Central Coast Waterproofing’s Bill Leys to Present at the March 2014 JLC Live New England Show

We are very excited to announce that we’ve been invited to present our special 3 hour seminar on deck waterproofing at JLC Live New England in March of 2014!

While details and dates are still unknown, you can go to the website at http://ne.jlclive.com/Attendee/ShowInfo and get information as it’s added to the website.

Providence is a huge show for JLC and I’m very excited to be asked to participate. I’ve always wanted to be a presenter at JLC in Providence for the honor of course, but I’m also very excited to be coming back to my home state of Rhode Island!

It will be great  to see old friends and associates wandering the floor of the show and meet many new people from all around New England.

Watch for more details at JLC’s website and check here for more details as I get them-date time of my presentation for instance…

Competitors Granite Deck System Sun Burned & Peeling Bad in Pismo

Like a lot of visitors in Pismo Beach, this Granite Deck deck system by a competitor has got a bad sunburn…

Now I don’t know about you, but I sure wouldn’t want to see my deck look like this after only a few years in the sun.

That’s why we use Desert Crete, a concrete based polymer modifies system.

It doesn’t sunburn.

I suggest that you do your research, ask questions before you buy anyone’s system and come to your own conclusions over whose system is best for your needs.

Call me, Bill Leys for a free evaluation of your next deck project. 805-801-2380

Does My Deck Need a Deck Waterproofing Specialist or a General Contractor?

There are companies claim that they are deck specialists or experts in the field of deck waterproofing. Lets look and see if they really are.

In the local market, there aren’t that many choices when it comes to selecting a company that applies waterproof coatings onto plywood roof decks. Of the 4-5 deck waterproofing companies that are here, several are small one man operations. They don’t carry workers compensation insurance so they may find it difficult to accept large projects that require manpower. To protect yourself if a worker gets injured on your property, you’ll want to make sure the company you hire has workers compensation insurance if they will bring any workers to your job.

One larger company in the San Luis Obispo area, Deck Tech, is  licensed as a general contractor (B Class Lic). They claim that they are specialists in deck waterproofing, but are they really? A general contractor is by very definition a “generalist”. General contractors can do many different parts of a job, like framing and stucco repairs. Often they will hire sub-contractors for highly specialized work, such as deck waterproofing.

When general contractors start mixing specialty trades into the everyday general trades they perform, it can lead to trouble. Consider, this; a general contractor takes on many different jobs. If that company doesn’t do decks everyday for a living, then their employees might be doing demo one day, the next they might be doing painting, the following day maybe then they are waterproofing decks.

Ask yourself, Do I want a generalist or a specialist? Would you want a specialist to perform surgery on your brain or would a general surgeon suffice? The general surgeon may work out fine…but is that a risk worth taking?

Well consider this then;  as deck specialists, we aren’t out fixing rotted framing or replacing stucco on your job. The only thing we are doing on your job is waterproofing the deck. We know how to recognize the warning signs of problems on existing decks and we can recommend the proper details for framing and plywood and general building construction to make your deck waterproofing project a long term success story.  The basics are well known and time tested.

Central Coast Waterproofing specializes every day in waterproofing decks. When I’m not selling a job, or supervising your job, I’m advancing waterproofing education to a large audience-Homeowner Association managers, builders, architects etc. I’m writing articles for my peers to read and review before they are published in major magazines such as Journal of Light Construction. We are called upon to testify as expert witnesses in lawsuits, provide education to various groups-builders,national homeowner association trade groups and we are often cited as an expert source by local, state and national media.

Our applicators attend training classes and are regularly updated on new techniques, information on products and more.

Consider this-We have been installing the same system, Desert Crete, for over 12 years now. When Desert Crete is installed over a properly built deck frame, we have had tremendous success with the product. Ask Deck Tech how long this Granite Deck system they have has been installed around here. I can show you time tested successful jobs that are 10 years old. Can Deck Tech show you one job with Granite Deck over 5 years old? Ask them.

The Shorecliff Lodge in Pismo Beach has had Desert Crete on it’s walkways for over 8 years now. The Oxnard Inn in Pismo Beach has Desert Flex on it’s walkways for over 5 years now. The Marsh Street Pavillions at 1411 Marsh St in SLO has had Desert Crete on since 2003.

Landmark restaurants such as Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach, Rose’s Landing in Morro Bay, and Splash Cafe in San Luis Obispo have Desert Crete protecting their decks for over 10 years now.

Condominium associations like River Ranch in Santa Maria, Southside Villas in Atascadero, Spyglass Ridge Phase IV and Bello St Condominiums in Pismo Beach are protected by Desert Crete.

These jobs were all sold by me under other employers or by Central Coast Waterproofing.

That’s what we do, specialize in deck waterproofing. Narrowing it down even further, we specialize in installing Desert Crete. We specialize in the knowing how to install the various parts and assemblies needed for properly waterproofing your deck-the flashing, drain installation, sloping the deck as needed to drain properly. We assemble the Desert Crete system so that you have a properly assembled ICC-ES Class A fire retardant roof and walking deck coating.

When it comes to waterproofing, you need a specialist. Not a general contractor. We’ll refer you to several reputable contractors who specialize in fixing decks correctly so that we can waterproof them correctly.

Call the one and only “Deck Expert” in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County-Central Coast Waterproofing. When you do, the phone gets answered by me, Bill Leys, the Deck Expert. Call me today at 805-545-8300.

Educated Clients Confound Competitors By Selecting Desert Crete By Central Coast Waterproofing Over Their Cheaper Coating

Central Coast Waterproofing takes pride in our work. We take pride in the products we apply.

We have been busy working several  projects and have been booking up our schedule through April and now into May.

When we’ve been bidding projects, the same competitors names come up during the course of my conversations with clients-Upper Level Waterproofing, offering Westcoat ALX,  Santa Barbara Surfacing, offering Tufflex or Polycoat, Deck Tech, offering Granite Deck.

I always ask the clients what products intrigue them and which don’t. No sense in discussing products they have eliminated already. We discuss the products they are considering and we discuss our product-Desert Crete.  I talk about the benefits Desert Crete offers over the competing products, and what we as a company offers over our competitors.

Then I discuss price. I tell our clients up front that we won’t be cheaper than any of the other bidders. “Are you looking for value or a good price?”  I ask…if it’s value, then I have a good customer. If it’s a “good price”, lower than the competitors…well, that isn’t going to happen.

Value is something that has a price tag. A good value isn’t the cheapest product that does the job, it’s the product that does the job best for a cost that’s worth the risk. The risk of spending to much vs to little. If you spend to little and the product doesn’t work as it should for as long as it should, you will have wasted all your money.

However, when you spend a little more for a product that does exactly what it’s advertised to do, and that product gives you peace of mind, that’s value.  That’s why I found it amusing to hear a client relate a competitors reaction when they told them they were accepting my bid despite the competitors price being lower. “But we’re cheaper.”

They just don’t get it; they are only selling by having a low price on a product that doesn’t offer the same value as Desert Crete does. They didn’t listen to the client and hear that client say what they needed.

We hear you loud and clear. You want, or will want, Desert Crete. Let me show you why Desert Crete is the choice for savvy consumers. Call me, Bill Leys for a free estimate on your deck project. 805-545-8300

Central Coast Waterproofing Will Exhibit at SLO HOME SHOW May 4th/5th


Central Coast Waterproofing has signed up for the San Luis Obispo Home Show, scheduled for May 4th and 5th at the Alex Madonna Expo Center.

Come on by and meet us and take a look at our decking from Desert Brand and Mer-Kote, flooring systems for interior and exterior by Westcoat, Life Deck, New Look, Elite Crete and other epoxy and concrete coating flooring manufacturer’s.

We’ll have some samples of the various products and finishes we sell and install for you to touch and see. We’ll have samples of competitors products too that you can touch and see too. We sell on education, not the cheapest price. Value over price; you get what you pay for and we represent the best manufacturer’s, not the cheapest.

While you are visiting our booth, learn about Kryton Crystalline Waterproofing systems for below grade applications as well.

CCW Awarded Epoxy Floor Contract for Juicewell Store in Carpinteria

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Barton Construction of Santa Barbara recently awarded us the flooring contract to provide and install epoxy based flooring to a new Juicewell store being readied in Carpinteria.

The 1400 square foot facility, including an office/bathroom warehouse and juice processing area will receive a Spectraquartz epoxy based floor in several colors to accent and brighten the facility. Epoxies and the Spectraquartz colors were chosen from The Concrete Floor Store, our showroom and gallery of  flooring for and made of concrete.

Crack and spall repairs have already been completed as well as the floor being epoxy primed with water based epoxy and a sand binder broadcast in for the next application to bond to.

When your flooring project is to important to trust to the cheapest bidder, trust us, the contractor with the experience, knowledge and staff to perform the job right, the first time.

Watch for pictures of the finished floor coming next week. Get a free fast estimate on your epoxy, stained, stamped, polished or any way you want your concrete to look (other than boring gray!) from us. Call Bill at 805-545-8300


What Do You Look For When Your Purchasing Deck Waterproof Coatings? Take our 1 Minute Poll

Central Coast Waterproofing wants to know what you think.

Take our poll at our Facebook page and tell us what you look for in a deck coating product.

No spam, no emails, no calls, we just want to know…

However, if you do need deck waterproofing, call us at

805-545-8300 Central CA

424-235-3196 LA/OC

831-244-0874 Nor Cal