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Waterproof lifespan of your deck

How Many Years Does Your Waterproof Deck Coating Have?

The lifespan of 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 resulting […]

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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 […]

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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 a more holistic look at the […]

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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 about the expired tubes of toothpaste used in […]

ASTM Testing: Evaluating Waterproofing Standards

Waterproofing Standards: Evaluating ASTM Testing

ASTM Testing’s mission is to evaluate – through waterproofing standards testing – products used to waterproof materials, surfaces and building systems. Tests even concern the “green” aspect of the chemicals comprising the coating. These tests include how best to apply a coating and with what tools. Nonetheless, it is the hydrostatic movement of water from the […]

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 […]

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Understanding the Importance of Fire Ratings

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 […]

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The Importance of Independent Assembly Testing

  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 […]

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