Best Western Carlsbad

Project Description

Located across the beautiful Carlsbad State Beach, the Best Western Plus Beach Lodge View had an old concrete surface that needed to be updated. With the help of Life Deck, this hotel’s hallways, common area, and pool deck received an updated look with new textured concrete. In addition to having an updated, decorative floor, the hotel now has a durable surface that is skid resistant and can withstand the foot traffic of their hotel guests.

The Challenge

The old concrete coating, which covered approximately 3200 square feet, had worn down over years of use from hotel guests alike. Life Deck was asked to revitalize Best Western Carlsbad’s outer walking areas with a new waterproof coating for added safety and renewed aesthetic appeal. Westcoat’s Texture-Crete Standard system was concluded to be the best system to install for this job.

The Solution

First, the old stamped coating had been demolished and power washed in preparation for the re-coating. Next, cracks in the concrete were patched using Westcoat’s EC-76 Epoxy Patch Gel to create a smooth application surface. EC-12 100% solids epoxy primer was applied with sand broadcast for adhesion; Two topcoats, TC-1 slurry coat and TC-3 knockdown texture coat, were soon after applied for added skid prevention. Finally, SC-10 pigmented acrylic topcoat created the finishing touch for beautifying the cement.

In addition, the pool coping was removed and replaced to match the updated floors. The final result was a stunning, replenished floor that made the hotel look just like new again!

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pool deck resurface

Pool Deck resurfaced with a safe finish

This El Cajon pool deck had a cracked, old concrete surface that desperately needed to be replaced. With the help of the Life Deck crew, this pool deck received an updated look with a new texture and solar reflective coating.

The solar reflective coating on this new pool deck not only adds a decorative element to the space, but also reduces the surface temperature of the deck and prevents deterioration from harmful UV rays.

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About Concrete Resurfacing with Texture-Crete

Applied directly over existing concrete, a decorative overlay allows you to transform an area without ripping out the old surface. Choose from a variety of colors, patterns and textures that will perfectly suit your home and needs.

Perfect for pool deck resurfacing, Texture-Crete is a series of polymer modified cementitious coatings designed to resurface concrete. Transform plain concrete into a durable smooth or textured finish. Easily simulate tile, flagstone, slate, and more with a wide variety of protective Westcoat finishes in gloss, satin or a natural look. 

Interested in a getting a quote?

After a complimentary job walk, we provide you with a scope of work and estimate. Together we develop a plan for your specific needs. Color, texture and pattern are all discussed with your project manager.

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Mount Helix House Rotates Out New Balcony Decks

Project Description

The famous Rotating House in Mount Helix has a balcony with a view unlike any other. The client requested a fresh look on all the balcony decks, which equated to over 1200 square feet.  

We originally waterproofed this back in January 2004 and have regularly maintained the surface since.  

System Description

The balcony decks were waterproofed with Westcoat’s ALX system. The exterior concrete was resurfaced with Westcoat’s Texture-Crete Custom system. The skip trowel technique was then used while applying the concrete. A flagstone pattern was used and Westcoat’s SC-65 topcoat in Sepia finished the job. The client loved the natural finish our crew was able to achieve.

Contact our offices to set up an appointment for a job walk and receive a free deck inspection. 

How to Maintain Your Waterproof Deck Coating

You have taken the first step to protecting your deck by having a waterproof system applied. This is a great start, yet, this is not one of those “set it and forget it” situations. While deck coatings are strong and designed to weather the worst conditions (pun intended), there are still a few steps you can take to make sure that you are getting the most out of your investment.

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