The Twenty Thousand Dollar Lesson-Proper Concrete Prep Would Have Made the Difference for Arroyo Grande Driveway
This is what a four year old driveway in Arroyo Grande looks like that was done by a competitor. It’s not supposed to look like this, but it does.
Why? Very simple-FAILURE TO PROPERLY PREP THE CONCRETE!
Two Thousand Four Hundred Square Feet of failing expensive concrete overlay.
How will it get fixed? Easy answer, grind off every square foot, shot blast the existing concrete driveway to a Surface Profile 4-5 and then overlay it again with a new system. Seal the new coating with hot tire resistant polyurethane based exterior sealer from Desert Brand. It won’t be cheap-
Cost-over $20,000. There’s a lot of work needed.
Do it right, not over…call us, the concrete driveway experts, who HAVE the proper equipment to do your job right. We’ve invested in Blastrac shot blasting equipment worth $10,000+, with dustless vacuums that prepare concrete surfaces to the specifications mandated by flooring manufacturer’s.
Call me direct at 805-545-8300 or fill out our contact us form below and we’ll reply ASAP.
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It’s easy and you don’t have to buy anything.
Simply post a picture of your Desert Crete deck on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CCWaterproofing.
It’s easy and takes but a minute.
Take a pic of your favorite area of your deck, a rocking chair in the corner to read on, a special plant or water feature. Tell us what you love about your Desert Crete deck.
Post your piics by July 31st. One random winner will be drawn from all entries received.
Must be 21 to win. Open to anyone who has a Desert Crete deck, not just those installed by CCW.
Two jobs or ours recently wrapped up over in Los Osos/Baywood.
Our first job on S Court Street, with Simons Construction, began innocently enough…the client had a “little leak” that started after a deck had been “fixed” three years earlier. Our inspection found some other areas of concern as well, lack of proper drainage being the biggest, followed by concern over the method a privacy wall had been constructed.
As construction continued, the damage revealed was far worse than believed. A deck had been built over the old deck, leaving mold and dry-rot fungus spores to wait and bide their time for a new chance at life. Sure enough, when the new deck leaked, it began a chain reaction. When all was done and said, Simons Construction had to rebuild the deck, rebuild two walls and rebuild the bedroom below.
We installed Desert Crete decking over the new plywood deck and framing, including inside the hot water closet located off the deck. Simons Construction is very impressed with our system and recognized that it’s a superior assembly over other competitors deck waterproofing assemblies.
Our second Los Osos deck waterproofing job was located over on Hollister Ave.
Once again, dry-rot played a major role in redefining this job. Pete Watson Carpentry Service called us up. We’ve worked togther before with Pete, so he knew he had the right company on his job.
The same complaint, a small leak…the inspection discovers a rafter tail coming out of stucco below is rotted. We suggest that some exploratory surgery is in order. Pete performed the surgery to find near terminal dry-rot. A spiral stair case leading to the roof deck was rotted out. The deck had rot. The framing of the deck had rot. Ok, I think you get it…it was rotted all to hell…
Fast forward, after major surgery to replace the damaged materials, Desert Crete was used to waterproof the roof deck.
Pete’s clients Jenny and her husband love their new deck (they do their star gazing from the roof deck). They know that they have a long lasting tough decking system that will outlast Desert Crete’s competitors inferior coatings.
When your deck is showing signs of leaks and problems, don’t wait. Time is your enemy. As summer heats up so does the interior cavity walls of the building. That heat is making a tasty environment for those wood destroying pests-moist wood = easy chewing.
Call me, Bill Leys at 805-545-8300 for a fast free estimate to install a fire retardant ICC-ES approved Desert Crete deck on your home, condo or apartment building.
“LACK OF CONFIDENCE”
is how the owner described his feelings towards a 3 year old failing urethane deck system installed by Ron Murell Waterproofing.
The coating was a thin 3 step urethane system; when we inspected it it was stretched at the seams and threatening to split, the owner had too much valuable interior real estate below to trust that this system was going to protect his roof deck over the long term.
“What do you have that will give me confidence?” asked the owner.
“Desert Crete.” is the only answer I could give. Desert Crete doesn’t break down from UV exposure like urethanes and polyurea does. It’s concrete based so chair tips can’t cut through, resists plants and grill damage better than urethane could ever hope too and has a MUCH lower cost of ownership than competing systems do.
Consider the required maintenance of urethanes and polyurea; they MUST be resealed every 2-3 years to protect the waterproofing from UV degradation. Add that cost to your budget and see how fast it adds up.
Desert Crete needs to be resealed only to maintain it’s aesthetic appearance, every 3-5 years. It won’t fail just because you didn’t paint it…
Our latest Desert Crete install has created a superior level of confidence for our client. He knows that Desert Crete is the answer to long term protection of the living space below his deck. He feels confident that he can put tables and chairs out, entertain guests and walk all over his deck with out fear of failure.
If your motivation is confidence in the product your buying to protect your real estate investment, then you’ll put Desert Crete on your short list. Let us show you why Desert Crete can’t be beat.
Call me, Bill Leys, owner at 805-545-8300 for a free estimate and personal consultation and comparison of the coating choices available to you. We sell education, not cheap coatings.
If all you want is a cheap price, our competitors can help you. If you want confidence in your deck system, call us.
Our latest job finished up earlier this week in Grover Beach. Property manager/building owner Mark London’s building on N 8th Street has a walking deck that needed some attention. There were complaints of ponding water and a crack in the deck.
Our inspection found a metal lath concrete based deck with a urethane waterproofing membrane over it. A plywood seam had moved and split the coating, allowing some water intrusion to begin. The drains just needed cleaning of debris and the water pooling on the deck flowed right off.
We opened the split coating and discovered that the plywood had some dryrot in it. We replaced a 3′x3′ section and installed lath and cement over that to tie in with the existing system.
Our crew then applied Desert Flex decking to the 200+ square feet of deck. Great for restoring walkways, balconies, and roof decks that have existing deck systems that need repairs. Desert Flex is easy to apply, and dries fast so there is minimal loss of access for your customers / tenants.
Mark loves the job and says “The job looks good and I am happy.”
Let Central Coast Waterproofing renovate your deck professionally with the Desert Brand family of decking systems-Desert Crete, Desert Flex or EZ Deck. We are the exclusive Desert Brand applicator in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County.
Let me show you why you want Desert Brand coatings on your decks-the difference is clear.
Call me, Bill Leys, for a fast free estimate on your project-805-545-8300