About every 5-7 years you’ll need to clear coat the deck to prevent cracking and fading. The clear coat will waterproof, seal, and even restore the color of the coating. Moisture penetration is the primary cause of damage to concrete coatings, however in Arizona’s harsh summers the sun can eat away at the coatings. A clear coat on the existing deck will penetrate deep into the pores and bind particles to create a rigid but breathable surface that is strong enough for fork lift traffic. It will protect from erosion, foot traffic, mold and mildew, discoloration, and chipping. Commercial grade is not available to the public, but specialists can purchase and apply the hard, glossy surface. We can even add several layers of clear coat to ensure the integrity of the deck, however we do recommend adding a non skid to the finished deck to avoid slippage. With the preventative maintenance of a clear coat, you can hold the detail in brick deigns, flagstone, lace, etc. and restore the finish. If preventative maintenance isn’t taken as a precaution, it is often necessary to remove and reinstall the entire deck. Areas of very high traffic such as public pools and apartment complexes may require maintenance every 3-4 years. This is also true of high erosion areas such as near beaches where the salinity will create corrosion of the decorative coating. It’s a good idea to ensure a professional checks every other year on the deck to prevent a water table developing under the coating in areas where there is standing water. This could develop from planter boxes or any bodies of water such as a pool, hot tub, or if rain drainage systems run directly onto the deck.
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Don Z., 5-2-22
I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know what an awesome job Kyle Lee and his crew did on this job. My wife and I could not have asked for a better outcome. You can ask my wife and I don’t give such a compliment often,… Read more “Don Z., 5-2-22”
Mary B., 9/25/2018
We couldn’t be happier with our deck. Since much of our back yard is our pool and the surroundings, it was a great thing that we found Arrowhead. Everything was better than expected, timely and so professional! It looks fabulous and we cannot wait to entertain in our back yard… Read more “Mary B., 9/25/2018”
Daryl M., 8/21/2017
Great job by John Trice and his entire team at Arrowhead Deck and Concrete installing 4×30′ channel drain and applying a stone texture to my 500 SF patio.
Ron M., 6/24/2013
Transformed our courtyard from a basic concrete slab to a beautiful simulated slate courtyard. John and his crew did a fantastic job of creating a beautiful outdoor space. John responded quickly to our request for an estimate and provided suggestions and options for changing our concrete courtyard into a welcoming… Read more “Ron M., 6/24/2013”
Julia A, 9/4/2017
These guys are pros. Their work is beyond excellent.
Matthew W., 7/10/17
Great to work with! We had some really old concrete that was chipping and not looking good. John came out and measured and was very up front about the process and how it would work. Their crew worked VERY hard over several days to strip the old stuff, and make… Read more “Matthew W., 7/10/17”
James H., 8/10/2020
Arrowhead repaired a damaged portion of the concrete slab that was the base for cool deck replacement and demolished the old cool deck and replaced it with a very nice one that is very attractive. I am very pleased with the results. It took a couple visits to complete the… Read more “James H., 8/10/2020”
Deb H., 3/14/2014
We had a 12 year old pool deck resurfaced. John came over and was very professional in giving a very detailed and comprehensive estimate. Not only did he do the resurfacing but also fixed two problem areas that another company wanted to tear out and re-pour concrete. The other company… Read more “Deb H., 3/14/2014”
C. R., 5/27/2015
Painted three car garage floor and outdoor concrete bar with premium material and finish. Great front- end explanation of process and material choices. Once I picked the finish the project was scheduled. The work took three days as planned. Very happy with outcome!! I’ve had no issues with peeling or… Read more “C. R., 5/27/2015”
Char L., 6/19/2013, Concrete – Stamped & Decorative
The 12 year old lace pool deck needed to be replaced and we also decided to include our patio which was concrete. John was great to work with. He provided us with two options and pricing – the original lace decking or a color sealed flagstone look. We chose the… Read more “Char L., 6/19/2013, Concrete – Stamped & Decorative”