Waterguard - Extrusion to Hold Drywall Off Floor - 1/2" Tall
Waterguard is a lightweight, low cost way to ensure that gypsum drywall stays dry and mold free.
WaterGuard is a patented extrusion developed to hold drywall up off the floor preventing it from wicking moisture through the slab and eliminating water damage caused by rising damp and moisture routinely introduced thru building maintenance such as mopping, waxing, and shampooing of floors.
Better than the traditional 1/2" gap-with Waterguard, you are assured of consistent quality control and eliminate the frustration and time-consuming inconvenience of going back to trim and clean the gaps. WaterGuard not only protects against moisture damage but also fills the gap simplifying construction clean up and providing a solid backing for the finished base.
Waterguard is a PVC extrusion made in four-foot lengths which is easily slipped onto the gypsum wall board before being installed.No additional glues or screws are required.The contractor simply slips a strip of Waterguard onto the bottom edge of the gypsum drywall, stands it up on end and screws the wallboard to the studs as they normally would.Waterguard supports the weight of the wallboard and holds it above the floor level for a clean and consistent application.
Waterguard comes in four-foot lengths and is easily cut using a hacksaw or the same utility knife used for cutting and shaping the wallboard so no other tools are required. After flooring is installed,Waterguard maintains the thickness of the wall, providing support for the finish base and preventing it from ever being turned under.
Waterguard comes in 1/2", 5/8", and 1" thicknesses to accommodate any thickness of wallboard. Waterguard also comes in multiple heights including 1/2", 1 3/4", and 3 1/2" to further protect walls against damage caused by minor flooding.