Deck Coatings

Deck layers of homeland and condominiums seem to go hand in hand in California. It seems almost every HOA complex has it, either in the living room or outside a room. Citizens love them because their decks are often used as another room at home, owners and managers of income properties usually hate them because of problems harga plywood that seem to always follow them.

Some owners and managers try to minimize their exposure to this problem by attempting to change the CC & R’s, making the owner responsible for this exclusive use area. Other boards just put their heads in the sand, fix the deck when there is a complaint, usually with minimal work to stop the deck from leaking. The Manager and the Smart Board will address this issue, while trying to control their deck problems immediately. As a former HOA manager, I see firsthand how to ignore the treatments on waterproof decks can be very expensive.

The cost of a new waterproof coating is not cheap, but the cost to fix a decaying dry framing on the deck is much worse. An Association I managed to sign a contract to reinstall eight decks at Pismo Beach. The contract was changed from $ 8,000.00 + which happened resurfacing to over $ 100,000.00 in dry-rot repair when completed. The Association has delayed maintenance requested by the manufacturer for several years beyond the recommended treatment schedule, which allows the surface to descend to the point where water is able to penetrate into the framing and decompose from the inside out.


The key to preventing the deck from being a problem is checking the deck. Often managers and / or Board will run in the Association property area to check components that are the responsibility of the Association. Typical items that are checked are downspouts and sewers; The condition of paint on buildings, roofs and anything else can be directly seen from the streets and sidewalks. Like water proofed decks are usually on the second or third floor, usually never checked. Access through the home is difficult to manage with which owner and member of the manager or council really want to climb the stairs?

Therefore, the decks only survive on their own, never really thinking until the owners called to say that water dripped into their home from the deck above them during the biggest rain storm this season. Then the deck issue raises the ugly head, causing the manager to go into crisis management mode, summoning the builder to temporarily close the deck, waiting for the firm to step out and see it, asking the Board to approve the fix, all of which could take a month or more.

The owner is frustrated by their deck leaks, the manager is frustrated that he heard from the owner 2-3 times with a complaint, the deck company is usually busy with many calls leaked and it takes forever to complete the work that heals. problem.

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