Concrete Pool Deck Coating: Winterize & Protect Your Deck
In many parts of the country, winterizing a home can be a big task involving storm windows, checking for drafts, insulating pipes and more. While Southern California residents might have fewer tasks, our winter rains definitely can wreak havoc on our homes and properties. With proper concrete pool deck coating, your deck will be able to handle anything Mother Nature might throw at it. At Thome Waterproofing, our team of waterproofing contractors provides all types of waterproofing for homeowners as well as commercial properties throughout the Los Angeles metro area. Concrete pool deck coatings are one of our areas of specialization, and here’s a look at why this is a crucial task homeowners and property owners need to schedule.
5 Reasons You Need Pool Deck Coating Services
1. Durability & UV Protection
Concrete pool deck coatings are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, including extreme temperatures and prolonged sun exposure. This durability helps protect the concrete surface from cracking, chipping, or peeling.
Many concrete coatings include UV protectants to shield the deck from prolonged sun exposure. This protection helps maintain the color and integrity of the concrete, preventing fading or discoloration.
Of course, these coatings also are water-resistant, which is crucial for pool decks because they constantly are exposed to water. This resistance helps prevent water seepage into the concrete, which can cause damage over time. Naturally, your concrete pool deck coatings also will protect the deck from rainwater.
Safety is a prime concern around pool areas. Concrete coatings often have a textured surface that provides slip resistance, reducing the risk of accidents on wet surfaces. We recommend this slip-resistant option for all of our clients, both residential and commercial, to ensure optimum safety on your pool deck surface.
3. Temperature Control
Southern California definitely has its fair share of broiling hot days, and this can be uncomfortable for our bare feet not to mention for homeowners that have dogs that also might be enjoying the backyard. Fortunately, we can use cool pool deck coatings that reflect sunlight and heat, which will keep the deck cooler underfoot.
4. Aesthetic Appeal
Concrete pool deck coatings come in various color options and textures, offering an aesthetic upgrade. This variety allows for customization to fit the overall design of the outdoor space. We have many wonderful decorative coating options that we can use that will protect your pool deck and enhance the overall look of the deck, as well.
5. Reduce Maintenance & Repairs
While keeping your pool deck clean can extend the life of your deck coatings, the coatings we apply also make it easier to keep your deck clean. With proper coating, you can simply sweep away or blow away debris and spills are less likely to permeate the coating.
Most importantly, perhaps, concrete pool deck coatings protect your concrete. It is much cheaper to properly coat a deck than it is to repair concrete damage or to replace the entire pool deck and start from scratch. Consistent maintenance and timely coatings will preserve the life of your existing concrete deck and keep it in good condition.
How Often Do You Need Deck Coatings?
Generally, we recommend concrete deck coatings about every two to three years. Keeping your deck swept clean of debris and cleaning up any spills as quickly as possible can help to extend the life of your waterproof deck coatings, but eventually, the sun, wind and rain will take their toll on your coatings.
Other Winterizing Tips
While we don’t have to worry about snow, we do need to be prepared for colder weather and rain. In addition to concrete pool deck coatings, here are a few other tasks you might want to consider to combat the rigors of the rainy season.
1. Clean Your Vents & Inspect Your Heater
Vent and filters need to be cleaned every year, and not only will this improve your heater’s efficiency, but it also will improve the air quality in your home.
2. Check Your Insulation
Heat rises through your home and filters out through the attic, but if your attic is insulated properly, you can retain more heat and lower your overall heating bills. Many California homes don’t have enough attic insulation, and this can make it harder to heat or cool your home.
3. Clean Your Gutters & Downspouts
We recommend cleaning your gutters and downspouts twice per year, once before the rainy season begins and then again, once the winter rains seem to be over. This prevents water damage to your roof and the structure of your home. Removing leaves and debris also reduces the likelihood of rodents and other critters using your roof and gutters for nesting purposes.
4. Seal Up Your Crawlspace
In California, most houses are built directly on the slab, and few have basements. However, many homes do have crawlspaces and these need to be completed sealed and protected. Crawlspace waterproofing not only protects your home from water and moisture damage, but it also protects your home from critters that would love to make your crawlspace their home. We can provide you with quality crawlspace waterproofing if needed.
5. Do A Yard Cleanup
Before the winter rains begin, it’s smart to trim back trees and do a walk around your property to clean up any items that could be damaged by the rains or tossed around your yard during heavy winds. This includes any pieces of gardening equipment as well as lawn furniture, pool toys and other items.
Need Concrete Pool Deck Coating? Call Us Today
At Thome Waterproofing, we have years of experience providing concrete pool deck coatings for all sizes of pool decks. Whether you have a commercial property with a pool or own a home with a pool, we can provide you with quality waterproofing services that will protect your deck, improve safety and enhance the beauty of your property. Contact our waterproofing company at any time for a free cost quote for our deck waterproofing services.