A Decade Plus of Success Stories Using Desert Crete Around and Near San Luis Obispo County

 

Often times competitors toot their horn about their new deck coating systems, telling clients that their product is the latest and greatest thing since sliced bread.

Here at Central Coast Waterproofing, we rely on the tried and true, not the latest and greatest miracle coatings.

Since entering the deck waterproofing business, I’ve only sold Desert Crete. The manufacturer of Desert Crete has been around since 1923 and has a long history of setting the bar for decking and flooring systems.

With 2013 faded from view, I wanted to showcase a few Desert Crete success stories with you, so when you are considering what decking system to buy, you can see what has history here in SLO county….then ask our competitors for their 10 year success stories to see…see if they are still using the same products today that they used 10 years ago.

Want a success story for your home, apartments or condo’s? Call me, Bill Leys at 805-801-2380 for a fast free appointment to inspect and bid your project.

Job Profile-Everyone Loves Rubber Duckies, But No One Loves Rubber Decking…

Our latest job we just completed is fixing two rubber decks on a home in Cambria that were in Stage 1 of failing…Stage 5 being the deck is dead.

While we know everyone smiles and loves Rubber Duckies on their decks (or bath tub or pool or wherever…) everyone we meet with Rubber Decks from Santa Barbara Surfacing, Ron Murrell Waterproofing or DeckTech ends up hating their decks…

The litany of complaints for rubber decks runs from to hard to clean, rough on my bare feet, needs constant yearly maintenance to keep it alive…to the coating is splitting at the plywood seams to we have dryrot and leaks from it failing.

The simple facts are that rubber decks CAN’T resist UV rays for long without needing to be repainted…every year or two without fail, or the result will be they fail.

Like  cancer, rubber decks, once they split are just in a slow death spiral…the owners of this home in Cambria had their rubber deck for about 4 years and then had to have it fixed…then it started failing again…splits at the plywood seams. We came to inspect it after their general contractor recommended us.

We showed them our Desert Crete system, explained how the metal lath would help reinforce the deck and reduce plywood seam movement and most importantly reduce maintenance to inspecting every 3 years and repainting the deck every 3-5 years. The clients liked that and they liked the fact that Desert Crete is a Class A fire resistant coating that will better protect their home in case of fire. They also liked that Desert Crete is a bonafide Pedestrian Traffic Coating system where as Tufflex and NCS Granite Deck are not.  Click the link and see for yourself that Desert Crete is listed here and see what systems are not here…

After some plywood that was rotted was replaced by David Drew Construction, we came in and covered the existing rubber coated decks with Desert Crete. We stapled our lath right through the rubber coatings and applied our cement base coat, fiberglass and resin, a secondary protective coat of cement over the glass and then textured and painted the decks.

The owners love their new foot friendly decking and we think our  rubber duckie friends will love it too!

When your rubber decks have worn out their welcome, let us show you why Desert Crete can’t be beat. Call me, Bill Leys at 805-545-8300 today for a fast free estimate on your rubber deck replacement.

 

Job Profile-There Once Was a Rotted Deck On A House…

There once was a  rotted deck on a house…

It laid there quiet as a mouse…

Til the owner put his foot on it…

And when it fell through he became demonic…

Guess where our latest job is?

If you said “Limerick” you’d be correct!.

Our newest project was just completed this past week in Arroyo Grande up off James Way in the “Irish” neighborhood off Shamrock. This job was a conversion from a wood board covered deck to a waterproofed deck.

While fairly simple in concept, converting wood decks to a solid surface deck does have some considerations to it…but the benefits are well worth the expense…

stucco has to be opened up for flashing installation, doors removed for door pans to be installed, old deck boards torn off and any joists underneath that are damaged need to be repaired.

This job was done in coordination with DL Carton Construction of San Luis Obispo. Dave Carton has partnered with us for over a year now, after realizing his previous deck contractor was flaking on him and leaving him hanging on jobs.

After Dave demo’d and rebuilt the deck framing and laid down new plywood, we came in and installed door pan, flashing and Desert Crete decking to weatherproof it. With Desert Crete on this deck, this deck will look forward to a long life span while defeating UV, rain and all the elements the weather can throw at it.

When your deck conversion demands the best in weather and fire protection, get Desert Crete. Find out why I say Desert Crete can’t be beat…get a free estimate on your next project by calling me, Bill Leys at 805-545-8300 today.

Deck Tech’s “Granite Deck” System is Really Just Carboline Polyurea?

We’ve seen Deck Tech’s contract, in more than a few cases…and in all of them and on their website they talk about “NCS Granite Deck” and it’s magical abilities…

In researching their product I found some info around but not a lot…

and seeing Deck Tech on some jobs I just saw buckets with their logo on them, but never any with a “Nevada Coatings” label on them.  So I always wondered what was up with that?

I recently received a call from a Deck Tech customer who has some concerns about his job and was doing some research on the web and found me…

we met and I saw his job…he asked me about Nevada Coatings and what I knew and then showed me Deck Tech’s contract saying Nevada Coatings but then he showed me a photograph of a bucket of Carboline ET polyurea.

On a whim yesterday I called into Carboline and was put in touch with Tim, the local Carboline rep. In a phone conversation with him he confirmed that he was aware that Deck Tech bought Carboline. Although he wouldn’t  elaborate, he said that he heard Deck Tech bought their clear top coat sealer from a local source (I’ve confirmed as part of my investigation that it’s Miners Ace Hardware) where they buy a Life Deck sealer and masquerade it as part of the system.

So Deck Tech appears to have dropped all pretense at labeling Carboline products as NCS labeled product.  It also appears they have bastardized the system by using a Life Deck product…

So you have to ask if this system is an approved deck coating, tested and evaluated by independent entities and proven by years in the field in service? If you have doubt, what can you rely on?

Let us show you Desert Crete by Hill Brothers Chemical Company…call me, Bill Leys for a free evaluation of your next deck project and a frank discussion about “Granite Deck” vs Desert Crete. 805-545-8300.

Our Latest Project-Cambria Home on Lancaster

Central Coast Waterproofing was just awarded the contract to fix the rubber coated decks on this home on Lancaster Street in Cambria.

The urethane coated deck, done by Ron Murrell Waterproofing several years ago, was slowly splitting at the plywood seams. The rubber coating they do is notorious for burning up in the sun unless it is frequently top coated with specialized UV resistant paint/sealant for urethane.

The owners were tired of paying to have the decks top coated  and with the continuing splits, looked to David Drew Construction for other options. Dave had seen us in action on several jobs he worked on and he recommended us over other local competitors.

We are installing Desert Crete over the two decks on this home. Watch for a job profile in the near future.

Need to fix your cracking rubber decks? Let Central Coast Waterproofing fix up your decks for this coming winters rains.

Call Bill Leys at 805-545-8300 today.

Job Profile-Keen View From Kern St Decks in Morro Bay

Our latest job wound up on Kern Street in Morro Bay recently.

On this project the home had four decks that needed repairs…after they were made by a contractor, we installed decking and flashings.

For this job we installed stainless steel flashings and Desert Crete to the four decks. We also provided for slope in the decking system so the decks would drain off after it rains.

The owners now have a tough easy to care for deck system that will last for years with minimal maintenance.

See why Desert Crete should be your choice for your deck; get a fast free estimate from us by calling me, Bill Leys at 805-545-8300 today.

 

 

Job Profile-Pismo Beach Owner Sees Red After Roof Deck “Fixed” By Competitor Fails in Five Years

Our latest job we just completed is a deck over an apartment in Pismo Beach, just steps from the beach and pier.

This job was one that I had bid to repair apx 4-5 years ago. When I first pulled up to the job to bid it I remembered it and sure enough when I looked up my old bids, there it was. I bid to fix/redo the deck with our Desert Flex system. Now it had even more damage to it and I had to recommend tearing off the old system and installing new flashings and our Desert Crete system.

Turns out that the deck had been “fixed” by a competitor back then, the owner said she paid good money for a scope of work outlined in a bid I saw…well she didn’t get that work that she’s paid for, she got a basic band aid and some new paint…ripped off in other words.

With Jeff’s Handyman Service working ahead of us, they opened stucco, removed the flashings and the deck system and replaced a lot of plywood that was water damaged from leaks.

We  then came in and installed new L flashings at the deck to walls and a new drain and our legendary Desert Crete deck system.

Now our client has what she paid for…don’t get gypped, be sure and use the pro’s at Central Coast Waterproofing.

Call me, Bill Leys at 805-545-8300 today for a free consultation and estimate on your next project.