Choosing an appropriate material for building the decks around is just one. Then it is another concern how you will make it long-lasting and resistant to many forms of damages. Cracks on decks appear due to persistent water exposure. You can stop this from happening with waterproof deck coating Seattle and resurfacing.
Here are more notable benefits of coating the concrete decks and surfaces around the pools.
- Preserve your pool decks’ strength and resistance
- Provides safety to the users by making the surface less slippery
- It makes the designs and the appeal of the decks last
- Avoid expensive and expensive repairs
- Prevent excessive water from damaging the core layers of the concrete slabs
Now, skim through the various pool deck coating materials for your to choose from:
- Acrylic coating
- Epoxy-based spray coating
- Textured and textured coating
- Concrete deck paints
- Cool deck coating
What’s the best about waterproofing the pool decks
The pool decks are often exposed to the water. So, when there is not enough material that prevents leaking and moisture, cracks will soon appear. And these will start as thin-web-like lines that you won’t see at first. They’ll only surprise you with their presence once the creases grew into large crumbling cracks.
The best about applying waterproof coatings is the prevention of moisture and water going under the slabs. Another issue is that the moisture weakens the surface. The use of waterproof coatings mainly serves the latter. And that is what we will tackle here.
Waterproof coat to protect the surface
Outdoor concrete such as concrete decks needs protection from the sun when not in use around the pools. When no one is bathing in the water, the decks remain dry; however, the UV rays from the sun make it brittle. That is the culprit that breaks and cracks the surface.
The solution which experts of concrete coatings Dallas gave to this is epoxy coatings. A spray is usually used to apply a mix with a small amount of epoxy in it. This is also what installers refer to as epoxy grout mix. A precoating is present on the deckings’ surface. Next is epoxy mix, and then it is finished with sealers. This process goes hand in hand together, so it is important to do the job completely. The result is lasting protection that prevents the surface from getting brittle due to the suns’ heat.
Waterproofing for Slip-Resistance
Next is waterproofing for slip resistance. The experts of waterproof deck coating Seattle highly recommend epoxy for this. That is two points for the ever-reliable resin coating. The other one is concrete paint. Let’s talk about epoxy first.
In addition to the previous discussion, epoxy provides an absolute slip-resistant floor making the top layer dense. That density allows water to form into tiny beads, making most parts of a surface dry and water-free. And that leads to slip-free decks.
Next is concrete paint is a coating used explicitly for concrete pool decks. It is a practical choice to fix a slippery spot on the deck. Compared to epoxy, the paint is more user-friendly. However, using paint should make you aware of its downsides. There are two.
- Unlike an epoxy coating, paint does not last long. It fades; its color fades.
- You need reapplication of the materials once or twice a year, demanding constant repair and maintenance.
Waterproof coating for color retention
Coating for color retention helps keep the pool decks’ appeal. It simply adds an inviting sense around the pool. That helps to make the pool users’ experience by the waters a complete refreshing dive.
Waterproof for texture
A reminiscent of the non-slip function from above, coating for texture also does this role. Add to this is acrylic-based coating. A cool decking with spray knockdown fishing is one.
The primary purpose of an acrylic-based coating is to enhance heat resistance on the pool. But for multifunctional coatings as this one, the knockdown finish gives a different texture on the surface.
And finally, here are a few notable advantages of a textured coating:
- Enhanced sip-resistance
- Quickly reduce water presence on the surface
- Provides a durable and thick layer that protects the entire slabs from moist and water seepage