DeckTech, Inc. has been fortunate enough to have worked on some great projects
over the years, and we love sharing stories about the work that we are
passionate about. Here's a memorable one about a Santa Barbara deck
waterproofing project we completed for an HOA!
DeckTech Contacted to Fix Failing Slate Decks
DeckTech, Inc. was contacted by Laguna Home Owners Association regarding their 15 Condominium
units which all had slate decks that were failing after just four years.
Board member, unit owner, and Senior Vice President of Capitol Pacific
Investment Group has relied on DeckTech, Inc.’s expertise and vast
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.
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,
Finding a Solution
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
would be installed also.
DeckTech, Inc. utilized 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wire lath that most older and outdated waterproofing systems, such as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
was installed at the correct height and elevations. All stucco was redone
where it meets the deck.
Once the project was completed, the decks were completely reconstructed
and will now 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's
expertise in matching existing stucco finishes.
Need Deck Repair or Waterproofing in Santa Barbara?
If you need deck repair, construction, or waterproofing in the Santa Barbara
area, we invite you to contact DeckTech, Inc. today to request an assessment
and cost estimate. Our company has been trusted for more than 25 years
and is known for professionalism and quality. Call (805) 250-4498 today
or browse our website for more information on
Questions? Feel free to
contact us today to schedule an inspection of your deck!