Crossfield Products History In the early part of the decade of the 1930’s, a British Chemist by the name of Crossfield had developed a formulation for mixing natural rubber and cement (which are not compatible by nature) to be used as a sloping compound and underlayment for ocean going vessels. Crossfield’s company was called Surfacing Products. In 1938, a group of investors purchased his company and formed Crossfield Products Corp. During World War II, natural rubber was put on allocation and, at the same time, synthetic rubber polymers came into play.
Although the marine business was its core, the company began to explore uses for its polymer modified concrete products on land. In the 1950’s the company added polymer modified terrazzo and a patented flexible roof deck surfacing material. In the 1960’s the company added epoxy resin technology to its product offering, eventually coming out with a complete line of fluid-applied flooring for heavy duty, high impact areas of use.
Later, chemical technologies such as Urethane Concrete, Polyapartic and Polyurea were added, making Crossfield Products Corp. the go to company for the most diversified product line of construction coatings. The company prides itself on its lasting experience in developing state-of-the art systems, precise manufacturing capabilities and excellent marketing of its brands.
Weatherwear Deck System
Dex-O-Tex’s Weatherwear walking deck system is the number one choice by architects and has a broad range of decorative finishes available including many custom made looks and textures to satisfy the new age of architectural design. As a multi-layered trowel applied waterproofing and wearing surface, it is designed for use as a pedestrian traffic bearing and waterproofing system. Suitable for use in many different applications including: sun decks, play roofs, observation decks, walkways, residential decks, commercial installations, and many more.
Weatherwear – The superior choice for deck waterproofing and promenade resurfacing.
Monolithic, including integral flashing.
-Slip-sheet permits “floating” over cracks in substrate.
-Installed only by Professional Factory Trained Dex-O-Tex Contractors.
-Low Life Cycle Cost
-Environmentally Friendly – Low VOC, No Hydro Carbon, Solvents, or Isocyanates
Weight 2.5 lbs. psf-Accelerated Weathering ASTM G23
-Accelerated Aging ASTM D756, Procedure D & E, 6 cycles (No chalking, crazing, cracking, blistering, delaminating, etc.) No effect
-Freeze-Thaw ASTM C67, (50 cycles) No Breakage, Weight loss >1%
-Water Resistance MIL-D-1044 16 mg
-Percolation ICBO Test No moisture on underside, Max, drop in water column 0.10″ Complies ICBO Standard for this test.
-Water Absorption MIL-D-3134 & ASTM D570 6.09%
-Wind Uplift Factory Mutual 1-52, Qualifying Wind Velocity with a 3 Safety Factor – 131 m.p.h. complies ICBO requirement.
Read a copy of the Dex-O-Tex Weatherwear ICC-ES report I marked up here. This helps you focus on the details that are important. Be sure to read the whole report!
SPECIFICATIONS & DETAIL DRAWINGS
Weatherwear Stair Nosing/Flashing Detail Side View NOTE-DeckExpert.com recommends that stairs receiving nosings have blocking under the front edge to receive screws penetrating the nosing. Predrill nosings in a W pattern for flush flathead wood screws that are 2″ long. Use more rather than less to eliminate movement which can crack the coating at the back edge of the nosing. A 4″ wide nosing should have apx 36 screws securing it. Yes, I know, 9 screws per foot, it’s a lot. Best practices dictate more than fewer here.
PLYWOOD DECK DETAILS
Weatherwear Wall Vent Detail IMPORTANT! Weatherwear floating systems must be vented to allow vapor pressure under the slip sheet to evacuate out from underneath. DO NOT SKIP THIS IMPORTANT DETAIL!
Weatherwear Railing Detail #1 Surface Mount NOTE ON RAILINGS-DeckExpert.com only recommends railing systems that mount to the face of the deck, offset posts, rather than surface mount. If mounting railings through the coating, careful caulking and frequent inspections are necessary to keep these vulnerable penetrations from leaking.
All railing systems must be designed and attached to resist 250#’s against them. Consult the IRC, UBC & CA Building Codes before installing railings. Remember, railings prevent people from falling and must be carefully installed so water intrusion does not occur.
CONCRETE DECK DETAILS