TITLE

Specifying Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tiles for Exterior and Interior WET AREAS

AUTHOR(S)
Pompo, Donato
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Construction Specifier;May2013, Vol. 66 Issue 5, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Exterior decks and balconies, and interior wet areas are more prone to problems due to their exposure to large volumes of water. Failures of these areas are typically due to a combination of installer error, using improper materials, and not having thorough specifications and details. The three common deficiencies found are the lack of an adequate slope-to-drain at the waterproof membrane surface, plugged drain weep holes, and the lack of adequate waterproof flashing to keep moisture from migrating into the substrate and tile or into adjacent materials causing expensive collateral damages.
ACCESSION #
93452918

 

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