A damp proof membrane (DPM) is a durable waterproof sheet installed beneath the floor, in walls or a ceiling to keep moisture out. A DPM is always installed in conjunction with a damp proof course (DPC). More »

A damp-proof course is a layer between a foundation and a wall to prevent moisture from rising through the wall. If a concrete floor is laid, it requires a damp-proof membrane, which can be incorporated into the damp-pro... More »

One tip for installing a laminate floating floor is using a plastic sheet to test the moisture and humidity levels of concrete subflooring. Install an underlayment that combines a vapor barrier with padding in rooms wher... More »

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To build a wood-drying kiln, determine the size required, use 2-by-6 lumber for the floor's frame and 2-by-4 lumber for the roof's and walls' frames, and affix plywood for the kiln's walls and floor and a transparent pol... More »

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A vapor barrier must be installed between concrete and hardwood floors, which can be a rubberized elastomeric membrane. However, polyfilm and roofing felt are the two most versatile and commonly used materials for vapor ... More »

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The materials needed to waterproof a bathroom wall include a vapor barrier, cement backerboard, thinset mortar and a waterproof membrane. These materials help prevent water from saturating wood and to prevent mold growth... More »

EPDM Roofing Systems makes a synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is highly durable. It is used primarily on low-slope roofs and consists of two main ingredients: ethylene and propylene. These two ingredients are bypro... More »