Four + Years Later, Desert Crete Stairs Just Need a Cleaning & Fresh Coat of Sealer!

Desert Crete waterproofs these stairs sealed with Mission Red to compliment the tile.

A little over 4 years ago Central Coast Waterproofing installed a Desert Crete fire rated waterproofing system over a set of plywood covered stairs at a home on Rachel Street in San Luis Obispo. The contractor who built the house had recommended me and knew that the Desert Crete system would provide years of service for his client.

The Desert Crete system has performed as expected; it is after all a rugged durable system that utilizes polymer reinforced concrete and resins. I’ve installed many thousands of square feet of this decking system and it has exceeded all my expectations.

Many coatings require that they be resealed every year or two Polyurethanes, Tufflex and Decktech’s Granite Deck System as examples) to stay alive. UV destroys them rapidly if they aren’t resealed regularly. Desert Crete only requires resealing to maintain it’s aesthetic appearance. Darker colored sealers do fade over time so it’s recommended to reseal every 3-5 years to keep the original color.

It only took a day to clean the stairs and landings, inspect them carefully for any signs of wear or damage and then apply a new color coat of deck sealer to keep these stairs looking good for another 4 years. For less than $500, these stairs are looking good again!

Whether your deck has Desert Crete, Life Deck, Westcoat, Dex-O-Tex, Mer-Kote or any other deck system, I can clean and reseal your deck too, and do it for $500 or less.

Call today for a free deck assessment and quote. 805-801-2380 ask for Bill

House Sale Stays on Track With Deck Repairs By Central Coast Waterproofing

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The house on San Diego Loop in Grover Beach was in escrow; a home inspection revealed a entry deck with some leaks and the coating was splitting along the plywood seams. The sale was contingent on repairs being made to the deck.

Another contractor quoted the owner a ridiculous price, maybe thinking they’d take advantage of the seller in a crisis? This seller was savvy though and went looking for options. Through the magic of Google, they found me on a search for deck repairs.

My inspection found that repairs and a restoration of the deck was necessary-the old urethane was in relatively good condition and just needed to be patched and re textured and painted Due to weather delays, the repairs took a few extra days to get done, but the buyers saw the seller was diligent in getting the deck repairs done and proceeded to close the sale. I was painting the deck the day before they moved in.

For $500 this sale was saved. I can fix your deck too, call today!

Dex-O-Tex Deck on Shell Beach Home Restored in Time For Summer

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An 80’s era home on Seaview Ave in Shell Beach with a great ocean view deck has a     Dex-O-Tex slip sheet deck system on it. It was well worn with time and use, the paint was missing in many areas, nail pops were compromising the waterproofing and it was ready for repairs and maintenance.

One contractor told the owner that it had to go and a new system installed would be over $8,000. Then the owners found Central Coast Waterproofing on the web. They saw I specialize in restoring and maintaining decks and asked me to inspect their deck.

My inspection found a decking system that although worn, was easily restorable. Sure I said, nail pops can be fixed, body coat material replaced, then I can sand and clean the deck and repaint it for you.

How much they asked? $500 or less I replied.

And for $498, I fixed the nail pops, applied a new smoothing coat to damaged areas, sanded and cleaned the deck and applied 2 coats of deck sealer to the surface.

Don’t get bamboozled by a salesperson whose goal is to pump you for your money; I can fix many problems and restore your deck for less than $500.

Call Bill today  at 805-801-2380 for a quote on your deck problems.

Oxford Suites Investment Into Desert Crete Decking Paying Off

The Oxford Suites in Pismo at 4th Street invested into a Desert Crete Decking system apx 12 years ago when I was selling coatings for a company. 

They needed a system that would hold up against the traffic of maids carts and suit cases, was easy to clean, and wouldn’t require a lot of maintenance. Keeping walks open is essential as rooms can’t be sold if they are closed for frequent maintenance. 

Desert Crete was their answer then, and it firmly remains so today. 

The walkways were recently cleaned and resealed after years of use, and with thousands of square feet of walks, had very minor damage to them. Paying a little more upfront over lesser systems was worth the investment for this hotel. 

Have us maintain your Desert Crete, Life Deck, Westcoat or Dex-O-Tex decking this spring with a cleaning, inspection and a reseal for years of future enjoyment. 

Paso Robles Deck Leak Fixed in Nick of Time Before This Weeks Storms!

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Out in the beautiful Paso Robles wine country near Pomar Junction is a hillside home that had a deck leak.

The owners had noticed a leak on their ceiling below last week after a rain storm sent water into their drywall ceiling. Their search on Google for deck repairs led them to Central Coast Waterproofing. I responded to their call and found that this deck had a Tufflex coating with a crack in it.

I opened the deck and discovered the reason for the crack, a failure to block the seams of abutting substrate. Blocking provides firm support for the plywood, when there isn’t any blocking, plywood seams can deflect under the weight of someone walking on it, allowing the coating to crack.

After opening the cracked area, I removed apx 8 square feet of wet damaged wood, exposing another hidden hazard-electric wires that weren’t in a box as code requires. An electrician fixed that up for the owner and I could continue the repairs.

I installed new blocking and glued & screwed the new plywood substrate to the joists and blocking. Using Life Deck brand waterproofing products, I was able to patch the deck to tie into the existing coating materials. The owners are very happy having a watertight deck again and even after the rain this past week they remain leak free for the New Year.

For less than $500 I can probably fix/patch your deck too. Don’t overpay for minor repairs or maintenance, call me, Bill Leys, the deck repair expert. I offer free initial inspections, free advice and low cost repairs. For convenience, I accept credit cards, cash and checks and I NEVER let you pay me until all work is done and you are 110% satisfied.

Bill Leys Saves Homeowner on El Viento $20,000

A homeowner on El Viento in Pismo Beach called me; he had received a bid from Deck Tech Inc from Grover Beach. They wanted an absurd amount of money, over $20,000, to replace two small decks off the bedroom & living room. Converted to square feet, the cost was over $90 per square foot! Could I come over and give my evaluation?  Of course I said…

Inspecting the deck, I found a waterproofing system that was in fairly good condition despite being nearly 20 years old. The problem I found was the drains had started leaking.

A Deck Repair That Would Cost the Price of a Good Used Car-

Deck Tech’s answer to this wasn’t oh we can fix those leaky drains..No, their answer was to tell the owner that for $20,000+ they would strip off the deck coating and the plywood, smash open stucco walls and redo everything. Now for that kind of money they were going to use copper flashings, not necessary IMO, and stainless steel metal lath for their decking system, again, way overkill. They sent the owner a Powerpoint display filled with scare tactics and conjecture. Until a deck is opened, the damage is unknown. Sometimes there is massive damage underneath, often times not.  For $20,000 + you can buy a very nice used car…or let Deck Tech steal your money doing unnecessary work.

A Second Opinion-

My answer was simple-start with opening the two drains by removing the coating around them, inspect and determine a scope of work then. So that is what the owner did, allowed me to open the drain area and inspect. We found solid plywood and a rusted drain flange.

New drain with freshly painted deck is ready to serve for many more years.

I was able to replace the two drains on the deck, tie in new waterproofing with the existing, texture the repair and repaint the whole deck for less than $500.

The owner is very satisfied with my repairs and with yesterdays rain (Sunday 11/20) the deck passed with flying colors, no leaks and it’s ready for winter!

Don’t let Deck Tech’s scare tactics bamboozle you into parting with your money, call me, Bill Leys at 805-801-2380 today for a free inspection of your deck problem. Cracks, leaky drains, rusted flashing…fixed for $500 or less, in as little as a day.


9th Street Cayucos Owner Gets His Deck Fixed for Less Than $500

Randy, a client in Cayucos, had a few cracks on his roof deck. He found Central Coast Waterproofing on a web search and he called me to find that his problems could be solved inexpensively and rapidly. With rain coming, he didn’t want water intrusion into his home. 

Randy also had a big area that held water after every rain. He had to sweep out off after each storm. I was able to slope the deck to eliminate most of the puddle, not all, but enough do it evaporates pretty quick now. 

After repairing the cracks amd glaring out the low spot I textured the repaired areas to blend with the existing finish and then cleaned and painted the deck. It looks great and Randy is very happy. You will be to when you get your deck fixed quickly and inexpensively. Call now for your free inspection and estimate for repairs. 805-801-2380, ask for Bill.