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5 Typical Setbacks During a Waterproof System Installation

June 26th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

5 Typical Setbacks During a Waterproof System Installation   When you’re ready to create a great waterproof deck outside your home, the last thing you want to do is wait longer than necessary. Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy as you would like for it to be. There are several setbacks that can destroy your   Read More …

 

 

Benefits of Slope on a Waterproof Deck

June 15th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Benefits of Slope on a Waterproof Deck When it comes to waterproofing, there are some key factors in extending the lifespan of the deck, even before applying the waterproofing. Putting a slope on a deck is the best way to extend its life while keeping it simple to maintain. It’s an easy process to calculate   Read More …

 

 

The Importance of Code Compliant Testing on Waterproofing Systems

June 5th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

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   Read More …

 

 

Waterproofing Under Tile: Why it’s Important, and Why it’s Commonly Overlooked

May 26th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Waterproofing Under Tile: Why it’s Important & Commonly Overlooked Using tile can enhance the aesthetic value of your deck or flooring, though what looks good always has risks. Just like using plywood or concrete to improve your deck’s appearance, you need some protection to prevent deterioration from natural elements. It’s here where waterproofing is essential.   Read More …

 

 

Deck Drains for Waterproofing Systems: The Options Available, Including Customized Designs

May 24th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Deck Drains for Waterproofing Systems: The Options Available, Including Customized Designs You’ve likely learned by now that standing water on your deck can cause some serious issues if you don’t waterproof your deck. If you haven’t realized this by now, you’re probably taking your deck for granted. Maybe you assume the plywood or concrete you’ve   Read More …

 

 

The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Certified Waterproof System Applicator

May 8th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Certified Waterproof System Applicator The key to extending the lifespan and beauty of your deck is to install a trusted waterproofing system. While some property owners opt for a do-it-yourself approach, you can maximize your deck’s safety and longevity by enlisting the services of a waterproofing   Read More …

 

 

Top Tools Used By Waterproof System Installers

April 21st, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Top Tools Used By Waterproof System Installers: From Moisture Meters to Gloves   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   Read More …

 

 

Extend Your Living Space with Spring Rooftop Decks

April 14th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Extend Your Living Space with Spring Rooftop Decks With the arrival of spring, many people find themselves heading outside to enjoy the bright, warm weather. Outdoor living space becomes just as important as indoor. Whether you’re short on outdoor space because you don’t have a lot of yard to work with or you’re simply trying   Read More …

 

 

Metal Lath in Waterproofing Systems: The Role and Advantages of This Backing Material

April 7th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Metal Lath in Waterproofing Systems: The Role and Advantages of This Backing Material Once you realize your deck needs a waterproofing system, you’re going to see all the different steps and materials used for a quality coating. If you’re not a complete expert on waterproofing, you’ll learn many things that can expand your knowledge. One   Read More …

 

 

Re-Sealing a Waterproof Deck Coating

April 3rd, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Re-Sealing a Waterproof Deck Coating You’ve put plenty of time and effort into deciding what type of waterproof deck coating you want to use. You want your efforts to last for years, making your deck stand out for both its beauty and function–and you want to be able to keep using your deck with the   Read More …

 

 

Creative Finishes On a Waterproof Deck Coating: A Look at Popular Patterns

March 27th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Creative Finishes On a Waterproof Deck Coating: A Look at Popular Patterns One of the most common procedures when waterproofing a deck is using creative finishes for more stylized looks. These finishes add an aesthetic value to deck surfaces while doing double duty creating a protective layer. You’re maybe unaware of the artistic side to   Read More …

 

 

Taking Care of Your Waterproof Deck Coating

March 21st, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Taking Care of Your Waterproof Deck Coating Your waterproof deck coating is designed to be highly resilient. It should stand up to the weather and to normal use. If you want to keep it looking great for a long time, however, you want to be sure that you’re following a few basic maintenance tips that   Read More …

 

 

The Importance of Waterproof Deck Inspections

March 16th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

The Importance of Waterproof Deck Inspections Your waterproof deck is one of your favorite home features. It looks great, offers outdoor living space, and protects the space below it from water. Inspecting it annually, however, isn’t always on the top of your list–and it should be! Regular inspections will allow you to extend the life   Read More …

 

 

Benefits of Epoxy Flooring Systems: A Coating With More Pros Than Cons

March 13th, 2017     POSTED BY:      1 Comments

Benefits of Epoxy Flooring Systems: A Coating With More Pros Than Cons Creating a new flooring for a garage or other living space is an exciting opportunity to reinvent the look of a room and its use. As an example, you’ll find some people who realize they don’t need to use their garage for just   Read More …

 

 

Why Flashing is Important for Deck Waterproofing Systems

March 9th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Why Metal 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   Read More …

 

 

Understanding ASTM Performance Requirements for Waterproofing Systems

March 6th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

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,   Read More …

 

 

Environmental Conditions to Consider When Installing a Waterproofing System

March 6th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Environmental Conditions to Consider When Installing a Waterproofing System Using a waterproofing system on your deck early is going to save you all problems from moisture causing rot in the plywood or concrete. Yet, not everybody bothers to do waterproofing when first installing their deck. It’s not mandatory, but you shouldn’t wait too long to   Read More …

 

 

Deck Drains for Deck Waterproofing Systems

February 27th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Deck Drains for Deck Waterproofing Systems: Continued Advances in Technology Improve Decks   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   Read More …

 

 

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

February 24th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

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   Read More …

 

 

Size of Crew When Installing a Waterproof Deck System: Comparisons Based on Project

February 21st, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Size of Crew When Installing a Waterproof Deck System: Comparisons Based on Project Now that you’re planning to apply a waterproof coating on your deck, it’s time to think about how large the project might become. Are you designing your deck for a small outdoor space, or is it going to become one with larger   Read More …

 

 

How to Prepare Before a Waterproof Deck Project

February 15th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

How to Prepare Before a Waterproof Deck Project If you’re new to waterproofing on your deck, it’s time you knew how much these coatings protect deck surfaces through the most torrential weather. What’s important is to set aside some time to get waterproofing done when you finally have a dry day. This coming spring or   Read More …

 

 

Inspections of Unwaterproofed Decks After Rainstorms

February 10th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  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   Read More …

 

 

Deck Drainage & Waterproofing: From Sloping to Drains

February 6th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

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   Read More …

 

 

Why It’s Important to Do Waterproofing in Inclement Weather Areas

January 30th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  Why It’s Important to Do Waterproofing in Inclement Weather Areas Weather is one of the true enemies of outdoor decks, and it’s especially bad when you want a deck in a climate with consistent inclement weather. Whether you have rain, ice, or snow often, it’s never going to do your deck any good. Even   Read More …

 

 

Stair Waterproofing: A Step in the Right Direction

January 23rd, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

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,   Read More …

 

 

The Challenges Experienced in The Deck Waterproofing Industry

January 19th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

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,   Read More …

 

 

Insight Into the Unknown Benefits of Waterproofing

January 17th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

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.   Read More …

 

 

The Benefits of Epoxy Showroom Flooring

January 13th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

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   Read More …

 

 

Skid Resistance of a Waterproof System – Keeping Pool Decks Safe

January 11th, 2017     POSTED BY:      1 Comments

Skid resistance of a waterproof system, keeping pool decks safe. Skid resistance of a waterproof system for pool areas. The area around a pool has to be both water-resistant and skid- proof. The two are not mutually exclusive though, with the right materials and knowledge you can create a resilient and water-tight pool area with built-in   Read More …

 

 

The Hidden Danger- Sun Exposure to Concrete and Wood Structures

January 6th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

The Hidden Danger- Sun Exposure to Concrete and Wood Structures UV light damage and sun exposure, the hidden danger. While you may think your house, decks or concrete areas are safe with just a waterproof sealant, they aren’t. Harsh UV rays damage both wood, masonry and concrete surfaces over time. In areas of long photo-period (length of   Read More …

 

 

Protecting Your Deck by Waterproofing

January 5th, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Protecting Your Deck by Waterproofing One of the best places to own a home is around an area that receives sunlight for the better part of the year. For most people, the best way to enjoy this nature’s gift is by building a deck on the side of the house exposed to sunlight. The material   Read More …

 

 

The Importance of Waterproofing Under Tile: Keeping Your Rooftop Deck Water-Tight

January 3rd, 2017     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

The Importance of Waterproofing Under Tile, Keeping Your Rooftop Deck Water-Tight   Importance of waterproofing under tile, keeping your outdoor living spaces water-tight. Rooftop decks are incredibly popular, for good reason. They expand living space and increase re-sale value, while providing the homeowner hours of enjoyment in good weather. Places like Florida and coastal Eastern   Read More …

 

 

Balcony Replacement: Signs of Impending Danger

December 30th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Balcony Replacement: Signs of Impending Danger More than a matter of aesthetics, the time to consider balcony replacement  more often comes as a matter of safety. Many signs present themselves that should concern the homeowner. There are enough annual balcony collapses to put everyone on notice of just how important the health of their balconies translates   Read More …

 

 

The Benefits of Waterproofing Concrete

December 28th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

The benefits of waterproofing concrete.  When you waterproof concrete, masonry and other cement-based materials you prolong the life and durability of the structure. Whether you are preserving a cinder block wall, a concrete floor or poured concrete walls, keeping water out of concrete is a great step toward better longevity. In some parts of the   Read More …

 

 

Knockdown vs. Handtrowel: Concrete Flooring Finishes

December 28th, 2016     POSTED BY:      1 Comments

Knockdown vs. Handtrowel: Concrete Flooring Finishes These days, it seems days that the construction industry is getting the upper hand on creativity and art. Whatever the project, the industry seems to come up with an idea that beautifies the result. Surprisingly, that is even true of concrete. Colorized and textured concrete are becoming common and   Read More …

 

 

Performance Requirements of a Waterproof Deck Coating

December 20th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Performance Requirements of a Waterproof Deck Coating Exploring the need for waterproofing any deck leads to the conclusion that one plan may not serve the overall purpose. The deck, often consisting mainly of wood, or a composite, or even concrete is actually the sum of several materials. Performance Requirements of a Waterproof deck coating, therefore, require   Read More …

 

 

Waterproof Deck Systems for Residential Jobs: Importance of Waterproofing Your Home Deck

December 19th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Waterproof Deck Systems for Residential Jobs: Importance of Waterproofing Your Home Deck If you build in a new outdoor deck along your home in the last few years, did you realize at the time how much maintenance you’d have to put in later? Perhaps you underestimated how much weather can play a major factor in making   Read More …

 

 

The Importance of Drainage Systems: Waterproof Deck Systems on Roof Decks

December 14th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

The Importance of Drainage Systems: Waterproof Deck Systems on Roof Decks Flat roof decks, a real crowd pleaser. Flat roof decks are a great way to maximize open living space, not to mention the fantastic views. Weather permitting, you can entertain on a roof deck or just spend time watching the stars at night. Decking   Read More …

 

 

Create Functional Beauty With A Custom Finish

December 12th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Create Functional Beauty With A Custom Finish Making the decision to have an epoxy coating applied to the surface of any flooring is not the final decision to make. The next decision is about aesthetics and enhancing safety. With many colors and patterns to choose from among the many epoxy floor coating finish options available, every project can   Read More …

 

 

Can Snow Damage a Waterproof Deck System?

December 7th, 2016     POSTED BY:      2 Comments

  Can Snow Damage a Waterproof Deck System? Can snow damage a waterproof deck system? Yes, eventually. Waterproof decking systems can and do sustain damage over time, especially in climates with cold winters. Depending on where you live and how your system was installed, heavy snow and cold temperatures will cause problems with your waterproofing   Read More …

 

 

Model Building Code Organizations- Regulating Standards in the Building Industry

December 5th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  Model building code organizations, protecting homeowners by regulating high standards in the building industry. What are model building code organizations? A model building code organization is a set of building codes that are developed and maintained by a standards organization. This standards organization operates independently of the jurisdiction or area in which the building   Read More …

 

 

Maintenance Guide for Epoxy Floors

December 2nd, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Maintenance Guide for Epoxy Floors; Proper Care for a Low-Maintenance Floor   Maintenance guide for epoxy floors, caring for the epoxy floor. Epoxy floors are a tough, resilient and very durable type of floor coating used in multiple applications; garage floors, sun room floors, high traffic hallways and walkways or warehouses. The durability of the   Read More …

 

 

Waterproof Deck Coatings: The Most Common Questions Answered

November 30th, 2016     POSTED BY:      2 Comments

Waterproof Deck Coatings: The Most Common Questions Answered Building a deck out of plywood and concrete may seem like solid materials to last a lifetime, yet they’re still vulnerable to deterioration when exposed to outdoor elements. If you live in overly rainy climates, it’s common to end up seeing your plywood warping or buckling. For   Read More …

 

 

Epoxy Coating Systems for Resilient and Beautiful Floors

November 28th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  Epoxy Coating Systems for Resilient and Beautiful Floors Epoxy coating systems for the finish that protects and beautifies.  When thinking about your concrete floors and how best to protect and beautify them, look no further than epoxy coating systems. Epoxy is a polymeric system which bonds with concrete to protect it from water and other   Read More …

 

 

The Recommended Job Conditions to Apply a Waterproof System

November 18th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Know Before You Go, The Recommended Job Conditions to Apply a Waterproof System   The recommended job conditions to apply a waterproof system, it’s up to you to have this knowledge.  Despite their ease of application and superior waterproofing abilities, there are lots of things to consider before applying a waterproof membrane system. The more   Read More …

 

 

Waterproofing High Pedestrian Traffic Areas

November 16th, 2016     POSTED BY:      2 Comments

Waterproofing High Pedestrian Traffic Areas: A Wise Investment If you want to improve safety and increase the longevity of high traffic pedestrian surfaces, then you need to consider the advantages of applying a waterproof coating. Not only will the right product achieve these two goals, but a waterproof coating can also introduce a decorative factor   Read More …

 

 

Residential Waterproof Deck Coatings: System Characteristics

November 14th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Residential Waterproof Deck Coatings: Characteristics in Your Waterproofing System Taking care of your residential deck is something you’ve perhaps neglected for a few years, despite using your deck for far longer. If you haven’t invested in any maintenance since that time, you’re probably going to encounter some problems. You may need to apply residential waterproof   Read More …

 

 

Common Errors When Installing a Waterproof System

November 11th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Most Common Errors When Installing a Waterproof System The most common errors when installing a waterproof system begin with the first error — choosing a contractor. The best laid plans of mice and men start with that first step that only promises to reverberate throughout the entire project and the waterproofing system’s life.  Choosing a contractor can   Read More …

 

 

How To Receive, Store & Handle Waterproofing Products

November 9th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

How To Receive, Store & Handle Waterproofing Products   If you are an installer of waterproofing decking materials, you are in business to make money and establish a reputation for quality service. Job performance is probably at the top of your list of critical factors a quality job is dependent on. But don’t forget about   Read More …

 

 

Training on Waterproof Deck Systems: Providing Licensed & Educated Personnel

November 8th, 2016     POSTED BY:      2 Comments

Training on Waterproof Deck Systems: Providing Licensed & Educated Personnel Training on Waterproof Deck Systems, why is it important? When considering a company to install your waterproofing systems, you should look further than just the surface. Ensuring that the company you choose educates and certifies their employees is essential to having the work performed correctly   Read More …

 

 

Tips to Manage A Deck Waterproofing Project

November 7th, 2016     POSTED BY:      1 Comments

Managing a deck waterproofing project is just like managing any other project where chemical safety and completion time are crucial issues. Following the tips below will ensure a safe and satisfying experience, with results that save you money and improve the quality of your time at home. Before you do anything, make sure you know what   Read More …

 

 

Wood Deck Waterproofing: The Basics, The Damage, The System

November 2nd, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  Wood Deck Waterproofing: The Basics, The Damage, The System   Wood decks provide the perfect accent for extension of indoor to outdoor living spaces. The aesthetic appeal of a deck blends the naturalism of the outdoors with the comfort of the indoors. Yet, the luster of this landscaping must be properly maintained. One of   Read More …

 

 

Inspection Before Waterproof System Is Installed

October 31st, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  Inspection Before Waterproof System Is Installed   Obtaining an inspection before waterproof system is installed is an absolute must for many reasons. So many actual incidents, some very tragic, have occurred over the years to suggest that with a little foresight the ensuing damage might not have transpired. Though most people think of wood or even   Read More …

 

 

The Top 7 Safety Rules to Follow When Installing a Waterproof Deck

October 28th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  The Top 7 Safety Rules to Follow When Installing a Waterproof Deck   Installation of a waterproof deck coating can add years to the life of your deck while simultaneously enhancing your deck’s appearance. The most important factor to remember during the installation process is the safety of installation technicians and the people and   Read More …

 

 

How Dangerous is Water Damage on Your Deck?

October 26th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

How Dangerous is Water Damage on Your Deck?   Water is such a simple thing. It’s clear and clean, but it’s amazing how much damage it will do! Mountains of rock are changed and moved by water. Just imagine what long-term water damage can mean for your beautiful wooden deck. Consider these situations where your exterior   Read More …

 

 

Dissimilar Metals: A Real Threat to Your Beautiful Deck

October 24th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Dissimilar Metals: A Real Threat to Your Beautiful Deck   Dissimilar Metals sounds like harmless phrase. When it comes to decks, metals like copper, gold, silver, stainless steel and more rarely create a negative response or conjure up anything that may pose danger. Certain dissimilar metals, however, provide ample opportunity for damage to strike. Looking beyond   Read More …

 

 

OSB Substrate Compatibility With Waterproofing Systems

October 21st, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  Using OSB Substrate for Waterproofing Systems   OSB substrate for waterproofing systems is a perfectly viable construction method. OSB is a versatile and extremely strong construction material.  OSB and plywood are products used in multiple facets of construction. Both are considered sheeting material; used in floor, ceiling, roof and wall substrates. What is plywood? Plywood   Read More …

 

 

Unusual Ways Your Waterproof Deck Can Be Damaged

October 19th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  Unusual Ways Your Waterproof Deck Can Be Damaged Don’t assume your waterproof deck is protected from damage simply because it’s been treated to repel moisture. Moisture is definitely an enemy of all outdoor structures, but there are other instances when your deck may be in danger. Unlike the inside of our home, it’s easy to overlook   Read More …

 

 

Finding A Reputable Waterproof Deck Installer

October 17th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  Finding A Reputable Waterproof Deck Installer: An Unavoidable and Important Task   Finding a reputable waterproof deck installer is as important, if not more, than having a deck. Plenty of reports have filtered through to the ears of the public to want to cringe at the stories about deck failures. The underlying lesson is one   Read More …

 

 

Chemicals to Avoid When Cleaning Your Waterproof Deck

October 14th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  Chemicals to Avoid When Cleaning Your Waterproof Deck   So you’ve invested in a beautiful, waterproof deck or maybe you got lucky and a great deck came with your home. It can disappear quickly without great care and cleaning. There are great methods and products for cleaning your deck and then there are hazardous chemicals   Read More …

 

 

Importance of Waterproofing Your Deck

October 12th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Importance of Waterproofing Your Deck: Benefits and What Could Happen Without Maintenance   Now that you’ve enjoyed your deck for yet another summer, the fall and winter months upon us could start to cause some serious damage. Particularly if you haven’t waterproofed your deck in a long time (or ever), you may discover some unpleasant   Read More …

 

 

Warranties in the Waterproofing Industry: Cover & Requirements

October 10th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  Warranties in the Waterproofing Industry: What Do They Cover, and What Are the Requirements?   If you’ve ever had waterproofing done on your deck, did those who did the service give you a good warranty on the work? Warranties in the waterproofing industry can sometimes get complex as many physical labor warranties are. One   Read More …

 

 

Shelf Life Matters For Deck Waterproofing Products

October 7th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Shelf Life Matters For Deck Waterproofing Products Just how long is the shelf life for deck waterproofing products? Can those products sit in storage indefinitely? Does an expiration date really matter? I mean, after all, how many of us have eaten a cup of yogurt days after the expiration date and not suffered gastrointestinal distress? What   Read More …

 

 

Templates Create Masterpiece Finishes

October 5th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  Templates Create Masterpiece Finishes Do you dream of a flooring finish that is Old World style flagstone or the intricate pattern of an expert bricklayer? Patterned templates with a waterproofing deck system can get you the floor of your dreams. It is an economical solution for a masterpiece finish. It also simplifies a project. A template finish can   Read More …

 

 

Maintenance For A Waterproof Deck Coating

October 3rd, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Maintenance For A Waterproof Deck Coating   You proudly admire your new waterproof deck. You love the spongy feel of the rubberized coating under your bare feet. You revel in the freedom of not having to worry about water damage. You pat yourself on the back for being so wise as to protect your investment   Read More …

 

 

Waterproofing Pool Decks Preserves Your Investment

September 30th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Waterproofing Pool Decks Preserves Your Investment   Why waterproof pool decks? It’s concrete, surely it should be able to handle a bit of water, right? That slab of concrete may seem awfully tough but it is more vulnerable than you think. Here’s why you need to waterproof your pool deck. Cracks One of the most common signs of   Read More …

 

 

Understanding The Materials Used For Deck Waterproofing

September 28th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Understanding The Materials Used For Deck Waterproofing   Homeowners may have many questions about the materials used for deck waterproofing. Terminology the average lay person is unfamiliar with is often used that can leave a person puzzled as to what is really going on. They may have their own ideas that are important to them of how   Read More …

 

 

How to Prepare for a Deck Waterproofing Installation

September 26th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

How to Prepare for a Deck Waterproofing Installation   There’s been some exciting advances made in the last decade, when it comes to waterproofing materials for decks; owners now have a wide selection of quality finishes and applications to consider for their projects. The outside surface decks of buildings or homes, usually are constructed of   Read More …

 

 

Get Your Plywood Ready For Waterproofing

September 23rd, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Get Your Plywood Ready For Waterproofing   Not all decks are constructed of pressure treated timbers. Many are surfaced with plywood. This material is created by layering thin wooden boards that are compressed and glued together with the wood grains opposing one another. Preparing a plywood deck for waterproofing installation is the first step in preserving a plywood decking project.   Read More …

 

 

Good Neighbors Waterproof Their Rooftop Planter Boxes

September 21st, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  Good Neighbors Waterproof Their Rooftop Planter Boxes   Have you ever been seated at a sidewalk cafe and suddenly felt a tell-tale drip, drip, drip down your back? Maybe you even got a full-blown drenching. Chances are it came from someone above watering their plants. Understanding the importance of waterproofing planter boxes is the difference between   Read More …

 

 

Finish Texture Options for a Waterproofing System

September 19th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Finish Texture Options for a Waterproofing System Before you make the final decisions on a waterproofing system for your floor, walkway, deck or patio, before you “seal the deal” so to speak, think about texture. Yes, that’s right, texture. Enhance flooring projects one step further than just waterproofing with texture coat systems. Options for a patterned or textured finish   Read More …

 

 

The Key Differences Between A Pigment Sealer And A Stain

September 16th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

The Key Differences Between A Pigment Sealer And A Stain   When you have a deck, you want to consider aesthetics and long-term care. This means it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with how a pigment sealer and a stain can vary in terms of how they are used and the finishes they can   Read More …

 

 

ASTM Testing: Evaluating Waterproofing Standards

September 14th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  ASTM Testing: Evaluating Waterproofing Standards   ASTM Testing‘s mission is to evaluate — through testing procedures — products used to waterproof materials, surfaces and building systems. Tests even concern the “green” aspect of the chemicals comprising the coating, including how best to apply a coating and with what tools. Nonetheless, it is the hydrostatic movement   Read More …

 

 

Deck Waterproofing: The Webster Dictionary of Common Terms

September 12th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Deck Waterproofing Terminology: The Webster Dictionary of Common Terms Deck Waterproofing Terminology, like all professions, has its own terms and words to describe what waterproofing is and does. It applies to applications, tools and processes that occur to and during waterproofing. It becomes a language of its own and gaining knowledge of the terms helps to   Read More …

 

 

Destruction of Metal Flashing by Water Intrusion

September 9th, 2016     POSTED BY:      1 Comments

  Destruction of Metal Flashing by Water Intrusion The building of structures creates joints between floors and walls, along supporting-beam joints and between conjoining sections of floor decking. These joints spaces are openings, and even if they are very tight, water will still seep into these narrow cracks. Construction experience shows that more than just caulking material must   Read More …

 

 

Does your Deck Need a Face Lift? 5 Key Signs it’s Time for Improvements

September 9th, 2016     POSTED BY:      2 Comments

Does your Deck Need a Face Lift? 5 Signs it’s Time for Improvements Now that you’ve had all summer to enjoy your deck, it’s possible you’re noticing some subtle aging signs on the deck you’ve enjoyed for perhaps more than a few years. After five or more years of using a deck for entertaining, it’s   Read More …

 

 

How a Patterned Finish can Transform the Look of Your Deck

September 7th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

How a Patterned Finish can Transform the Look of Your Deck: Increasing Property Value How a patterned finish can transform the look of your deck is amazing. With the many options, designs and textures available on the market, the choices prove hard to make. The only option that doesn’t prove difficult is whether the homeowner wants to   Read More …

 

 

To Lath or Not To Lath?

August 30th, 2016     POSTED BY:      2 Comments

To Lath or Not To Lath? What’s The Difference For Plywood Deck Waterproofing? 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   Read More …

 

 

How Many Years Does Your Waterproof Deck Coating Have?

August 23rd, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  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.   Read More …

 

 

Can Anyone Install Your Waterproof Deck Coating?

August 19th, 2016     POSTED BY:      2 Comments

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 waterproof   Read More …

 

 

The Benefits of Single Source Manufacturing

August 17th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

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   Read More …

 

 

Pedestrian Traffic Coating vs. Between Slab Waterproofing

August 11th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

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   Read More …

 

 

ICC Evaluation Service: Who are they?

August 9th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

  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   Read More …

 

 

Understanding the Importance of Fire Ratings

August 4th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

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   Read More …

 

 

Top Accessories Every Applicator Should Have

August 2nd, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Top Accessories Every Applicator Should Have Certified  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   Read More …

 

 

6 Ways Applicators Extend the Life of Waterproof Deck Coatings

July 29th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

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   Read More …

 

 

Extend The Life Of Your Home’s Waterproof Deck Coating

July 27th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

“Wow! That is a great looking deck.” The most common statement made by your visitors since you had your new deck coating installed. In fact you say it to yourself every time you step out on it. It feels great. Here are the key ways, as the owner, to extend the life of your deck   Read More …

 

 

Is Your Waterproof Deck Coating Durable Enough To Be A Construction Coat?

July 26th, 2016     POSTED BY:      1 Comments

Waterproof deck coating is an important component of your deck. A lot can take place around your home and therefore you want to ensure the strength of your deck is in place. A coating can help your decking to hold up against nature for a longer period of time. It is important to know just   Read More …

 

 

The Importance of Independent Assembly Testing

July 21st, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

Businesses in the building industry have to choose their products wisely, because their reputation and ability to maintain compliance largely depends on them. While there are many factors to consider in choosing the best suited products for each project, companies depend on independent testing to make their ultimate choice. In this regard, let’s discuss the   Read More …

 

 

Cheaper isn’t always better. Quality now, less repairs later.

July 14th, 2016     POSTED BY:      0 Comments

In areas with significant rainfall or humidity, good waterproofing sets apart great construction projects from the poor. When produced cheaply, waterproofing systems often increase the price that contractors and end users pay for a product because of the decreased longevity of the entire construction project. Cheaper waterproofing systems often uses inferior ingredients, is not adequately   Read More …

 

 

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Residential Waterproof Deck Coating Product

July 6th, 2016     POSTED BY:      2 Comments

Choosing the right waterproof deck coating might not be keeping you awake at night, but making the right decision can greatly extend the life of your deck or walkway. A well-maintained deck that is protected from the elements will save you money in the long run as well as give you more time to enjoy   Read More …

 

 

 

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