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Re-Sealing a Waterproof Deck Coating

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 assurance that you won’t […]

Taking Care of Your Waterproof Deck Coating

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 will maintain your coating longer. Annual […]

An Inspector checking a deck

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 of your deck, keeping it […]

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 […]

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