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Weather effects on sealing and polymeric sand installation.

May 5, 2021





Weather is an often overlooked factor that can affect the outcome of a sealing or polymeric sand install.

You can follow all other instructions to a tee but if the temperature is not within the desired range or rain shows up as you are sealing a surface or installing polymeric sand, the job could quickly turn into a potential failure.

In order to achieve optimum performance, Surebond sealers and PolySweep polymeric sand have specific installation instructions that include weather considerations listed on the product packaging and technical data sheets. Those guidelines are meant to be followed and shouldn’t be considered as negotiable in order to complete a job on time. When you take a chance on the weather, you are gambling with the outcome of the project!

Weather Considerations

For Sealers

·    Apply when day and night temperatures are between 40°F and 95°F

·    Surface should be dry – waiting approximately 24 hours after rain or cleaning

·    Protect surface if pop-up showers appear



Weather Considerations

For Polymeric Sand


·    Install when the temperature should be above 35°F for 24 hours

·    Surface should be dry at time of installation and no rain in the forecast for at least 12 hours afterwards

·    Protect surface if pop-up showers appear


Click on the link below for more information:

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Holiday Hours / Closures

November 20, 2020

We will be closed the following days to allow our employees to spend well deserved time with their family over the Holidays. Please keep this schedule in mind when visiting our showroom or picking up material.


Closed Thursday November 26th – Monday 30th / Normal hours resume Tuesday December 1st @ 7am


Closed Friday December 25th / Normal hours resume Monday December 28th @ 7am

New Years:

Closed Friday January 1st / Normal hours resume Monday January 4th @ 7am

We thank all of our customers for their business over the year and look forward to serving you in 2021!


IQ Power Tools Virtual Saw Maintenance Training Webinar

May 15, 2020

Thursday May 21st @ 1:00 PM, register by clicking on the link below. Make sure your saw is ready for the season!

http://iQ Maintenance: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DdHbWHLnQQ6ninYt7POzYA





May 15, 2020

Beginning Monday May 18th we will be opening the office an hour earlier at 7:00 AM and closing an hour earlier at 3:30PM. You must arrive prior to 3:30 PM to get a loading slip in the office. The yard will load up to 4:00 PM. Please note that we suggest you allow enough time to get loaded as there could be multiple vehicles waiting to load prior to the yard closing at 4:00 PM.




February 27, 2020


Join us March 31st for this unique opportunity to learn more about hardscape cleaning and sealing from start to finish! Class is open to Authorized Dealers & Contractors. Space is limited so register today.

SEK-Surebond Certification Class 2020 Bauer Block 3.31.20

All new stainless steel cooking grate!

April 1, 2019

We now carry a new stainless steel cooking grate for our firepits. This can be used with either the round or square version. Visit your local Authorized Dealer for more information.

IQ Power Tools now at The Bauer Company Inc.

September 25, 2018

The Bauer Company is pleased to announce our partnership with IQ Power Tools to bring you the latest in OSHA Compliant Saws. We are your source for the new iQMS362 dust control saws. Are you still dry cutting with that cloud of dust in the air, or cutting wet and creating a difficult to remove concrete slurry that stains and looks unsightly on your installs? Not any more…

The iQMS362 saw features


  • Speed, accuracy, and the ability to cut a wide range of masonry materials.
  • Cut brick, pavers, stone and veneer with unmatched precision.
  • 16.5” blade allows for a 5.5” depth and a full 24” length of cut.
  • Cuts up to 40% faster than any other masonry saw in its class
  • Easy to move and transport, ideal for any location, readily available power.
  • High-flotation tires allow one person to move over rough jobsite terrain.
  • Integrated stand with a gas-shock powered lifting/lowering mechanism.
  • Operates on standard 120v and 20 amps.
  • Workers’ health, safety and compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Integrated dust collection captures up to 99.5% of hazardous silica dust.
  • Meets the 2017 OSHA silica standard.
  • Cut dry while protecting the health and safety of your workforce.

Did you know that the 2017 OSHA regulation prohibits dry cutting without a way to contain the dangerous silica dust, or that just one offense can cost you over $12,000 in fines. You can’t afford not to have one of these saws on your next job.

Contact The Bauer Company today to purchase yours and be OSHA compliant. $2750.00 as shown with stand and blade!

Visit the link below for more info and to see the saw in action!




We carry Surebond Cleaners and Sealers for all your Hardscape Projects

June 6, 2018



Nicolock Paving Stones

May 14, 2018

Did you know The Bauer Company carries Nicolock Paving Stones. These are available through our Authorized Dealer locations. Nicolock pavers combined with our Keystone Retaining Walls can help you create the outdoor entertainment area you’ve been wanting!


2018 Armstrong County Home Expo

April 25, 2018

If your looking for ideas for those Spring home projects be sure to stop out and visit us at the 2018 Armstrong County Home Expo @ The Belmont Complex in Kittanning Fri. Sat. & Sun. May 4th – 6th.


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