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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.

Crossfield Products adopted the new technology and began using polymer modified concrete on both the interior and exterior of ships such as the Queen Mary, the SS America and the Queen Elizabeth. It also began offering these products to the U.S. Navy.
To identify this family of products, the company coined the trade name Dex-O-Tex® which is a contraction of the term “decks of latex”. Dex-O-Tex® has become synonymous with quality construction chemicals with worldwide distribution.

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.

 

Crossfield’s Mission Statement
To be recognized around the world as the leading material formulator of high quality, seamless decorative and functional polymer flooring and coatings, wall coatings, deck coverings, wearing surfaces, decorative concrete overlayments, waterproofing, self-leveling underlayments, and repair products for new and rehabilitative construction projects worldwide.

 

Weatherwear Deck System 

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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.

Advantages-

Monolithic, including integral flashing.

-Slip-sheet permits “floating” over cracks in substrate.

-Installed only by Professional Factory Trained Dex-O-Tex Contractors.

-Easily Maintained

-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.

REPORTS/TESTING CERTIFICATIONS

Created by Readiris, Copyright IRIS 2010
Dex-O-Tex ICC-ES Report

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!

Dex-O-Tex 1757

City of Los Angeles Research Report

SPECIFICATIONS & DETAIL DRAWINGS

Construction Specifications Institute Spec

Weatherwear Stair Flashing Detail

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 Stair Nosing Enlarged View

Weatherwear Door Pan Detail

Door Pan Covering Detail 

Weatherwear Drip Edge Flashing Detail

Weatherwear Scupper Assembly

Weatherwear Scupper Installation Detail

Weatherwear Drain 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.

Weatherwear Railing Detail #2 Surface Mount 

Weatherwear Railing Detail #3 Surface Mount

 

CONCRETE DECK DETAILS

Deck To Roof Detail

Weatherwear Concrete Deck to Masonry Wall Detail

Weatherwear Concrete Deck to Stucco Wall Assembly Detail

 

WEATHERWEAR CARE & MAINTENANCE 

COLORS

Weatherwear Standard Colors Paint Chart

 

 

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