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4 Types of Waterproofing Warranties Explained

Posted by Dean Linthicum on Jan 23, 2019 11:00:00 AM

A waterproofing warranty is a legally binding agreement which a company guarantees that some or all its work will be free of defects, typically for a specific length of time, and is normally approved and signed by both the owner of the project as well as a representative of the company manufacturing the product. A warranty provides for a remedy in case there are certain problems with the product provided to the customer.  The intent is to provide peace-of- mind to the customer, ensure the product is backed by the company and is consistent with claims related to performance and reliability of the product. If you purchase a waterproofing solution and later discover that it’s defective, you can file a claim with the company – assuming the waterproofing solution is still under warranty – to recoup some or all the cost related to the product.  A warranty is essentially a company’s assurance that its product will live up to its claims.

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Topics: Concrete coating, CIM Industry, CIM Concrete Waterproofing, Concrete Waterproofing, Waterproofing tiles

Waterproofing Under Tile: Things You Should Know

Posted by Dean Linthicum on Oct 3, 2018 2:00:00 PM

When installing tile, whether it’s flooring for a restaurant kitchen, a swimming pool or a patio deck, the process should include waterproofing the substrate prior to the tile installation.

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Topics: CIM 1000 Premix, CIM Industry, CIM Concrete Waterproofing, Waterproofing tiles

Enhanced Coating Performance Using Aggregates

Posted by Dean Linthicum on Nov 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Aggregates are commonly used in conjunction with liquid applied coatings to provide a combination of the following:

  • Protection:
    • Light colored aggregates lower deck temperature extending the life of liquid coatings
  • Non-skid surfaces:
    • For foot traffic
    • For automotive and other traffic
    • Exit areas for pond, containment, and other sloped surfaces
  • Energy costs:
    • Lighter colored aggregates will reflect solar energy, whereas dark-colored liquid coatings will absorb heat. Aggregate will reduce coating temperature by as much as 70 degrees on a hot summer day.
  • Provides a rough surface in which to enhance the bond of other paints, coatings, and topcoats (asphalt, concrete, tile applications)
    • For compliance with ANSI 118.10 IAPMO Approval for applications such as plaza and balcony decks.
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Topics: CIM blog topic, Prerformance Enhancement