Tag: nontraditional

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To Lath or Not To Lath?

Do you have a plywood deck that you want to waterproof? There are a number of possible solutions to the task at hand that can be divided into two categories. First, a waterproofing that is rolled (like paint) or troweled directly over the plywood, or second, a lath system that employs a mesh bottom layer. Lets […]

Waterproof lifespan of your deck

How Many Years Does Your Waterproof Deck Coating Have?

How many years does your waterproof deck coating have depends on a number of factors. It is not unlike most projects or endeavors taken on in life. It always begins with a good foundation, followed by continued attention to assure its integrity, while keeping an eye on the effects wrought by over- or long-term use. The […]

A Deck Waterproofing Project

Can Anyone Install Your Waterproof Deck Coating?

  A waterproof deck coating can greatly enhance the luster and durability of your patio area and deck. However, the beauty and functionality of your deck coating hinges upon whether the coating is properly applied according to specifications. As you ask yourself whether anyone can install your waterproof deck coating, remember that failure to accurately install your […]

The Benefits of Single Source Manufacturing

The Benefits of Single Source Manufacturing derive from common sense. It’s not often in the business world that a company will choose a sole vendor or manufacturer, excluding all others. Companies like flexibility. They know that reliance on just one manufacturer may turn into an anchor around their neck, pulling them down if the provider of […]

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 […]

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 […]