Joe Landry contacted DeckTech, Inc. after Googling Sub-Grade Waterproofing
on his Smart Phone. He said it was relatively simple and DeckTech, Inc.’s
web-site was very impressive. I immediately just navigated through the
site to find what I was looking for with help on sub grade leak problems
and possible solutions. DeckTech, Inc. had photos of impressive projects
here locally and defined their process and benefits of their coating assembly
so I could relate to it.
Once DeckTech, Inc. was contacted by me, the owner of DeckTech, Inc. Ron
Mckenna came out the next day or so and did a walk through on the project
with me. It was quickly very apparent Ron knew what he was doing and was
a true waterproofing expert . He explained in detail some of the additional
preparation work I would need to complete before an waterproofing application
could be provided. I was then shown the physical samples of waterproofing
assembly (NCS-Below Grade) and it was very obvious this assembly was frankly
One of the main issues we had with the leak was failure to urethane Tuff
Flex and detachment. As photos indicate, you can see how the urethane
simply decomposed and loss attachment at base of footing wall.
Tuff Flex Subgrade waterproofing failure.
Close up image of failed subgrade waterproofing project.
The advanced NCS solution was a much more durable product and 5X times
thicker and tenacious than the urethane Tuff Flex. It was also seamless
and encapsulated the concrete and flashing in a method I have never seen before.
Decktechs NCS-Below Grade waterproofing system.
Initially I was taken back a bit by cost vs others but in the end I saw
the value with DeckTech, Inc. and there state of the art NCS waterproofing
assembly. After all if you’re a contractor and you receive the dreaded
call from past client whom you built their home and they indicate water
is leaking into home through foundation wall, it’s frankly a gut
ache! The amount of effort we have to remove hardscapes and impact areas
just to access location of leak due to failed original sub-grade waterproofing
is daunting, let alone the associated cost to fix at this juncture. If
you’re a contractor debating initial costs between DeckTech, Inc.
assembly and others such as Tuff Flex or Mira Coat, all I can say is spend
the extra money and get it right the first time or you will pay for it
in the long haul.