Bill Leys of DECKEXPERT.com Returns to JLCLive Residential Construction Show in 2013
Dated: Jul. 02, 2013
Designing Decks With, and Using Best Building Practices to Assemble and Waterproof Them Costs a Little More, But Reduces Exposure to Potential Liability for Builders, Developers and Architects
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. — Returning to JLCLive Residential Construction Show for the third time is
DeckExpert.com founder Bill Leys to present a two part seminar at JLCLive Residential Construction
Show .http://northwest.jlclive.com/ in Portland Oregon on Wednesday December 4th starting at 9:30 am.
The session is scheduled to end at 12:30.
The first half of the session will discuss pedestrian deck systems and the second half of the session will
discuss tiled roof decks. Each session will be approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes long, with time for a
break and Q&A in between.
The focus of the sessions will be on-
“Construction and Waterproofing Methods for Walking Decks and Tile Covered Decks”
Rating high on the list of components claimed to have construction defects are waterproofed decks and/or
tile covered waterproof decks. Sadly, all to many of those claims are true. This two part session will teach
you the best construction practices needed to keep you and the deck contractor out of the court room.
The first half of the session will discuss pedestrian deck systems and the best building practices necessary
to construct a well built long lasting deck assembly. You will learn
- What types of pedestrian deck systems are available.
- Differences between the various types of coatings and their pros and cons
- How to sequence the deck waterproofing with your construction schedule.
- Learn the best building practices necessary for a high quality deck system and learn how to sell best
- building practices to a client and separate your self from the competition.
- How a waterproof deck system is installed
After a short Q & A and a break, in the second half of this session you will learn about tile roof decks and
how to properly build and waterproof them for a system that will last 30+ years.
You will learn
- The recommended construction methods and materials to use.
- The various waterproofing systems and assemblies used to waterproof tile decks.
- The methods approved for waterproofing exterior decks by Tile Council of North America.
- Why the smallest details matter just as much if not more to prevent leaks.
- Reduce your risk to exposure to liability.
The costs to repair failed waterproof decks is staggeringly high. By investing a little more into a better
waterproofing system by a skilled installer and framing/substrate built with best practices in mind,
contractors can take what they learn in these sessions and implement them into reducing their exposure to
About the Speaker-
Bill Leys is a licensed waterproofing contractor in California, specializing in installing pedestrian traffic
coatings to decks over living spaces. He is a JLC contributor, has written articles for other publications and
has spoken at JLCLive events. Bill has presented live webinars for several national organizations as well as
appearing in person to present seminars. Bill also provides expert witness services in legal matters and
construction disputes. Bill has sold and overseen the installation of hundreds of thousands of square feet of
waterproofing since entering the construction field 12 years ago.