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Job of the Week…or What 23k Worth of Materials Looks Like…

Central Coast Waterproofing is doing a big job in Monterey County. We took delivery of the Mer-Ko materials today; 33 thousand pounds worth… plus all the copper flashing-1400 lineal feet, 58 door and window pans, post collars, counter flashing….

Here’s a picture of all it stacked up-15 pallets worth-waiting for us to put it down. It’s a tile ready waterproofing system, with an inch of underlayment that we are putting on, reinforced with Structalath. 3500 square feet of decks worth of work…we’ve spent 2 weeks doing the copper flashings and door pans plus all the window sidelite pans and now we are ready to waterproof it all with Mer-Ko ARC membrane. All the copper was sanded with 100 grit to achive a rough finish to bond to, then encapsulated the copper to isolate it from air with Mer-ko waterproofing primer and a membrane.

Central Coast Waterproofing is the only authorized factory approved installer of Mer-Kote in San Luis Obispo and nearby Monterey County. For any Mer-Ko/Mer-Kote decking call Bill Leys direct at 805-801-2380.

We can repair and reseal your deck(s) and your warranty, despite what it might say as far as applicator goes, will be intact. You do not have to use the original applicator who installed your deck if you don’t want to. Contact Mer-Ko directly for further information- tel 310-320-1880.


Concrete Network to Feature Project Managed by Bill Leys

Coming soon to Concrete Network’s California pages will be a pictorial/short story on a major renovation project recently completed in Long Beach.
The job was a 14,000 square foot courtyard over a parking garage that needed extensive renovations and then waterproofed.

Watch for it in the next couple weeks, we’ll post the link from here!

Stamped Deck by Masterseal’s Dave DiBaggio is the "Job of The Week"

My friend Dave DiBaggio has a small family owned corporation down in San Clemente…he does deck coatings, floors, stamping, concrete repairs and overlays. Dave is like me, he knows that he needs to be on the job to assure that it goes right and that the personal responsibility is there.

He just sent me these pics of a cool stamp job he just finished on a deck. This is a Dex-O-Tex Barrier Guard job, reinforced and stamped/colored to spec.

Check them out and if your down OC/San Diego way and need a great job on your personal home or business, call Dave DiBaggio at Masterseal at 949-355-5031!

Job of the Week…Pool Deck Rehab in Huntington Beach

TheDeckExpert’s professional crews took on this job at an Apartment Complex run by Avalon down in Huntington Beach over the last few weeks; it’s a big concrete pool deck with an old failing coating on top.

This job had Life Deck or Westcoat products specified for recoating the deck-guess what product we used?

First, we shot blasted off the old surface down to the substrate.
Because of extreme damage to the concrete from exposure to chlorine and other chemicals, the shot blasting took off the top layer of concrete with it, leaving aggregate exposed.
This was repaired with a bond coat of Life Deck AL1, followed by a smoothing coat of AL2.

Because there were so many cracks on the deck, chopped mat fiberglass was used to cover and hide them.

After treating the deck with fiberglass and a topping coat, we applied a knockdown troweled texture and then applied 2 coats of pigmented sealer to the deck.

The result is a beautiful new deck that with proper care and maintenance, will provide years of life and improve the property’s appearance.

Call me, Bill Leys, for your next pool deck restoration project! 805-801-2380. Anywhere in CA, NV, AZ, anytime…

West Coast Waterproofing Services Finishes $250k Job at Pine/6th in Long Beach

Having started this job way back in November of 2007, West Coast Waterproofing Services of Paramount has just completed the final phase of the job, completing the application of the finish to the public courtyard at 100 6th Street in Long Beach.

The final value of the job approached $250,000.00 in waterproofing work, according to Bill Leys, the project manager for West Coast Waterproofing.

Desert Crete decking from Hill Brothers Desert Brand Decking & Flooring Division was installed on 139 decks, which were also rebuilt with new plywood and framing due to prior leaks. Sloping, crickets and scuppers will assure that rain water drains properly, and the Desert Crete system will provide the owners of the building, UDR (formerly United Dominion Realty Trust)with a low maintenance easy to care for surface that remains resilient to use and abuse from residents.

The biggest part of the project though, and the most prominent, is the 14,000 square foot Courtyard. The old concrete planters in the courtyard with overgrown landscaping were removed, then West Coast Waterproofing removed the old urethane coatings from the entire courtyard, scarifying, scraping and bead blasting the surface down to the original concrete substrate, then a Hill Brothers Desert Brand decking system, Desert Flex.

After prepping the surface, a leveling/bond coat was applied, and then the task of applying polymeric waterproofing was performed. Staffing levels were high, as the weather in February/March was fickle and protecting the parking garage and storage below was vital. The 14,000 square feet was successfully waterproofed in 2 days, with the screed coat placed on days 3, 4 & 5. Sloping in many areas was performed to improve drainage issues that the Courtyard suffered from.

A new raised deck system was built over the courtyard in the main area, with new modern planters and landscape plants. ADA compliant ramps and sets of stairs provide access to the new common area.

Hill Brothers Desert Brand division worked closely with us to ensure that the system tied into the drains and that the Bison Brand deck supports were compatible with our system.

Along with the decks and courtyard, West Coast Waterproofing provided all of the planter waterproofing, applying Tremco 250GC to apx 3000 square feet of planters on the exterior of the building.

With all new modernized apartments, a fresh look on the building and Desert Brand decking, the building is a place we are proud of working at with the General Contractor, Cal Building & Maintenance (CBMI) of Hawthorne.

Pine Avenue marks the 2nd major rehab job with CBMI, West Coast Waterproofing having redone the decks on a project of their last year in Marina Del Rey on Northstar.

For a bid on your HOA rehab project, call Bill Leys, the Deck Expert, at 805-801-2380.

Olive’s Driveway Restored

Olive is a 90+ year old who had looked at her poor cracked driveway for 25 years, wondering what to do with it…

She called Masterseal of San Clemente (949-355-5031) one day and Dave DiBaggio came over and looked at her job and said “Olive, This driveway doesn’t need to be torn out, it needs to be fixed and an overlay put down.”

So that’s what happened, for a fraction of the cost (and time) to tear out the old, and pour a new slab.

Products used-Crossfield Products DEX-O-TEX Resistite.

Call Dave today for your free estimate!