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.