Tag: extended life

Worker applying Pli-Dek waterproofing solution with hand trowel

Understanding ASTM Performance Requirements for Waterproofing Systems

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is an international, non-profit standards and performance testing organization formed in 1898 to address the frequent breakage of locomotive rails made from steel. Today, the ASTM issues a set of technical standards that define a wide range of products, systems, services, and materials, in terms of generally […]

three 3 inch deck drain with cap

Deck Drains for Deck Waterproofing Systems

  Deck drains for deck waterproofing systems serve more than extending the life of a deck. They improve the safety of decks; especially in those areas where rain fall is heavy. They are only part of the overall waterproofing system that all decks should consider incorporating in their design. They are a special feature that when […]

Inspections of Unwaterproofed Decks After Rainstorms

Inspections of Unwaterproofed Decks After Rainstorms There isn’t any question that rain can do just as much damage as any earthquake or other nature element can. No matter how much rain you get, even a short rainstorm can cause damage to things exposed outside your home. An outdoor deck is extremely vulnerable, especially if you […]

Applying deck coating to eliminate ponding and improve water drainage

Deck Drainage & Waterproofing: From Sloping to Drains

  If you have no experience with waterproofing your deck, you’re already playing risk with how fast you’ll need maintenance done. Even if you have done waterproofing on your deck recently, one aspect many people ignore too often is how important good drainage systems are. Deck drainage and waterproofing complement one another because they’re basically […]

Waterproofing a staircase correctly

Stair Waterproofing: A Step in the Right Direction

  Stair waterproofing systems exposed to the outdoor elements always cause the owners or managers of public buildings to squint. These areas of public and even private access are ripe for lawsuits. Slip and fall cases are all too familiar in the courtrooms across the nation. Usually economically minor, these cases are often referred to as […]

Tools Used By Waterproof System Installers

The Challenges Experienced in The Deck Waterproofing Industry

Waterproofing has been part of the broader construction industry for a long time. The need to protect structures from the harmful effects of exposure to water and other environmental elements has been important dating back when wooden boats needed special sealants to keep them afloat. Over time, specialization in the waterproofing industry has taken root, […]

View of concrete patio from above

Insight Into the Unknown Benefits of Waterproofing

  When thinking about waterproofing, most think of what seems to be the obvious reason for waterproofing their deck- protection from water. Water damage to wood causes it to expand and crack pre-maturely. But other than water damage, there are several other benefits to waterproofing you may not know. What are the unknown benefits of waterproofing? […]

The Benefits of Epoxy Showroom Flooring

  Showrooms are designed to evoke a positive psychological and emotional response from patrons when they first enter the product display area. Whether it is a car dealership incorporating a sense of style and sophistication to complement its line of high-quality polished vehicles, or a home decor gallery seeking a unique personality to display modern […]