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YNOTDIY 01-19-2008 10:58 AM

Options for waterproofing cement shed floor
10x11 Shed is a hundred feet from backyard water canal and the ground is very very moist all the time. (South florida)

Considering waterproofing the cement floor of the shed and putting tile over it.

Looking for thoughts, suggestions, costs of options .

Our contractor is talking about using something he calls 'compression paper' to line the cement floor before laying down the tile as a waterproofing technic by I can't seem to really identify this product.

Your thoughts???

mpeterson72 01-19-2008 05:04 PM

Try these products, they work great for these applications.

YNOTDIY 01-19-2008 09:49 PM

Does Cork Board help waterproof an external cement/tile floor?

Actually, the contractor ended up going with "cork board" as an insulator below the tiles... and above the cement..

Hmm.. any thoughts?

mpeterson72 01-19-2008 10:01 PM

Cork is great for sound deadening but not meant for moisture protection. Cork is naturally moisture resistant but I would consider a true moisture barrier under the cork.

YNOTDIY 01-19-2008 10:31 PM

Thanks. That's sort of what I thought.. I'll mention this to him and refer him to the link you provided with the protection layers! thank you!

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