Installation is key though, so ensure that you get an expert to do the installation, which involves sealing any gaps and edges with a waterproofing compound
The metal underlayment features 40 millimeters of premium waterproofing compound
, is self-gasketing around fasteners, and includes a split-back polymer release liner for quick installation.
After the mortar dries, brush on a special waterproofing compound
(called a membrane) over the tops (Photo 10).
To this rough surface, the scientists added a layer of fluoroalkylsilane, a commercially available waterproofing compound
. The researchers describe the procedure in the Feb.
"Traditional ice and water underlayment uses a smooth surface, but this one uses a hard rough surface so that tiles will not slide down during installation." The self-adhering product is manufactured using a rubberized asphalt waterproofing compound
and a fiberglass-reinforced mat.
A cheaper option would be to paint over the concrete with a waterproofing compound
and lay polythene and a new sub-floor over the top.
Henry Co.'s Elasto-Seal[R] CM100 is a one-component waterproofing compound
that's as easy to apply as a one- or two-ply system, has no offensive solvent odors and very low VOCs, and is nonflammable.