Commercial : Decks & Patios
Wet weather is something you can really count on here in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. Over the course of a year the Portland/Vancouver area receives rain an average of 155 days out of the year. While we receive less annual rainfall than most cities on the East Coast, the rain often falls as a light drizzle for several consecutive days at a time –making it seem like we get more rain than the rest of the country. Over time, all that consistent moisture takes its toll on any deck or patio. Depending on the material yours is made out of, you may end up needing to replace or repair it as often as every 5 to 10 years.
What do I watch out for?
Take a close look at your office patio/deck area. You’ll want to keep a careful eye out for rotting wood or cracking concrete. Discoloration, rust, sagging, and rot can all be problems with a deck or patio. Waterproofing your patio or deck while it’s still in great shape can be a less expensive option than replacing it down the road.
We currently waterproof an average 100 to 150 decks/patios per year and our experience allows us to provide a consistently high-value product so the next time you find yourself in need of a deck or patio repair, give us a call. Our trained professionals offer four unique packages to resurface and waterproof your deck or patio, and some are extremely customizable. Whether your deck or patio is made of wood, tile, or concrete, we’ll help you determine the most suitable option. Not only will it look great when we’re done, but it will stay looking that way for years to come.
What are the cost levels?
Depending on the value equation for the project, decks and walkways can be finished in four general cost levels:
- Ceramic Tile or Stone over a waterproofing base. The most expensive and durable. No ongoing maintenance required.
- Heat-welded product such as PVC or Hypalon. The best choice underneath a floating wood deck or green roof. No ongoing maintenance required.
- Cementitious acrylic base with an integrated cosmetic finish. The most cost-effective with a wide variety of textures (smooth, skip trowel, simulated tile or flagstone) and colors. Only requires a new top sealer every 10 years in most cases.
- Basic urethane coating. Best used over concrete. Subject to UV degradation. Lower initial cost, but has higher long-term costs since it requires re-coating (usually with a removal of the existing coating as well) every 5 to 10 years.