Spotlight: Waterproofing May 2006

With homeowners becoming more concerned about mold and mildew, waterproofing can be an attractive value-added service for contractors.

Carlisle Barriseal
Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing offers air and vapor barrier protection with Barriseal, an above-grade system that can be roller or spray-applied to a variety of concrete surfaces.

  • Water-based asphalt emulsion, modified with a blend of synthetic rubbers and special additives
  • Cures to form a flexible, monolithic air/vapor barrier

HouseGuard
HouseGuard is a complete system that waterproofs, insulates and drains water away from concrete basements.

  • Modified polymer asphalt membrane is protected by Styrofoam-brand insulation that adds insulation value up to R-10
  • Bridges nonstructural cracks
  • Water-based and environmentally friendly
  • Sprays on damp and uncured walls

Duron Dura Crete
Dura Crete High-Build Solvent-borne waterproof coating is available in three textured finishes: smooth, sand and medium.

  • Resistant to high alkalinity
  • Resistant to wind-driven rain
  • Passes the requirement for Fed. Spec. TT-C-555B

Watchdog Waterproofing
Watchdog Waterproofing from Tremco Barrier Solutions provides reliable water protection for basements and retaining walls.

  • Features a flexible, spray-applied polymer-enhanced asphalt membrane
  • Seamlessly bridges foundation-settling cracks
  • Backed by a five-year transferable performance warranty

Mapei Mapelastic Smart
Mapei's Mapelastic Smart combines powerful waterproofing and concrete protection with ease of application.

  • Two-component, flexible cementitious membrane
  • Applied by roller or brush

Applied Technologies Hydra-Guard
The Hydra-Guard Waterproofing System from Applied Technologies provides basement protection against water penetration.

  • Hydra-Guard Membrane spans shrinkage cracks that develop in a wall
  • FibR-Dri Protection Panel protects membrane from backfill damage
  • FibR-Dri allows water to drain away from foundation to the drain tile

Epro Ecobase
Ecobase membranes are high-quality, water-based, polymer modified waterproofing membranes.

  • Highly flexible, seamless and fully bonded, environmentally friendly and ICC-approved
  • May be applied to green concrete

Mar-Flex Sunflex
The Mar-Flex Sunflex waterproofing membrane has permanent elasticity that allows it to move with the expansion and contraction of the wall surfaces.

  • 100 percent virgin polymer
  • Will not evaporate or lose flexibility
  • Resists freeze-thaw cycles
  • Available in yellow and gray

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