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  1. Do you any alternative product like this?

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi mates, I am looking for a Clear Waterproofing Membrane to apply on top of my wooden deck. I found the below product from Australia and which is expensive for me now. I am looking for any alternative product in US which replace this. It applies like a film-like coating on top of the tile...
  2. Need Roofers' expertise- No Metal Flashing in Open Valley?

    Roofing/Siding
    Hi, I had our roof re-done by a GAF certified Master Elite roofer recommended by our neighbor back in 2013. The roof is leaking now and my neighbor who has exactly the same problem still prefers to go seek for help from the original roofer. However, the original roofer was kind of slow due to...
  3. Will Redgard stick to Hydro Ban?

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I ordered some Hydro Ban online to waterproof my shower and ran out before the job was done. I am having a hard time finding a dealer locally to buy more so I can either buy more online (and wait) or finish the job with another membrane. Does anyone know if another product like Redgard can be...
  4. Knowledgeable opinions please

    Roofing/Siding
    I've attached a photo but I had my roof redone and the contractor applied GAF Liberty product (which is a self adhering rolled roofing) to a small flat section of my roof. He actually removed the membrane which was there and unfortunately the peel and stick he installed (as it's referred to in...
  5. Rot caused by bituthene, Grace Vycor, storm shield, etc above deck joists?

    Building & Construction
    Can anyone point me to a long-term study or any kind of personal experience that sealing the tops of outside decking joists with a self-sealing membrane extends the longevity of the joists? In another thread, someone said that using a membrane is "said to prolong the life of the joists from 20...
  6. Is gravel stop needed for a torch down roof?

    Roofing/Siding
    I am building a contemporary home with a flat roof that will use torch down membrane. It has a 2-inch tall curb and the roof is sloped inward to drains located in the center of the roof. We are using metal roofing in a vertical orientation around the top two feet of the building to act as...
  7. How to properly fill stress cuts in concrete before tiling?

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I've decided to tile my unfinished basement instead of carpeting. There is about 1000 sq/f total and the basement currently has stress cuts in it....one going lengthwise side to side and three more front to back. The level of the concrete on each side of the cuts is pretty close, within about...
  8. Before I get Started....

    Flooring
    I am in the process prepping to lay porcelain tile in the kitchen. The sub floor is is the correct thickness with vinyl tile on top and then a layer of white stuff (papery feeling) that was underneath another laminet floor (i think). The floor seems very flat and is exactly as high as the...
  9. Foundation Waterproofing

    Building & Construction
    This home was built in the Minneapolis area in 2004. The wood foundation is wrapped with a dimpled membrane (plastic like material)for water proofing. Over time the landscaping soil has settled and has pulled this outer membrane downward one to three inches, creating rips and tears as shown...
  10. curbless shower disaster- code compliance??

    Flooring
    Our house was remodeled by builder/seller just prior to our purchase in 2003. Bathroom has a curbless shower. We've just realized that membrane has been laying flat on the floor. The tile above it slopes up as we walk in then down toward the drain. So the water has been spilling out under the...
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