SKIMCRETE XL IMPROVED

28 June

SKIMCRETE XL IMPROVED

SKIMCRETE XL® is Dependable’s tried and true cementitious skimcoat and floor patch. Many installers love the installation and final characteristics of the XL. Today we are pleased to announce tweaks to this solid product. The new SKIMCRETE XL formula includes: IMPROVED trowelability and workability characteristics. SKIMCRETE XL is now smoother and easier to install than…


23 May

Keene Village Plastics & Dependable Welcome New Employees

Cleveland, Ohio—May 23, 2019 – Keene Family of Companies is proud to announce and welcome two new employees. Matt Warren, a graduate from Notre Dame College, joins Keene Village Plastics (KVP) as the Sales & Marketing Manager. Warren’s background is comprised of developing effective marketing strategies and building customer relationships. Warren excels in managing large…


23 May

The Great White Patch

Skimming gypsum substrates can be difficult, but Dependable has a new solution for repairing gypsum concrete.  When you need to smooth a gypsum floor, Dependable’s new POLYSKIM® offers a superior solution to your problem. Gypsum floors present a tricky solution for flooring installers. Unlike other substrates, gypsum’s parched surface force installers to meticulously prepare the…


23 April

Acoustics in Concrete High Rise: a KeedeRoll™ MT Profile

Keene Building Products and Dependable Floor Prep are known for our solutions in wood frame multi-family construction and innovative solutions for concrete high-rise projects.   Noise pollution causes the second most litigation in multi-family construction. Although the nature of concrete structures inherently reduces the amount of low frequency noise, high frequency noise transfer between floors…


20 March

Revitalizing Your Old Apartment

Remodeling historic structures revitalizes communities and turns eye sores into fantastic new living spaces.  The same is true of in-use multifamily apartment and condos throughout the United States.  The first step to remodeling any apartment, or multifamily unit, is to renovate the flooring, which unfortunately can present a daunting challenge due to compromised gypsum substrates.…


15 November

Project Profile: NoCal Custom Home using Skimflow LP + KeedeLath

Residential Home Livermore, CA KEEDELATH™ SKIMFLOW® LP Dependable is excited to be involved in the building process of an 8,000 sq. ft. home in Livermore, CA. The homeowners used KEEDELATH™ and SKIMFLOW® LP for their floor prep needs. After a radiant heating system was in place, workers installed KEEDELATH. This product was implemented into the…


16 May

ARTICLE: Sound Control Round Table: Adhesives vs. Underlayments

“Sound control, whether achieved through an adhesive or an underlayment, is an essential component of a hard surface flooring installation. In commercial projects, sound control will help meet building code requirements. In residential homes, a noisy hardwood or resilient could result in an angry callback.” FCI convened a panel of industry experts to discuss adhesives vs. underlayments…


26 April

Project Profile Using GSL K2.6

A new 2 story condominium complex was being designed in Plainfield, Indiana. One important aspect that any home needs is a well-designed floor ceiling assembly. To achieve this, Dependable, LLC’s  GSL® K2.6 was used for the floor underlayment. GSL K2.6 gypsum cement is an underlayment designed to provide code compliance in wood and concrete UL fire rated…


12 April

Dependable, LLC Announces New Territory Manager

Dan Belisario, a resident of New Jersey, joins the Keene Building Products and Dependable, LLC sales team as Territory Manager of Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, NYC Metro, and New Jersey. Belisario has more than 30 years in sales experience in the construction/building industry, including multiple Regional Sales Manager roles, and owning and operating his own company.…


9 April

Slus, Patches and Skimcoats: Tips for Novices and Pros

In this manufacturer roundtable, FCI speaks with installation products manufacturers about self-leveling underlayments (SLUs), patches and skimcoats. The manufacturers share tips for both novices and experts on working with these materials.     To read the article, please click HERE Check out our White Skimcoat here. Article by: Michael Chmielecki Floor Covering Installer Magazine April 2018