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Life Deck Coating Installations Announces ESOP Plans

Now Employee Owned

San Diego-based company, Life Deck Coating Installations, has announced its transition to an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). This means employees will now have a stake in the company.

In 1981. the company started out as part of a small, two-man contracting operation known as Pacific Pebbles. Paul Koury, the former owner, had a both bright mentor and senior partner in Don Cramer. Cramer believed in Koury’s dream and also shared the enthusiasm for concrete restoration.

The company then grew to become Life Deck Coating Installations. Life Deck became a leader in the waterproofing and concrete coatings’ industry. By the early 90s, Koury began innovating a variety of solutions for concrete restoration and waterproofing balcony decks. These innovations evolved into both the development and manufacturing of products. In 2007, Life Deck rebranded the manufacturing side of the business as Westcoat and expanded distribution across the nation. This was taking place as Life Deck Coating Installations continued to grow under a new generation of leadership.

Holiday Inn Bayside

Project Description

Hotel maintenance is a year-round responsibility, especially here in sunny San Diego! The Holiday Inn Bayside is within a 5-minute drive of Shelter Island and Marine Corps Recruit Depot. The hotel’s bar patio and pool deck are over 6,000 square feet and it was pivotal to get them up to date.

The Challenge

The old coating had met its life expectancy and was beginning to delaminate from the concrete substrate. It was also old and weathered and needed to be aesthetically upgraded.

Due to having over 6,000 square feet of concrete to resurface it was a timely job to complete.

The Solution

The old coating was completely removed down to a bare concrete substrate. Westcoat’s EC-12 100% solids epoxy primer was applied with a sand broadcast to refusal for maximum adhesion. Multiple slurry coats of Westcoat’s TC-1 cement were applied followed by the application of Westcoat’s TC-3 cement in a knockdown texture.

To finish the look, two coats of Westcoat’s SC-10 in Rocky Nook and one coat of Westcoat’s SC-42 clear sealer were applied. The final touch was applying joint sealant to all expansion joints.

Pool Deck Resurfacing for Multi-Family Property

Project: Pool Deck at the Countryside Apartments in Poway

Original Surface: Concrete
Approx. Size: 3500 sf
Existing Coating: Knock Down
System Installed: Texture-Crete Standard Finish
Pattern: Random
Texture: Knock Down
Top/Coat Sealer: SC-10 Acrylic Topcoat in Deep Tan

Muti-family pool decks can take a beating, the pool chemicals and the high traffic can make concrete wear. Multi-layered cementitious overlay systems not only refresh the space but create a durable walking surface.

Prepare the Surface: Before we begin this process, we cover pool with plastic so as not to get any construction debris in the water. Our team removes the existing coating, and power washes the newly exposed concrete. Then, we “open cracks” via hand grinder which allows for us to incorporate the existing cracks into a faux, stone like pattern. We install 12 sets of no diving and numbered depth marker to enforce safety around the pool.                                              

The Installation Process: After the concrete is prepped, we apply EC-12 Epoxy Primer and broadcast sand for maximum adhesion within the system. The texture process is a few layers and we start by troweling a slurry coating followed by the knockdown finish texture coat. Primer is then rolled on in preparation for the final topcoat.

Finished Look: The final appearance comes together when we apply SC-10 Acrylic Topcoat in Deep Tan. We broadcast Safe Grip additive into the pigmented acrylic topcoat and remove and replace the joint sealant throughout.

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.

Call today to schedule an appointment for your home 619-262-8600 or info@lifedeck.com.

Reserve your spot: Hotel Pool Deck gets a fresh look.

Name of Project: SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown/ Bayfront
Project Address: 900 Bayfront Court San Diego CA 92101 (guest access only)
Approx. Size: 3000 square feet
Original Surface: Existing Concrete W/ Coating
Existing Coating: Multiple existing coatings – Existing Urethane Coating covered with cementious overlay

Pool Deck needed resurfacing.

This hotel pool deck was in need of resurfacing as the existing coating system was chipping and peeling coating. Life Deck was called in to provide a solution. We knew that the existing coating needed to be removed prior to the installation of a new one. Since the pool deck was on the fifth floor a waterproofing system was needed. Westcoat’s MACoat standard system was the right fit for the project.

Our Process for Creating a New Surface

System Installed: MACoat Standard System
Color(s): Cape Cod Gray and Stone Gray alternating pattern
Pattern: Multiple colors used to match existing coating.
Texture: TC-3 Knockdown Texture
Top/Coat Sealer: SC-10 Acrylic Topcoat and SC-42 WB Sealer

The Final Touches

After to existing coating was removed, a 100% solids epoxy primer was applied with a sand broadcast to refusal for maximum adhesion. The MACoat fiberlath reinforced system was installed per specification on top of the primer. The final texture was a knockdown finished with multiple colors of SC-10 Acrylic Topcoat to match the existing coating throughout the property. New depth markers and no diving markers were installed per current county standards. Fun and successful project!