Viking Dec-K-ing is a hard-wearing, aesthetic waterproofing membrane, providing the ultimate underfoot finish and waterproofing for decks above living areas. Viking Dec-K-ing is a PVC membrane reinforced with a polyester mesh scrim inherent in the sheet to provide latitudinal strength and puncture resistance.
Originally designed in the 1980s for the marine industry (boat decks), its robust nature and heat-weldable seam technology deemed it an attractive option for the construction sector to the point that it is now installed on homes and buildings all over the world.
Despite Dec-k-ing being installed mostly in residential situations, it is increasingly being specified for multi-level apartment complexes; retirement and nursing villages and institutional facilities such as schools, requiring underfoot grip in areas such as ramps and walkways.
When the seasons change, building structures and deck substrates (especially plywood) tend to contract and expand. This movement has caused splitting in other membrane types. This is avoided due to Viking Dec-K-ing's flexibility; its inherent reinforcing mesh scrim and heat-weldable seam technology.
It has been successfully proven in New Zealand over the last 20 years and is the perfect all-in-one waterproofing; aesthetic and grippy membrane solution for decks and walkways.
Seven colour options: Sand Pebble, Sandy Landau Grey, Sandy Pearl, Stonehenge, Baltic, Prairie Barn & Country Cottage
Viking Dec-K-ing PVC Waterproofing Membrane has been appraised for use as a waterproofing membrane for buildings within the following scope:
on pedestrian decks and balconies; and,
scope limitations of NZBC Acceptable Solution E2/AS1, paragraph 1.1; and,
with timber supporting structures designed and constructed in accordance with the NZBC; and,
with substrates of plywood sheet and compressed fibre cement sheet.
Viking Dec-K-ing PVC Waterproofing Membrane has also been appraised for use as a waterproofing membrane for external reinforced concrete pedestrian decks and balconies for buildings within the following scope:
up to 3 storeys with a maximum height from ground to eaves of 10m and with a floor plan area limited only by seismic and structural control joints; and,
with the reinforced concrete structure designed and constructed in accordance with the NZBC.
This appraisal is limited to pedestrian decks and balconies within the following scope:
constructed to suitable falls (refer paragraphs 12.1 - 12.9 of the Viking Dec-K-ing BRANZ Appraisal); and,
with no steps within the deck level, no integral roof gardens and no down pipe discharging directly onto the deck.
The design and construction of the substrate and movement and control joints are specific to each building, and are therefore the responsibility of the building designer and building contractor, and are outside the scope of this appraisal.
Limitations on Use
The Viking Dec-K-ing PVC Waterproofing Membrane can only be installed by Viking Licensed installers.
Can be installed over treated flooring grade plywood (min 17mm thick), concrete and fibre cement.
Statement of Building Code Compliance
Clause B1 STRUCTURE: Performance B1.3.1 and B1.3.2. Viking Dec-K-ing PVC Waterproofing Membrane meets this requirement.
Clause B2 DURABILITY: Performance B2.3.1 (b), 15 years. Viking Dec-K-ing PVC Waterproofing Membrane meets this requirement. See paragraph 9.1 of the Viking Dec-K-ing BRANZ Appraisal.
Clause D1 ACCESS ROUTES: Performance D1.3.3 (d). Viking Dec-K-ing PVC Waterproofing Membrane meets this requirement. See paragraph 7.6 of the Viking Dec-K-ing BRANZ Appraisal.
Clause E2 EXTERNAL MOISTURE: Performance E2.3.1 and E2.3.2. Decks and balconies incorporating Viking Dec-K-ing PVC Waterproofing Membrane meet these requirements. See paragraphs 12.1 - 12.8 of the Viking Dec-K-ing BRANZ Appraisal.
Clause F2 HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS: Performance F2.3.1. Viking Dec-K-ing PVC Waterproofing Membrane meets this requirement and will not present a health hazard to people.
Other Performance Attributes
BRANZ Appraised (no. 411, 2011);
Backed by a 20-year product warranty, and specific projects may be eligible for Viking's Full System Warranty, which covers the product and installation warranties in one document;
Dec-K-ing is low maintenance: it offers some mildew resistance and requires minimal cleaning.