Job Profile-Desert Crete Goes to The Sierra

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Our latest project installing a Desert Crete system is located up in the Sierra in the Lake Isabella area.

 Sorci Construction of Bakersfield  called upon us again  to perform the waterproofing of a wood deck that was being closed in below for another room.

Sorci’s crews, led by Brett Sorci, rebuilt some framing, supporting and enhancing the structure of the deck and sheeting it with new 3/4″ plywood, blocked, screwed and glued.

With a flat surface, the first problem to be tackled was getting slope on the deck to get it to drain. Fortunately, Desert Crete can be sloped using Level Max 20/30 and sand. Our crew sloped the deck. A door leading to the deck ws a little low, so the frame was raised to lift the door off the deck.

Next was flashing the deck to terminate the coatings to. On this project we used standard 26 gauge bonderized sheet metal. All edges and the deck to wall and door was flashed. The Desert Crete system was then applied to approximately 750 square feet of area of the new living space.

The new Desert Crete decking system is perfect for the Sierra-it’s fire resistant, with a Class A rating as a roof covering, the system is also rated for  “One Hour” fire resistant construction by ICC-ES. With a wind resistance rating of 100+ miles per hour, the deck will resist the high winds that sweep over the Sierra.

Brian and Brett Sorci have lots of choices when it comes to deck waterproofing. Heck the Bakersfiled phone book lists a dozen…so why does Sorci call upon a contractor in San Luis Obispo to drive 4 hours up into the mountains?

Trust. They trust us to do our job correctly, without any leaks. They want a durable reliable deck system. We gave it to them with our reliable Desert Crete system.

We don’t win jobs because we’re the cheapest. We win them because we deliver high quality products with high quality service. Sorci Construction can’t take chances on leaking decks, why would you?

When you need the deck on your lake house, ski chalet or weekend getaway home leak free and fire resistant, call the deck experts at


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