Renowned for its effectiveness and ease of use, RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane from Custom Building Products is favored by professional floor covering installers for its easy application and lifetime warranty-backed performance in areas where moisture is a concern. This water-based, elastomeric membrane is easily applied with a roller, trowel or sprayer to provide a continuous moisture barrier and superb adhesion. RedGard is ideal for virtually every interior and exterior application, including residential and commercial tile and stone installations. RedGard is so effective that it has been approved by the IAPMO/Uniform Plumbing Code as a shower pan liner.

General contractor Tim Lefevre learned the effectiveness of RedGard first hand when his team tested waterproofing solutions for an elegant, upscale residential project off the fabled Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Calif. called "7 Fountains." Its authentic Spanish-style architecture features seven outdoor fountains, exposed patios, courtyards and balconies, and extensive use of terra cotta and ceramic tile.

"Our biggest construction challenge was the prevention of leaks, which typically plague this open Spanish style. Adding to our concern, we have fountains throughout, and an automatic watering system that reaches each balcony, increasing our risk of leaks. We looked and looked and looked for a waterproofing solution that we could have confidence in," said Lefevre. "We needed something effective that we could install beneath the tile, and that a manufacturer would protect with a serious warranty."

Lefevre and his team of tile experts tested numerous waterproofing products and systems on the market, ultimately settling on RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane from Custom Building Products.

"RedGard was absolutely unmatched in our tests," said Lefevre. "We knew this was our answer."

Furthermore, Lefevre was impressed with Custom's Lifetime System Warranty that guarantees installations against failure when installed with specified products. "We used the entire Custom system, from RedGard to backerboards and thin-set mortars and grout. We even sealed it with SurfaceGard Penetrating Sealer. We have great peace of mind knowing the decks will never crack or spring a leak, and that we're protected with a lifetime warranty."

Lefevre joins contractors and tile professionals who have relied on RedGard for prestigious projects such as Baltimore/Washington International Airport and the new Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum facility in Washington, D.C. RedGard is available at Tile Distributors and The Home Depot nationwide. For more information about RedGard or Custom Building Products, please visit