"Unfortunately, there is no end in sight to leaky decks" Dave Gobis, Consultant (from Tile Magazine)
Do you want to know how to waterproof a roof deck? What about finding out who makes deck coating materials? Do you need a contractor to waterproof your deck? The answers to your questions and more is probably here!
By using our website and the advice and information within, you may help beat Dave Gobis' prediction of no end in sight to leaky decks....but remember, water always wins... eventually...so use our site to help battle the elements with the best in decking advice.
Oh, and remember, the lowest bid probably isn't your best choice...better ask a LOT of questions before you take the low bidder! Caveat emptor.
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REPLACE YOUR WOOD OR COMPOSITE DECK WITH A WATERPROOF ROOF DECK SYSTEM!
"Wood decks are just organized kindling" -firefighter in YouTube video
Need a new deck? Replacing a wood or composite deck? Is your old waterproof roof deck needing repairs or replacing?
DeckExpert.com recommends the use of solid surface Division 7 Pedestrian Traffic Coatings/decking.
Solid surface decking offers considerable advantages over traditional wood decking and composite decking.
There have been a long history of recalls of various brands of composite decking, that fail in the sun and rain.
pe and exotic wood decking is expensive. Redwood decking is expensive and these wood decks need a lot of maintenance-sand and seal every year...who wants to do that? Add in the risk of splinters...and solid surface splinter free low maintenance decks look very favorable.
DIVISION 7 SOLID SURFACE PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC COATINGS/FIRE RESISTANT DECKING
Solid surface decking-concrete based systems offer Class A fire resistant ratings as well as "One Hour" fire ratings (some not all do) as per ASTM E-108, UL790 and or ASTM E-119 requirements.
Solid surface Pedestrian Traffic coatings offer waterproofing for roofs over living spaces as well as being able to be walked on. Using wood or composite decking requires a waterproofing system AND the deck for traffic.
Solid surface pedestrian coatings are far easier to maintain and less expensive to own. A typical wood or composite deck has an estimated life span of 15-20 years. A solid surface decking system made of concrete is expected to last 25-30+ years.
Solid surface pedestrian traffic coatings don't need yearly dreaded maintenance of sanding and staining and sealing. No splinters, no nails popping out to catch bare feet. With a solid surface deck system, you'll need to have most painted about every 3-5 years.
Come explore the ways Division 7 Pedestrian Traffic coatings can make your home safer from fire, easier to maintain and help maintain or even increase it's value!
At JLC LIVE in Portland, 100% of seminar attendees rated our presentation as good or excellent!
DECK EXPERT BILL LEYS WILL PRESENT AT JLC LIVE IN PROVIDENCE RI IN MARCH 2014!
We are excited to announce that we will be presenting our 3 hour seminar on Deck Waterproofing in Providence RI on March 20,2014.
Sign up/registration is open, click here to sign up http://ne.jlclive.com/Attendee/ShowInfo
SAVE YOURSELF FROM LEAKY DECKS! LEARN TO BUILD IT RIGHT!
Construction and Waterproofing Methods for Walking Decks and Tile Covered Decks
The first half of the session will discuss pedestrian deck systems and the best building practices necessary to construct a well built long lasting deck assembly. You will learn
- What types of pedestrian deck systems are available.
- Differences between the various types of coatings and their pros and cons
- How to sequence the deck waterproofing with your construction schedule.
- Learn the best building practices necessary for a high quality deck system and learn how to sell best building practices to a client and separate your self from the competition.
- How a waterproof deck system is installed
- The recommended construction methods and materials to use.
- The various waterproofing systems and assemblies used to waterproof tile decks.
- The methods approved for waterproofing exterior decks by Tile Council of North America.
- Why the smallest details matter just as much if not more to prevent leaks.
- Reduce your risk to exposure to liability.
Warning! The Deck Expert has determined that
ignoring your decks can be hazardous to your wallet!