About Waterproofing Kits
ARC has assembled premium materials for installing and waterproofing your curbless shower.
Tank/10 Liquid Waterproofing Compound is an outstanding product that is easy to apply and ensures long-lasting protection. Tank/10 Polyurethane Construction Adhesive is a ‘best-in-class” product that bonds to many materials, most importantly plastic shower bases and all kinds of wood joists. ARC’s reinforcement tape, pre-formed corners, and screws are all top quality to help you do the job right. We want to supply you with the best products possible. That way your shower base, the foundation under all your decorative materials, lasts and lasts.
ARC’s Pro Kit has enough waterproofing materials to do any ARC shower base, while the Premium Kit includes enough waterproofing supplies to do a base plus the walls of an alcove shower. You may need additional materials if you are going to add a built-in bench or other features in your shower.
What You'll Need
- utility knife or scissors
- 3″ or 4″ wide brush (throwaway type is fine)
- paint roller
- paint roller cover (½” nap)
- 3″ or 4″ wide putty knife
What’s the purpose of the Pro Kit?
Like the Premium Kit, the Pro Kit was created because contractors wanted it. Some contractors prefer to use a different waterproofing system on shower walls or the bathroom floor outside of the shower area. So the Pro Kit was designed to provide enough waterproofing materials for the shower foundation only, allowing installers to use other products on the surrounding surfaces. It's up to a contractor to consider compatibility of the different waterproofing products.
Why should I get a Premium Kit?
The Premium Waterproofing Kit includes extra convenience supplies that are needed when installing a TrueDEK shower foundation. While these are ordinary supplies, having them come in a kit has been a great help to many installers who want to avoid the delays and expense of running to a hardware store for them as they get into a project. ARC created the Premium Kit at the request of contractors who told us that they wanted everything they needed for a job to come in one box, and they didn't want to run to the store because they forgot to get a few screws or a paint brush.
What color is Tank/10?
The dark gray color of Tank/10 makes it visibly easier to spread over shower foundations and tile backer (you can easily see any spots you miss) and the color darkens slightly as the compound dries.
What is the shelf life of Tank/10?
Tank/10 has a 3 year shelf life. A born-on date is printed on a label that is adhered to every bucket, and the date is also written on a label that is stuck to every waterproofing kit box.
What kind of base is used in Tank/10?
Tank/10 is a premium latex based liquid paste compound. It is quite thick and has a very high latex content, which results in a product that has the consistency of pudding and spreads out in a thick layer to create a protective membrane. Tank/10 can be spread with a paint brush, paint roller, or trowel. Cleanup is best done while the material is wet using warm water and a mild soap.