Duradek is the original sheet vinyl membrane for waterproofing decks and balconies. Since 1974 Should Duradek ever get damaged, repairs are easily made because it is the final roof surface.

Leaking water:

Duradek membrane acts as a totally waterproof shield to prevent moisture from entering the space beneath the deck surface.

Rot & deteriorating lumber:

By preventing both the sun and the moisture from getting to the lumber, it will last indefinitely. Costly structural repairs will be eliminated.

Painting & staining:

Time & material savings will result from the application of the Duradek system.

Safety:

The textured surfaces will increase the slip resistance as well as prevent injuries due to slivers or raised nail heads.

Cleanliness/bacteria resistance:

The surface can be quickly & easily cleaned and will discourage algae or other bacteria growth.

Chemical resistance:

Snow removal chemicals, swimming pool chemicals and acid rain, have little effect on the surfaces as long as they are regularly cleaned with Duradek approved solutions.

Expansion / contraction of sub-surface:

The vinyl membrane bridges all cracks and moves continuously with the sub-surface. The single ply system has been proven in the roofing and waterproofing industry to be a superior method of protecting surfaces subject to a lot of movement.

Spalling concrete, rusted re-bar:

By protecting concrete surfaces with a vinyl membrane, you can prevent the surface damage caused by the freeze/thaw cycle. Expensive structural repairs to rusted reinforcing metals inside cracked concrete can be prevented.

Expansion/contraction of metal flashings:

Many good liquid coatings fail where the metal flashings join the sub-structure or overlap each other due to the continual movement. They rely on adhesion to the metals. The sheet system completely covers the metal flashings which will eliminate potential leaks at the junctions.

Peeling, blistering surfaces:

Moisture in the sub-surface can cause blisters in the coating system unless it can escape. The sheet vinyl system breathes, thus eliminating any pressure build-up due to moisture (vapor) under the membrane.

Completion time/repeat job site:

Unlike the liquid systems which often need 2-3 days to complete and tie up a job site, Duradek sheet vinyl system can be completed in one step (one day) and used immediately.

Climate conditions for optimum installations:

Sheet vinyl systems can be installed under a wide variety of weather conditions from below freezing to the very hot direct sun.

Covering existing coatings:

Sheet vinyl systems can cover almost any existing coating in addition to bare plywood or concrete, new or old.

Weight / maintenance of mechanical protection:

This membrane is designed for pedestrian traffic and does not need to be protected by cedar boards or concrete pavers.

Appearance:

Traditional waterproofing membranes lack the clean, bright, luxurious appearance which sheet vinyl or carpet surfaces offer. Ensurco offers a wide choice of different finishes to enhance the overall decor of the building.

Life cycle costs:

Using Ensurco’s single-ply systems will reduce life cycle cost for two reasons – less maintenance required and longer life expectancy.

Workmanship / Warranty:

Ensurco sells its products through a network of trained applicators and offers a written warranty on materials.


 

Care & Cleaning:

DURADEK is the finest deck waterproofing product available on the market today. It is installed by authorized contractors using the Ensurco Duradek system of sheet vinyl, adhesives, trims and sealants.

PROTECT:

Duradek vinyl from scuffs, tears or excessive wear by using mats at doorways, stair landings or major traffic thoroughfares. Stair nosings will protect the vinyl for high use stairwells. Dragging heavy objects can cause scuffs or tears and should be avoided or protected against.

INSPECTION:

The only regular maintenance other than cleaning is inspecting the caulking used to seal around posts, pillars, corners, vents and drains. Often the structure to which the vinyl sheeting is sealed will crack, shrink or shift, thereby breaking the seal. Yearly inspection is required by the Owner. Your Ensurco Duradek contractor can recommend and supply the proper sealant to correct it.

RAILINGS:

If railings are to be installed on the vinyl surface, try to mount them so they do not penetrate the membrane. Wooden rails should be notched out and bolted to the side of the deck. For a proper seal, metal rails should have all screw holes caulked before inserting the screw. Call Ensurco or your contractor for more information.

GENERAL CLEANING:

Your vinyl deck should be cleaned at least four times per year (more often if acid rain or airborne pollution is a problem in your area) using the Duradek vinyl cleaner available from your authorized contractor or Ensurco Duradek. Follow the directions on the label. This cleaner is designed for vinyl and will NOT leave harmful chemical residue like many household cleaners may. Use warm water and a stiff broom, scrubbing in a circular motion to loosen the dirt. Spray with a garden hose (under pressure) to wash away the loose dirt. Flush thoroughly with clean water.

NON SKID vs. CLEANABILITY:

The more textured the surface, the more effective the non-slip characteristics will be. The smoother the surface, the easier your vinyl surface will be to clean. Therefore, a heavily textured non slip finish will require more cleaning effort and vice versa.

NOTES:

Always clean immediately. Test an unseen area of fabric before cleaning stain. All cleaning methods must be followed by a thorough rinse with water. Certain household cleaners, powdered abrasives, steel wool and industrial cleaners can cause damage and discoloration and are not recommended. Dry cleaning fluids and lacquer solvents should not be used as they will remove the printed pattern and gloss. Waxes should be used with caution. Many contain dyes or solvents that can permanently damage the protective coating.

Leaking water:

Duradek membrane acts as a totally waterproof shield to prevent moisture from entering the space beneath the deck surface.

Rot & deteriorating lumber:

By preventing both the sun and the moisture from getting to the lumber, it will last indefinitely. Costly structural repairs will be eliminated.

Painting & staining:

Time & material savings will result from the application of the Duradek system.

Safety:

The textured surfaces will increase the slip resistance as well as prevent injuries due to slivers or raised nail heads.

Cleanliness/bacteria resistance:

The surface can be quickly & easily cleaned and will discourage algae or other bacteria growth.

Chemical resistance:

Snow removal chemicals, swimming pool chemicals and acid rain, have little effect on the surfaces as long as they are regularly cleaned with Duradek approved solutions.

Expansion / contraction of sub-surface:

The vinyl membrane bridges all cracks and moves continuously with the sub-surface. The single ply system has been proven in the roofing and waterproofing industry to be a superior method of protecting surfaces subject to a lot of movement.

Spalling concrete, rusted re-bar:

By protecting concrete surfaces with a vinyl membrane, you can prevent the surface damage caused by the freeze/thaw cycle. Expensive structural repairs to rusted reinforcing metals inside cracked concrete can be prevented.

Expansion/contraction of metal flashings:

Many good liquid coatings fail where the metal flashings join the sub-structure or overlap each other due to the continual movement. They rely on adhesion to the metals. The sheet system completely covers the metal flashings which will eliminate potential leaks at the junctions.

Peeling, blistering surfaces:

Moisture in the sub-surface can cause blisters in the coating system unless it can escape. The sheet vinyl system breathes, thus eliminating any pressure build-up due to moisture (vapor) under the membrane.

Completion time/repeat job site:

Unlike the liquid systems which often need 2-3 days to complete and tie up a job site, Duradek sheet vinyl system can be completed in one step (one day) and used immediately.

Climate conditions for optimum installations:

Sheet vinyl systems can be installed under a wide variety of weather conditions from below freezing to the very hot direct sun.

Covering existing coatings:

Sheet vinyl systems can cover almost any existing coating in addition to bare plywood or concrete, new or old.

Weight / maintenance of mechanical protection:

This membrane is designed for pedestrian traffic and does not need to be protected by cedar boards or concrete pavers.

Appearance:

Traditional waterproofing membranes lack the clean, bright, luxurious appearance which sheet vinyl or carpet surfaces offer. Ensurco offers a wide choice of different finishes to enhance the overall decor of the building.

Life cycle costs:

Using Ensurco’s single-ply systems will reduce life cycle cost for two reasons – less maintenance required and longer life expectancy.

Workmanship / Warranty:

Ensurco sells its products through a network of trained applicators and offers a written warranty on materials.


 

Care & Cleaning:

DURADEK is the finest deck waterproofing product available on the market today. It is installed by authorized contractors using the Ensurco Duradek system of sheet vinyl, adhesives, trims and sealants.

PROTECT:

Duradek vinyl from scuffs, tears or excessive wear by using mats at doorways, stair landings or major traffic thoroughfares. Stair nosings will protect the vinyl for high use stairwells. Dragging heavy objects can cause scuffs or tears and should be avoided or protected against.

INSPECTION:

The only regular maintenance other than cleaning is inspecting the caulking used to seal around posts, pillars, corners, vents and drains. Often the structure to which the vinyl sheeting is sealed will crack, shrink or shift, thereby breaking the seal. Yearly inspection is required by the Owner. Your Ensurco Duradek contractor can recommend and supply the proper sealant to correct it.

RAILINGS:

If railings are to be installed on the vinyl surface, try to mount them so they do not penetrate the membrane. Wooden rails should be notched out and bolted to the side of the deck. For a proper seal, metal rails should have all screw holes caulked before inserting the screw. Call Ensurco or your contractor for more information.

GENERAL CLEANING:

Your vinyl deck should be cleaned at least four times per year (more often if acid rain or airborne pollution is a problem in your area) using the Duradek vinyl cleaner available from your authorized contractor or Ensurco Duradek. Follow the directions on the label. This cleaner is designed for vinyl and will NOT leave harmful chemical residue like many household cleaners may. Use warm water and a stiff broom, scrubbing in a circular motion to loosen the dirt. Spray with a garden hose (under pressure) to wash away the loose dirt. Flush thoroughly with clean water.

NON SKID vs. CLEANABILITY:

The more textured the surface, the more effective the non-slip characteristics will be. The smoother the surface, the easier your vinyl surface will be to clean. Therefore, a heavily textured non slip finish will require more cleaning effort and vice versa.

NOTES:

Always clean immediately. Test an unseen area of fabric before cleaning stain. All cleaning methods must be followed by a thorough rinse with water. Certain household cleaners, powdered abrasives, steel wool and industrial cleaners can cause damage and discoloration and are not recommended. Dry cleaning fluids and lacquer solvents should not be used as they will remove the printed pattern and gloss. Waxes should be used with caution. Many contain dyes or solvents that can permanently damage the protective coating.

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