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More stories about Waterproofing

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    Q: Are there any water-borne glues that are water-resistant?

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    Q: Are the terms "water-resistant" and "waterproof" based on any technical standards?

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    A veteran stucco contractor and industry expert describes the ingredients that make for a durable, trouble-free exterior.

  • Choosing a Sheathing Wrap

    We take a look at the key differences between housewrap, asphalt felt, and kraft building paper to help you make the right choice.

  • Practical Foundation Waterproofing

    Combined with a working drain, this new type of plastic membrane keeps groundwater out of the foundation while allowing moisture in the concrete to evaporate to the outside. Here’s how it’s installed.

  • On Site With Duradek

    This single-ply membrane doubles as an impermeable, non-slip deck surface for porches and decks built over living space. A roofer shows how it’s installed.

  • Building A Custom Sunroom

    A sunroom specialist shows how to frame, glaze, and flash a durable, elegant solar addition.

  • Letters

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  • Wrapping the House: Do's & Don'ts

    It’s easy to get sloppy when installing housewrap and flashings, but beware — reverse laps can dump water into the structure.