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Waterproofing and Anti-Fracture Membrane Mesh

An alkali-resistant fiberglass tape used to reinforce RedGard® when used over cracks in underlayment. It can also be used in corners and wherever there is a change of plane in the installation for additional reinforcement.

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Features/Benefits

Key Features

  • Helps prevent cracks in tile and breaks in waterproofing
  • Reinforces liquid-applied membranes when used over cracks or changes of plane in underlayment

Benefits

Helps prevent cracks occurring in the tile or breaks in the waterproofing and crack isolation treatments in areas with expected higher degree of movement such as changes of plane.

Technical/Installation

Applicable Standards

No industry standards are available for tape alone.

Approvals

None applicable.

Conformance to Building Codes

Installation must comply with the requirements of all applicable local, state and federal code jurisdictions.

Composition of Product

Fiberglass mesh with an alkali-resistant coating.

Environmental Consideration

Custom® Building Products is committed to environmental responsibility in both products produced and in manufacturing practices. Use of this product may contribute to LEED® certification.

Suitable Substrates

  • Concrete, cement mortar, masonry
  • Cement Backerboard
  • Exterior Plywood and OSB (interior, dry areas only)
  • Exterior Decks – Contact Technical Services
  • Post-Tension Concrete – Contact Technical Services
  • Lightweight Concrete (min. 2000 psi compressive strength)
  • Gypsum-Based cement topping (min. 2000 psi compressive strength)
  • Existing ceramic tile and resilient flooring

General Surface Prep

Exterior and wet areas must have proper sloping to drains. All surfaces must be structurally sound, clean, dry and free from contaminants that would prevent a good bond. Newly prepared concrete must be troweled smooth and textured to a fine broom finish and cured for 28 days. Existing surfaces must be scarified and leveled, and all defects must be repaired. Cracks exceeding 1/8" (3 mm) should be treated in accordance with TCNA F125 or TCNA F125A.

Movement Joint Placement

Do not bridge joints designed to experience movement. Carry these types of joints through the tile work. Clean the joint and install an open or closed cell-backer rod to the proper depth, as outlined in the Tile Council Handbook, EJ171. Next compress sealant into the joint, coating the sides and leaving the sealant flush with the surface. When the sealant is dry, place bond-breaker tape over the joint. Apply a minimum 3/64" (1.2 mm) of RedGard® over the joint and the substrate, following the instructions provided previously. Install the tile work onto the membrane, but do not bridge the joint. After the tile work is properly set, follow the architect's and manufacturer's instructions to fill the joint with a specified color sealant.

Health Precautions

Wear impervious gloves and eye protection while using this product. Avoid contact with eyes or prolonged contact with skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. If eye contact occurs, rinse cautiously with water for several minutes, remove contact lenses if easy to do: continue rinsing. Immediately seek medical advice if symptoms are significant or persist. Do not take internally. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Application of Product

Follow installation instructions provided with RedGard® Waterproofing and Anti-Fracture Membrane.

Cleaning of equipment

Clean tools and hands with water before the material dries.

Product Maintenance

Properly installed product requires no special maintenance. Do not use as a wear surface.

Warranty Information

Product Warranty

Obtain the applicable LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY at www.custombuildingproducts.com/product-warranty or send a written request to Custom Building Products, Inc., Five Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA. Manufactured under the authority of Custom Building Products, Inc. © 2017 Quikrete International, Inc.

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