TRICKY DECKS-Part 1
Do you have one of those tricky decks? Is it under a descending staircase? Does it have different types of railing attached to the deck? Are the corners asymmetrical or incongruent? Is the surface multi-leveled? Is custom deck waterproofing out of the question? Is hope lost? No, far from it.
If you have a custom deck, with hard to reach corners, or uneven surfaces, give the team at Prestige Deck Coating a call! Custom deck waterproofing is our delight and passion! Tricky decks are no trick at all!!
A few months back the team at Prestige tackled just such a project. This was a custom home deck on the waterline, partially covered by a descending staircase. Additionally, it had multiple, asymmetrical corners and two types of railing attached on top of the deck, one metal and one wood. This sort of custom deck waterproofing challenge is what morphs our job into an art form. All of our 28+ years of knowledge and practice has free reign and a clean palette on which to paint your dream deck.
As mentioned in previous posts, the foundation is key to custom deck waterproofing. So, this particular deck was a double challenge. First we customized the metal flashing, talking the extra time to insure each corner was properly bumped up against the corners, making the edges flush. As we continued around the perimeter, we realized we would have to overlap various portions. Tricky Decks are just that. We had a raised door jam and wooden fence foundation to take into consideration, as well as a metal railing. The supervisor used the skills that propelled him to that role, and meticulously crafted the flashing to mesh perfectly, for an assuredly waterproof foundation.
What about that fence and railing that were adhered to this custom deck? How do you insure a waterproof seal on your deck when there are holes drilled into it? Great questions. One, the best option is to drill directly into the plywood base level. This allows the 6-level Prestige custom deck waterproofing system to waterproof the railing base. Two, if that is not possible, then let Prestige creatively solve your custom deck waterproofing problems with ingenuity and industry-tested methods. Anytime you drill into the surface of a finished custom deck, water will assuredly find its way into any holes.
Join us for the next blog entry, as we continue our discussion of some practical custom deck waterproofing techniques employed at Prestige.