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The Importance of Waterproofing Your Concrete Deck

Pembrook Nelson
January 25, 2016

For many homeowners, having a concrete deck is a strong choice. It is affordable, durable and easy to maintain. However, one thing that may surprise homeowners is that concrete decks still need to be waterproofed. When a deck is not waterproofed, water may drip through cracks or other surface, which may inevitably decay the surrounding area. In the long run, this will be quite costly to fix. In order to avoid this, and to keep your deck in the best shape, waterproofing is key. 

Waterproofing your deck also allows the concrete to be protected from natural foot traffic and the elements. When you waterproof your deck, a special coating is added to the concrete that will help make it impenetrable as well as making it easy to maintain. One good way to know that you need to resurface and waterproof your concrete deck is if there are multiple cracks in the deck. Often, resurfacing your deck might not be as expensive as you might think. Since the actual foundation does not need to be fixed, the top level of the deck is the only thing that is being changed. Once the floor has been resurfaced, it will not have any cracks or other signs of wear. This makes it the perfect time to get it waterproofed. When you choose deck waterproofing it adds life to your concrete deck. 

If you are looking to waterproof your concrete deck on your own, look into Desert Crete products. Manufactured by the Hill Brothers Chemical Company that has been around since 1923, you can be sure that Desert Crete products are some of the best around. The company is so sure that you’ll be satisfied that there is even a five year warranty on all products. However, if you are instead looking to hire a contractor, there’s some things to know. Request a quote today!