Repairing, Restoring and Repurposing Old Decking: Tips. Ideas and Facts
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Repairing, Restoring and Repurposing Old Decking: Tips. Ideas and Facts

A deck is a beautiful outdoor asset to your home, and the right deck can make your living space seem larger. Hi, my name is Jackie, and I am a lover of all things related to the home. I enjoy decorating, repairing, restoring, and reading about ideas and even cleaning. Thanks to the success of our family business, I am able to work from home, and as I spend so much time here, I want it to look beautiful. If you want to have a beautiful home, I want to help you as well. In this blog, I am going to focus on decks in particular. I want to talk about repairing them, restoring them and reusing their old wood in new projects. If you want ideas or inspiration, I invite you to stay, take a look and enjoy these posts.

Repairing, Restoring and Repurposing Old Decking: Tips. Ideas and Facts

Guide to Selecting the Right Waterproofing Membrane for Your Construction

Esperanza Arias

One of the most critical aspects of ensuring that a construction has a proper foundation is to install a waterproofing feature at its base. Waterproofing membranes are usually the products of choice for this job. But there are so many varieties of waterproofing membranes present on the market today, and finding a suitable product for your project can prove to be an overwhelming task if you do not know how to go about it. Below is a guide to take you through a few important things you will need to consider when evaluating your options.

Construction material used

From what material is the product made? Generally speaking, waterproofing membranes can be made of many different materials including concrete, shotcrete, asphalt, polymers, acrylic, or a combination of any of the available materials. The choice of an appropriate product for your project will depend on the type of structure you are building. If you want to waterproof a concrete foundation, you should opt for a membrane that has similar properties as concrete. A cementitious waterproofing product will bond well when used as a substrate for your concrete foundation, for example.

Method of application

How will the product be installed? Typically, waterproofing membranes can be applied manually using a brush or roller, or with spraying equipment such as a special paint gun. The method of application will be based upon the size of your project and the special requirements of the job. The use of a spray-on membrane will be ideal for jobs that require waterproofing of large surface areas. However, for surfaces plagued with irregular contours, it would be best to do the job by hand using a brush or roller. This will help achieve a uniform application of the membrane.

Desired finish

If you favour a particular finish for your project, you will need to put it into consideration when you are picking a membrane. This is because not all waterproofing products have similar properties as all types of finishes. If you are going to finish your surface with tile, make sure to use a membrane that will adhere well with the adhesives used on the underside of your tiles.  

Waterproofing the foundation of your structure is an investment that will go a long way in minimising the costly repairs associated with moisture or water damage. If you need any assistance with your particular project, a waterproofing contractor will gladly help you select and install the right waterproofing system.