Tag: durability

pedestrian traffic coating vs slab waterproofing

Pedestrian Traffic Coating vs. Between Slab Waterproofing

If you have been considering a project of new construction, upgrading an existing structure or performing maintenance on concrete areas, you may have come across terminology that is confusing. Pedestrian traffic coating and between slab waterproofing are two coatings that may be suggested by a contractor to protect concrete slabs. While both are waterproofing sealants for concrete, their […]

ICC Evaluation Service: Who are they?

Many building professionals understand the importance of the ICC Evaluation Service, but the average real-estate owner does not. When it comes to evaluating a waterproof decking system like Pli-Dek, it is essential that you have a higher standard for the quality of materials than is normally checked by local building inspectors. The ICC-ES standards are […]

Flame of a fire

Understanding the Importance of Fire Ratings

When a homeowner is deciding on or a contractor is building an outdoor deck , one of the first things that comes to mind in protecting the integrity of the deck is to apply a quality coating to waterproof the structure. However, what is often overlooked is the importance of fire ratings for the coating product selected. Why does […]

Tools an Applicator Should Have

Top Accessories Every Applicator Should Have

A new waterproof deck coating is a sure-fire way to improve the function, durability, looks and value of your patio, deck or pool area.  The application of a waterproof deck coating requires know-how and a good set of tools and accessories to complete the job in proper fashion. The sub-floor can be a 3/4 inch plywood base, […]

Tools Used By Waterproof System Installers

6 Ways Applicators Extend the Life of Waterproof Deck Coatings

  Before application: The foundation of the new waterproof deck, whether it be concrete or plywood, is essential to be of sound construction. The waterproof deck cannot be used as a structural component. In other words, do not have the impression that the waterproof deck coating is going to fill-in holes or provide structural integrity. What […]