Building A Deck? Waterproof Deck Coating Is Essential

In Southern California, our weather is just about perfect throughout much of the year and building a deck or patio allows you to enjoy your backyard as much as possible and improves the value of your home. However, adding waterproof deck coating to your decking materials is essential to protect your investment for the long term.

Decks Vs. Patios

A deck is a porch raised off the porch that extends from your home. A patio is typically built directly on the ground.  The concrete or stone that surrounds your swimming pool also often is called a pool deck or pool decking, even if it is not raised off the ground. Whether you use the words deck, porch or patio, homeowners have a variety of materials that can be used to create these structures and waterproof coatings will be needed for any type of deck or patio.

Types of Decking & Patio Materials

Wood is a popular choice for decks, and most people choose this material because it tends to be the most aesthetically beautiful choice.  The types of wood that might be used include redwood, cedar or pressure-treated wood.  Pressure-treated wood can be a good option in some cases because it is resistant to rot as well as many pests.

While building a wood deck can be an affordable option, wood decks will need waterproof deck coatings about every two years. Still, many people love the look of a beautiful redwood or cedar deck and the team at Thome Waterproofing can provide you with deck coatings whenever you need them.

Bamboo is another option, and while this is a plant and not a tree, it is a highly eco-friendly option that can be quite durable and beautiful. Bamboo also can be pest-resistant, and it can be a smart choice in Southern California because we rarely experience freezing temperatures and have a relatively short rainy season.

Vinyl materials also can be used for decks and patios, but they do tend to be the most expensive option. Of course, they also are water-resistant, rot-resistant and pest-resistant and these days, many vinyl decks are created using recycled materials. Homeowners also can consider using composite materials, which are a mix of wood and plastic materials.

When it comes to patios, these often are built using stone or concrete. Interlocking stone pavers are a popular option as they are aesthetically pleasing and come in a variety of styles and colors. Concrete can be a highly affordable option and you can add decorative coatings or opt for stamped concrete to increase the wow factor of this material.

Our Deck Waterproofing Services

Building a deck or patio is a serious investment, and waterproof deck coatings will protect this investment for many years to come. While severe weather isn’t usually a huge issue during much of the year in our area, exposure to sunlight as well, wind and general usage will take its toll on your deck, patio, porch or balcony.

Hiring waterproofing experts about every two years can ensure that your deck won’t need costly repairs or, in the worst-case scenario, complete replacement. At Thome Waterproofing, our team of waterproofing contractors can provide waterproof deck coating and patio coatings no matter what type of materials were used to create these structures. We also can provide you with quality balcony waterproofing services.

What Is The Best Waterproof Deck Coating?

As you might expect, different materials require different types of waterproofing products and waterproof coating systems. For instance, the Elasto Fiberdeck waterproofing system can be used on concrete or plywood (pressure-treated) decks as well as many other substrates. This can be a great option for any high-traffic area, and we often used this system for commercial properties as it’s quite durable.

Enduro-Kote XL waterproof coating can be used for pressure-treated wood decks, and it’s also a great option for high-traffic areas and it dries within just a few hours. The Conipur II Plus deck coating system is yet another option we might consider. These are just a few of the many products we might use to seal and protect your decking materials.

There are also many types of decorative coatings that we can use, which will truly enhance the beauty of patios, roof decks, walkways, balconies and other surfaces. We often use these for pool deck coatings, and we also can provide you with a pool deck coating that has some texture to ensure that no one slips and falls when using the pool. Non-slip coatings are always a good idea in any high-traffic area including walkways and balconies on and around commercial properties, such as apartment complexes and business parks.

Contact Thome Waterproofing Today!

Our team of waterproofing contractors can provide you with any type of waterproof deck coating you might need, from balcony waterproofing to walkway waterproofing and concrete pool deck coatings. Give us a call at any time for a free estimate. We serve residential and commercial clients throughout the Los Angeles metro area.