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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 […]

Deck Flashing installed before waterproofing system

Why Waterproof Deck Flashing is Important

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 waterproof deck flashing leaves the house without any means to prevent water from seeping in between the boards or supporting decks of […]

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 […]

Metal Head Deck Drain

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 rainfall 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 added […]

Pli-Dek System Detail - Deck Plan View

Architectural Details in Deck Waterproofing

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, […]

Preparing plywood for a waterproofing system

How to Prepare Before a Waterproof Deck Project

  If you’re new to waterproofing on your deck, it’s time you knew how much these coatings protect deck surfaces through the most torrential weather. What’s important is to set aside some time to get waterproofing done when you finally have a dry day. This coming spring or summer is always the best time, though […]

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