2016

Blog Posts in 2016

  • 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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  • Do I Really Need to Waterproof My Deck in Los Angeles?

    It’s no secret that the greater Los Angeles area is pretty dry climate. The weather throughout much of Southern California is bone dry during most of the year, with only mild showers occurring on occasion. As such, many people believe that waterproofing the deck on their Los Angeles property is a waste of money. Since it never rains, why would waterproofing ever be necessary? It is important to ...
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  • The Benefits of Slip-Resistant Deck Treatments

    Outdoor decks – particularly those around pools – can develop puddles of water and become a dangerous slip hazard. Since leisure decks , pool decks , and walking decks are constantly exposed to the elements and are frequently high-traffic areas, special attention must be given to ensure their safety and minimize the potential for unwanted falls, trips, and skids. One of the most common and ...
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  • The Safety Benefits of Stair Treads

    Many people go up and down stairs in buildings and outdoor areas without a moment’s thought about their construction or design. But did you know that stairs are actually designed with safety in mind? The treads of stairs, or the part that you step on, are often designed with certain textures and materials that make them slip resistant and able to withstand long-term wear and tear. Since staircases ...
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  • Should I Waterproof My Deck Myself or Hire Professionals?

    Your deck is one of the most beautiful and valuable assets to your home or business. As such, it must be maintained on a regular basis to preserve its aesthetic appeal and structural integrity. One of the most important types of required maintenance for your deck is to have it waterproofed and periodically resealed to protect it against the elements. This begs the question: should you attempt to ...
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  • When Is the Best Time to Waterproof My Deck?

    Have you recently installed a new deck in your home or building, or have noticed that your deck is starting to show signs of wear and tear? If so, it is important you consider waterproofing. Wind, rain, and sunshine can all wreak havoc on your deck’s ability to withstand the elements, making it more susceptible to cracking and splitting from long-term exposure to water. Water damage can cause a ...
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  • Give Your Balcony a Makeover with Resurfacing

    Many homes in Southern California, both old and new, have spacious balcony spaces, either attached to master bedrooms or to living rooms. But how many families actually spend time out there? Most people would probably admit that they’re only out on their balconies once a month or for national holidays. But why aren’t balconies more popular? They should be beautiful spots to have a getaway from the ...
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  • Tips on Choosing the Best Garage Floor Surface

    Extensive home renovations often overlook one key area: the garage. This is a considerable shame since the garage is an area unlike any other that serves purposes unlike any other. You probably are in there every day if you park your car in it. You might have a workbench set up against a wall, or use it to store extra belongings. If you are improving your home, you should make sure that garage ...
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  • The Various Types of Stairs We Install

    Every element of a home or business needs to come together to form a unique, single message or style. Whether you want to convey comfort, professionalism, or a mix of both, the design of your property is the groundwork for conveying these emotions. For properties with multiple stories, one of the key pieces that cannot be overlooked is the staircase. Literally connecting on floor to another, your ...
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