Laticrete is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry. Recently, the company has expanded its best-in-class waterproofing and crack isolation membrane portfolio. The company added two new products: Hydro Ban XP and Hydro Barrier Plus. Hydro Ban XP is the line’s premium offering designed to include all the benefits of Hydro Ban, such as a quicker cure time and a lifetime warranty, but offers more extreme performance for a wider variety of conditions, such as substrate temperatures as low as 35°F (2°C) to extremely high temperatures in steam showers and steam rooms. Hydro Barrier Plus is a thin, load-bearing, self-curing, liquid rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing, anti-fracture membrane without the need for fabric reinforcement.
“Construction professionals are increasingly seeking high-performance waterproofing membranes that produce quick results. The new Hydro Ban XP and Hydro Barrier Plus are advanced waterproofing membranes that will save time. They also save labor and materials for enhanced productivity in the workplace,” said Dustin Prevete, Laticrete Senior Product Manager.
“As additions to the Hydro Ban line, both new products are part of a three-pronged approach that gives consumers a true best-better-good structure with Hydro Ban XP (best), Hydro Ban (better) and Hydro Barrier Plus (good).”
The premium choice
As the premium choice for a leading waterproofing and crack isolation membrane, Hydro Ban XP is designed to be used in all waterproofing applications and features upgraded benefits from the original Hydro Ban. With a curing temperature range of 35°F (2°C) or above, you can cure Hydro Ban XP in a variety of environmental conditions and substrate temperatures. It’s also steam room and steam shower compatible and comes with a lifetime warranty. The new, lighter color helps with visibility for inspection in dim areas. It is also a better contrast for chalk and laser level lines.
More about the new products
The product meets or exceeds the requirements for both waterproofing and crack isolation up to ⅛ inch (3 mm). It is also easy to apply without the use of special tools or fabric. Hydro Ban XP complies with building codes across the country. It can be applied and flood tested in the same day, assuring quality and performance. The product also has a load bearing “extra heavy” service rating per ASTM C627. Additionally, it does not require the use of any harsh chemicals.
Hydro Barrier Plus is an improved version of the existing Hydro Barrier formula, with several key upgrades. The first and the most impactful is that it no longer requires the use of waterproofing fabric as part of the installation process. In addition, it also carries an improved time to flood test of 12 hours, down from 24 hours. To offer enhanced peace of mind, Laticrete doubled the warranty to 10 years. Additionally, the company added Microban Anti-Microbial Protection.
Each offering in the Hydro Ban line is user-friendly and meets or exceeds ANSI A118.10 and ANSI A118.12. The products feature color-changing technology and offers installers peace of mind due to its durable and long-lasting performance. Suitable substrates include concrete, cement mortar beds, exterior glue plywood, gypsum wallboard, ceramic tile and stone, concrete and brick masonry, cement terrazzo, cement backer board and cement plaster. With a wide variety of uses such as in swimming pools, fountains, shower pans, spas, terraces, countertops, facades, bathrooms, laundries and more, Hydro Ban XP and Hydro Barrier Plus open up the ability for use on more project specifications than ever before.
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Laticrete is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry. Laticrete offers a broad range of products and systems covering tile and stone installation and care, masonry installation and care, resinous and decorative floor finishes, concrete construction chemicals, and concrete restoration and care including the Laticrete SuperCap System.
For 65 years, Laticrete has committed itself to research and development of innovative installation products. The company has built a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. Laticrete methods, materials and technology have been field and laboratory proven by architects, engineers, contractors and owners.
Offering an array of low VOC and sustainable products, Laticrete products contribute to LEED certification. They also exceed commercial/residential VOC building requirements, and have one of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. For more information, visit laticrete.com.