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Old 12-16-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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Waterproofing Membranes

I have really only used Customs RedGaurd in my installs but have Lloyd at aqaudefense by Mapei and HydroBan as well. Are there any significant advantages of one over another?

It took a bit to get it even on the walls but I prefer liquid membrane myself. Any thoughts you guys?
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:59 PM   #2
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I think Hydroban is a bit better as it goes on thicker then Redguard...but, that's just me. I far and away prefer Kerdi! Bulletproof!!!
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:03 PM   #3
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Aqua D and Hydroban are both in a different class than red guard and yes they are much better.
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Now what makes them better. You say a ford is better than a Toyota. I just need some proof if you know what I mean.

Help me understand.
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Mike, if you'll type either or all those brand names into the Advanced Search feature and ask for Titles you'll see that there is lots and lots of similar discussion out there. Enough reading to last you through the weekend, or maybe the year.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:18 PM   #6
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Hydroban just goes on thicker and is superior (My opinion) to Redguard. Either one should use a "Thickness Guage" (available from any paint store) to judge it. Sure, Hydroban is more $.....but it requires less coats. "You pays your money and you takes your chances..."
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
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First off Red Gard is thinner in consistancy and harder to get the desired thickness. Second you don't have to use fabric on your pan and changes of planes with Hydroban and AquaD, you do with RedGard.

And last but not least RedGard is very Pink when applying it to the wall and I don't like working in a pink room

Jokes aside on the color though, that is also one thing I don't like about AquaD. It dries a very dark green and can make it hard to see in some showers, and hard to see pencil lines pretty much everywhere. It is still my go to liquid though because of availability and price over Hydroban. I just use red wax carpenters pencils for my lines, and work under lights if I am in a "dark hole" of a shower.



I have never used Red Gard for a pan, but I have heard stories (on here I believe, but don't have hard evidence) that it has reemulsified when doing a flood test.
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Thumbs up

Thanks for all the replies. I did a search and found a wealth of stuff.

I think that I might give aqau defense a shot on the next one.
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Here is a recent thread from the pro's hang out where we discussed this same topic.

I didn't read through it all again but if it is the one I am thingking of it may have gotten derailed at some point, but still all ties back together.

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...ad.php?t=97733
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Us ? Get derailed ??
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