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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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 »

Builders use hot tar and gravel, modified bitumen, or a rubber membrane on homes with flat roofs. Homeowners can also pick a standing seam metal roof if they have a roof pitch of at least 1/4 inch per foot. More »

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To install single-ply roofing membrane, such as ethylene propylene diene monomer, or EPDM, prepare the surface of the roof, and mark the wall and roof to indicate the boundary of the roofing material. Lay the material fl... More »

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