Careful Craftsmanship Below Your Feet
Odom Design strives to stand apart from the competition in the crowded Myrtle Beach home building market. Sadly, even with high-end new construction, the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail isn’t always there. At the rate and volume with which many companies construct new homes, it’s not surprising. To really build a home to last, you need to sometimes go behind the standard practice. This is especially true for exteriors and water-prone areas in our coastal South Carolina region. To give prospective homebuyers a better idea of Odom Design’s commitment to quality material and design, let’s take a look at our waterstop process for porches and patios.
7 Layers of Protection with KBRS and Schluter-DITRA
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is no stranger to flooding and heavy downpours. Water finds its way through cracks or poor sealing and can quickly result in visible cracks. Surface cracks are an eye sore and don’t look particularly nice even when repaired. The best way to keep water out is with quality materials and smart design. Here’s how we do it:pressure treated ground contact lumber.
- Pressure-treated Ground Contact Lumber
- 3/4″ Plywood with Taped Joints
- Second Layer of 3/4″ Plywood with Taped Joints, Rotated for Cross Protection
- EPMD Layer of Synthetic Rubber Membrane to Seal and Insulate
- KBRS Smart Deck Layer (EPS core) with Caulked Seams
- Schluter-DITRA Layer to Insulate and Route Excess Moisture
- Ceramic Tile, Grouted and Sealed
The Schluter-DITRA addition is particularly helpful in our area. In addition to its waterproofing abilities, the “free space” design on the underside creates pockets for excess moisture to reside so it doesn’t expand and crack the layer above.
Fine Homebuilding and Attention to Detail
If we put this type of planning and care into what goes under your patio, imagine how we approach everything else.
Odom Design is a full-service homebuilding company for those looking for custom design and construction that looks good and lasts. We take special care to make sure Odom Design homes stand up to the elements during Myrtle Beach hurricane season. From our patios, to window treatments, to exteriors, we want your home to keep water out.
If you’re interested in learning more about how we approach construction, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!