Plaza Deck Restorations
Plaza Decks in Need of Repair
A plaza or recreation deck can be any supported slab that includes green-scape, planters, and space for either vehicles or people to move. Most plazas have a concrete structural deck, a membrane for waterproofing, insulation, and a slab system on top or pavers. Because plazas are exposed to the elements as well as heavy pedestrian traffic, they can show signs of wear after just a few years of use.
The pavers might need repairs or replacement, and the waterproofing membrane can begin to fail, making the plaza and possibly interior spaces susceptible to water intrusion. The concrete begins to deteriorate and mold can form. Damage to the structure will only become more extensive and costly to repair as time goes on, so it’s important to take action as soon as a problem becomes evident.
Unlike solid-slab decks that have a single concrete element performing the roles of both the structural support and traffic surface, a split- or sandwich-slab deck has a structural supporting slab over which a topping slab or wear course is installed to withstand direct traffic contact and weathering.
Separating these two components is a waterproofing membrane applied directly to the structural slab. Because wearing slabs often crack or become compromised allowing water intrusion, split-slab design separates the waterproofing function from the traffic-bearing function.
The waterproofing membrane is buried and thus less likely to experience wear and tear. Should any water penetrate the wear course through cracks, joints, or perimeters, it is caught by the buried waterproofing membrane where it can be directed to drains.
Correct Installation and Maintenance
In order for a deck to look its best and be durable, it needs to be properly installed and maintained. The waterproofed layer must be protected from temperature extremes, ultraviolet radiation, and mechanical damage.
Dry Building Solutions is experienced in installing plazas as well as diagnosing and repairing any issues to existing plaza decks. We’re certified by EMSEAL®, the leading sealant solution provider, and able to restore plaza decks that are failing due to:
- Brittleness and instability caused by age
- Harsh weather
- Installation and workmanship defects
- Drainage issues
- Physical damage
Plaza decks tend to be busy places. And having one restored can be a major disruption to area businesses, traffic and pedestrians. That’s why we’ll work to get your plaza deck restored quickly, permanently and with as little disruption as possible.
Why Choose Dry Building Solutions
Dry Building Solutions was founded and is operated by Charles Farrell, a second-generation waterproofer with over 50 years of experience. He’s a native New Yorker with unrivaled expertise in effective waterproofing.
Dry Building Solutions is a certified applicator and restorer of plaza decks. Our team has the experience and equipment to ensure proper installation. All of our plaza deck restorations are covered by full warranties.
If you’re experiencing water infiltration with your current deck, we can diagnose the cause and recommend the best course of action for repairs or replacement.
We’re licensed, OSHA-trained for compliance with all safety regulations, and carry all of the necessary insurances.
Commercial clients choose Dry Building Solutions for our:
- Years of experience installing, repairing and maintaining plaza decks
- Capacity to work on large commercial buildings (factories, hospitals, hotels, etc.)
- Proven track record for solving water-intrusion issues
- Expertise in waterproofing new and old structures
Get a Free Estimate
Contact Dry Building Solutions to restore or replace your plaza deck. We service businesses throughout metro New York (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester County, etc.), New Jersey and Connecticut. We’ll come to your location and provide you with a no-obligation estimate for your plaza or recreation deck restoration project.