waterproofing a porch floor involves several measures when you build your porch. wayne s. has a question about a two story porch that leaks from the upper porch floor to the lower. we along with vintage woodworks offer some advice and thoughts.
to waterproof wood, start by sanding it with fine grit sandpaper to remove any imperfections and prep the surface. then, use a rag to apply an even coat of linseed oil, walnut oil, or tung oil to the wood and let it cure for 24 hours. repeat the process 2 more times so there are 3 coats of oil on the wood.
the dominant solution for waterproofing areas below decks is to drape plastic membranes within joist spaces below decking to form troughs. the rainescape deck waterproofing system, shown below, is an example of a membrane-and-downspout system.
waterproof flooring with their waterproof construction and leading hardwood designs, vinyl plank, wood-look tile and engineered vinyl plank (evp) are ideal flooring options for any room - even bathrooms, kitchens and mudrooms.
fastening for waterproof installation it is best practice to use both fasteners and joist/sleeper adhesive for a waterproof install. ensure that you do not leave any gaps between boards. use a urethane-based adhesive for connection between aeratis and the joist/sleeper system.
when i had my house renovated i was on a strict limited budget. my contractor went above and beyond with some items, one being replacing the rotting front porch floor (11'x5') and putting down composite decking.
duradek?, the original vinyl decking provides a single product solution for permanent waterproof protection.
tufdek waterproof deck solutions. tufdek? is the industry’s leading manufacturer and supplier for roofing approved outdoor waterproof vinyl deck flooring. tufdek is used on outdoor living spaces including waterproof roof decks, balconies, sundecks, roof-top patios, walkways and stairs, or above grade concrete slabs.
washing out the natural wood resins and color; if you don't apply a sealer to the wood to handle this potential issues, your other two solutions are waterproof membranes or rubberized coatings. waterproof membranes are made of vinyl and applied over decks where water can run off the edges. they're useful mostly for rooftop or elevated decks.
waterproof with water flow and drainage control the versadry? two piece waterproof aluminum decking systems creates drainage and water flow options. rain water can be directed to flow to and drain off the edges of the deck or in a specific location in the middle of the deck into a midway gutter.