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.
1500 square feet
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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!
Dilbeck Real Estate
The Design Studio
2000 sq. ft.
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.
Before: Tile covering courtyard area in poor condition with leaks and bad sloping.
Substrate poorly sloped and in bad shape.
Specifier: DLC Construction Management
System: ALX Standard
Leaky decks and walkways were a problem for the Monte Verano HOA. Nor Cal rep, Michael Mulnix took on the challenge with industry partners DLC Construction Management to specify ALX as their solution for a durable and Class A Fire Rated waterproofing system.
– ICC Evaluated ESR-2201
– Meets Class A Fire Test ASTM E-108
– Meets One-Hour Fire Rating ASTM E-119
DLC Construction Management had specified ALX before and were familiar with its proven track record and warranty for this type of project. EmpireWorks Reconstruction and Painting installed 15,000 square feet of ALX Standard on all elevated plywood landings and walkways.
Also installed was the 11-10 System on all stairs throughout the multi-family complex. The 11-10 system was a simple fix to match the stairs to the decks by coating them with an acrylic and epoxy in the same color as the rest of the project. All parties worked with the HOA to make final decisions on color and textures.
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Project: Denver Corporate Center
Architect: Michael Hunsinger – MAH Architectural Group
Applicator: Denver Decorative Concrete
Systems Installed: Level-it, Grind, Fast Stain and Seal
Size: 3500 sq ft
The new owners of the Denver Corporate Center, located in the heart of the city, decided the interior of the building needed to be remodeled. They brought in MAH Architectural Group, which specified Westcoat to achieve the desired look for the floor which was covered in carpet and tile on the ground floor.
The new owner wanted just a stain and seal system, but after pulling up carpet and tile, soon realized it wouldn’t be so easy. The floor was uneven throughout with 1-2 inches difference in height in some areas. The architect worked with Westcoat Rep Matt Kadin and Westcoat QCA Joaquin Soria of Decorative Denver Concrete to come up with a solution for this floor.
Matt proposed leveling the floor with Level-It first to create an even canvas for the stain. The architect and owner were pleased with the idea of having a nice even floor and Joaquin and his crew installed the self-leveling system throughout the ground floor. After Level-It was installed other trades came in to finish walls and electrical, etc. Joaquin and his crew then came back onsite to grind the new surface in preparation for staining. Fast Stain was applied in a multitude of colors creating a giant mosaic. The floor was sealed with SC-66 Polyurethane for a matte finish and ultimate protection.
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Project Profile: Miraval HOA
Construction Manager: RFICM
Applicator: Mt. Diablo Flooring Systems
System Specified: MACoat
Ensuring your building is protected from leaks is an important part of planning for any multi-family architect or builder. After a job walk with the construction manager RFICM, Westcoat’s MACoat Waterproofing system was specified for 40,000 square feet at Miraval HOA in Santa Clara, California. Working with RFICM and CAM Development, Westcoat QCA, Mt Diablo Flooring Systems, installed MACoat throughout the walkways of the multi-family building.
To prep, the concrete was ground and a moisture barrier was installed with a full broadcast of silica sand. Basecoat and slurry coats we installed before a final Knockdown texture was applied and sealed with our Acrylic Topcoat in Pewter Gray. Knockdown is a subtle way to add slip-resistance to this type of coating.
It’s All in the Details
Mt. Diablo custom fabricated the appropriate flashing and drains for this job due to the configuration of the railing mounts on the walkways. The combination of proper drain and flashing details, along with the durability of the MACoat waterproofing system, will protect this investment for years to come.
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Architect Design Build
Applicator: Island Pacific Roofing
System Installed: ALX Standard
Square Footage: 100,000+ square feet
A Mission Viejo HOA community was having deck issues and called on Design Build to come up with a solution to problems caused by years of damage due to poorly built decks. After assessing the scope of the job, Design Build spec’d the 100,000 square foot job for ALX due to the 1 Hour Fire Rating of the plywood waterproofing system.
Island Pacific Roofing won the bid to install the ALX system but there was a lot of prep work to do on the badly damaged decks, landings and stairs. The units were also occupied during the construction so the installation crews had to work around the homeowners. First some of the decks required complete or partial substrate removal to bring the decks up to code for waterproofing.
Westcoat’s ALX was developed for plywood decking surfaces and features high quality components for complete waterproof protection. ALX standard was installed which integrates the finest acrylic resins and cement blends into a reinforced, galvanized metal lath and eliminates plywood seams. A series of polymer modified cements are applied followed by an acrylic topcoat and sealer. ALX waterproofs and transforms plywood into a concrete like finish.
Westcoat ALX: Class A and One Hour Fire Rated!
Be confident in the strength, durability and effectiveness of an ALX waterproof deck coating by Westcoat. ALX has received an updated evaluation report ESR-2201 from the ICC providing evidence that ALX Standard and Custom systems meet code requirements. ICC-ES thoroughly examined Westcoat’s product information, test reports, calculations and quality control methods to ensure the ALX systems are code-compliant.
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