USG Corporation Unveils Quick-Dry Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane
Newest addition to the USG Durock™ Brand waterproofing membrane portfolio keeps unwanted moisture and vapor out, saves construction time and costs
CHICAGO— (Jan. 31, 2018)—USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, unveils USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane, a durable and seamless application for use in commercial and residential tile and stone applications.
USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane only requires a one-coat application when installed over vertical smooth surfaces, and is suitable for wet areas from showers (including steam showers) to flooring assemblies to countertops without additional vapor retarder. This liquid membrane provides a sealed waterproof barrier in a single-step application when administered over vertical smooth surfaces or in a two-coat application when used on rough surfaces and all horizontal surfaces. Its fast-drying time allows for quick turnaround on the jobsite.
“There’s always a bathroom to fix up or renovate, and for designers and installers, productivity on the jobsite is more important than ever,” said Amy Klawitter, product manager, USG. “Our USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane brings the trust, flexibility and level of performance that our customers have come to expect from the USG Durock™ Brand waterproofing membrane portfolio, in an application that’s easier to use than sheet membrane solutions and is faster to install because of the quick drying time.”
With the waterproofing membranes market size estimated to surpass $10.5 billion USD by the end of 2024, the need for durable materials in construction for commercial and residential projects is growing. USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane is a strong polymer-based fluid application that is designed to be to be rolled, brushed, troweled or sprayed.
USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane has the lowest permeance rating (0.38 perms at 20 mil dry thickness) among liquid-applied waterproofing membranes when tested to ASTM E96 (Procedure E), making it not only ideal for showers and other wet areas, but for continuous-use residential and commercial steam showers without additional vapor retarder.
USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane complements the USG Durock™ Brand waterproofing membrane portfolio of products, which includes: USG Durock™ Brand Waterproofing Membrane and Band (sheet membrane) and USG Durock™ Brand Tile Membrane and Adhesive (crack isolation).
USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane
- Anti-fracture protection up to one-eighth inch (3 mm) over shrinkage and other non-structural cracks
- Provides strength and water resistance
- Extremely durable, yet easy to handle and install, ideal for use in showers and other wet areas, including steam showers, floors, walls and countertops
- Low Permeance Rating (0.38 perms at 20 mil dry thickness) per ASTM E96 Procedure E
- Bonds directly to stainless steel, PVC and ABS drains
- For waterproofing applications, apply one coat on vertical surfaces for smooth substrates such as USG Fiberock® Tile Backerboard; apply two coats on rough substrates such as USG Durock® Brand Cement Board and for all horizontal applications
- For crack isolation applications, apply two coats each at wet film thickness of 25 to 30 mil on both vertical and horizontal surfaces
- Suitable for waterproofing floors, walls and countertops
USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane is available nationwide through tile and flooring distributor channels. For additional more information, please visit usg.com/durockliquid.
About USG Corporation
USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLC subsidiaries and its international subsidiaries, including its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.