BASF and Spec Mix Inc. announced a joint marketing agreement to combine the advantages of BASF’s stucco finishes, water-resistive barriers, reinforcing basecoats and PermaLath 1000 fiberglass lath with computer-batched Spec Mix Fiber Base Coat stucco.
BASF’s Wall Systems business and Spec Mix Inc. announced a
joint marketing agreement. The program enables contractors to combine the
advantages of BASF’s stucco finishes, water-resistive barriers, reinforcing
basecoats and PermaLath 1000 fiberglass lath with computer-batched Spec Mix
Fiber Base Coat stucco in systems that are covered by a single source warranty.
The Fiber Base Coat stucco is an ICC code approved, dry,
pre-blended cement stucco basecoat that is engineered with proprietary
admixtures and fibers that reduce shrinkage and checking. Produced at more than
40 manufacturing facilities in the United States
SPEC MIX FBC is computer batched for consistency and performance unmatched by
traditional field-mixed stucco. It can be installed as a “one coat stucco”
basecoat or as the scratch and brown coat in a traditional stucco application.
Available in 80- and 3,000-pound packages, the product meets the requirements
for ASTM C 926.
The computer-batching process and strict quality control
procedures ensure that the finished product complies with tight design and
specification requirements. The portable SPEC MIX silo systems introduced to
the construction industry in 1989 can be enclosed to permit year-round
construction in all climates. These unique material delivery systems increase a
contractor’s productivity and provide a means of eliminating disposable
packaging and jobsite waste. Pallets and bulk bag containers are reusable and
are picked up when a new load of material is delivered to a site.
The SPEC MIX system also helps eliminate the shoveling and
heavy lifting associated with field mixing to reduce the potential for job site
Randy Donovan, manager of Technical Services for BASF’s Wall
Systems business, likes what this automation means to the eventual quality of
the wall. “By eliminating shovel work, there is no chance that a worker will
produce a mix that has too much or too little sand. A proper mix is essential
to the performance of the wall.”
BASF will issue warranties for FBC projects that include key
Wall Systems components, including finishes, PermaLath fiberglass lath, fluid
applied water-resistive barriers and reinforced acrylic base coats supplied by
BASF’s Senergy, Finestone, SonoWall or Acrocrete distributors. The durations of
the single source warranties range up to 15 years, depending upon the system
For additional information, visit www.wallsystems.basf.com or call your local Wall Systems distributor at BASF.