Tag: Maintenance

Sun Exposure to Concrete and Wood Structures causes UV damage

UV Damage: The Hidden Danger to Concrete and Wood

  UV damage and sun exposure, the hidden danger. While you may think your house, decks or concrete areas are safe with just a waterproof sealant, they aren’t. Harsh UV rays damage both wood, masonry and concrete surfaces over time. In areas with a long photo-period (length of sunshine per day) over the summer months, UV damage […]

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Waterproofing Failures: Consultants & Waterproof Deck Coatings

Consultants & Waterproof Deck Coatings: Scoping Out Waterproofing Failures After building an outdoor deck, you may consider waterproofing as an afterthought. This is a mistake if you live in an overly rainy climate because your deck could deteriorate quickly without a waterproof system. Even after a few years, you can still apply a waterproof coating […]

The Importance of Waterproofing Tile

Waterproofing Under Tile: Why it’s Important, and Why it’s Commonly Overlooked

Waterproofing Under Tile: Why it’s Important & Commonly Overlooked Using tile can enhance the aesthetic value of your deck or flooring, though what looks good always has risks. Just like using plywood or concrete to improve your deck’s appearance, you need some protection to prevent deterioration from natural elements. It’s here where waterproofing is essential. […]

Re-Sealing a Waterproof Deck Coating

Re-Sealing a Waterproof Deck Coating

  You’ve put plenty of time and effort into deciding what type of waterproof deck coating you want to use. You want your efforts to last for years, making your deck stand out for both its beauty and function–and you want to be able to keep using your deck with the assurance that you won’t […]

Taking Care of Your Waterproof Deck Coating

Taking Care of Your Waterproof Deck Coating

  Your waterproof deck coating is designed to be highly resilient. It should stand up to the weather and to normal use. If you want to keep it looking great for a long time, however, you want to be sure that you’re following a few basic maintenance tips that will maintain your coating longer. Annual […]

Inspections of Unwaterproofed Decks After Rainstorms

Inspections of Unwaterproofed Decks After Rainstorms There isn’t any question that rain can do just as much damage as any earthquake or other nature element can. No matter how much rain you get, even a short rainstorm can cause damage to things exposed outside your home. An outdoor deck is extremely vulnerable, especially if you […]

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Protecting Your Deck by Waterproofing

  One of the best places to own a home is around an area that receives sunlight for the better part of the year. For most people, the best way to enjoy this nature’s gift is by building a deck on the side of the house exposed to sunlight. The material of choice for the […]

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Balcony Replacement: Signs of Impending Danger

  More than a matter of aesthetics, the time to consider balcony replacement  more often comes as a matter of safety. Many signs present themselves that should concern the homeowner. There are enough annual balcony collapses to put everyone on notice of just how important the health of their balconies translates directly to their safety. An […]