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  • Never Tile Over a Waterproof Deck!

    While a waterproofed deck is nice to have, a tile deck is aesthetically pleasing and can add to the value of your home. However, many homeowners also mistakenly decide to simply tile over their existing waterproof deck. If you’re considering this: do not go through with it. We have seen many decks sustain serious damage because of this arrangement. Allow us to explain why. Do tiles improve boost ...
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  • What Is Ponding?

    Do you seem to notice that certain spots on your deck always seem to stay wet the longest after it rains or you wash your deck? This is because that particular spot is a low point in your deck’s surface, which is rarely even. This is called “ponding,” and it affects nearly every waterproofed deck around. Most of the time, ponding is more a nuisance than anything serious, but serious cases are an ...
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  • Why You Should Waterproof Your Deck in L.A.

    From January to February of this year alone, Los Angeles has gotten more than 12 inches of rainfall. This isn’t too unusual. Deserts are mostly dry, but when it rains, it pours. Los Angeles infrastructure is often unprepared for this sort of liquid onslaught, which is why storms can cause such a significant amount of property damage. Here are a few reasons you should consider waterproofing your ...
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  • Why You Should Waterproof Your Pool Deck

    In Los Angeles alone, there are more than 43,000 swimming pools, which means there are more than 43,000 swimming-pool decks . Many pools have concrete decks, which inevitably crack. Other pools, such as rooftop pool decks, are built over wood. Water can be relentless and destructive. If it can get into the smallest space within your deck, eventually you will have a bigger space. One of the reasons ...
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  • Do You Really Need to Waterproof Your Deck Against Rain in Los Angeles?

    No matter what type of deck you have, wood or concrete, it is important to have it waterproofed as soon as you have it installed. By doing this, you will avoid future headaches and costly repairs. Even though it may not rain as much in Los Angeles, the fact of the matter is that there are still external elements that are going to affect your decking. Taking the extra step to waterproof your ...
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  • Why Is It Important to Waterproof Your Outdoor Planters?

    With spring right around the corner, you may be looking to add a little life to your patio, deck, or other outdoor area. This may come in the form of adding in new plants, requiring the addition of planters. It is important to remember that planters should be waterproofed . Whether you are looking to install a new planter or you already have outdoor planters, waterproofing them is essential to ...
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  • Remodeling Your Basement? Here's Why You Should Waterproof It First

    Remodeling any part of your home can seem expensive, but many home improvement projects actually increase the value of your property in the long run. For homeowners, basement remodeling projects are a great place to start. For some people, “basement” evokes images of creaky staircases, cobwebs, and dingy floors. In fact, a refurbished basement is not only beautiful but functional. Why You Should ...
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  • How to Give Your Deck a Facelift Without Remodeling

    Let’s face it: Your deck doesn’t look like it did when it was new. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to remodel. In fact, there are countless ways you can improve the curbside appeal of your deck without breaking the bank. Here’s how: Consider a Fresh Coat of Paint Painting isn’t pricey, especially when you compare it to the cost of a full-scale remodel. When it comes to picking the right color, ...
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  • Waterproofing Your Wooden Deck: 3 Popular Sealant Options

    No wooden deck is complete without a good waterproofing sealant to protect it from the worst Mother Nature has to offer. What sealant goes onto a deck, however, can be a trickier proposition than just grabbing a can or bottle of the stuff and getting to work. The materials of a deck, its age, and the typical weather conditions of a region can make one sealant ineffective and another ideal, and ...
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  • How to Refresh Your Deck with Simple Steps

    Any deck – whether it be a leisure deck , walking deck , or pool deck – will eventually start to look a little worse for wear. Or, at the very least, it just won’t feel as inviting anymore. If this has happened to your deck, wouldn’t it be nice to refresh it and restore its welcoming nature? Luckily, this is possible, and it probably isn’t as difficult as you think. These easy-to-follow steps can ...
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  • How Much Does It Cost to Waterproof a Deck?

    An outdoor leisure deck really is not complete until you have it sealed and waterproofed. Otherwise, the elements are going to do their best to tarnish and diminish your beautiful deck until you need to replace it. If you have already invested in the construction of your deck, you might be understandably hesitant to put more money down to have it sealed. That is, unless you find a cost that works ...
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  • Three Different Types of Outdoor Stairs

    Every part of your home should be a reflection of your personality and contribute to your vision of where you want to live, from the master bedroom and the living room to outside decks and patios. It is the outer portions of a home that are often overlooked, though, as people think a house is primarily what is on the inside. To truly create a home that fits exactly what you wanted, consider all ...
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  • What Makes a Great Leisure Deck?

    When you need a place to relax and unwind, nothing can beat a great leisure deck . When built to your liking, a leisure deck can feel like your private Fortress of Solitude, or it can become the centerpiece of your home whenever you have guests to entertain. But if your leisure deck is missing a few key elements, you might find yourself wanting for more. To get the most enjoyment out of your ...
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  • FAQ About Deck Sealing & Waterproofing

    Many homes, businesses, and properties in Los Angeles have decks that see a lot of foot traffic but do not get a lot of attention. It is not that most people do not care about the conditions of their decks – many people would claim that a good deck can bring the entire house together. Instead, most people are just not aware of what can be done to improve, repair, and care for a deck. Our Los ...
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  • Deck Stains vs. Waterproofing: Which Is Right for Me?

    If you are looking to complete a restoration of your home or property, you have probably considered giving your deck some attention. If this is the case, the important question still remains – should you stain it or seal it with a waterproof coating? While both will protect your deck and save you a considerable amount of cash from having to replace the whole thing, they each have their own ...
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