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Sun Exposure to Concrete and Wood Structures causes UV damage

UV Damage: The Hidden Danger to Concrete and Wood

  UV 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 with a long photo-period (length of sunshine per day) over the summer months, UV damage […]

Waterproofing Failures, water damaged bridge

Waterproofing Failures: Consultants & Waterproof Deck Coatings

Consultants & Waterproof Deck Coatings: Scoping Out Waterproofing Failures After building an outdoor deck, you may consider waterproofing as an afterthought. This is a mistake if you live in an overly rainy climate because your deck could deteriorate quickly without a waterproof system. Even after a few years, you can still apply a waterproof coating […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]