We opened our mail yesterday to find a check for the balance on a job we just completed in Cambria on Lancaster along with this nice note from the client.
They love their Desert Crete deck and the way it looks. They will love how easy it is to maintain, clean and own…
Find out why homeowners from Cambria to Santa Barbara are switching to Desert Crete and leaving their old rubber decks behind…
Call me, Bill Leys at 805-801-2380 for a fast free estimate on your job today!
Our latest job we just completed is fixing two rubber decks on a home in Cambria that were in Stage 1 of failing…Stage 5 being the deck is dead.
While we know everyone smiles and loves Rubber Duckies on their decks (or bath tub or pool or wherever…) everyone we meet with Rubber Decks from Santa Barbara Surfacing, Ron Murrell Waterproofing or DeckTech ends up hating their decks…
The litany of complaints for rubber decks runs from to hard to clean, rough on my bare feet, needs constant yearly maintenance to keep it alive…to the coating is splitting at the plywood seams to we have dryrot and leaks from it failing.
The simple facts are that rubber decks CAN’T resist UV rays for long without needing to be repainted…every year or two without fail, or the result will be they fail.
Like cancer, rubber decks, once they split are just in a slow death spiral…the owners of this home in Cambria had their rubber deck for about 4 years and then had to have it fixed…then it started failing again…splits at the plywood seams. We came to inspect it after their general contractor recommended us.
We showed them our Desert Crete system, explained how the metal lath would help reinforce the deck and reduce plywood seam movement and most importantly reduce maintenance to inspecting every 3 years and repainting the deck every 3-5 years. The clients liked that and they liked the fact that Desert Crete is a Class A fire resistant coating that will better protect their home in case of fire. They also liked that Desert Crete is a bonafide Pedestrian Traffic Coating system where as Tufflex and NCS Granite Deck are not. Click the link and see for yourself that Desert Crete is listed here and see what systems are not here…
After some plywood that was rotted was replaced by David Drew Construction, we came in and covered the existing rubber coated decks with Desert Crete. We stapled our lath right through the rubber coatings and applied our cement base coat, fiberglass and resin, a secondary protective coat of cement over the glass and then textured and painted the decks.
The owners love their new foot friendly decking and we think our rubber duckie friends will love it too!
When your rubber decks have worn out their welcome, let us show you why Desert Crete can’t be beat. Call me, Bill Leys at 805-545-8300 today for a fast free estimate on your rubber deck replacement.
There once was a rotted deck on a house…
It laid there quiet as a mouse…
Til the owner put his foot on it…
And when it fell through he became demonic…
Guess where our latest job is?
If you said “Limerick” you’d be correct!.
Our newest project was just completed this past week in Arroyo Grande up off James Way in the “Irish” neighborhood off Shamrock. This job was a conversion from a wood board covered deck to a waterproofed deck.
While fairly simple in concept, converting wood decks to a solid surface deck does have some considerations to it…but the benefits are well worth the expense…
stucco has to be opened up for flashing installation, doors removed for door pans to be installed, old deck boards torn off and any joists underneath that are damaged need to be repaired.
This job was done in coordination with DL Carton Construction of San Luis Obispo. Dave Carton has partnered with us for over a year now, after realizing his previous deck contractor was flaking on him and leaving him hanging on jobs.
After Dave demo’d and rebuilt the deck framing and laid down new plywood, we came in and installed door pan, flashing and Desert Crete decking to weatherproof it. With Desert Crete on this deck, this deck will look forward to a long life span while defeating UV, rain and all the elements the weather can throw at it.
When your deck conversion demands the best in weather and fire protection, get Desert Crete. Find out why I say Desert Crete can’t be beat…get a free estimate on your next project by calling me, Bill Leys at 805-545-8300 today.
We’ve seen Deck Tech’s contract, in more than a few cases…and in all of them and on their website they talk about “NCS Granite Deck” and it’s magical abilities…
In researching their product I found some info around but not a lot…
and seeing Deck Tech on some jobs I just saw buckets with their logo on them, but never any with a “Nevada Coatings” label on them. So I always wondered what was up with that?
I recently received a call from a Deck Tech customer who has some concerns about his job and was doing some research on the web and found me…
we met and I saw his job…he asked me about Nevada Coatings and what I knew and then showed me Deck Tech’s contract saying Nevada Coatings but then he showed me a photograph of a bucket of Carboline ET polyurea.
On a whim yesterday I called into Carboline and was put in touch with Tim, the local Carboline rep. In a phone conversation with him he confirmed that he was aware that Deck Tech bought Carboline. Although he wouldn’t elaborate, he said that he heard Deck Tech bought their clear top coat sealer from a local source (I’ve confirmed as part of my investigation that it’s Miners Ace Hardware) where they buy a Life Deck sealer and masquerade it as part of the system.
So Deck Tech appears to have dropped all pretense at labeling Carboline products as NCS labeled product. It also appears they have bastardized the system by using a Life Deck product…
So you have to ask if this system is an approved deck coating, tested and evaluated by independent entities and proven by years in the field in service? If you have doubt, what can you rely on?
Let us show you Desert Crete by Hill Brothers Chemical Company…call me, Bill Leys for a free evaluation of your next deck project and a frank discussion about “Granite Deck” vs Desert Crete. 805-545-8300.
Central Coast Waterproofing was just awarded the contract to fix the rubber coated decks on this home on Lancaster Street in Cambria.
The urethane coated deck, done by Ron Murrell Waterproofing several years ago, was slowly splitting at the plywood seams. The rubber coating they do is notorious for burning up in the sun unless it is frequently top coated with specialized UV resistant paint/sealant for urethane.
The owners were tired of paying to have the decks top coated and with the continuing splits, looked to David Drew Construction for other options. Dave had seen us in action on several jobs he worked on and he recommended us over other local competitors.
We are installing Desert Crete over the two decks on this home. Watch for a job profile in the near future.
Need to fix your cracking rubber decks? Let Central Coast Waterproofing fix up your decks for this coming winters rains.
Call Bill Leys at 805-545-8300 today.
Our latest job wound up on Kern Street in Morro Bay recently.
On this project the home had four decks that needed repairs…after they were made by a contractor, we installed decking and flashings.
For this job we installed stainless steel flashings and Desert Crete to the four decks. We also provided for slope in the decking system so the decks would drain off after it rains.
The owners now have a tough easy to care for deck system that will last for years with minimal maintenance.
See why Desert Crete should be your choice for your deck; get a fast free estimate from us by calling me, Bill Leys at 805-545-8300 today.
Direct from APA’s website…
APA recommends a 1/8-inch space between panel edge and end joints. Plywood and oriented strand board (OSB), like all wood products, will expand or shrink slightly with changes in moisture content. If the wood structural panels are tightly butted, there is no room for expansion and buckling can occur. That can mean costly, time-consuming callbacks. To assure best performance, follow these panel spacing and nailing recommendations for APA Rated Sheathing, APA Rated Sturd-I-Floor®, and APA Rated Siding.
Spacing Hint: Use a 10d box nail to gauge 1/8-inch spacing between panels. Spacer-type panel edge clips may also be used for roof sheathing applications.
Panel spacing is an APA RECOMMENDATION, to provide installers with a means of minimizing the potential for panel buckling; however, it is not a requirement. (NO EXCEPTION FOR DECKS!!!) Some manufacturers may require a space at the time of installation. Panel buckling may be an aesthetic or serviceability issue but is not a structural deficiency. There is no reason to expect this recommended space to be maintained when the panel becomes acclimated. Gaps that were initially present may have closed due to normal moisture-related expansion. If the flatness of sheathing or flooring panels is acceptable, APA would generally recommend that any finish flooring, siding or roofing be installed as planned regardless of whether gaps are present.