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Below Grade Waterproofing: Why It’s Used and the Benefits

Below Grade Waterproofing: Why It’s Used and the Benefits No doubt you’ve had some kind of waterproofing done on your outdoor deck or interior floor space, despite being only familiar with above-grade systems. Did you know below-grade waterproofing is also available for areas below ground level? If you have a below-ground deck or a basement, […]

Code compliance with water proofing solutions

The Importance of Code Compliant Testing on Waterproofing Systems

The Importance of Code Compliant Testing on Waterproofing Systems   When choosing the best waterproofing system for your job, always look for manufacturers that are code compliant and industry certified. Code compliant manufacturers are those with proprietary systems that have been tested through independent assembly testers and the industry regulatory agencies such as ASTM (American […]

Tools Used By Waterproof System Installers

Top Tools Used By Waterproof System Installers

If you’ve never had any waterproofing done to your outdoor deck, it pays to get it done as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the longer the job becomes to take care of possible wood rot or concrete deterioration. In some cases, it could mean complete deck replacement. In all, though, it’s going to […]

Deck Flashing installed before waterproofing system

Why Flashing is Important for Deck Waterproofing Systems

Many times, homeowners looking to renovate their homes have pulled an aging door only to reveal siding, sheathing, and framing that’s consistent with colonies of ants and rotting wood. The lack of metal flashing leave the house without any means to prevent water from seeping in between the boards or supporting decks of the establishments. […]

ASTM Performance Requirements for Waterproofing Systems

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 […]

Pli-Dek System Detail - Deck Plan View

Architectural Details in Deck Waterproofing: How it Helps During the Installation Phase

Installing a deck waterproofing system is a procedure that should occur during a home’s construction to bring long-term protection from water. Unfortunately, far too many people build their homes and outdoor deck without thinking about doing waterproofing first. This only leads to fast deterioration of the concrete or plywood used on the deck. In time, […]