This course provides an overview of the types of membranes used to waterproof ceramic and stone tile installations and compares them in terms of performance and durability, ease of installation, control of variables, and function.
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By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:
List the various types of sheet membranes and fluid applied membranes and describe them in terms of their makeup, applications, limitations and contribution to building durability.
Describe the types of failures that can occur and how scheduling, rates of permeation, and building movement can affect the durability of a tile installation project.
Explain the standards that have to be met and the resources available to professionals so they are able to develop specifications that ensure dependable performance.
Discuss different installation methods, identify project needs, and specify the most appropriate waterproofing membrane which will, in turn, contribute to the overall sustainability of the building project.
Describe new wet area waterproofing products and how they ensure good indoor air quality and a durable installation.
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