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How to Choose Waterproof Deck Coatings: A Homeowner’s Guide

19th Oct 2018

The average roof will collect over 600 gallons of water with just one inch of rainfall. One-eighth of an inch of rain is enough to fill a 54-gallon rain barrel. But it’s not just your roof that gets pummeled with water during a rainstorm — your deck does, too. That’s why many homeowners have bee …
DIY Roof Coatings with Ames Liquid Rubber Elastomeric Technology

DIY Roof Coatings with Ames Liquid Rubber Elastomeric Technology

3rd Oct 2018

Think Outside the Bucket with Elastomeric Coatings Roof repair is an important facet of all building maintenance, due in large part to escalating economic circumstances, fuel costs and environmental concerns. These things are causing more people to look to a low-cost effective alternative to rep …
How to Waterproof Concrete Roofs

How to Waterproof Concrete Roofs

8th Aug 2018

Before beginning any waterproof concrete roof project, read all instruction labels. Always run a test patch first in an inconspicuous area, to ensure that proper adhesion and drying occur and the product works to your satisfaction. PREPARE THE SURFACE Power wash the surface area of the roof to re …
Safe-T-Deck Application over a Roof Deck

Safe-T-Deck Application over a Roof Deck

25th Jul 2018

Introduction & Preparation Roof decks are decks that exist over living areas, a garage, or over an area that acts like a deck that is intended to be waterproof and walked on. Roof deck applications are generally expensive to build and have a multitude of waterproofing problems. A system that …
Make Your Skylight Watertight

Make Your Skylight Watertight

22nd Jan 2018

Finding leaks around your skylight? The seams of a skylight window can be tricky, but luckily you have Ames. The trick to skylights is knowing the problem areas. As shown in the diagram, leaks often form in the area where the window meets the roof. To combat leakage and account for movement arou …