For decades sundecks and flat roofs have been dominated by hot-applied or rolled on products like vinyl decking and torch-on SBS roofing. Both systems have exposed seams that are prone to leakage if improperly installed.
The market was in need of an approved alternative, a liquid cold-applied monolithic coating that could rival the durability of traditional materials. While there are a handful of urethanes on the market that boast flexibility and longevity, most are solvent based and none have conquered the rigorous testing requirements of CCMC (Canadian Construction Materials Centre); until now.
FLEXSTONE is a water-catalyzed urethane membrane that was recently approved by CCMC as a roof and sundeck membrane. Originally designed for ski resorts, thanks to a need for a waterproof membrane that can handle heavy traffic and harsh weather fluctuations, Flexstone’s roots were formed in the most extreme conditions imaginable, helping to construct a reputation as the toughest membrane on the market.
The solvent-free base coat spreads evenly over nearly any substrate and self-levels to a smooth uniform surface. Because the Flexstone base coat is solvent-free it will not dissolve underlays like existing urethane or vinyl; this allows contractors to restore almost any surface with rock-solid adhesion and a variety of attractive finish options without adding waste to our landfills.
Builders and waterproofing experts across the country are taking note as this versatile new product is finding uses beyond the sundeck and roofing market thanks to its inherent toughness and mock-stone finishes. Simple applications on garage floors replace the need for epoxies and polyespartics, the ability to adhere to concrete has opened doors in the suspended slab and concrete restoration markets, and Flexstone’s ability to stand-tough against fierce winter conditions is quickly making it a waterproofing favourite amongst Canadian builders.
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