Waterproof Decking

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.

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What Are The Benefits Of Waterproof Decking?

If you live in an area that experiences extreme weather conditions like snowstorms, you are bound to see the effects water will have on your deck. If your deck does not have any protection, you dramatically reduce its lifespan. Other benefits of a waterproof deck include;

Protects The Wood

Water and wood are never a good combination. Water can warp, stain, and even lead to dangerous mold when it comes in contact with wooden decks.

Increases Your Deck’s Lifespan

When you apply a waterproof coating on your deck, you increase its lifespan dramatically.

It Can Make The Surface Slip-Resistant

You should get a slip-resistant coating if your deck is constantly wet and you want to ensure no accidents occur.

Easy To Maintain

After applying a waterproof coating to your deck, it becomes much easier to manage as you can easily clean up any spills, accidents, or stains.

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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.

Step 1: Ensure Your Deck Materials Are Eligible For Waterproofing

There are many different deck materials that we can use our waterproofing system on, some of those include plywood (CDX) and suspended slabs.

Step 2: Prep The Surface

This step includes sanding, seam inspections, and flashing (if required).

Step 3: Base Coat

A rubberized membrane system is applied as the base coat. This step is crucial in order to provide the proper flexation and wateproofing.

Step 4: Colors & Design

Now you choose your colors, design, borders, flakes, stencils, etc.

Step 5: Top Coat

This coat seals in your decorative layers and adds an extra layer of protection.

Waterproof Decking Is Perfect For

Concrete deck

Concrete Deck

Wooden deck

Wooden Deck

About Complete Concrete Coatings

Complete Concrete Coatings has been providing concrete and deck services to the residents of Utah since 2005.

At this time, we extend our services to the following areas; Salt Lake City, Park City, Kaysville, Bountiful, Magna, Heber City, and other nearby areas in Utah.

Some of our services include:

Garage Floor Coating

A garage floor coating is a protective layer of epoxy that’s added to your concrete slab. Typically made from a resin and a hardener with other additives, this mixture protects your garage floor from moisture, spills, and other types of damage while keeping it looking brand new. Complete Concrete Coatings has been providing garage floor coating to the residents of Utah since 2005.

Epoxy Flooring​

Unprotected concrete garage floors will wear, become stained by oils and fluids, and be damaged by the corrosive effects of snow and ice melting chemicals such as rock salt especially in the SLC, Utah area. Epoxy protects concrete from wear because it is actually harder and more durable than the concrete itself.

Decorative Coatings

Give your patios, sidewalks, garage floors, walkways, and pool decks a brand new look! With decorative coatings, you can enhance the look of your concrete with a wide variety of different colors and textures. Decorative coatings are split between overlays and stains.

Stains & Sealers

Unprotected concrete will wear, become stained by oils and fluids, and be damaged by the corrosive effects of snow and ice melting chemicals such as rock salt especially in the SLC, Utah area. Stains & Sealers protect concrete from wear because it is actually harder and more durable.

Concrete Polishing

Make sure that your epoxy garage floor stays clean all year with power polishing. Garage floor coatings get dirty every day, all night and require constant polishing and attention. To keep your garage floors clean you need to let polishing remove all the dirt and grim. Driving in and out of your garage everyday can make the floors a mess and cause severe damage.

Metallic Epoxy

Metallic epoxy flooring is a floor coating technique that uses multiple layers of epoxy mixed with a metallic pigment to create a three-dimensional, dynamic and modern-looking flooring for your residential or commercial space. The metallic pigment is mixed into the epoxy mixture until it hardens.

Airplane Hangar Epoxy Floors

Airplane hangars can be home to a variety of different planes, helicopters, and in some cases, cars. All that heavy machinery is moving in and out of your hangar which can impact the life-use of your flooring. Complete Concrete Coatings offers industrial-grade epoxy that will protect your airplane hangar and give you a lasting, reinforced flooring.

Sport Court Coatings

Complete Concrete Coatings knows how important it is to have a sport court that can last, resist the outside elements, and the average wear and tear from player use. We install various types of sport court coatings to expand the capabilities of your play area, and receive the longest use out of your sport court.

By choosing us, you get the following benefits-

Licensed And Insured

We ensure that our highly trained staff provides the best service in the deck and concrete coating industry.

17+ Years Of Experience

We have been around since 2005 and have completed thousands of successful projects.

Free Estimate

We can always come over and provide you with an estimate of how much the service would cost you.

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Waterproof Decking FAQS

Is there a warranty?

We pass on the manufacturers warranty and guarantee that we apply it according to the manufacturers specifications.

What kind of decking is waterproof?

Wooden and concrete decks are not installed already waterproof. This is why you’ll need to waterproof your decking after installation.

How do you prepare a deck for waterproofing?

Preparing a deck for waterproofing involves clearing out everything on the deck and cleaning it thoroughly.

Do I need to seal my deck every year?

No, in most cases, you do not need to seal your deck every year.

Does water leak through composite decking?

No, water does not leak through composite decking. Composite decking absorbs water if it rains on it for an extended period.

How much does it cost to seal a deck?

The cost to seal a deck depends on the type of sealant you select and the size of your deck.

How long does deck waterproofing last?

If done properly, deck waterproofing can last more than 20 years.

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