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Old 11-25-2008, 09:56 AM   #1
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Dry-Snap Deck Drainage


Does anyone have any thoughts regarding this product? I will be installing about 600 SF and was wondering how easy it is to work with.

I've attached a few pics of this job. I must say the dry snap system looks fab!
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:02 PM   #2
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Re: Dry-Snap Deck Drainage


Haven't used that system...we use American Dry Deck.The installation seems like it may be easier.What's the cost like on it?

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We have installed some of the "Dry Space" by Timbertech, and it works really easy, it is a good system and we had no trouble with it - we charged customer 20% more than what we get for laying floor (working over our heads...not so fun)
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Cost was about $5.50 sf

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looks good, easy install, leaks like a sob
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Bone Mon,we are on the same page. J.
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looks good, easy install, leaks like a sob
Hmmmm. Not good.... not good at all. Bone saw, were the leaks easily repaired.
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looks good, easy install, leaks like a sob


Ahhhhh...thus my suprise with the 5.50/sqft....American Dry Deck prices out at double that , looks great,fairly easy install , no leaks. I guess the old addage rings true here.
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Bone, when should I start expecting these leaks? It's been almost 3 months and no leaks yet. How long afer installation did you learn of the leaks?
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I can see the problem if you dont snap the panels in just right , and sometimes you really got to make sure. The very last one to install is a bitch.
Anyway, I did one last year and its still doing its thing.
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Did one last summer with 26g galv corragated metal. Used different length screws and standoffs for the pitch to the gutter. Whole thing cost under $3sqft. Labor and all. Did the 720 sqft by myself in 2 days. Looks great and the owner loves it.
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bump
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Nice looking system, any tips or tricks regarding the process?

You do the deck as well?

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Yes, I built the deck also. This job started out as just a repair and stain job. As I get into the job I find a tremendous amount of rotten framing. It had a dry below system installed 2 years ago and keep in mind the deck was 25-30 years old. I actually found earthworms in the wood 8' above ground. Still scratching my head on why any contractor would try putting a new drainage system on a 30 year old rotten deck. We tried to salvage the old system and reuse but wound up going with the dry snap system. It's holding up so far but from some of the earlier posts I'm not sure how long.
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We did had a few leaks on a couple jobs. Those where existing decks and using the existing framing. With new decks there are no problems. We found that the 1/4" spacers does give enough slope but with existing (old) framing if some of the joist are a little higher it would lift up the panel in that area also and the slope is not enough and creates a puddle (and leak) In addition with an added 12" flashing at the ledger we move the first spacer 6" away from the ledger. Installation manual calls for 2 1/2"
By having 6" we have the option to lift the panels slighty higher with a trim piece. Instead of the 24" requirements for spacers we use 16" to create a slighty higher slope. After using this method we never had a leak anymore.
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hi clemens, good to see you here, how those augers treating you.
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Hello Chris,
I'm doing fine and the augers are still working (after a few repairs during the last two years) Still working by yourself?
Hope all is well and talk to you soon
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I'm interested in becoming an installer of some type of underdeck waterproofing systems. I like the look of the Snap Dry system but am still undecided. I spoke with the rep for the region and he indicated that an average project would cost about $4.50 for the materials and I would be able to charge about $8.50/sq. ft. This seems really low, although I don't fully have a grasp of the installation time for a smaller project. Could someone give me a range of what my pricing should be? Also, how many square feet can you install in a day? Thanks for your help.
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Took 2 guys 2 days to rap upper & lower decks with PVC board and install Dry Space, Deck size 18' x 16'
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