This deck restoration was done in Vancouver as you can see the original deck builder used a unknown membrane for waterproofing, then tile was laid on top of it. I can’t even count the amount of deck restorations I have done due to improper details of this application. First and foremost when tile is installed on top of a waterproof membrane of ant kind a few important things must be considered.The grout between the tiles is not waterproof. Therefore water enters into the grout and then sits on top of the membrane with no where to go. When it freezes the water expands and cracks the grout and tile. What also happens is that typically a poor waterproofing product is also used and water finds it way through the membrane causing rotting of the wood framed deck.
The cost can be staggering when confronted with a deck restoration project, its important to have a thorough exploration done and have the cause of water ingress determined. This will give you a complete idea of the costs associated with the repairs. There a many options when pricing a deck restoration in Vancouver. First thing should be using the proper products to achieve a deck that will stand the severe weather we experience in Vancouver
Rebuilding a Deck:
Sometimes when accessing a deck restoration it is practical to start from scratch and rebuild from new. When doing this it’s important to have proper drawings done and have a structural engineer supply the details of beams and connections. At Arbutus Sundeck’s this is what we specialize in. We have a variety of options and work closely with professionals in the field to bring your deck restoration project in on cost and making sure that it has a excellent finish that will exceed your expectations.