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Darlington Gardens HOA Roof Deck Renovation

Los Angeles, CA United States

Central Coast Waterproofing


Project Description

One of our larger jobs of 2010/2011 jis in Brentwood Los Angeles.

General contractor Cal Building & Maintenance of Hawthorne , selected Central Coast Waterproofing to install Desert Crete to the 3500 square foot roof deck.

The condo building on Darlington in Brentwood had leaked from the roof since it was first occupied 3 years ago.

Tile deck waterproofing had failed or wasn't done right and water leaked into million dollar units...investigation found that the system was not a proper waterproofing system and the whole deck had to come out...3500 square feet of tile, underlayment and "waterproofing" got ripped out in sections.

Central Coast Waterproofing then waterproofed each open section with Hill Brothers Desert Crete decking system, sloping the negatively sloped plywood to the drains that were located at the highest point of the deck.

After all areas of the deck were dried in, the decorative finish stage of the job was begun.

A faux tile finish was selected, using 12x12 and 24x24 inch tile patterns. A Begian slate stamped finish using stamps from Pro-Line were used to stamp the deck to a 1/8" stamp.

Super-Krete stains were used to stain the deck to mimic the existing tiles colors.

Then we sealed the deck with Desert Brand water based sealer.

For the first time this condo deck is leak free. The rains LA experienced in December/January tested the roof severely and we passed with flying colors.

When failure is not an option, when needing the best qualified contractor is more important than using the cheapest contractor, then you'll call us.

Cal Building and Maintenance has their choice of contractors in Los Angeles to install Desert Crete...why did they have a contractor from 150 miles away do the work? Trust. They had to know that there wasn't going to be any problems on high profile upscale project and they knew they could trust Central Coast Waterproofing to come through for them.


Project Details

Darlington Gardens HOA Roof Deck Renovation
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    Gary Westling Project Manager for Cal Building Bill Leys, owner for Central Coast Waterproofing
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    3,500 sq ft
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Specified Products

Hill Brothers Chemical Company Desert Crete Fire Retardant Pedestrian Traffic Coating

Desert Crete Decking System is a fire-retardant walking deck and roof covering system.When installed as specified, the system may be used as a walking surface for most types of exterior floors, decks and stairs that are common within buildings such as apartments, condominiums, commercial offices and single family residences.

Desert Crete Decking System is a multi-step polymer modified cementitious type system that is designed to be covered with a variety of top-finishes.The following specifications describe the procedures that will produce this high quality, water resistant flooring system in a knock-down textured finish.



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