Tile is a very popular idea for adding a touch of class to an outdoor deck. Too often this becomes a moot issue and water damage becomes the priority. All the effort and focus seems to be on the tile work and little or no thought on waterproofing, tile and grout are not waterproof. The repair cost can be expensive, not to mention the cost of replacing the tile.
This type of story is way too common. There seems to be a lack of understanding within the building community about the proper waterproofing of decks, balconies and roofdecks that are overlaid with porcelain tile, slate or some of the other natural stone finishes. That’s where Dekmax and Duradek’s Tiledek fit into the picture.