DeckTech, Inc. was contacted by Laguna Home Owners Association regarding
their 15 Condominium units which all had slate decks that were failing
after just 4 years. Board member, unit owner and Senior Vice President
of Capitol Pacific Investment Group has relied on DeckTech, Inc.’s
expertise and vast knowledge of waterproofing and deck reconstruction
for over a decade.
The decks were installed during original construction of the condominiums
utilizing a wire lath cement waterproofing coating assembly. The common
problem with this system is that this lath rusts out and causes the waterproofing
system to fail leaving a very bad appearance like the one shown in the
The stucco weep screeds were also installed improperly and was actually
sealed off with mortar. A common practice with tile installation at decks.
The coating assemblies were also installed with thin walled galvanized
flashing instead of heavy wall galvanized steel flashing that DeckTech,
DeckTech, Inc. provided an onsite inspection and assessment of the balconies.
Then provided the Homeowners Association a list of problems followed by
a detailed quote for a proven solution.
To resolve the issues, DeckTech, Inc. had to remove the slate covering
the failed Wire Lath waterproofing system. The damaged stucco had to be
removed from the bases of surrounding walls. Then they removed the failed
waterproofing coating assembly,inspected and prepared the exposed framing
for the new coating assembly. A new heavy walled galvanized steel flashing
will be installed also.
DeckTech, Inc. will utilize their advanced and proven NCS-Granite II waterproof
coating assembly. This modern waterproofing technology does not use the
wire lath that most older and outdated waterproofing systems, such as
Desert-Crete, Life deck and Tuff Flex utilizes. New stucco weep screed
will be installed at the correct height and elevations. All stucco will
be redone where it meets the deck.
Once the project is complete the decks will be completely reconstructed
and will last for years and years. The best thing of all is no one will
be able to tell any work has been done on the properties due to DeckTech,
Inc. expertise with these details and matching existing stucco finishes.