This thin asphalt coat (10-20 mils) is designed only to stop vapor transfer from soil through concrete into building. It is brittle by nature and cracks with the concrete when settling occurs. It is the minimum allowed by building code, but think of what basement will be used for before you buy, because it might cost more long term in repairs or damages.
Similar to damp proofing, this asphalt based product is great at sealing against vapor, but that is where the similarities end. Waterproofing is modified with rubber to make it flexible and able to resist water pressure over cracks. If you are finishing your basement or structure, come see what level of protection would best meet your project's needs.
This Waterproofing has a higher modification of rubber to make it stronger, more flexible, and able to resist higher levels of water pressure over cracks. If you are building a custom structure, this product is a must to keep high end finishes free from water damage.
This two part barrier brings two key protection elements to any project. Its fabric to core air gap allows water to free-fall (faster than gravel) to footing drain to keep water pressure from building up next to your building. The core acts as a secondary barrier against water as well since it forms an additional layer of protection between soil and backfilled walls.
Synthetic fibers woven and fused together create this strong and resilient insulation/drainage board. It provides many benefits over typical insulation such as drainage, insulation, and adding tensile strength to waterproofing membranes. This new technology is a great asset for any custom building needing added protection.
Strip drain directly replaces commonly known assemblies such as a footing drains, french drains, or pipe and gravel systems. It lowers labor required for install, eliminates the need for gravel, and is an engineered system that ICC stands behind. This product is one to look into for cost savings without losing quality.
This product as stood the test of time. Adding drainage, insulation, and adds warranty to Tremco's Tuff-N-Dri warranty. Ranging from R-3 to R-15, this product is a must when better protection, drainage, and insulation are required.
Options from R-3 to R-15, this durable insulation will not only drain but insulates below grade walls and can hold up to some of the most extreme backfill applications. It will protect, drain, strengthen, and insulate your product to best meet your needs.
XPS / EPS / ISO are just some of the choices available for below grade installation. EPS (Expanded Poly-styrene) is locally made and more competitive, giving more R-value per dollar spent. XPS (Extruded Poly-Stryrene) is more commonly specified, but can be more costly - check out link above to find out more.
Literally meaning "two layer of seal", this product consists of HDPE (High Density Poly-Ethylene) and bentonite. It can protect against water tables fluctuations but also against seasonal changes causing high vapor transmission on sensitive flooring. Special care need to be discussed when considering this barrier for successful installation.
FHA/VA loan requirements have made this a common installation in Utah. Subterranean termites are a risk factor in Utah regardless of elevation, and you should consider this preventative barrier before pouring your floor in your structure. It is the lowest cost option available and can be effective for up to 5 years after application.
Foundations can be coated with many differnt types of products. The main ones the we offer are broken down into two categories. (Damp Proofing and Waterproofing)
What is Foundation Damp Proofing?
Damp Proofing is an Asphalt coating that acts as a vapor retarder. It slows the passage of water through the wall. Damp Proofing has almost no streatching ability and cracks with the foundation. It is used mainly in areas with dry building conditions. There is a high number of callbacks for leaks associated with the use of Damp Proofing.
What is Foundation Waterproofing?
Waterproofing is typically an Asphalt Based Emulsion that is blended with a Rubberized Polymer. Waterproofing is a minimum of 40 mils thick, but can range up to 80+ mils thick. Because of the added rubber it is able to streatch over cracks that form in the foundation. The number of call backs for Waterproofing is drastically less than Damp Proofing.
The Damp Proofing Options We Offer:
For Residential applications we offer one very cost effective Damp Proofing Option (MulSeal). For Commercial applications we can apply some other Damp Proofing products but they are less cost effective (Need a bid? Click Here).
The Waterproofing Options We Offer:
For Residential applications we offer many Waterproofing options with some of the best warranties in the industry. TREMCO brand waterproofing is the leading brand in the nation and offers competitive pricing and warranty for all projects.
A few of the options we carry include:
- Watchdog H3
- Tuff N Dri QC
- Tremproof 260
- Tremproof 250 GC