This year was the 47th annual tournament that once again featured some top talent from Southern Alberta to Northern Alberta. The eight teams at this years tournament were: Raymond Comets (host), Foothills, LCI, Harry Ainlay, Magrath, Ross Sheppard, Cardston and Centennial.
We would like to extend our congratulations to the 2013 Sugar Bowl Champions, the Ross Sheppard T-Birds from Edmonton who defeated the LCI Rams from Lethbridge with a final score of 72-68
What makes a Superior Finish? It’s the options. With Master Wall you have the choice of standard as well as custom colors. All Master Wall finishes feature DPR (Dirt Pickup Resistant) polymers and the regional choice of either marble or quartz aggregates. Their new Silky Smooth Spray and Desert Sand textures are extra creamy with excellent color retention.
Standard textures include Perfect, Spray, Desert Sand, R-Coarse and Refinish. Visit our stores for additional options that have specifically been designed for us.
*From Data Sheets
Superior Finishes are Master Wall® Inc.’s textured finish line. Available in a variety of colors and textures, it completes the look of your building. In addition to many standard colors, we also custom color match. Superior Finishes may be applied over Master Wall Base Coats or prepared substrates including brick, masonry, concrete and stucco. Superior Finishes work great for interior applications as well. Superior Finishes are available in five-gallon (19L) pails and is typically toweled onto the wall surface with a stainless steel trowel.
Refinish Texture: Varies depending upon application
*Coverages are estimated and vary
Weight: 70lbs (32kg), Refinish: 65lbs (29.5kg)
Working Time: Ready to use right from the pail after pre-mixing. Formulated for production application.
Drying Time: Varies by air temperature, humidity and surface temperature. Under normal room temperatures Superior Finish will firm set in 8-12 hours and fully set in 48-72 hours. Protect the finish from rain and temperatures less than 40°F (5° C) for a minimum of 24 hours.
Application/Storage Temperatures: 40°F (5°C) to 110°F (43°C). Store out of direct sunlight.
Shelf Life: 2 years under normal conditions.
Job Conditions – Air and substrate temperature for application of Superior Finishes must be 40°F or higher and must remain 40°F or higher for a minimum of 24 hours. Provide temporary protection to protect the wall system from damage until permanent flashings, caps and sealants are installed. Store materials within prescribed temperature limits and out of direct sunlight. High temperatures will reduce working times, Low temperatures and/or high humidity will extend working, set and dry times.
Preparation – The substrate must be approved by Master Wall® Inc., clean, dry, structurally sound and free of efflorescence, oil, grease, form release agents and curing compounds or anything that would affect bond. Painted surfaces are not acceptable and must be removed. Concrete and surfaces should cure for a minimum of 28 days. Stucco should be cured until clean, dry and hard-typically 14 days.
Interior drywall should be finished and made ready for paint. Prime surfaces with Primecoat primer prior to finishing.
Base Coats – must be flat, dry hard, and free of efflorescence. Master Wall® base coats must cure a minimum of 12 hours before application of Superior Finish. Substrates of brick, masonry or concrete should be leveled smooth using either Master Wall base coats or stucco.
Mixing – Thoroughly stir Superior Finish using a heavy duty 1/2 drill at 400 – 500 rpm and a heavy duty mixing paddle. Small amounts of clean, potable water may be added to obtain a workable consistency. To avoid color variations, add the same amount of water to each pail. Do not exceed 24 ounces (0.7L) of water per pail of finish.
Application – Apply a uniform thickness (about 1/16″, 1.6 mm) of Superior Finish to the substrate using a stainless steel trowel. Spread evenly and then scrape the finish coat down to a thickness no greater than the largest aggregate in the material. Immediately float the finish coat using a plastic float to the desired texture. Always maintain a wet edge to achieve uniformity of texture and color.
For Professional Results (Not intended for use with dark colors.)
Apply finish coats away from direct sunlight. Cold joints or color variations can occur if the finish dries too quickly.
Consider priming stucco surfaces with Primecoat to even out finish absorption.
Surfaces exposed to the weather must be sloped (6:12 minimum).
Finishes are intended for the approved substrates listed above and should not be applied directly to gypsum board or insulation board products.
Under certain conditions dark colors may show efflorescence on the surface during the cure process.
Clean Up -Tools and equipment can be cleaned with soapy water while the Superior Finish is still wet.
Information contained in this product data sheet conforms to the standard detail recommendations and specifications for the installation of Master Wall® Inc. products and is presented in good faith. Master Wall® Inc. assumes no liability, expressed or implied as to the architecture, engineering, or workmanship of any project. This information may be concurrent with, or superseded by other applicable documents, such as specifications and details. Contact Master Wall® Inc. for the most current product information.
Kodiak Mountain Stone produces many different profiles of manufactured stone veneer for use on both interior and exterior projects. Our manufactured stone veneer is a great product for both renovation projects as well as new construction projects both large and small.
Our feature product today is our Ready Stack profile of our manufactured stone veneer. Ready Stack is a beautiful panel system (Stacked Stone) which gives the appearance of many smaller stones being dry-stacked together. The panel system of our Ready Stack manufactured stone veneer makes installation easy on any project from an exterior of a building to the fireplace inside.
We hope as you are looking for ideas for your project we can help inspire you with this featured video of our Ready Stack manufactured stone veneer. As you watch the video you will notice how extensive the use of this product can be.
Kodiak Mountain Stone has continued it’s support of high school athletic programs in Southern Alberta for the 2013-2014 season. This past weekend we were major sponsors of the 35th Annual Cougar Classic Boys Basketball Tournament in Cardston AB.
The final game on Saturday night was between the host team, Cardston Cougars, and the LCI Rams from Lethbridge. It was a great game that came down to the wire. Kodiak Mountain Stone would like to extend our congratulations to the Cardston Cougars in their championship performance.
Our next sponsored basketball tournament will the Sugar Bowl held in Raymond AB on December 27-28. Sugar Bowl is always an exciting tournament, we hope to see you there supporting your team!
Following a third-quarter slowdown, total housing starts in Alberta’s 7 largest cities increased 7% year-over-year in October to 2,756 units. Single-detached starts rose 9% from a year earlier to 1,326 units while multi-family starts in October were up by 6% to 1,430 units. On a seasonally adjusted annual basis, total housing starts in October reached a rate of 33,440 units (SAAR) in Alberta’s urban areas compared with a revised rate of 28,258 units in September. After 10 months in 2013, total starts in Alberta’s major cities were up by 6% from this time last year to 26,916 units.
In the existing home market, Alberta’s realtors are on-track for their best year since 2007. Residential MLS sales in October were up 16% from a year prior, representing the best October sales figure ever recorded. The provincial average resale price for homes sold on the MLS in October was up 4% from the same month last year to $377,084. In comparison, the national average price rose 9% from October 2012 to $391,820.
Following improvements in August and September, total housing starts in the Lethbridge CA (Census Agglomeration) decreased year-over-year in October by 41% to 51 units. After 10 months this year, total starts in Lethbridge were down 3.5% from January to October 2012 to 526 units.
Single-detached: Single-detached starts in Lethbridge decreased by 24.5% year-over-year in October to 37 units. So far this year, builders have poured foundations for 431 single-family homes, down 3.6% from the 447 units recorded in the first 10 months of 2012.
Multi-family (semi, row & apartment): Multi-family starts in Lethbridge declined by 62% from a year prior in October to 14 units. For the year-to-date, multiple dwelling starts have reached 95 units, down 3% from the same time in 2012.
RESIDENTIAL (MLS) RESALES
For the fifth month succession, existing homes sales (MLS) in Lethbridge increased on a year-over- year basis in October. Sales rose by 8% over October 2012 to 178 units. After 10 months this year, MLS residential sales in Lethbridge were up by 6.7% over the same time in 2012 to 1,998 units.
RESIDENTIAL RESALE PRICES
Following relatively modest gains in August and September, the average residential resale (MLS) price in Lethbridge increased in October by 5% from a year prior to $254,868. For the year-to-date, however, average existing home prices were down by 2% from January to October 2012 to $245,540.
Following a slowdown in August and September centred largely in the multi-family segment, total housing starts in the Calgary Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) increased in October by 19% year- over-year to 1,162 units. While activity inside the City of Calgary was up by just 1% to 793 units, starts in the municipalities outside the city limits rose by 87% from a year prior. To the end of October, housing starts in the Calgary region have decreased by 9% from the first 10 months of 2012 to 9,995 units.
Single-detached: Single-detached starts in Calgary surged in October by 29% from a year earlier to 569 units. This represented the eighth consecutive month of single-family starts above the 500 unit mark. For the year-to-date, single-family starts were up 9.5% from January to October 2012 to 5,392 units.
Multi-family (semi, row & apartment): Multi-family starts in Greater Calgary increased by 10% year- over-year in October to 593 units. After 10 months in 2013, multi-unit starts were down by 24% from the same time in 2012 to 4,603 units.
NEW HOUSE PRICES
Statistics Canada’s new house price index (NHPI) for Calgary was up by 6.3% year-over-year in September. Calgary’s NHPI growth was again the strongest in Canada due to higher materials, labour and land development costs. This index of contractor selling prices was up on average by 5% after three quarters of 2013. CMHC’s average absorbed new house price for Calgary decreased by 5.8% from a year prior in September to $552,519. There was a drop in the proportion of units selling for over $650,000 while units selling between $350,000 and $550,000 gained market share. After three quarters in 2013, the average absorbed price was up 1% from January to September 2012 to $577,806.
RESIDENTIAL (MLS) RESALES
For the seventh consecutive month, residential MLS sales in Calgary increased on a year-over-year basis in October. Sales advanced by 19% from a year earlier in October to 2,510 units. Existing home sales (Calgary region) to the end of October were up almost 12% from the first 10 months of 2012 to 26,239 units. This will be the best year for Calgary’s realtors since 2007.
RESIDENTIAL RESALE PRICES
Residential resale home prices (MLS) in the Calgary region increased in October by 4% year-over- year to $436,216. CREB attributed the price gains to persistent sellers’ market conditions. For the year-to-date, the average MLS resale home price in the Calgary area was up by 6% over January to October 2012 to $436,238.
Following a third quarter slowdown, total housing starts in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) increased by 11% year-over-year in October to 1,317 units. So far this year, total starts in Greater Edmonton were up by almost 20% from the first 10 months of 2012 to 12,337 units. This will be the best year for the industry since 2007.
Single-detached: Single-detached starts in the Edmonton Capital Region increased in October by 13% from a year prior to 540 units. For the year to date, single-family starts in the Edmonton region have increased by 6% from January to October 2012 to 5,014 units.
Multi-family (semi, row & apartment): Multiple unit starts in Metro Edmonton increased by 10% year- over-year in October to 777 units. On a year-to-date basis, multi-family starts were up by 31% from the first 10 months of 2012 to 7,323 units. With 2 months left in 2013, multi-family builders have already posted their best performance since 1982.
NEW HOUSE PRICES
Statistics Canada’s New House Price Index (NHPI) for Edmonton increased 0.2% year-over-year in September. This index of contractor selling prices was up on average by 0.6% in the first 9 months of 2013. In contrast, CMHC’s average absorbed new house price for Edmonton surged by 17.6% year- over-year in September to $583,600. There was a sharp decrease in the proportion of units selling for under $450,000. After 9 months this year, average absorbed prices were up 3.2% from January to September of 2012 to $530,351.
RESIDENTIAL (MLS) RESALES
For the fourth consecutive month, residential MLS sales in the Edmonton CMA increased on a year- over-year basis in October. Metro’s MLS home sales increased by 7% from a year prior to 1,346 units. Realtor sales across the region (CMA only) were up almost 7% to the end of October compared with the same time last year to 15,099 units.
RESIDENTIAL RESALE PRICES
Residential MLS® resale prices in the Edmonton CMA increased by almost 2% year-over-year in October to an average of $337,599. Price gains were moderated by an uptick in activity by entry-level buyers purchasing condominiums. After 10 months this year, average home prices were up by over 3% from January to October 2012 to $349,409.