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Seaside Home – Waterproof Decking San Diego

Waterproof Decking San Diego


Project Description

Client:   Private Residence
Location:   Carlsbad, CA
Project: Waterproof Decking San Diego
Systems Used: ALX, Texture-Crete, Water-Based Stain

This private residence in Carlsbad is not only right on the beach with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean but it has an enormous layout complete with balconies, patios, and a pool deck. The customer wanted a fresh look on all the exterior living spaces while Waterproofing Decking San Diego.

Waterproof Decking San Diego

The balcony decks (not shown) were waterproofed with Westcoat’s  ALX system with a knockdown texture finish and Spanish Brown topcoat. The exterior concrete including the pool deck, walkways, and patio were all resurfaced with Westcoat’s Texture-Crete Custom system. The main color scheme on these exterior areas is Everglade (a blend of our Water-based Stains in Ivory and Umber) with a Rocky Nook border and all areas were then sealed with our SC-70 Acrylic Lacquer Sealer. The customer loved the rich and 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 and $250 Off your waterproof deck needs between September 1, 2019, through November 30th, 2019. or book online below…


Concrete Coatings San Diego

SDSU East Commons – Concrete Coatings



Concrete Coatings San Diego


Project Description

Client: San Diego State
Location:  San Diego, CA
Project: East Commons – Concrete Coatings
Systems Used: Texture-Crete Interior

SDSU East Commons is committed to providing the campus community with menu options that are responsible and sustainable. The commitment is both in accordance with the SDSU Strategic Plan and Aztec Shops’ mission to be responsive to the needs of the campus community.

The East Commons Dining utilizes over 35 raised beds in the College Area Community Garden and Hello Walkway Garden to grow and harvest a variety of produce. Some ingredients you will find on the menu include chard, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, pole beans, squash, radishes, and herbs. Additionally, forty aeroponic towers were installed at The Garden at Cuicacalli patio that produces over 1,760 heads of leafy greens every three weeks.

The Dining Challenge

The floor at East Commons needed an uplift and SDSU wanted to find an applicator who could meet their requirements, which included a short installation period of 30-days or less, and to be able to work with an irregular schedule as they would need to stay open during the installation. Life Deck was brought on to assess the floor and to see if the job could be done within SDSU stipulations.

The Solution for SDSU East Commons

Life Deck Project Manager, Scott Tischler, worked closely with the facility personnel to earn their business. He evaluated the floor and came to the conclusion that a Grind and Seal would not be the best option as the under-flooring was not in the best shape. Scott recommended Westcoat’s TC Interior system with different finish options, which is a great concrete coatings option. After a sample was made and approved our crews got to work immediately after the VCT flooring was removed.

During the rehabilitation of the floor, Life Deck worked with the SDSU crew to accommodate them being open. The crew would run two shifts per day to meet the 30-day deadline. To protect the food court areas, they hung heavy-duty plastic, which Life Deck hung every night and then removed each morning before the East Commons opened.

San Diego State University was pleased with the end results and Life Deck’s stellar customer service and job performance. If you have a similar project, please contact our staff at (800) 541-3310 to do a job walk and receive a free quote.



Concrete Coatings San Diego

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Balboa Park Hidden Gem – Epoxy Coatings San Diego

Client: Balboa Park
Location:  San Diego, CA
Project: Wimmer Pool and Bridge – Epoxy Coatings San Diego
Systems Used: Texture-Crete, Thin-Film

Balboa Park is a historical gem here in San Diego. To be a part of any phase of its restoration is truly an honor. We were put in contact with the Museum of Art’s Building Engineer to assess old coatings in and around the reflecting pool that sits between Panama 66 and the Sculpture Garden, which needed an epoxy coating to hold up to the conditions.

The Challenge

The Wimmer Pool coating needed some attention and the museum wanted it looking its best once more. Our team came up with a plan to address all the issues they were having and got to work. After a mechanical prep and vacuum cleaning all holes and cracks were patched with an epoxy gel followed by a 100% epoxy primer. A urethane topcoat finished off the system.

epoxy coating

The walking bridge was riddled with cracks and holes that needed to be filled in, and they were all cleaned and patched. To reinforce the patches and add strength to the overall system, a layer of fiberlath was installed prior to installing Westcoat’s cementitious overlay. After the slurry coat and smooth texture coat, the bridge was sealed with an acrylic pigmented topcoat.

The Solution

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Although a subtle upgrade, these coatings will prevent further wear and tear on this historical landmark. Do you have a unique concrete restoration project here in San Diego? Contact us and speak with a specialist today or book online below.