Posts Tagged ‘crack isolation’

“Understanding Crack Isolation Membranes”

  “In a perfect world, movement would not take place in a concrete slab, and life would be good. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world, and concrete does move and crack. Therefore, products such as crack isolation membranes, which fall under ANSI A118.12, are many times more of a necessity rather than a luxury.…

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“Will the genuine crack isolation membranes please step forward”

“The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) in its “Membrane Selection Guide” provides the following definition. “Crack Isolation membranes (ANSI A118.12) for thin-bed ceramic, glass and stone installations act to isolate the tile from minor in-plane substrate cracking. Membranes covered by this definition are bonded to a variety of manufacturer-approved substrates covered by ANSI specifications.…

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“ACT Membranes”

“…The membrane types included in this test focus solely on: Waterproofing: ANSI A118.10 American National Standard Specifications for Load Bearing, Bonded, Waterproof Membranes for Thin-set Ceramic Tile and Dimension Stone Installation Crack isolation: ANSI A118.12 American National Standard Specifications for Crack Isolation Membranes for Thin-set Ceramic Tile and Dimension Stone Installation. These membranes provide a waterproof barrier…

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