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The HydraFlex[tm] waterproofing and crack isolation membrane, an easy-to-use mold- and mildew-resistant membrane is now available from TEC Specialty Products. The HydraFlex delivers superior waterproofing and crack isolation and capabilities - making it ideal for positive hydrostatic pressure stone and ceramic tile applications, reports the company.
HydraFlex, which exceeds ANSI A118.10 specifications for waterproofing membranes, rolls on easily and quickly to form a smooth, monolithic watertight surface over walls, floors and ceilings. It is typically ready for tile within two to three hours after it is applied. HydraFlex can also be used over green concrete that is only three days old, which allows users to cut substantial time off the normal waiting period for tile installation to begin. Additionally, the technologically advanced membrane stops horizontal cracks up to 1â„8 inches (3 mm) wide at the sub-floor to prevent them from transferring through to a finished stone or tile installation.
HydraFlex is engineered as one, ready-to-use component, which eliminates the need for a mesh unless a substrate plane change is involved. The result is significant savings in time and materials. For optimal resistance to mold and mildew growth, HydraFlex uses built-in, scientifically proven technology to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew within the membrane.
â€œIn the past, waterproofing membranes were somewhat limited in terms of the benefits offered,â€ said TEC Brand Manager Sandy Eich. â€œOften, contractors and specifiers had to sacrifice one product feature to gain another. That's no longer the case with HydraFlex. This technologically superior waterproofing membrane is easy to apply, while also helping speed the tile installation process and more.â€
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