Tag: Waterproofing Systems

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ocean front construction site

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 […]

Water proofing a deck

Benefits of Slope on a Waterproof Deck

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 […]

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 […]

three 3 inch deck drain with cap

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

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 […]

Spring Rooftop Decks with ocean view

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 to make the most out of every foot […]

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