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Ahuncain

08:18PM | 04/06/05
Member Since: 04/05/05
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I have an exterior deck that I want to tile but first I have to waterproof it because below the deck is going to be a dry storage area. The deck has been built and has a plywood surface. Now, I just need to know the best way to waterproof it prior to laying tile on it. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance. Pierre in San Rafael, Ca.

Altereagle

04:26PM | 04/07/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
I'd probably go with torch down & light weight conc. & mesh, similar to the "greenvalley project deck" on the AE site.

http://www.altereagle.com/

http://decks-ca.com

http://kingofcrown.com

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

Ahuncain

06:43PM | 04/08/05
Member Since: 04/05/05
3 lifetime posts
Thank you for the suggestion, I'll have to look into that. I recently saw something on the internet called "Gaco Decking." It looked fairly simple to use. Ever heard of it? Thanks again.

Altereagle

10:41PM | 04/12/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
Yes I've used a product similar once, and a contractor used it on my 1907 (I wish he would have just left it alone) entrance deck.

Don't go there, it looks fine the first year then it starts to delaminate & crack at the seams... the CA sun & rain where we are (north of Santa Rosa in Sebastopol)is a bear on it.

What I'm doing is replacing the ply & finish with traditional tongue & grooved fir which I'll paint with an epoxy based ext finish, like I did for the Heritage award winning historical restoration on the AE web site. ...but these decks aren't over an interior space.

http://www.altereagle.com/

http://decks-ca.com

http://kingofcrown.com

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

Ahuncain

09:02PM | 04/14/05
Member Since: 04/05/05
3 lifetime posts
Thanks again for your suggestion, looks like I have some work ahead of me.
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