Laticrete Hydro Ban is a liquid waterproofing membrane that comes in a pail and can be applied with a paint brush, roller, or even a sprayer for large scale projects. Liquid waterproofing membranes are a type of underlayment commonly used in stone and tile installations where waterproofing is required for areas such as bathrooms, showers/tub surrounds, and kitchens. Additionally, liquid waterproofing membranes can be used for other projects including swimming pools, fountains, spas, hot tubs, other water features.
While there are other ways to waterproof an installation, liquid water proofing membranes are extremely easy to use and versatile. In addition to providing waterproofing, many will also provide anti-fracture and crack suppression protection. These types of membranes, however, aren’t designed to be vapor barriers. For installations such as steam rooms where vapor must be taken into account, a proper vapor barrier still needs to be used in conjunction with the waterproofing membrane.
Laticrete Hydro Ban is an innovative waterproofing membrane designed to work with not only Laticrete’s Preformed Shower System but anywhere that needs waterproofing. Hydro Ban is a premium waterproofing membrane that is available in 1 gallon and 5 gallon pails. Made of a liquid rubber polymer, Hydro Ban forms a flexible and seamless seal that can be used floors and walls with additional anti-fracture protection up to 1/8″ (3mm) over non-structural cracks and shrinkage. Additionally, Hydro Ban contains Microban antimicrobial protection to help inhibit stains, odors, and product deterioration from mold, mildew, and bacteria.
Unlike other liquid waterproofing membranes, Hydro Ban does NOT require the use of fabric in the corners or seams. Under normal conditions, a full cure can be achieved in as little as 2 hours after the final cure. In cooler temperatures, however, more time will be required for a full cure. Once a full cure has been reached and the Hydro Ban has changed from a light sage green to a olive green color, the area is ready to be flood tested. Once flood tested, the surface is ready, and stone, tile, or brick can be installed directly on to the membrane. Hydro Ban is a complete, one-step waterproofing membrane that is not only easy to apply, but when used with the corresponding Laticrete products for rest of the installation, also comes with Laticrete’s lifetime warranty in residential applications and 25 year warranty in commercial applications.
Hydro Ban can directly be used over a wide variety of substrates including concrete, cement plaster, brick masonry, exterior glue plywood(interior applications only), Gypsum wall board (interior applications only), ceramic tile and stone (If skim coated with a LATICRETE Latex Thin-Set Mortar), cement terrazzo(If skim coated with a LATICRETE Latex Thin-Set Mortar) and cement backer board (consult manufacturer for specifications and installation instructions).
Hydro Ban is one of our top sellers on the Stone Tooling Website. If you’re ready to tackle a tile shower installation and in need of this product or any other setting materials please visit our site and inquire with any questions.