Minnesota adhesives manufacturer SRW Products has released a new adhesive that bonds hardscape materials such as stone to vertical surfaces. The adhesive cures in under five seconds, allowing construction professionals to eliminate bracing and even the use of mortar to secure hardscape materials to walls.
The company says that Vertical Instant Lock Adhesive outperforms polyurethane and silicone adhesives when used for vertical installations. In testing, the adhesive was able to secure stone pavers weighing 25 pounds to a vertical wall. The adhesive can be used to bond stone, block, metal, tile, glass, wood and brick to vertical surfaces, and is likely to be widely used to install stone or brick veneers. Domestic consumers will use it to simplify tasks as large as installing outdoor kitchens and as small as putting up metal house numbers on exteriors or installing towel rails onto tiled surfaces.