SECTION 07185 - TRAFFIC MEMBRANE

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.1 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Traffic membrane, consisting of welded seam PVC waterproofing, over the following surfaces:

  1. Decks, balconies and sun porches.
  2. Walkways, ramps and stairways.
  3. Patios and courtyards.

1.2 REALATED SECTONS

A. Section 06100 - Rough Carpentry

B. Section 07620 - Sheet Metal Flashing and Trim: counterflashings, and fascias.

C. Section 07710 - Manufactured Roof Specialties: Scuppers, counterflashings and fascias.

D. Section 15146 - Plumbing Specialties: Roof Drains and deck drains.

1.3 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit under provisions of Section 01300.

B. Product Data: Manufacturer’s specifications, including data substantiating compliance with physical properties specified.

C. Shop Drawings: Installation and seaming plan, showing joints, termination details, and interface with other materials.

D. Samples: Two each, minimum 6" X 6" showing color, texture, and pattern.

E. Manufacturer’s printed installation instructions and recommendations, including precautions required for seaming and adhering membrane.

F. Installer qualifications.

1.4 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in providing products of the type specified in the section, with a minimum of 10 years experience.

B. Installer qualifications: Trained and currently certified by the manufacturer.

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C. Pre-Installation Meeting: Discuss Application, staging, start and completion time precautions applicable to this project:

    1. The attendance of the following is required:

    a. Manufacture’s representative.
    b. Contractor’s field superintendent.
    c. Installation foreman.
    d. Other trades affected by this work.
    e. Owner’s representative.

1.5 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. Deliver products in manufacturer’s original containers, dry and undamaged, with seals and labels.

B. Store and handle materials to prevent damage.

    1. Place materials on pallets, off ground or substrate.
    2. Prevent creasing of rolled materials.
    3. Do not use creased or damaged materials.
    4. Polyethylene is not an acceptable cover to store materials.

C. Keep materials at temperatures between 40 degrees F and 80 degrees F; if adhesives are exposed to lower temperatures, verify usability with manufacturer before using.

1.6 WARRANTY

A. Provide membrane manufacturer’s standard 7 year warranty, covering defects in material.

B. Provide installing contractor’s standard 2 year warranty, covering defects in workmanship.

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PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.1 MANUFACTURER

A. Manufacturer: Provide products of the following:

1. DeckRite LLC
3912 East Progress
North Little Rock, AR 72114
888-450-3325 Fax: 501-945-1804

B. Requests for substitution will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01600.

C. Substitutions: Not permitted.

2.2 MATERIALS

A. Traffic Membrane: DeckRite Exterior Floor Covering is a flexible PVC Sheeting designed as a water resistant, slip resistant walking surface for applications on decks, patios, balconies, boat docks, sun porches, and other exterior walkways.

    1. Sheet width: 72" (1.83m).
    2. Sheet length: 90’ (27.45,).
    3. Overall sheet thickness: 0.050 inches.
    4. Standard Colors: Slate Gray, Sahara Tan, Harbor Spruce and Tropical Cream.
    5. Slip Resistance: Meets Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requirements for slip coefficient on a flat surface.

B. Bonding Adhesive: Supplied by membrane manufacturer to adhere membrane to substrate

C. Termination Bar: 1" X 10’ aluminum bar, supplied by the membrane manufacturer to terminate edges.

Perimeter Fasteners: Mechanical fastening devices furnished by the membrane manufacturer; color coordinated to membrane color.

D. Caulk: Color matched caulk, as supplied by the membrane manufacturer.

E. DeckRail: A maintenance free aluminum railing system, supplied by the membrane manufacturer.

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PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.1 EXAMINATION

A. Verify that surfaces and site conditions are ready to receive work and conform to membrane manufacturer’s requirements.

B. Verify that deck is secure, solid, well supported, and in accordance with local code structural requirements.

C. Verify that the deck is free of ice and snow, dry, clean and smooth, free of depressions, waves, projections, and properly sloped to drains or deck edge.

D. Verify that all screws and/or nailheads are flush with or countersunk in the plywood surface being fastened to the joists/supports.

E. Verify that adjacent precast deck members are flush within 1/4" vertical variation, with grout keys filed flush.

F. Notify the Architect of any conditions that would prevent satisfactory completion of the work.

3.2 PREPARATION

A. Do not proceed with installation until substrate preparation is complete.

B. Coordinate timing of installation to avoid construction traffic over completed traffic membrane surfaces.

C. Wood Deck (new): Suggested deck is 3/4" pressure treated exterior grade A-C plywood (tongue & groove optional).

D. Wood Deck (recover existing): The minimum wood deck acceptable on a recover installation is 1/2" pressure treated exterior grade A-C plywood.

E. Wood Deck: fill joints, knot holes, voids and low areas with filler and sand smooth.

F. Wood Deck — Class A: Cover plywood deck with cementitious board meeting requirements of Class A approved application.

G. Concrete Deck (new): Concrete deck must have a steel troweled finish. Verify that the concrete sections of the specification include this requirement.

H. Concrete Deck (existing): Patch all cracks, holes, joints and score marks. Fill surface imperfections and variations with leveling compound. Test for and remove any surface contaminants.

I. Coordinate installation with installation of drains and similar accessories.

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3.3 INSTALLATION

A Install in accordance with manufacturer’s latest instructions, details and specifications.

B. Do not install when temperatures are below 40 degrees F.

C. Insure all screws are flush with or countersunk in plywood sureface.

D. Membrane Installation.

    1. Position membrane over approved substrate without stretching.
    2. a. Allow 2-3 inches of membrane to go up the vertical walls, posts and over deck perimeter.

    3. Attachment: Apply bonding adhesive and adhere membrane to approved substrate as per manufacturer’s instructions.
    4. Laps: Position adjoining sheets, lapping edges a minimum of 1".
    5. All seams shall be hot air welded together.
    6. Mechanically fasten all perimeter edges and pentrations.
    7. Install flashings and accessories in accordance with manufacturer’s latest detailed instructions.
    8. Seal around all penetrations, drains and edges.

3.4 CLEANING

A. Clean soiled areas in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

B. Repair any damaged areas to match original materials.

3.5 PROTECTION

A. Protect finished work from traffic using durable temporary materials.

END OF SECTION 07185

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