Forty years ago, most decking was either concrete, wood or magnesium chloride.
Over the last forty years, slip sheet, neoprene’s, acrylic and urethane
systems have advanced in their abilities to waterproof buildings in all
aspects of the building envelope.
Better Technology for Deck Surfaces & Waterproofing
Many of the technologies developed for military applications, such as Polyurea
have again offered significant advancement in the archaic world of waterproofing
and coatings. Polyureas such as those designed and manufactured by Nevada
Coatings and installed by
DeckTech, Inc. are being used in areas far more advanced than a typical balcony deck.
Some Polyureas are used in tunnels under bodies of water. Others are used
in containment systems such as nuclear storage and others in the oil industry.
So, needless to say that this Polyurea system has been vigorously researched
and tested in some of the most demanding government and military projects
around the world.
How Our San Luis Obispo Deck Contractors Use the Latest Technology
Ron McKenna from DeckTech, Inc. has taken this amazing product to yet another
level and have implemented this proven product in controlling moisture
intrusion issues of residential and commercial buildings. It has been
formulated and has proven in the past years to be the most advanced and
reliable deck waterproofing system available. This modern deck system
replaces the outdated deck coatings that all lead to deck failures. They
have pushed the boundaries with this proven technology to unheard of waterproofing
success along with completing vapor barriers and resolving leaks at exposed
sides of basement and foundation walls.
deck waterproofing companies are still selling and installing archaic cement based wire lathe
systems and selling less and less each year of these systems simply because
the technology has changed and become less expensive to apply. Its not
a question whether the wire lathe systems will rust out its just a question of when.
A few waterproofing companies and self-proclaimed experts however have
made many untrue and very misleading statements relative to Nevada Coatings
systems and DeckTech, Inc. relating to how they are not compliant in one
way or another. Most of it is because they are not able to sell or apply
this technology because they are not certified and cannot get approved
or meet the requirements that are in place. The funny thing is almost
all of them have contacted and applied to be a licensed dealer but have
been turned down due to the requirements.
Most professional waterproofing contractors in the State of California,
are properly licensed with C33, C39 or B1 (General Licenses). The mere
fact that a company has a State license such as C61 / D12 (irrigation
and synthetics license) does not in any way qualify them as a professional
waterproofer or expert in his field.)
A synthetic products contractor installs:
(a) Synthetic counter tops and wall coverings; fiberglass, plastic, vinyl and
epoxy products; plastic tile board and decorative artwork; and synthetic turf.
(b) Bathtub and enamel refinishing, resin and epoxy application, and synthetic
caulking and sealants.
(c) Reservoir liners, vinyl swimming pool relining, pier piling wrap, and
(d) PVC piping systems for irrigation and drainage; subsurface irrigation
This License which is not a contractor license but a Landscape Irrigation
and Synthetic Products License (used to install epoxy and laminates, not
decking or waterproofing) .
The problem with this is most deck waterproofing jobs require some reconstruction
and framing and at the very least installing the flashing. This license
technically doesn’t cover these types of construction tasks and
a general contractor license is required.
Nevada Coatings Systems has been tested by Underwrited Laboratory and achieved
a Class A Fire Rating. Contact Nevada Coatings or DeckTech, Inc. for technical
data relative to Fire Ratings.
What Sets Us Apart?
The bottom line is DeckTech, Inc. offers the most advanced waterproofing
system available. It meets all building requirements and codes. A smart
buyer of waterproofings will ensure he/she has checked the references
of the contractor before entering into a contract. Before hiring a waterproofing
contractor to do work on your home or commercial property check their
license and see what they are licensed to do. Ask for references It is
also good to make sure they are fully insured and bonded and visit their
business to make sure they have a reputable business and storefront.
If you’re having deck leaks or any kind of waterproofing issues
give DeckTech, Inc. a call, we can explain our advanced waterproofing systems and how they will protect
your home for years to come.