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Unread 11-23-2005, 10:13 PM   #1
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Products like Red Guard that aren't Red? Preferably White?

I'm looking to use a product like red guard on the inside of my block foundation as part of my scheme to seal out moisture from the crawlspace. I'd prefer a color beside red, any ideas?

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Unread 11-23-2005, 10:19 PM   #2
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Hi Brad, there's a waterproofing that's called UGL masonary waterproofing that's white. You should be able to get it at a hardware store or a paint store.
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Unread 11-23-2005, 10:25 PM   #3
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Redguard vs. UGL question

Hey Mike--
I just posted a similar question...I couldn't find Redguard at HD or Lowe's (unless they have it near tile, where I didn't see it, then looked in paint section)...they had UGL Drylock Masonry Waterproofer like you suggest. Is this similar to Redguard, and could I use it over CBU before I tile? Will thinset stick to the UGL?

Also, a moisture barrier question....if I use the foam type insulation that has a thin layer of plastic moisture barrier adhered to it (e.g., Foamular, etc) against my concrete block wall, then I put on my CBU in my shower, should I also Redguard the CBU or will this give me problems?

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Unread 11-23-2005, 11:24 PM   #4
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This Thoroseal product has been my favorite for that application for years. It's white.
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Unread 11-24-2005, 07:59 AM   #5
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Thanks for that post and recommendation, CX. I have had a need for such a product in the past and will likely have a need again in the future. While DryLoc is a very good product it isn't the same type of product as the Thoroseal if I read the site's ad correctly. I will certainly look further into this product.
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Unread 11-24-2005, 08:05 AM   #6
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Tec Hydraflex

Tec makes a product called Hydraflex. Very similar to Redgard except it dries clear and is a little less thicker than Redgard. It's a also slightly cheaper.
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Unread 11-24-2005, 08:05 AM   #7
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Chowfun can you give us a first name? And if this is an ongoing project you might want to start your own thread about it for ready reference.I would stick to products that are geared for tile use,that way the manuf. warranty will be in effect,and you're sure they will work together.You can buy small containers of rollon waterproof most anywhere.
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Unread 11-24-2005, 08:14 AM   #8
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Tilerite, I also use hydraflex, but I have found it to be more expensive than redguard. 10 to 15 dollars more a gallon, but I do believe it`s a better product than redguard. Gary
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Hey Mike--
I just posted a similar question...I couldn't find Redguard at HD or Lowe's (unless they have it near tile, where I didn't see it, then looked in paint section)...they had UGL Drylock Masonry Waterproofer like you suggest. Is this similar to Redguard, and could I use it over CBU before I tile? Will thinset stick to the UGL?

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I checked three local HDs. You can find Redguard in tile section. I was told that Custom Building Products products (like Redguard, Wonderboard, Versabond/Flexebond thinset) are not sold in Lowes.

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Unread 11-30-2005, 08:38 PM   #10
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My supplier in Kernersville gets me Hydroflex for about five bucks less than I pay for Redgard at Home Depot. I do prefer Redgard though. Hydroflex is too watery for my liking.
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Unread 12-01-2005, 09:48 AM   #11
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may need to go to tile outlet for RedGard

Here in Southern California, HD and Lowe's do not stock RedGard.

I got RG at tile supplier outlet (daltile, but I imagine other tile stores have it too). I have not seen any similar waterproofing product at HD or Lowe's.
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Unread 12-01-2005, 09:56 AM   #12
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I prefere Mapelastic HPG (blue) Over regaurd. I still use redgaurd when in a pinch though.
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