially damage or shorten the life expectancy of your membrane. Traditionally this was accomplished with a two-step application of the membrane itself (base coat) followed by a protection layer (top coat). This method is still employed in the majority of circumstances although there are also some one-coat materials available for lighter traffic areas.
Waterproofing membranes designed for vehicular traffic areas are subject to much higher performance criteria as they must withstand far greater stresses than a pedestrian system. Abrasion, shear, adhesion, torque, snow plowing, chemical attack, type of vehicle traffic and amount of traffic volume are among the stresses that must be taken into account when choosing a membrane for vehicle traffic. Aesthetic considerations are also important to most building owners and are another reason for using a traffic membrane. The inconvenience to the occupants and owners during the application and curing process is high, which increases the importance of system selection and consultation prior to commencing.
Cold, fluid applied waterproofing membranes are traditionally used for below grade or split slab construction applications. Fluid applied membranes have the advantage of creating a seamless, monolithic coating to withstand head pressure and prevent water ingress to the structure. The lack of seams, which are a potential weak area, make these types of materials an integral and often specified component in the building or structure.
Hot rubberized asphalt has been employed for many years in similar applications as the cold applied fluids, in particular for roofing applications. Similar to the cold applied products, it will also create a fully bonded, seamless and monolithic membrane resistant to hydrostatic pressure. The process of applying this type of membrane requires special equipment and experience but results in excellent long lasting protection.
Waterstops come in a variety of types, shapes, sizes and usages. Waterstops can be made of various types of plastic such as PVC, thermoplastic vulcanized rubber, polyethylene or rubbers like neoprene or SBR as well as various metals. Hydrophilic waterstops are another method of controlling water ingress through cold joints (not for use in expansion joints where movement is expected) as they expand upon contact with water and stop it from passing through the joint.
Commonly referred to as “Peel & Stick” membranes, these are sheet (roll) applied products that are fully adhered to the substrate to mitigate lateral water movement. Advantages of this type of membrane include factory controlled thickness, elastomeric properties that allow the membrane to move with the building, vapour and gas resistant properties as well as ease of installation and no specialty equipment needed during the installation.