How to Waterproof Concrete Roofs

Before beginning any project, read all instruction labels. Always run a test patch first in an inconspicuous area, to ensure that proper adhesion and drying occur and the product works to your satisfaction. PREPARE THE SURFACE Power wash the surface area of the roof...

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What Is Ames Blue Max?

Ames Blue Max is a special blend of elastomeric liquid rubber that dries to a tough, high strength, elastic membrane. It is easy to apply; simply roll, brush, or spray with a commercial airless sprayer. What makes Ames Blue Max the best coating? Amex Blue Max is high...

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How to stop leaks in your water tanks & cisterns!

Having a problem with leaks in your water tanks & cisterns? You're in luck! Ames Research has the solution on how you can fix your water tanks and fix your cisterns. To begin, repeat the concrete walls and foundations instructions... Concrete Walls and Foundations...

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How to fix your leaking basement!

Having problems with your leaking basement? Do it Yourself in Three Easy Steps! All specifications are suggestion only 1. Clean & Prepare the Surface Read all instructions on the label before beginning. Do not use soaps or detergents prior to cleaning surface. Always...

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Safe-T-Deck Application over a Roof Deck

Introduction Roof decks, by definition, are decks that exist over living areas, a garage, or over an area that acts like a deck that is intended to be waterproof, yet can be walked upon. Roof deck applications are generally quite expensive to build and have a...

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Ames American History

Ames American History

Our History: No family had more to do with Americas foundations than the Ames family of Massachusetts. There is “NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT IN THE WORLD!” were the words used by Abraham Lincoln when he appointed representative Oaks Ames and Oliver Ames to build the Union...

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Make Your Skylight Watertight

Make Your Skylight Watertight

Finding leaks around your skylight? The seams of a skylight window can be tricky, but luckily you have Ames. The trick to skylights is knowing the problem areas. As shown in the diagram, leaks often form in the area where the window meets the roof. To combat leakage...

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How to Use Ames Contouring Seam Tape

How to Use Ames Contouring Seam Tape

Contouring, self adhesive, and high strength. There's nothing quite like it for strengthening cracks and seams. Learn how to use our seam tape to create a long lasting hold. Identify the seams or cracks in your surface. This can be seams in metal, cracks in concrete...

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Using Blue Max Under Shingles

Using Blue Max Under Shingles

Don't stop at your basement. You can use Ames Blue Max under your shingles to create a waterproof membrane for your roof. First, make sure the area you are about to coat is clean and use Peel and Stick seam tape on all seams. This is good protocol for all projects....

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Winterize With Ames

Winterize With Ames

Coating white as snow. Roofing in the winter is a daunting task for most people, but not you. Unfavorable conditions make it difficult for contractors to go to work and for do it yourself remedies like tar and cheap coatings to adhere since many can't adhere and dry...

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