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osb Substrate below flooring

OSB Substrate Compatibility With Waterproofing Systems

  OSB substrate for waterproofing systems is a perfectly viable construction method. This type of board 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 is put together […]

Ocean View from concrete deck balcony with waterproofing concrete

Waterproofing Concrete And The Benefits of Doing So

  When you are waterproofing 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 country, if you […]

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The Summer Months and Deck Construction

The Summer Months and Deck Construction During the busy summer months, more people are starting construction projects–including deck construction projects–than any other time of year. This can lead to delays in getting your project off the ground, leading many people to wonder if waiting for fall is the better way to handle their deck waterproofing […]

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 […]

The Importance of Waterproofing Tile

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

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]