Project #116 | Roofdecks at The Pier Homes at Harborview, Baltimore, MD

Project: Roofdecks at The Pier Homes at Harborview, Baltimore, MD


One of the challenges of this project was the fact that the rooftops, for which a waterproof membrane was required, were situated over the Inner Harbor of Baltimore.

A durable membrane was needed for these decks, as they would face harsh weather conditions such as high winds, rain and snow.

Not only that, but the workers were required to wear full body harnesses for fall protection as well as life jackets in case they took a fall into the water. Finishing the edges which hung over the water looked to be an issue as well.


Duradek was chosen by the architect, Paul Marks of Marks Thomas Architects, because of its overwhelming success on similar projects around Baltimore.

Not only was it approved for over living space, it would stand up to the weather conditions of the Inner Harbor.

Since the applicators had to wear so much safety gear, the one day installation technique of Duradek proved quite useful. The edges were completed using a boom-lift which was on a floating barge that was constantly moving on the water.


While no applicators were harmed while completing this project, a step-ladder and some hand tools did find their way to the bottom of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. ?

View or download the .pdf version of Case History #116 for complete case history with installer details and before and after images.

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