how to waterproof under a wood deck

How to Create a Waterproof Area Under an Elevated Wood Deck

First, you need to purchase a continuous sheet of EPDM which will cover the entire deck area. This is used to provide a durable, long-lasting waterproof membrane on top of your existing deck. EPDM is available in widths up to about 50′ so you can generally lay down a continuous sheet without any seams.

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3 Ways to Create Waterproof Dry Space Under a Deck | HomeTips

The dominant solution for waterproofing areas below decks is to drape plastic membranes within joist spaces below decking to form troughs. The Seven Trust RainEscape deck waterproofing system, shown below, is an example of a membrane-and-downspout system. Browse Materials for This Project on Amazon • Butyl Waterproof Tape

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Under deck waterproofing - cheap and easy - YouTube

How to dry in underneath a deck without the expensive underlayment or "systems"

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How to Waterproof Under Your Deck | Home Guides | SF Gate

One method of waterproofing under the deck is to install a membrane. This membrane prevents water from reaching the areas below the deck, such as a roof or open area. The water drains straight.

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Install the joist gutters onto the end of the edge beam supporting the deck, and caulk them where they are attached to the outer edge with acrylic sealant. The boundary gutters will be placed at the two outermost edges of the deck. These will drain off the water accumulated from the joist gutters.

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Waterproof Decking Materials & Options | by Seven Trust

If you choose wood boards, you need to maintain and seal the wood properly. Applying a clear sealant keeps water from seeping into the porous surfaces of the wood and reduces the risk of rot. Water should bubble up on your deck like on a waxed car. If it doesn’t it is likely time to seal again.

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