Specific problems need specific solutions. The construction team from Frankel Development learned when selecting waterproofing products for their Ocean One Residential Development in Juno Beach, FL.
When selecting a cold fluid applied waterproofing product, you need to understand the environment you will be placing it. What performance characteristics will be required to complete a successful installation, and what product will give you the best long-term outcome for the building owner.
When wind-driven rain attacks a high-rise building under construction, the resultant water intrusion through the exterior CMU block is a nightmare for General Contractors and Sub trades. When water comes through the porous exterior block, it can significantly damage water-sensitive materials causing a complete job site shutdown. Water damage could require the replacement of some construction materials and significantly slow project completion.
When it was time to refurbish the exterior of the Santa Cruz County jailhouse in Northern California, the building maintenance team needed to secure a top-notch solution. A faded and stained exterior entrance greeted staff and visitors. Years of humid coastal conditions sentenced the concrete to mold, mildew, and discoloration.
Each year, BUILDER commissions Zonda to conduct an in-depth study surveying what brands builders recognize and use most and rate the products’ quality. In this annual survey, builders select the building product brands they know best and use most. Zonda recently completed the 2021 Builder Brand Use Study. DRYLOK Masonry Waterproofer finished number one (#1)…Continue Reading
When choosing exterior finishes for residential homes, understanding the environment is key to success. Moreover, when you own the property, the plan is to select an exterior finish that provides both longevity and value. DEEB Family Homes consider three key characteristics when choosing an exterior cladding system. When they are planning for their new duplex…Continue Reading
The dry-in process allows the finishing work to occur on the interior before the outside construction is complete. On high-rise construction, the term does not mean that the entire envelope has been in place, but that a given floor, being sufficiently “dried-in” that drywall can begin. i.e., the general contractor is pouring floor 40, floor 35 has had the shoring removed, the exterior envelope is installed through floor 25, and the general contractor has taken temporary protective measures at floor 20 to control rain penetration through shafts and other floor penetrations so that from floor 18 downward the drywall can be installed.
Weather is unpredictable, and the property damage it causes can add both cost and time to a building project. While it’s impossible to fully predict and react in a timely fashion to strong winds and storms, a documented and practiced contingency plan can help contractors prepare for the unexpected. Protect your site and project timeline by evaluating site-specific risks, properly securing materials and equipment, and anticipating alternate construction plans.
Contractors and homeowners alike know the advantages of waterproofing new exterior cement stucco projects with DRYLOK EXTREME. It penetrates into the porous bare stucco surface. It provides a waterproof barrier coat. And, it protects against water intrusion from wind-driven rain and takes the punishment of years
Need for fast drying, easy to use, cost-effective, durable, and aesthetically pleasing waterproofing coating for a poured concrete lagoon.
When moisture was found to have damaged interior gypsum board in the Brevard County Courthouse, an occupied public structure, they needed a fast, easy to use, cost-effective solution that wouldn’t require significant exterior renovation. Visible water damage and mold on the gypsum board inside the building indicated previous water intrusion.
At this prestigious golf club in Newport, two cart path tunnels constructed of masonry needed protection from water seepage. Maintaining the club’s distinguished appearance was paramount.
After the old carpet was pulled up, the floor was scraped and ground. They used DRYLOK® E1 1‑Part Epoxy Floor Paint 28413 tint base. Each wing or age-specific area was coated in a different, fun, custom-tinted color. The total surface coverage was estimated at 15,000 sq. ft.
On this beautiful, 600 acre, world-class campus — the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational institution — where athletes have the opportunity to improve both their sport and educational performance, buildings are often subjected to heavy rain, high winds, and very humid conditions. To combat the elements and keep the interiors dry, the inside of the exterior walls were coated with DRYLOK® Original Masonry Waterproofer.
During this construction project, due to rainy conditions, interior crews were installing drywall faster than exterior crews could enclose it. Cinder blocks and exposed drywall were absorbing wind-driven rain like a sponge. Since the drywall retained the water, a mildew problem arose. To combat the elements and keep the interiors dry, the inside of the exterior walls were coated with DRYLOK® Original Masonry Waterproofer.
Located in Las Vegas, this destination resort’s unique, poolside water features were in need of a waterproof coating with muscle and beauty. For the Mayan Waterscape, DRYLOK® Extreme Masonry Waterproofer was selected for its bright white appearance and ability to hold up to continually running water.
The team at this facility wanted to protect the below grade space, approximately 40,000 square feet. The walls were relatively smooth with hairline cracks. No patching was required. After a thorough cleaning, two coats of DRYLOK® Extreme Masonry Waterproofer were applied to the walls, three coats in some sections.
On September 10th, 2017, after pummeling the Keys, Hurricane Irma roared ashore in Naples, Florida, bringing blinding, horizontal, wind-driven rain, sustained winds of more than 120 mph, and 142 mph gusts. The All Seasons Senior Living Center was directly in the path of this Category 3 storm, while in the midst of construction. The project was sizeable, comprised of 100 independent living units, 62 assisted living units, and 25 memory care suites.