Here’s a nice article in this months Journal of Light Construction’s September 2008 issue on the installation of a Duradek membrane on a plywood deck in New Jersey…written by the general contractor of the job, Rob Corbo, it does a good job of explaining the process and showing detailed pictures of essential elements of the installation.

The one item I nit picked about is that they put the seam at the outside edge of the deck…to hide it under the railing. Logical choice for hiding it, but my thought is that the water running off could get trapped at the welded seam, where I’d arther have the seam at the inside wall area, and a nice 54″wide run let water run freely right off the edge without that possibility…

Rob does a nice job on his article and it certainly shows the relative ease of installation (Remember all you who might want to try installing waterproofing, the devil is in the details) of the Duradek membrane. You can purchase the aricle or subscribe to JLC and get 12 months of great issues chock full of valuable information!

It’s worth the subscription price to me for one article that saves my you know what from getting into trouble!

Waterproofing A Rooftop Deck
September 2008 Similar Articles
By Rob Corbo (7 Pages)
A kitchen bump-out provided the perfect opportunity for a small terrace off the master bedroom.

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Waterproofing A Rooftop Deck A kitchen bump-out provided the perfect opportunity for a small terrace off the master bedroom by Rob Corbo Most of the single-story bump-out additions we build have pitched roofs, though under the right circumstances it’s not hard to add a flat rooftop deck to the design. That was the case with the job shown here — a 6-foot-by-20-foot kitchen expansion with a master bedroom roof terrace above. In the past we’d used asphalt-based or single-ply rubber roofing membranes for flat-roof jobs, then covered the roofing with deck boards. But for this project, the architect specified Duradek,