“All Deck Coatings Fail” is a bold and honest response from Waterproofing Industry Leader Ron McKenna President and Founder of Decktech, Inc. , when asked if a deck coating application will last for life of structure if installed correctly?"
A few years ago DeckTech was extolling the virtues of "Granite Deck", a coating "which is like no other" and encapsulates all nailing and flashing details...Here's a screen shot of their old web page bragging about the product. Ron McKenna sold this crap as the panacea to coatings he dissed heavily-particularly metal lath and acrylic modified concrete coatings like Desert Crete and Life Deck.
|Granite Deck, once the pride and joy of Decktech, who once bragged that few deck coating companies|
can qualify to become an applicator.Now try to find any mention of Granite Deck on their website...
Recently I was browsing Decktech's website again and realized, there's no mention of Granite Deck here...indeed at the bottom of their home page is their list of affiliations with manufacturer's-listing Westcoat, Mer-Kote and Life Deck, but no mention of NCS...
|No more mentions of NCS Granite Deck here at DeckTechInc.org|
|Shouldn't this read, "all NCS Deck Coatings Fail"?|
Browse my posts and you'll see all the jobs with Granite Deck I've found failing. Decktech's own warranty list is more than 20 people, many whom I'd wager have Granite Deck on them.
|Decktech's "Warranty List" is over 20 names long-thats a lot!|
One selling feature Decktech loved to brag about was the NCS Granite Deck system's ability to "encapsulate all nailing and flashing...like this photo screen grab shows.
|Despite the hype, NCS doesn't live up to it's promises.|
|Encapsulated flashing failing at The Landings in Avila Beach|
|Failing Granite Deck despite encapsulated flashings on a project in Cayucos|
On one blog post still up at Decktech, despite the web page featuring Granite Deck having been removed, Ron McKenna says this "I prefer the NCS-System due to the array of benefits this assembly brings to table which is also defined on our web site." Well not anymore...no mention of the product csn be found. Ron also says in this same blog post " we are the only company in our area that is licensed and trained to install the NCS GRANITE II system which is the most advanced waterproofing system available today. And we have hundreds of satisfied customers to prove it." Huh, I think I have the evidence that NCS isn't the most advanced waterproofing system for decks (truck bed liners yes, decks, no) and I have a list of customers who would probably disagree with Ron that they are satisfied.
So why didn't Decktech build a page for their Granite Deck system? One can only guess that the crap didn't live up to the hype Decktech created over it and it's coming back to bite them in the ass?
If you have Granite Deck on your home, and you are experiencing problems with it-cracks, peeling etc., I recommend that you file a complaint with the CSLB immediately. Decktech can't stop it from splitting and peeling, it's a product deficiency/applicator error. Don't believe anything you are told by Decktech, and if they try to pass you off to Nevada Coatings, don't listen to David Mazor/Krubinski, owner of NCS.
Go ahead and let Mark Marsch, if he's referred to you by NCS or Decktech, inspect the deck, get his report after paying him...you can use that in court or with the CSLB. Marsch will write what Mazor tells him to when it comes to NCS defect claims. If you already have any reports from Marsch, I'd love to get a copy!
Marsch is connected to Maxor at the hip, they owned companies together and Mark was the President of of WICR Inc, in partnership with Mazor who is the owner of that company.
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