2017

Blog Posts in 2017

  • Adding a Pattern to Your Deck

    Decks can be an extension of your living space, especially in sunny Southern California. A deck can serve as a gathering place for family and friends or place to relax, but that doesn’t mean that your deck shouldn’t be as stylish and well-designed as the rest of your home. Showcase your personal style and add interest to your deck with patterned designs. Concrete decks can be painted, stained, or ...
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  • Painting vs. Staining Your Deck

    Protecting your deck from weathering and wear can help you protect your investment and can extend the life of your deck. Uncovered decks are particularly susceptible to weathering and will need to be treated more frequently than covered decks. High traffic areas will also wear more quickly, leaving you with an unevenly protected surface. When it comes time to refinish your deck, you will likely ...
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  • Four Tips for Upgrading Your Deck

    As a deck owner, you’re likely well aware that you will have to replace your deck surface every several years. When you do this, you’ll have the option of replacing your wooden surface with a new, waterproof vinyl surface or even a different water-resistant or waterproof material. Doing so may increase the cost a bit, but will provide you with many years of longevity, ease of maintenance, and ...
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  • Top Three Reasons to Waterproof Your Deck

    Your deck is a valuable and enjoyable part of your property, but it’s also one of the parts of your property that’s most prone to damage when the weather turns sour and rain starts to fall. Water is not naturally a friend to most materials, so a waterproofing service from an experienced Los Angeles deck waterproofing expert can actually be a valuable investment in your home. There are several ...
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  • Waterproofing Increases Property Value

    As a homeowner, you’re probably well-aware of just how important it is that your property is water-tight in every necessary regard. Whether it’s your roof, your walls, the deck of your pool, or even your basement, water intrusion can lead to a lot of serious damage that can cost thousands to fix. However, did you know there’s an added value to a waterproofed property? It’s true, and it comes in ...
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  • Make Your Pool Safer: Waterproof Your Deck!

    If you ask someone from outside of Southern California what life is like here in the Los Angeles area, they’ll probably give you a pretty stereotypical answer: the weather is always nice, everyone lives next to a movie star, and there’s a swimming pool in every backyard. While none of these are true, two of them are actually fairly common, including the one about swimming pools. You’ll find pools ...
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  • How to Prepare Your Pool Deck for Summer Heat

    Swimming pools are a popular property addition here in California, and odds are you’ll probably be heading to one this summer in an effort to beat the heat. This means summertime is the peak season for swimming pool use, and these next few months will likely mean abuse from both repeated use and brutal exposure to the elements that a blistering Los Angeles summer can provide. One of the best ways ...
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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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