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Waterproof Concrete Protects Utah Luxury Apartment

August 28th, 2017 No comments

The Aston at University Place is known as one of the premier apartment complexes in Orem, Utah. Located just outside of Salt Lake City, Orem is home to Utah Valley University. Podium decks throughout the Aston property serve as courtyards or balcony decks for residents to BBQ and enjoy the mountain views but it’s what lies below the podium decks that the property managers were concerned about. With parking located beneath the podium decks, the need for a waterproof concrete solution was critical.

ICO Construction brought in Westcoat applicator, E-Green Exteriors to install Westcoat’s MACoat waterproof concrete system with a custom finish to protect this new complex and create the appeal expected for luxury apartment residents.

Aston Apartment Podium Balcony Deck Courtyard Waterproof Concrete MACoat Westcoat

Podium decks throughout the Aston property serve as courtyards or balcony decks for residents to BBQ and enjoy the mountain views

Project: The Aston at University Place, Orem, Utah

Contractor: ICO Construction

Applicator: E-Green Exteriors

System Installed: MACoat Custom

Color: Tobacco (Water-based Stain Blend)

Area: Podium Deck / Courtyard / Balcony Deck

Size: 13,500 sq ft

Applying The MACoat Waterproof Concrete System

 

The process began with diamond grinding the plain concrete surface twice to ensure the best adhesion for the MACoat system. With many large structures, supports, and drains on the deck, E-Green Exteriors made sure to pay special attention to what can be troublesome areas. All expansion joints were honored and cracks were routed, filled with seam tape and EC-72 Fast Cure Epoxy Patch Gel where needed. Then WP-47 Fiberlath was laid down and the Base Coat applied. After the final texture coats were applied, the surface was stained with our Water-based Stain Blend in Tobacco (follow link for color charts and more options). This color blend is created by using a base of TC-2 White Texture Cement blended with TC-40 Liquid Colorant in Cinnamon, and a mixture of water and SC-35 Water-based Stain in Mahogany.  The surface was then sealed with SC-70 Acrylic Lacquer Concrete Sealer which is UV resistant, low VOC and creates the wet look requested by ICO.

With 13,500 sq. ft of the first building complete, the other three buildings will follow with the final total square footage equaling 54,000 sq ft. Until the other decks are completed, the residents of the other buildings will likely be coming to this one for their barbecuing needs!

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Concrete Preparation Ensures Coating Adhesion - Aston at University Place - Apartment Multi-Family Residential Podium Balcony Deck Courtyard Waterproof Concrete MACoat Westcoat

The process began with diamond grinding the plain concrete surface twice to ensure the best adhesion for the MACoat system.

 

Structures, Drains, Supports - Aston at University Place - Apartment Multi-Family Residential Podium Balcony Deck Courtyard Waterproof Concrete MACoat Westcoat

Large structures, supports, and drains on the deck can be troublesome and require special attention

 

Texture Coat Awaiting Stain - Aston at University Place - Apartment Multi-Family Residential Podium Balcony Deck Courtyard Waterproof Concrete MACoat Westcoat

Expansion joints honored, cracks routed and patched, fiberlath laid, base coat applied, final texture complete

 

Water-based Concrete Stain and Sealed - Aston at University Place - Apartment Multi-Family Residential Podium Balcony Deck Courtyard Waterproof Concrete MACoat Westcoat

Water-based concrete stain blend Tobacco and Acrylic Lacquer Concrete Sealer applied, creating the wet look requested by ICO Construction

Learn More About Westcoat’s W-E-S-T Coating System Categories

 

W – Waterproof Concrete and Plywood (WP)

E – Epoxy Coat (EC)

S – Surface Coat (SC)

T – Texture Coat (TC)

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Damaged Condo Stairs Get Resilient Waterproof Renewal

July 26th, 2017 No comments

Vista Del Cerro Stairs Before During After ALX Westcoat

Project: Vista Del Cerro – Laguna Niguel

Applicator: Angus Smith Construction

System Installed: ALX Standard

Color: Rocky Nook

Area: Balcony Floors / Stairs / Stair Landings

Size: 6,900 sq ft

 

The Vista Del Cerro condo complex in Laguna Niguel, CA was suffering from spots of wood decay on its stairs, landings, and balconies. In order to keep the residents safe and prevent further damage, Tritz Professional Management services called in Westcoat Qualified Contractor / Applicator (QCA), Angus Smith Construction to repair the damage and install a new waterproofing system. Westcoat’s waterproofing-over-plywood ALX system not only works on decks and walkways but is also perfect for stairs.

Each of the 30 sets of stairs and their landings was inspected to determine the extent of the repair required. Once new plywood was placed where needed, stair to wall metal flashing was fabricated on site and installed to strengthen vulnerable water penetration points. In addition to metal flashing, bituthene and urethane sealants applied to strengthen waterproofing at vulnerable locations. Next, the metal lath was stapled in place followed by the application of the base coat and once dry, the slurry coat.

Property managers of Vista Del Cerro wanted a textured finish that would be easy to clean and could hold up against moderate to high foot traffic so Angus Smith Construction delivered just that with a knockdown texture. The texture coat was applied using a hopper gun then a trowel was used to create the knockdown texture. The final step in the ALX system is to apply two thin coats of SC-10 Acrylic top coat. For this project, Rocky Nook was chosen to complement the color scheme in the complex.

To learn more about installing or specifying ALX, check out our ALX page on westcoat.com or call us at 800-250-4519

 

Wood Decay at Entry Stairs Prior to Job Commencement - Vista Del Cerro Stairs

Lath Installed and Ready For First Coat of Cementitious Waterproofing

First Coat Being Applied - Vista Del Cerro Stairs

Masking Preparation For Spraying Knock Down Texture - Vista Del Cerro Stairs

Cosmetic Knock Down Texture Being Applied at Stair Landing - Vista Del Cerro Stairs

Beautiful New Metal Reinforced Waterproofing with Texture Finish - Vista Del Cerro Stairs

Beautiful New Metal Reinforced Waterproofing with Texture Finish - Vista Del Cerro Stairs

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Kitchen Floor that Dazzles – Project Profile

June 27th, 2017 No comments

Metallic Epoxy Dazzles | Learn more at http://www.westcoat.com/liquid-dazzle-p-19.html

SYSTEM: ALX Interior with Liquid Dazzle
AREAS: Kitchen, Dining, Storage
SIZE: 400 sq ft

 

When we moved our Westcoat headquarters, it was unanimous that having a full kitchen would be such an added benefit of our new building. We wanted the best for our new home. The remodel of the upstairs consisted of removing the very old thin and worn carpet which revealed a wood substrate.

We installed carpet in our offices and a ground aggregate flooring in the hallways. For the kitchen, we wanted something that would really pop and tie in with the silver appliances and white cabinetry.

Since the floor was wood, it needed to be transformed into a concrete base for Liquid Dazzle to be installed. Our crew installed ALX Interior which not only waterproofs but allows for another system to be installed over it.

ALX Interior is the installation of the waterproof sheet membrane, metal lath, base coat and slurry coat leaving a concrete canvas for the metallic epoxy application.

Liquid Dazzle was applied in Graphite creating a dynamic effect. This unique floor is not only dazzling, it is waterproof, chemical resistant and durable. The result is a gorgeous and long-lasting floor that will be used daily for years to come.

Traditionally know as our outdoor waterproofing deck system, ALX’s versatility as ALX Interior is not only perfect for our kitchen but any elevated wood surface that requires a concrete or epoxy surface.

Ask us today about transforming plywood to concrete on your next project!

Metallic Epoxy Dazzles | Learn more at http://www.westcoat.com/liquid-dazzle-p-19.html

Metallic Epoxy Dazzles | Learn more at http://www.westcoat.com/liquid-dazzle-p-19.html

Metallic Epoxy Dazzles | Learn more at http://www.westcoat.com/liquid-dazzle-p-19.html

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Waterproofed Pool Deck with a View

June 1st, 2017 No comments

Waterproof Concrete Pool Deck | westcoat.com/blog

 

Waterproof Concrete Pool Deck | westcoat.com/blog

 

Park Bellevue Towers

 

 Applicator: Urban Waterproofing

 

System Installed: MACoat Broom Finish

 

Size: 8,000 square feet

 

This apartment building turned condos sits towering over Oakland’s Lake Merritt and boasts gorgeous views of the mixed urban and natural environment. The sixth floor concrete pool deck, which sits above living space, was having issues with leaks. Not knowing exactly what the solution would be, the HOA turned to their construction partner, Urban Waterproofing, for some insight on what the next step should be.

After an assessment of the concrete, Urban knew what needed to happen and called on reps and waterproofing experts for some added expertise. Nor Cal reps Chris Tapia and Michael Mulnix suggested Westcoat’s MACoat system with a Broom Finish since the customer wanted a concrete look. The MACoat system is the perfect solution for above grade concrete surfaces on multi-family building.

The crew at Urban prepped the concrete which ended up exposing a lot of the aggregate, so a quick fill coat of TC-1 was applied to create a nice smooth canvas for the waterproofing system. MACoat was installed per specification with a Broom Finish and sealed with SC-10 Acrylic Topcoat in Concrete Gray. The customer was pleased and had two more smaller decks done with the same system and finish.

Thanks to the knowledgeable applicator and support from our rep the job was installedwithout and the result is a protected concrete deck with no more leaks and a fresh space the owners can enjoy for years to come.

 

Waterproof Concrete Pool Deck | westcoat.com/blog

Waterproof Concrete Pool Deck | westcoat.com/blog

 

Waterproof Concrete Pool Deck | westcoat.com/blog

Waterproof Concrete Pool Deck | westcoat.com/blog

Waterproof Concrete Pool Deck | westcoat.com/blog

 

Waterproof Concrete Pool Deck | westcoat.com/blog

Waterproof Concrete Pool Deck | westcoat.com/blog

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Tile Match for New Resort in Hawaii

April 26th, 2017 No comments

Flooring for Hawaii Hotel Renovation | westcoat.com

Project: Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort

Applicator: Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co

Size: 14,500 square feet

System: Water-Based Stain Grind Stain and Seal

 

The newly built Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort boasts being “where heaven and aloha meet”. Located on Maui, the hotel needed to have a solution that matched an adjacent tile floor. Unsure of which direction to go in terms of flooring and color, Victor with CanDo Supply was set on acid stain but came to Marc Di Zinno with a tile sample for some insight. Marc brought the tile samples back to Westcoat headquarters for some brainstorming.

After mocking up a few systems and colors, Marc decided that Water-Based Stain Grind and Seal in Shale was going to match their tile and complete the space. The GC on the job, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company (HDCC) agreed with the choice. After learning more about the Water-Based Stain Grind Stain Seal system, the crew at HDCC was confident in installing it.

Water-Based Stain Grind, Stain and Seal was installed on all walkways, corridors, kiosk areas, restaurant floors and gift shops for a total of 14,500 square feet. For a nice build and some slip resistance, the floor was finally sealed with SC-66 WB Polyurethane Sealer with a CA-30 Safe Grip broadcast.

 

Flooring for Hawaii Hotel Renovation | westcoat.com
Flooring for Hawaii Hotel Renovation | westcoat.com

Flooring for Hawaii Hotel Renovation | westcoat.com

Flooring for Hawaii Hotel Renovation | westcoat.com

 

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Waterproof Deck for Houston Hot Spot

March 17th, 2017 No comments

Waterproof Terrace for Restaurant | westcoat.com

Hungry’s Café

1500 square feet

MACoat Custom

 

Nestled in the beautiful district of Houston’s Rice Village is Hungry’s Café, a restaurant serving a diverse array of international cuisines.

Designed by architect Jim Herd at Collaborative Projects our MACoat Custom was specified for the 1500 square foot upstairs bar and lounge.  Surrounded by oak trees, this new outdoor space brought an airiness to the 40-year-old restaurant.

Westcoat QCA, Custom Concrete Coatings were the applicators on this fast track project. The restaurant continued to operate in its original space while this new building was being built right next door.

With the existing building scheduled to be demolished to provide parking, the schedule to complete the deck was tight. Custom Concrete Coatings was up to the challenge.

The space is an elevated concrete cantilevered terrace which serves as an outdoor dining space for Hungry’s Café. The MACoat Custom system was specified to provide waterproofing to the deck and have a decorative finish.

Waterproof Terrace for Restaurant | westcoat.com

The concrete was prepped by grinding and then primed with EC-11 Epoxy Primer followed by the waterproofing components of the MACoat system including WP-47 Fiberlath, TC-1 Base Coat cement and WP-90 Waterproofing Membrane.

For the decorative aspect, TC-2 Smooth Texture slurry coat with TC-40 Liquid Colorant in Smoke was troweled down as a base then again in a skip trowel texture. The surface was then sealed with SC-65 Water-Based Polyurethane Sealer which included an CA-31 Safe Grip broadcast for slip resistance.

Looking for a fully customizable waterproofing solution for your deck? Contact us today for more information about our full line of surface solutions.

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Waterproof Terrace for Restaurant | westcoat.com

 

Learn more about the MACoat Custom system here.

 

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Waterproof Roof Deck with Custom Design

March 8th, 2017 No comments

Waterproof Roof Deck with Custom Design | westcoat.com

 

 

The Avalon at Cortez Hill is a high-end apartment complex located in beautiful downtown San Diego, CA. This featured project required waterproofing over 22,000 square feet of decking including an outdoor lounge area, tennis court and basketball deck surface atop the property parking structure.

To begin, all existing coatings on the deck were removed. The coating was failing causing leaks, puddles and unsightly surfaces. New areas of concrete were then poured to level the surface and provide a suitable substrate for a durable and decorative waterproof deck coating.

Applicator Magnesite Specialties of San Diego installed Westcoat’s MACoat waterproof system, tying it into existing walls and outside edges to ensure superior waterproofing advantages. The court surfaces were troweled flat with Westcoat’s TC-4 acrylic cement. All outside areas were finished with a knockdown texture using TC-3 acrylic cement. Westcoat SC-10 Acrylic Topcoat was applied to complete the system.

The property’s pool deck also needed restoration. This deck needed to be resloped from 2″ to 0″ in areas to provide the correct drainage of water. The concrete was then repaired with Westcoat’sTexture-Crete Custom Finish system. The system was finished with a unique decorative pattern chosen by Topia Architects. Westcoat’s Texture-Crete Custom Finish system offers a five year warranty and looks spectacular as a decorative, high-end coating option.

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Designer Epoxy for Wine Parlor

March 8th, 2017 No comments

Designer Epoxy for Wine Parlor | westcoat.com

Cuvée Spirit & Wine Parlor

Located in Fresno, California, Cuvée Spirit & Wine Parlor is a popular, trendy restaurant and bar where patrons go for a unique experience. With over 1400 square feet of concrete flooring, the owners wanted something dynamic and colorful throughout the venue. Thomas Villasana of A-Plus Concrete Construction chose Westcoat Liquid Dazzle to do the job.

To achieve this eye-catching design, the applicator first prepped by removing all carpet, tile and linoleum followed by grinding the floor and crack repair. Once the cracks were filled, the floor was ground flush and cleaned with degreaser and tri-sodium phosphate, then primed.

Next, Westcoat’s premier metallic epoxy, Liquid Dazzle, was applied in chartreuse to complement the innovative design of the restaurant. Application technique called “Dazzle Effects” was then facilitated while the chartreuse coat was still wet. Marine Dazzle was trailed through the base color, creating a flowing, playful, one-of-a-kind effect. After 24 hours, Westcoat EC-95 Polyurethane Topcoat was applied to heighten performance and durability.

Please contact your local sales rep for more information on Westcoat Liquid Dazzle and the Dazzle Effects technique.

Designer Epoxy for Wine Parlor | westcoat.com

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Decorative Interior Concrete with Water-Based Stains

March 8th, 2017 No comments

 

Decorative Interior Concrete with Water-Based Stains | westcoat.com

 

Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems not only function well and look great in commercial spaces but homeowners can also enjoy our decorative coatings for their living spaces. With over 2,200 sq/ft of worn carpet, this private residence in Lincoln, California was in need of a transformation.

To create this unique floor, Spartan Concrete Coatings of Roseville, CA began by removing all carpet and patching the existing, severely cracked concrete. Following, Westcoat’s new TC-26 Gray Self-Leveling Cement was installed to produce an even, level base for the decorative finish. Westcoat TC-2 Smooth Texture Cement was applied followed by TC-4 Fine Texture Cement with TC-40 Liquid Colorant in cinnamon, to create a dynamic texture simulating travertine. Grout tape was used in the hallway to produce a tile pattern to separate it from the other living spaces per the customer’s request.

Integrating three Westcoat SC-35 Water-based Stain colors in Sienna, Adobe, and Eggplant, a rich mottled look was achieved. For maximum protection, two coats of EC-11 Water-based Sealer was applied. The outcome was a one-of-a-kind, residential interior floor that has their guests talking!

Decorative Interior Concrete with Water-Based Stains | westcoat.com

Decorative Interior Concrete with Water-Based Stains | westcoat.com

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Weathered Courtyard Transformed to Endure the Elements

January 27th, 2017 No comments

Office Courtyard Transformation and Waterproofing | westcoat.com

Dilbeck Real Estate
The Design Studio
2000 sq. ft.
Macoat Custom

 

Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California is the City of La Cañada Flintridge and the home of one of Dilbeck Real Estate’s offices. Their courtyard needed an updated look and they wanted a specific color match so the entire space had a unified look and feel.  The existing tile was in horrible shape and was over a parking garage which meant a waterproofing system was needed.

Westcoat’s Los Angeles based Architectural Rep, Mallory Cabading, worked closely with The Design Studio, L&V Construction, and Westcoat QCA Empire Waterproofing to have our MACoat Custom waterproofing system first specified and then installed per specifications.

Before the MACoat installation, the crew at Empire Waterproofing first needed to address the extensive sloping and patching required to fix the failing mortar bed. After the area was properly sloped and prepped, MACoat was installed with a tile pattern and custom SC-10 topcoat color. The courtyard was then sealed with SC-66 WB Polyurethane Sealer for a satin finish. We were able to work with the customer to create the custom color and fix the failing mortar bed all the while waterproofing the courtyard.

The building is now restored to its former glory and protected from the elements with Westcoat products.

Office Courtyard Transformation and Waterproofing | westcoat.com

Before: Tile covering courtyard area in poor condition with leaks and bad sloping.

 

Office Courtyard Transformation and Waterproofing | westcoat.com

Substrate poorly sloped and in bad shape.

 

Office Courtyard Transformation and Waterproofing | westcoat.com

Office Courtyard Transformation and Waterproofing | westcoat.com

Office Courtyard Transformation and Waterproofing | westcoat.com