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Dave B from Hamilton

09:50AM | 01/12/04
Member Since: 01/11/04
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I have a two level deck which my contractor promised would be water proof. The upper deck is constructed of 4x8 pressure treated ply, all the seams were caulked, a layer of ice and water shield was applied over top and the deck boards screwed down. Needless to say the decking is not waterproof and I am not able to enjoy the lower deck during wet weather. If anyone knows how I might be able to correct I would like to hear from you. If possible detailed information would be extremely helpful when I discuss corrections with my contractor.Thank you.

Altereagle

11:32AM | 01/12/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
The decking was screwed into the shield?

Dave B from Hamilton

05:59AM | 01/13/04
Member Since: 01/11/04
3 lifetime posts
The deck boards were screwed through the shield. I understand that this is the reason it now leaks. What can you suggest as a remedial action?

Altereagle

11:54AM | 01/13/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
No, you'll have to remove the decking and lay down another moisture barrier but this time use what is called "duck boards" it is basically a floating deck.
I found a good example w/ pics for you at this BC site: http://members.shaw.ca/provip/products.htm With your weather in Ont. it would even be more important with the freeze thaw.

Another option is to use the under deck systems, even to go to a vinyl decking now you would have to remove the shield... which isn't so easy.

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Dave B from Hamilton

12:11PM | 01/13/04
Member Since: 01/11/04
3 lifetime posts
Thank you! I will spend some time and review the information on that site. Someone else suggested "torch down". Are you aware of the details of this technique?

Altereagle

03:00PM | 01/15/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
Yes, that would also require you to remove the ice & water shield you have down now. That is the way I would have done it, then the floating deck (duck boards) above that. You do have to understand I haven't seen the project though, there may be some reason for your contrator to use the ice & water shield in that location too?

Hot mop is another choice.

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