Sani-Tred - Basement Waterproofing System



Unique Roof Coating / Waterproofing & Repair

SANI-TRED Products are Truly Unique and are Not an Acrylic Latex!

Roof/Deck materials tough enough for heavy foot or vehicle traffic!

Pitched,  Galvanized, Painted Steel Roof Coatings, Nail Head Sealing, Corrosion Protection, Repair!

Flat Commercial Roofing Systems Provide Monolithic (one piece) Sealing, Regardless of Multitude of Mechanical Through Deck Vents or Fittings

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SANI-TRED ROOF SYSTEMS:  On flat or low-pitch roofs SANI-TRED provides a seamless membrane of near-unlimited longevity potential with no maintenance. 

The Irony of Flat Roof Construction

Isn't it ironic considering the importance of the need for a flat roof to protect the entire building, it's contents and occupants from water damage? Most flat roofs have been the depository of the cheapest and lowest quality types of building materials known to man! It’s normal to see tar, tar paper, tar soaked fabric, loose foam sheets and latex, (water soluble), coatings on flat roofs with poor or no effective drainage. This puts a heavy burden of performance on those low quality materials, with all of their seams and weak points. Now, top all of this mess with a layer of ballast stones to make it impossible to find the leaks!  Is it any wonder that flat roofs are notoriously plagued with leaking problems even if these types of low quality roofing materials, with excellent drainage, are "installed correctly", and often they aren’t?

Normally, flat roofs consist of concrete, steel, or wood substrates, heavily contaminated with tar combined with layers of loosely fitted tar paper. The tar paper usually has turned up edges and corners; it is warped and puckered, sun and heat damaged, and has protruding high points, irregularities, random seams, raised patches, tar deposits, stone ballast, etc.

Flat roof owners must realize that it is not practical or cost effective to apply a high quality, permanent SANI-TRED roofing system directly on these types of low quality materials. If installed upon a flat, clean surface the amount of SANI-TRED products required to seal the same size roof surface could be ten times less than what would be required if installed upon a rough, irregular, contaminated surface. Also, the bond to the old low quality roofing products can only be poor and temporary at best.   

The flat roof owner should consider the following options;

OPTION #1 (often not practical)

Remove and strip all of the old roof materials down to the original substrate, (concrete or wood), and remove all residual tar contaminates and install a new SANI-TRED system directly on the clean base substrate.


  • Often it is extremely difficult or next to impossible to completely remove all traces of tar "film" bond breaking contaminates from the original substrate after removing the loose tar paper layers.
  • If there are large areas of tar contaminated surface on the original substrate no high quality systems such as SANI-TRED can be used.
  • The building is left vulnerable to rain damage during the stripping, cleaning and re-coat process.
  • Expense of removal cost, labor and debris disposal.

OPTION #2 (Preferred Method of Flat Roof Transformation)

Before starting, remove all loose ballast stones. Install a new 3/4" tongue and groove plywood substrate directly over the existing flat roofing materials. If the existing underlying roof substrate is wood, it is extremely easy to nail down new plywood over all or a portion of the old roofing materials. This can be done a little at a time or all at once at the option of the contractor or building owner. Large, poorly fitted or excessively wide seams may be quickly filled, sealed and bonded using LRB/TAV mixtures. If the flat roof has no parapet walls install new drip edge and seal the drip edge and all flashing, mechanicals and vent pipes with LRB/TAV mixtures instead of tar.

Roof Plywood Drawing

Flat Plywood Roof
Prime all joints, seams, cracks, holes and around physicals with PermaFlex (240 sq ft gal)
Installing 2” fiberglass joint tape by brushing or rolling it into the wet PermaFlex on all plywood joints
Caulk/fill using 3/4” LRB/TAV bead brushed or smoothed (as per above sketch.) LRB/TAV Round Bead Consumption Chart
Apply a base coat PermaFlex over roof (240 sq ft gal)
Apply LRB to create a 40 mil membrane (40 sq ft gal)
Apply surface coat of PermaFlex or PermaFlex-AL (240 sq ft gal)

Lifetime Roof
Prime joints & around mechanicals using PermaFlex (240 sq ft gal)
Caulk/fill using 3/4” LRB/TAV bead brushed or smoothed (as per above sketch.) LRB/TAV Round Bead Consumption Chart
Apply base coat PermaFlex @ 240 sq ft gal,
Apply LRB membrane @ 40 sq ft gal,
Apply surface coat PermaFlex or PermaFlex-AL @ 240 sq ft gal

Metal Roof
Prime the surface using 1 coat of PermaFlex (240 sq’ per gal)
Caulk/fill around mechanicals, open joints and holes using LRB/TAV mixture.  LRB/TAV Round Bead Consumption Chart
Apply surface coat PermaFlex or PermaFlex-AL @ 240 sq ft gal

If parapet walls are also covered with old materials simply strip them to expose an area of vertical substrate below the wall cap which is not contaminated with tar or cover all contaminated vertical surfaces with plywood. Terminate the vertical plywood at a point on the vertical wall which is not contaminated with tar or other sealers. Prime the area and apply LRB/TAV mixture to completely bond and seal this point.

It is easy to attach the bottom of the new vertical plywood to the new horizontal plywood by installing securely nailed 2"X4" "L Corners" continuously under the plywood at all parapet wall perimeters. This provides a nice raise in grade to direct water from this crucial potential leaking point seam at the base of the parapet wall. It is not necessary that the vertical terminations be attached securely with nails or other mechanical fasteners. Often only a few fasteners, clamps or even weights are required at this point to temporarily hold the plywood tight to the wall until the LRB/TAV mixture is installed and cured. The LRB/TAV mixtures will secure the top of this new plywood wall completely and more securely than nails due to the extremely strong adhesive properties of the products.

To prevent water damage to the new plywood substrate all that is required is that Permaflex primer and LRB/TAV mixtures, (used on joints and seams), are applied at least 45 minutes before a rain to prevent droplet damage to the newly applied products.

SANI-TRED Advantages

  • Can be applied in cold weather and exposed to rain or snow immediately after application.
  • The finished roof should last the life of the building without repairs; lifetime warranty.
  • By eliminating the costs of removal of the old flat roofing system this savings more than pays for the new plywood substrate, as well as a good portion of it’s installation.
  • Pay-as-you-go, repair small areas of the flat roof at a time due to "molecular welding" new-to-old.
  • No schedule complications or disturbing the occupants and contents of the building.
  • By waterproofing as you go no water damage to new roofing materials or the existing building can occur during construction.
  • The new flat roof surface transforms the normally useless space on flat roofs to a usable walk-on roof deck. This is not possible without a new plywood deck.
  • No special equipment or skills are necessary.
  • Designed and fully capable of heavy commercial foot traffic with no damage.
  • A uniform colored, seamless flat roof system is easy to identify damage, and easy to repair.
  • Standing water is no problem, SANI-TRED systems are completely water proof not just "water resistant" like latex roofing products.
  • Light color reflects sunlight and reduces heat absorption.
  • Unlike tar which is weak and expands and shrinks with heat and cold, LRB/TAV mixtures cures to a strong, solid, waterproof, adhesive rubber which does not change shape with temperature extremes.
  • By using LRB/TAV mixtures, any custom fitting requirements, scupper designs or modifications are quick and easy!



Jhon Jessen

Five years ago our basement was more of a swimming Floor then a useable basement. The walls were fieldstone with mortar. The floor was cracked in so many places that after it rained the water came up like springs!...READ MORE

Todd Brannan

My name is Todd Brannan and I ordered the basement waterproofing  system a few months ago. Thanks sanitred, now I'm setting things on the basement floor I could have never put there before. Good Product... READ MORE

Larry Piccirilli

I am totally impressed and pleasantly surprised.  I am highly recommending the Sani-tred system to my friends even if they don't have water problems.  I figure if I tell everyone about it, they will remember where to come and get the info...READ MORE

Stu Cassell

Our swimming pool was losing 2-3 inches of water a day. We had two different pool companies attempt to fix the leaks. Neither was successful...READ MORE

Wes Lukaszek

First of all, I want to thank you for your expert advice about your products. Everything worked as you said it would. Your products are very easy to work with...READ MORE

Curt Hugo

I wanted to let you know I used your product, PermaFlex and LRB/TAV on the cracks on my basement wall. I'm very impressed with the results....READ MORE