Waterproofing OSB Floor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by macadam8157, May 7, 2011.

  1. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you use/ what should/could I use???? ( I'll be using sand as litter F.Y.I. if this helps or makes a difference)
    Thanks for all advice and help!!!
     
  2. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rubberized roof coat from Lowes. I used it in my coop. Pour it out of the bucket, Push/roller it all over the floor in one heavy coat. It totally seals the gap(Where the bad things hide), Between the floor and wall. It makes a tough waterproof rubber like membrane over the floor. If it can stand up to the elements on a roof, Coop floors are nothing to this stuff.
    Jack
     
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  3. mrmossy

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    I have OSB for the floor and first caulked all the edges to make it waterproof, then put on a couple coats of primer, then a couple coats of a good gloss enamel. I am using sand as well and it seems to be sealed pretty well. However the previous posting about the rubberized roof coat sounds like a really good idea. If the enamel starts to wear through or shows problems I'll probably put that on instead.
     
  4. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How much does that run$$$$???
     
  5. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you already use osb??? an exterior grade plywood will hold up better.....or perhaps advantech flooring
     
  6. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JackE - that is a great idea. I will have to do that next time (depending on the cost)
    I did the same thing as Mossy - caulking and a bunch of layers of primer and paint.
    It has worked great
     
  7. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How much does that run$$$$???

    I got mine early last year. Cost something like $35 or so, for 5 Gals. I don't know what it costs now, But if it's like EVERYTHING else, It probably costs MORE. But it's good stuff, won't wear or flake away like paint. Moisture won't get under it like linolium or vinyl.
    Jack
     
  8. Sprinkles212

    Sprinkles212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jack, thank you. I'm going to pick some up this afternoon. [​IMG]
     
  9. ImportTheBest

    ImportTheBest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great timing for me to find this post! Thanks!

    Is this what I need?
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_108952-29-0.../pl__0__s?Ntt=rubberized+roof+coat&facetInfo=

    Or maybe this?
    http://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Gibso...ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1338560517&sr=1-4
     
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  10. rikithemonk

    rikithemonk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you click my profile and follow the link to my you tube videos, you will see that I built my coop out of OSB. I weather proofed the outside with Thompson's water seal and it seems to be standing up to the elements well. I didn't water-seal the bottom clean-out-door very well and its starting to warp a bit. So I recommend doing two coats, focusing on the edges. I did my coop floor with cheap Linoleum tiles. If I were to do it again, I would use one peace of linoleum the proper size and would use adhesive caulk to glue it in. The one foot squares of linoleum are coming up when I rake out the coop. so the glue that its gummed with isn't holding up, and the urine is getting between the cracks.

    Riki
     

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