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Waterproofing Your Deck for the Summer

Jenn Tolson
July 26, 2019

With the summer comes more time spent outdoors. The summer is the perfect time to use your backyard, have bbqs and of course, have friends and family enjoy the pool if you have one. One of the best ways to ensure that your deck will be properly cared for is to have a deck waterproof coating added to the surface of the deck. If you’re wondering if you should add a water seal deck for summer, read on to find out why waterproofing during the summer is a good idea. 

The decision to waterproof your deck is always going to be a good decision. It’s a great way to protect your investment in a deck as waterproofing it keeps it in good shape. Adding an extra sealant during the summer is also a good idea because during the summer, your deck is going to see extra foot traffic. With extra foot traffic comes added pressure to the surface of your deck which can lead to cracks as well as stains from people dropping food or drinks during a party. However, with an extra seal over the deck, it can help prevent cracks and it can also make it easier to clean up messes and prevent stains. 

Additionally, if you have a pool, adding a waterproof seal or sealant to your pool deck can actually increase your overall pool safety. This is because with some sealants, you can opt to add an extra level of slip resistance. When you have a pool party with friends and family, you can rest easy knowing that no one will accidentally slip on the wet surface of the deck.