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Life Paint Cementitious Waterproofing Systems
 
         
SECTION 07 16 13
 
         
CEMENTITIOUS WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Life Paint; waterproofing and paint products.
This section is based on the products of Life Paint, which is located at:
12927 Sunshine Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Tel: 562-944-6391
Fax: 562-946-5921
Email: request info
Web: http://www.lifepaint.com | https://lifedeck.biz
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Life Deck specialty coatings product line includes waterproof coatings, stains, sealers, epoxy, overlays, concrete resurfacing products for Homeowners and Contractors.
 
          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
          A.Acrylic modified cementitious waterproof system for plywood surfaces. (Life Deck AL System)
 
          B.Acrylic modified cementitious waterproof system for concrete, cement and tile backer board surfaces. (Life Deck MC System)
 
          1.2RELATED SECTIONS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
          A.Section 03 01 30.61 - Resurfacing of Cast-in-Place Concrete.
 
          B.Section 07 62 00 - Sheet Metal Flashing and Trim.
 
          C.Section 07 91 23 - Backer Rods.
 
          D.Section 09 67 13 - Elastomeric Liquid Flooring.
 
          1.3REFERENCES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
          A.ASTM International (ASTM):
          1.ASTM C 297 - Standard Test Method for Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Constructions.
          2.ASTM D 751 - Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics.
          3.ASTM E 84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
          4.ASTM E108 - Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings.
 
          1.4SUBMITTALS
 
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
 
          B.Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
          1.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          2.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          3.Installation methods.
 
          C.Shop Drawings:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if colors have already been selected.
 
          D.Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, two complete sets of color chips representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.
 
          E.Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150 mm) square representing actual product, color, and patterns.
 
          1.5QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Minimum 5 year experience manufacturing similar products.
 
          B.Installer Qualifications: Minimum of 3 years' experience installing pedestrian traffic coatings of this type which is required for this project and who is acceptable to the manufacturer.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
          C.Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
          1.Finish areas designated by Architect.
          2.Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship is approved by Architect.
          3.Refinish mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
 
          1.6PRE-INSTALLATION MEETINGS
 
          A.Convene minimum two weeks prior to starting work of this section. Review the following:
          1.Drawings and specifications affecting work of this section.
          2.Protection of adjacent surfaces.
          3.Surface preparation and substrate conditions.
          4.Application.
          5.Field quality control.
          6.Cleaning.
          7.Protection of coating system.
          8.Repair of coating system.
          9.Coordination with other work.
 
          1.7DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
 
          A.Deliver and store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging bearing the brand name and manufacturer's identification until ready for installation.
 
          B.Handling: Handle materials to avoid damage.
 
          1.8PROJECT CONDITIONS
 
          A.Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
 
          B.Schedule coating work to avoid rain and excessive dust and airborne contaminates. Protect work areas from moisture and excessive airborne contaminates during coating application.
 
          1.9SEQUENCING
 
          A.Ensure that products of this section are supplied to affected trades in time to prevent interruption of construction progress.
 
          1.10WARRANTY
 
          A.Warranty: Provide manufacturer's standard limited warranty.
          1.Upon completion of the Work provide a written warranty from the manufacture against defect of materials for a period of 10 years. Five plus Five warranty, see manufacture for details.
          2.Upon completion of Work provide a written warranty from the applicator against defects of workmanship for a period of 5 years.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Life Paint, which is located at: 12927 Sunshine Ave.; Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670; Tel: 562-944-6391; Fax: 562-946-5921; Email: request info; Web: http://www.lifepaint.com | https://lifedeck.biz
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
 
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
 
          2.2DECK COATING - GENERAL
 
          A.All materials used in the pedestrian traffic system shall be manufactured and provided by a single manufacturer to ensure compatibility and proper bonding.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** AL System
Life Deck AL (Acrylic Lath) is a metal lath reinforced deck system installed with a series of three separate cementitious applications. The AL System holds an ASTM-2701, Class A 1 hour fire-rating, 180 mph wind test, hail storm tests and holds over 6,200 PSI. It is bonded together with a specially formulated acrylic emulsion sealed with Life Deck 10 Series or Heat Reflective 28 Series 100% acrylic top coat. This waterproofing system is regularly specified for hotels, condominiums, apartments and office buildings around the country. It can be stapled through most old deck systems to provide an excellent method for the rehabilitation of problem surfaces.
Delete if not required.
 
          2.3DECK COATING OVER PLYWOOD
 
          A.System: Cementitious application reinforced by a metal lath, applied over plywood. Designed to replicate the appearance of brick, tile, flagstone, knock down texture, or a solid color coating.
 
          B.Product: Life Deck AL System:
          1.Reinforcement: Metal lath. 2.5# hot dipped galvanized.
          2.Base Coat: LD1 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          3.Slurry Coat: LD1 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Optional. Delete if not required.
          4.Finish Coat: LD3 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete topcoat not required.
          5.Top Coat: Color Seal Series 10 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          6.Top Coat: Color Seal Series 28 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** LD Custom finish may be used instead of knock down finish for the Life Deck AL System. Delete if not required.
          7.Top Coat: LD Custom finish as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** May be used as a waterproof systems for plywood substrates that will receive tile, stone or concrete. Delete if not required.
          8.System: Life Deck AL UT (Acrylic Lathe Under Tile).
 
          C.Performance:
          1.ICC ESR- 5416: AL over plywood, is an approved ICC evaluation for Class A fire rating, durability, and wind resistance.
          a.The system is limited to application in locations having a maximum wind speed of 80 miles per hour (129 km/h) on structures a maximum of 40 feet (12,192 mm) in height in exposure B areas.
          2.ASTM E108: AL over plywood, approved, Class A one hour fire retardant.
 
          D.Substrate: Exterior T & G plywood, Subsurface shall meet local building codes. Minimum of 5/8 inch (16 mm). 3/4 inch (19 mm) is recommended. T&G or all seams blocked. Provide 1 inch in 4 feet (25 mm in 1219 mm) positive slope.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** MC System
The MC System is an incredibly flexible concrete waterproofing system. Life Deck MC System is a fiber reinforced deck system installed with a series of three or four separate water-based acrylic application. It is bonded together with a specially formulated acrylic emulsion sealed with Life Deck 10 Series or 28 Series 100% Acrylic Top Coat. Moreover, The Life Deck MC System is designed for both commercial and residential use. The MC System is finished as a flexible, concrete waterproofing system for concrete decks. It works excellent over the AL System on high rises where movement is greater and more prevalent. The Life Deck Products MC System also works great over older concrete systems that have cracked and given way to leaks.
Delete if not required.
 
          2.4DECK COATING OVER CONCRETE
 
          A.System: Two cementitious applications bonded together with a specially formulated acrylic emulsion and sealed with a 100% acrylic top coat. Designed for both commercial and residential uses.
 
          B.Product: Life Deck MC System.
          1.Reinforcement: Fiber lath with 1589 Fast Dry Base Coat as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          2.Base Coat: LD1 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          3.Slurry Coat: LD1 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Optional. Delete if not required.
          4.Finish Coat: LD3 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete topcoat not required.
          5.Top Coat: Color Seal Series 10 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          6.Top Coat: Color Seal Series 28 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** LD Custom finish may be used instead of knock down finish for the Life Deck MC System. Delete if not required.
          7.Top Coat: LD Custom finish as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
 
          C.Performance:
          1.Breaking Strength (ASTM D 751 Direction #1): Average 90 lbs.
          2.Elongation at Break (ASTM D 751 Direction #1): Average 15.6%.
          3.Breaking Strength (ASTM D 751 Direction #2): Average 139 lbs.
          4.Elongation at Break (ASTM D 751 Direction #2): Average 13.8%.
          5.Bond Strength (ASTM C 297): Average 49.5 psi.
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION
 
          A.Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
 
          B.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          C.Plywood decks shall be at least 5/8 inch (16 mm) minimum, (3/4 inch (19 mm) is recommended. CDX grade with finish side up. The deck shall be tongue and groove and properly blocked and nailed (glued & screwed) to meet local building codes. Plywood shall have a maximum span of 16 inches (406 mm). Deflection shall be less than L/360, L/480 for tile applications.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          D.Concrete deck shall be clean, dry and free of grease, paint, oil, dust or curing agents. It should have a rough broom finish and be porous and feel like 30 grit sandpaper.
 
          E.Deck slope shall be a minimum of 1/4 inch (6 mm) per linear foot (305 mm).
 
          3.2PREPARATION
 
          A.Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
 
          B.Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          3.3WOOD DECK INSTALLATION (AL SYSTEM)
 
          A.Temperature/Weather/Limitations: The AL System is not designed for automobile traffic. Do not install any product if the temperature is below 55 degrees F (13 degrees C). Rain will wash away uncured resin products. If inclement weather threatens, cover deck to protect new application.
 
          B.Flashing: Flash wall-to-deck with 4 inches x 4 inches (102 mm x 102 mm), fascia with 2 inches x 4 inches (51 mm x 102 mm) minimum 26 gauge bonderized sheet-metal overlapped at least 4 inches (102 mm) and caulked in front and back with a Life Deck approved sealant. If the flashing is not bonderized it shall be etched or roughed-up so the coating will bond. Nail all flashing every 4 inches (102 mm).
 
          C.Smooth uneven surfaces with FM patching compound, 1577 Texture, Life Deck Concrete Patch, or Life Deck approved Urethane Caulking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Sloping is to be done in the framing. It is the responsibility of the building owner and not the deck coating applicator. If sloping is requested it shall be noted on the work order. The applicator along with manufacturer shall not be held responsible for the outcome of these remedial measures to help correct these pre-existing slope conditions. Delete crickets and sloping if not required.
 
          D.Crickets & Sloping: Crickets (reverse slope to divert water to drain) may be installed and sloping may be done using LD-10 Cement.
 
          E.Metal Lath: Place the lath (only hot dipped galvanized) on the plywood and cut the lath to fit the area making sure the edge of the lath does not parallel any wood seams. Lath shall run across the grain of the plywood. The lath has a memory and it shall be placed so it curves down at the edge of the deck. The lath shall be held back 1/2 inch (13 mm) from all edges. Staple through flashing as required to allow material to be feathered with a brush. With the lath in place, staple the lath using 16 staples per square foot (1000 sq. cm) (minimum 1 inch (25 mm) crown x 5/8 (16 mm) long, non-corrosive equal to Senco brand). Overlap the lath between 1 inch to 2 inches (25 to 51 mm). With a hammer, pound down any seams or staples that are higher than the lath.
 
          F.Base Coat: Combine one bag of LD-1 cement with 1-1/4 gallon of LD-81 acrylic and add up to one quart of water. Mix until uniform with a low rpm 1/2 inch (13 mm) drill motor. Pour the mixture onto the lath and trowel smooth at the rate of 40 square feet (3.7 sq. m) per batch.
          1.Use a paint brush to spread the base coat on the flashing making sure to get the mixture into the seams and corners.
          2.Using a brush, wet with water, feather all outside edges. Scrape off any high spots or ridges that may inhibit application of a smooth slurry coat.
 
          G.Slurry Coat: Combine one bag of LD-1 cement with 1-1/4 gallon of LD-81 acrylic and add up to one quart of water. Mix until uniform with a low rpm 1/2 inch (13 mm) drill motor. Pour the mixture onto the surface and trowel smooth at the rate of 100 to 150 square feet (9.3 to 13.9 sq. m) per batch. Use a paint brush to spread the base coat on the flashing making sure to get the mixture into the seams and corners. Using a brush, wet with water, feather all outside edges. Scrape off any high spots or ridges that may inhibit application of a smooth slurry coat.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Optional. Delete if not required.
 
          H.Texture Coat: Combine one bag of Life Deck LD-3 cement with one gallon of LD-81 acrylic and mix thoroughly with a low rpm drill motor. Add up to one quart of water to achieve the desired consistency. Using an acoustical hopper gun, spray the texture onto the deck with a circular motion to achieve approximately 70% coverage at a rate of about 150 square feet (13.9 sq. m) per batch. After a few moments, depending on the temperature, the texture shall be "knocked down" using a 20 inches x 5 inches (508 mm x 127 mm) rounded pool trowel. Avoid making impressions by wearing baseball or golf metal spikes. Wipe trowel clean with a wet rag as needed. Spray continuously, do not stop in the middle of the deck.
 
          I.Top Coat (28 Series Cool Life) or (10 Series): Mix containers of the same color and same product together to insure a consistent color. Product may be thinned by adding 1 pint of water per gallon to avoid streaks, especially in hot weather. Roll two coats of Life Deck Top Coat using a 3/4 inch (19 mm) roller at a rate of 200 to 250 square feet (18.5 to 23 sq. m) per gallon per coat, allowing appropriate cure time between coats (2 hours @ 80 degree F (27 degrees C), 4 hours @ 70 degree F (21 degrees C). Shaded areas require longer cure times between coats or use). Spread the Top Coat in two directions to achieve a uniform finish. Coverage will vary according to texture. Allow 4 to 6 hours drying time (at 70 degree F (21 degrees C)) before permitting light pedestrian traffic. For best results, allow to cure 24 hours before direct traffic is permitted. Allow an additional 24 hours before heavy objects are placed on the surface.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          3.4CONCRETE DECK INSTALLATION (MC SYSTEM)
 
          A.Flashing: Flash wall-to-deck with 4 inches x 4 inches (102 mm x 102 mm), fascia with 2 inches x 4 inches (51 mm x 102 mm) minimum 26 gauge bonderized sheet-metal overlapped at least 4 inches (102 mm) and caulked in front and back with a Life Deck approved sealant. If the flashing is not bonderized it shall be etched or roughed-up so the coating will bond. Nail all flashing every 4 inches (102 mm).
 
          B.Smooth uneven surfaces with Life Deck 7200 and broadcast with #30 silica.
 
          C.Patching: Combine one bag of LD1 cement with four gallons of 1589 FM Base Resin (1 parts LD1 to 1 part 1589 by volume for smaller batches). Mix until uniform with a jiffy mixer on a low rpm 1/2 inch (13 mm) drill motor. Trowel the mix into voids or imperfections in the surface. Use Life Deck LD10 to fill imperfections or create a slope.
 
          D.Cracks greater than 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) shall be cut out and filled with the Life Deck 7200 epoxy gel. Sand, scrape or grind all rough or uneven areas. If necessary, re-apply patching material as needed and sand, scrape or grind any areas of reapplication of Life Deck 7200.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Sloping is to be done in the framing. It is the responsibility of the building owner and not the deck coating applicator. If sloping is requested it shall be noted on the work order. The applicator along with manufacturer shall not be held responsible for the outcome of these remedial measures to help correct these pre-existing slope conditions. Delete crickets and sloping if not required.
 
          E.Crickets & Sloping: Crickets (reverse slope to divert water to drain) may be installed and sloping may be done using LD-10 Cement.
 
          F.Fiber Lath: Lay out the Life-Deck Fiberlath reinforcing mesh on the deck overlapping the seams. Trim to fit using a razor knife. Apply the Life Deck 1589 Base Coat into the Fiberlath and laminate to the surface at the rate of 60 square feet (5.6 sq. m) per gallon. Using a razor knife cut any bubbles while still wet. Allow to dry 1 to 4 hours.
 
          G.Base Coat: Combine one bag of LD1 cement with four gallons of 1589 FM Base Resin (1 part LD1 to 1 part 1589 by volume for smaller batches). Mix until uniform with a jiffy mixer on a low rpm 1/2 inch (13 mm) drill motor. Pour the mixture (5 gallon total) into the mesh and trowel smooth at the rate of approximately 256 square feet (23.8 sq. m) per batch. Use a paint brush to spread the base coat on the flashing making sure to get the mixture into the seams and corners. Using a wet brush, feather all outside edges. Allow to dry (1 to 4 hours) and scrape off any high spots or ridges that may inhibit application of a smooth slurry coat. Trim any mesh that is showing. If you apply the Top Coat at this point the pattern of the Fiber lath may show through.
 
          H.Slurry Coat: Combine one bag of LD1 cement with four gallons of 1589 FM Base Resin (1 parts LD1 to 1 part 1589 by volume for smaller batches), Mix until uniform with a jiffy mixer on a low rpm 1/2 (13 mm) drill motor. Pour the mixture (5 gallon total) onto the base coat and trowel smooth or broom at the rate of 320 square feet (29.8 sq. m) per batch. One or two gallon of water may be added for ease of application. Using a wet brush feather all outside edges, seams and expansion joints. After the surface is dry, scrape or grind off any ridges or trowel marks. You may now scrape, sand or grind and apply the Top Coat. The Texture coat may also be applied by rolling with a foam, carpet or loop type texture roller cover. After mixing (see Texture Coat mixing directions) pour the material out on the deck and roll the texture evenly and consistently throughout the project. Do a test area first, roll in both directions and be consistent. Up to one or two gallons of water per batch may be added for the texturing process. You may also broadcast #20 silica sand on the surface to enhance the texture. Scrape, sand and sweep the surface before applying the Top Coat.
 
          I.Top Coat: (28 Series Cool Life, Heat Reflective) or (10 Series) Color Seal. Mix containers of the same color and same product together to insure a consistent color. Product may be thinned by adding 1 pint of water per gallon to avoid streaks, especially in hot weather. Roll two coats of Life Deck Top Coat using a 3/4 inch (19 mm) roller at a rate of 200-250 square feet (18.5 to 23 sq. m) per gallon per coat, allowing appropriate cure time between coats (2 hours at 80 degree F (27 degrees C), 4 hours at 70 degree F (21 degrees C). Shaded areas require longer cure times between coats or use). Spread the Top Coat in two directions to achieve a uniform finish. Coverage will vary according to texture. Allow 4 to 6 hours drying time (at 70 degree F (21 degrees C)) before permitting light pedestrian traffic. For best results, allow to cure 24 hours before direct traffic is permitted. Allow an additional 24 hours before heavy objects are placed on the surface.
 
          3.5PROTECTION
 
          A.Protect installed products until completion of project.
 
          B.Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
 
         
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