What Is Waterproof Decking?
Waterproofing is a process that makes your deck immune to the damage caused by water, rain, snow, sleet, or moisture. It also protects against mishaps like your kids spilling liquids or leaks from your hot tub. Remember that even if you choose the best possible material for your deck, it might not be completely waterproof. This is why you need a waterproof coating.
If your house features a deck, we strongly recommend applying a waterproof coating. Considering the elements that a deck is exposed to, it should never be left unprotected.
Whether your deck has a hot tub, lounge chairs, barbecue, or any other addition, it’s a big part of your house and deserves the same kind of TLC as your home.
What Are The Benefits Of Waterproof Decking?
When Should I Waterproof My Deck?
We advise you to waterproof your deck in the spring through fall. It allows you to clean the deck properly and let your waterproof deck coating seal correctly without the added worry of rain or snow.
It takes around two to three days for a deck to dry completely after sealing. The entire waterproofing process can take up to six days making seasons without ice and snow the perfect time.
Waterproof Decking Process
Waterproofing your deck requires precise accuracy as it will not be effective if the coating is not applied or cured correctly. If done properly, professional-grade waterproof deck coatings can last over 20 years.
Here’s an example of the typical deck waterproofing process.