What is Dependable LLC’s background?
Dependable, LLC is an American company from the Cleveland, Ohio area. Cleveland has been its home from they day it opened in 1951. All profits stay within America.
CUTDOWN II® is a latex based product used for moisture mediation of up to 90% relative humidity.
VAPORSEAL™ DB is an epoxy based product for 90% or higher relative humidity.
Can I safely use gypsum for floor leveling?
Plaster or gypsum based flooring is almost always the better choice for suspended floors, whether wood or concrete substrate, because of its tolerance for all substrates and increased flexibility. Where thin materials are used, it has the additional advantage of much faster natural drying and compatibility with adhesives. Gypsum based materials should not be used for a wear layer because of abrasion resistance or where standing or running water may be present. Because in the presence of heat, gypsum gives off water, it is actually a fire-retarding material in certain applications.
Can underlayment patches be force dried?
Some patches may be and some may not. It is never a good idea to force dry cement-based products. Robbing the product of water at this early stage will lead to shrinkage, cracking, dusting, increased permeability and an overall weaker product. Gypsum products, on the other hand, may be force dried once they have hardened. Fans, or heated air, may be blown directly across the surface of the patch to help dry the gypsum product without a change in performance.
No, WHITE LATEX LIQUID® does not need to be used in order to get anti-microbial properties. This is because WHITE SKIMCOAT™ contains anti-microbial agents in the powder. WHITE LATEX LIQUID® will significantly increase and improve the anti-microbial properties. WHITE LATEX LIQUID® is always recommended for better adhesion, water resistance, flexibility and mildewcide protection.
Which products can I use to fix a gypsum floor?
A gypsum floor may be fixed with a gypsum based product ONLY. For uneven surfaces that need leveled DEPENDABLE’S SKIMFLOW® HIGH PERFORMANCE or DEEPFLOW™ may be used. For surfaces that need to be feathered or patched DEPENDABLE’S WHITE SKIMCOAT™ or POLYSKIM® may be used.
How thick can I go with DEPENDABLE’S products?
Feather & Patch
Does Skimcoat XL resist moisture? Up to what level?
Yes, SKIMCRETE® XL resists moisture up to 8 lbs. MVER using the Calcium Chloride Test Method (ASTM F-1869-09)