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More stories about Underlayments

  • Building a Deck Over Living Space

    This contractor gets double duty from a flat roof using a carefully installed EPDM membrane and good flashing details.

  • Q&A: Concrete Over Plywood Subfloor

    Q: Before installing a thin concrete or gypcrete floor over a plywood subfloor, what kind of membrane should be installed over the plywood?

  • Q&A: Underlayment for Resilient Flooring

    Q: Should underlayment for resilient tile be installed perpendicular to the joists, like the subfloor, or parallel to the joists?

  • Q&A: Carpet Over Ceramic Tile

    Q: We are converting a restaurant kitchen into an office and need to install carpet over existing 6x6-inch ceramic tiles with 1/4-inch grout lines. The floor dips 3/4 inch near the floor drain. What product can we use to level this floor in preparation fo

  • Torchdown Roofing Basics

    A metal roofing contractor explains why he uses single-ply modified bitumen for low-slope applications and how he installs it safely.

  • Products

    Recycled underlayment; guard against tannin bleeding; stronger lattice; composite fencing; jamb extensions; more

  • Q&A: Making a Balcony Door Watertight

    Q: I built a house with a second-floor balcony, and I installed waterproofing membrane and tile on the balcony deck. Around the perimeter of the door, I installed Moistop flexible flashing. The siding is stucco. The room under the balcony is now leaking.

  • Q&A: Installing Asphalt Shingles on a Low-Slope Roof

    Q: What is the minimum slope allowed for asphalt shingles? I have heard that asphalt shingles can be applied on a roof with a pitch as low as 2/12, as long as a rubberized asphalt eaves membrane is installed under the shingles.

  • Kitchen & Bath: Sheet-Vinyl Basics

    Working with sheet-vinyl flooring

  • Low-Slope Reroof with EPDM

    Low-slope roofs can be leak-prone, especially in snow country. A New York State remodeler explains how he installed a self-adhesive membrane to protect the living space under a nearly flat roof.