Concrete is a common material used in building designs, typically found in garages, sheds and basements for the floors or walls. However, concrete is becoming a popular material to use for flooring in the interior of homes as well. The following steps are critical before painting any type of concrete.
Water damage of any kind is a nightmare for most homeowners. Since a basement is below grade, many people focus their efforts on that part of the house but waterproofing a concrete garage floor is just as important.
There is nothing worse than all the time spent installing beautiful hardscaping to have it stain, crack, and pit. Changing seasons and seasonal Maintenance come hand in hand. Whether it's raking, shoveling, or sweeping away the fallen leaves and snow, concrete hardscapes face the brunt of the seasons.
Stucco creates a beautiful finish that brings a Mediterranean look to any home. However, stucco is more than just aesthetically pleasing — it’s known to be hardwearing and stable.
Wondering how to etch a concrete floor? Follow these 13 steps for the best results.
UGL DRYLOK ® partners with Fine Homebuilding to discuss basement waterproofing systems. Watch builders Travis Brungardt and Mike Guertin plus masonry-sealer expert Lance Lang in a roundtable discussion. They will discuss methods and materials for keeping basements dry. If you are building a new home or remodeling an older one and it has a basement
Sports teams bring communities together! DRYLOK couldn’t think of a better way to support this than give back to the community! Are you searching for a way to raise money for a community athletic facility renovation? Tell us how you’ve used any DRYLOK Product, like DRYLOK Waterproofer or DRYLOK Floor Paint on your dugout, fieldhouse
DRYLOK® plays a variety of positions at a sports field. Hit a home run with this unbeatable lineup of Maintenance and Repair products, Sealers, and Waterproofers! As teams get fields “game-ready” this spring, take a look around. Do you notice cracks in the masonry or concrete? How about wet spots where water is penetrating a structure
The proper prep will lead to the most success. DRYLOK Masonry Waterproofing is three steps: Prepare – Patch – Waterproof Step 1: prepare! Clean the surface with a wire brush to get all loose particles, dirt, and dust removed from the surface. This ensures that DRYLOK will have the maximum adhesion. If you see a
DRYLOK® SHADES OF THE SEASON SLATE BLUE + MINT GREEN + BRIGHT WHITE + BUTTERCUP Spring is upon us, and summer is right around the corner. Are you ready to tackle that to-do list? Well ready or not, we’re here to spark some ideas for that unused space in your home. Soften the hard look
Don’t just organize this year. Make your home a place you will love. That basement or garage you turned into a home office, movie theatre, or gym in 2020 is screaming for a little TLC. You often struggle to find what you’re looking for when you do not have a functional organization system. Set intentions…Continue Reading
With proper planning and measurements, and a few calculations, you can ensure that your next waterproofing project doesn’t leave your basement littered with a bunch of half-empty gallon cans.
United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL), a Scranton, PA-based paint specialty manufacturer, announced the product approval for DRYLOK® EXTREME Masonry Waterproofer as part of a new exterior Sealed Cladding System. It was issued approval number FL30710 from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR). This new exterior Sealed Cladding System provides a watertight and wind-resistant exterior finish for use on residential wood studs and OSB substrates. It utilizes an internal weather-resistant barrier (WRB), StructaLath metal lath, and a Portland Cement-based finish coated with DRYLOK® EXTREME Masonry Waterproofer. The system tested to resist transverse wind loads up to an allowable pressure of +75/-75 pounds per square foot (PSF) when constructed per the provisions of the approval.
So, when you open a can of DRYLOK® Original or DRYLOK® Extreme, you’ll realize how thick this product really is. Resist the temptation to water it down (do not thin)! The viscosity of the formula is your friend. First off, make sure you’re using a three-quarter-inch nap roller or paint brush specifically designed to work with heavy-bodied paint (like the DRYLOK® Brush). Second, follow the directions, starting with stirring the product before and during application.
Whether you’re a homeowner with DIY inclinations or a professional responsible for volume applications, masonry waterproofing is the kind of job worth doing right the first time. Apply an inferior product to concrete, cinder blocks, brick, or stone, and you could end up with a real mess. Imagine investing in a product, then putting in all the time and labor, only to discover that it just doesn’t work.
United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL), is pleased to announce that it will introduce new packaging designs for their top-selling DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofing products (Original Latex Base DRYLOK®, Extreme DRYLOK® and DRYLOK® Floor and Wall (formally known as Clear DRYLOK®)). The first of the new packaging will hit the market in mid April. Over the course of 2019, UGL will roll-out several additional products under the DRYLOK® name to fit into the new family identity. The new labels will reflect the company's continued innovation in processing and products, as well as its commitment to evolving with its consumers' needs while remaining true to the authentic quality we have been offering customers since 1932.
There are two kinds of basements, ones that have already been finished, and ones that – with some elbow grease and a little DRYLOK® – could be transformed into perfectly usable living space. Either way, water intrusion (whether you just feel a bit of dampness or see actual water and its effects) can undermine the structural integrity of your home, ruin your belongings, and promote mold or mildew that can lead to health concerns.
Currently, residential and commercial interior design trends are embracing industrial sensibilities; exposing and showcasing ductwork, pipes, brick, concrete, and additional construction features that typically remain hidden. Efflorescence, a white powdery residue, are salts that occur naturally within masonry.
Since its inception in 1954, DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer has produced some very satisfied customers. Each one has waterproofed an area in and around their homes or businesses for some similar and some very different reasons. A sampling of testimonials will create a very effective advertising campaign with the tagline “DRYLOK®, Protecting Your Lifestyle.” During the creation of these spots, UGL spoke to customers who swear by the effectiveness of DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer and the specific benefits DRYLOK® offers. Each story is completely different, but the results of a 5 star customer experience is the same.
1. Holiday Crafts, Decorations and Props. Search Pinterest to see how clever crafters are repurposing DRYLOK® for Halloween projects, Christmas displays, and more! Just a coat or two will add strength and durability to outdoor decorations made of plaster, paper maché and styrofoam. If you’re painting faux tombstones, use DRYLOK® Latex Masonry Waterproofer.
Coatings and Research Group (CRGI) recently announced that UGL® EcoLok® Primer Sealer and DRYLOK® Extreme Masonry Waterproofer have achieved CRGI Green Wise® recertification. UGL® EcoLok® Primer Sealer, categorized under Exterior Paints / Interior Paints, was tested to meet and/or exceed Mendrel Bend (no cracking over .5” mandrel to meet ASTM D 522-B), Washability
Q. After applying two coats of DRYLOK® Latex Masonry Waterproofer, do I have to prime before putting on a decorative paint? A. No, DRYLOK® will act as the primer for any good quality latex paint. Q. Would DRYLOK® work to seal a crack in a basement wall foundation where water is seeping in? A. DRYLOK® will fill fine, hairline cracks. For bigger cracks and chips in masonry, we suggest you use DRYLOK® Fast Plug®. Q. Can I use a spray gun to apply DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer?