Residential : Decks & Patios
It may rain a lot here in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area, but when summer hits and that sun shows its shining face, you’ll want to be outdoors. If your family is anything like ours, you’ll spend as many evenings as possible out on the deck with dinner on the grill.
Over time, all that weather takes its toll on a deck or a 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. 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 while it’s still in great shape can be a less expensive option than replacing it down the road.
The next time you find yourself in need of deck or patio repair, give us a call. Our trained professionals offer four very different packages to resurface and waterproof your deck, and some are extremely customizable. Whether your deck or patio is made of wood, tile, or concrete, we have an option that you will love. Not only will it look great when we’re done, but it will stay looking that way for years to come.
Depending on the value equation for the project, decks and walkways can be finished in four general cost levels:
1. Ceramic Tile or Stone over a waterproofing base. The most expensive and durable. No ongoing maintenance required.
2. Heat-welded product such as PVC or Hypalon. The best choice underneath a floating wood deck. No ongoing maintenance required.
3. 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.
4. Basic urethane coating. Best over concrete. Subject to UV degradation. Lower initial cost, but higher long-term costs since it requires re-coating and/or removal every 5 to 10 years.
Each method has its advantages and disadvantages to be considered as part of the decision. We currently average 100 – 150 decks per year and our experience allows us to provide a consistently high-value product.