Pool Deck Installation, Coating & Resurfacing
Dry, hot summers and mild winters in the Bay Area provide the ideal conditions for an afternoon dip in the pool. Your serenity and relaxation can be enhanced with a beautiful atmosphere — or a freshly resurfaced pool deck.
Resurfacing a pool deck is more affordable than a replacement, and the aesthetic, durability, and project completion time is not sacrificed. In fact, it’s much faster and doesn’t require demolition.
We have been resurfacing pool decks in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley California for over 35 years. We have an overwhelming amount of designs from decorative concrete overlay and coatings to color, design, and texture.
Why Resurface Your Pool Deck?
After getting out from a refreshing swim, walking around barefoot on uneven, cracked, and sharp concrete is unpleasant.
Worn decks can be extremely slippery…a quick recipe to ruin any beautiful sunny day. Resurfacing will control the grip of the pool deck.
Maybe your pool deck is outdated. A resurface will modernize the entire space.
It is important to keep in mind that resurfacing can only be successfully done on concrete with a relatively smooth surface. Concrete shouldn’t be overlayed on serious cracks and breaks because the new surface will eventually crack as well.
View Some Of Our Past Projects
Here is a link to our full gallery with more pool deck installations.
Pool Deck Coating Benefits
Pool deck coatings can achieve almost any desired outcome without installing real stone or pavers. The process is faster, less obtrusive and more cost-effective. We’ve developed technologies and systems over the past 35 years that make the process as a consumer rewarding and rewarding.
There are various pool deck finishes, and an expansive array of colors, textures, and patterns you can choose from. Each Design option comes with customization.
There are various different options which can look like limestone, stone tile, coblestone and many other options. We make sure that all of the pool deck coatings we install are slip-resistant and UV resistant. Coatings are designed for easy maintenance and durability.
The most important aspects of resurfacing a pool deck is how slippery the surface is when wet. Optimal traction when the pool deck’s surface is wet is a priority. Textured surfaces are the best solution, but non-skid additives are available for less textured surfaces.
Natural change in temperature and humidity causes the surface to expand and contract. We take this into account to minimize surface movement and cracking.
Pool Deck Coatings That Resemble Limestone
One of our most popular finishes is a limestone coating. It is extremely popular in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area of California.
The natural stone-like finish has a European feel and is a wonderful way to transcend your pool.
On top of a decorative finish, limestone coatings are skid-resistant, and long-lasting finish, and has a wide range of colors and textures to work with.
It is also resistant to dirt, doesn’t trap moisture, and reinforces the foundation that is being applied against.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a coating be applied to all existing pool deck surfaces?
Not always. It depends on the condition of the existing concrete. The underlying base for an overlay must be sound. If your concrete is heaving, has severe cracks, or is structurally unsound, you may need to consider other options besides coatings.
How long does it take to resurface a pool deck?
A typical residential project takes approximately 3 – 7 days to complete depending on several variables. Larger commercial jobs, such as commercial kitchens, can take a few weeks depending on the area of the floor.
Are different textures, patterns, and colors possible with a concrete coating?
Yes. There are many textures, patterns and color combinations available. Each installed coating is custom to each project. Our concrete staining, concrete polishing, and custom coatings can mimic certain types of stone and aggregate
How durable are concrete pool deck coatings?
When a coating is applied properly and well-protected by a sealer or coating, it should last a very long time. On floors, the use of a floor wax or polish can provide extra protection in high-traffic areas. The key is to reapply the sealer or wax if it begins to show some wear. Otherwise, wear patterns may begin to show, especially in colored surfaces. High foot traffic areas should always be accounted for. Regular maintenance will help prevent the degradation of any floor coating.
Will my concrete pool deck crack?
If we’re talking about outdoor concrete, the answer is simple: the elements. Weather will eventually wear down even the strongest concrete structures. High moisture content, heavy rains, poolside decks, fluctuating temperatures, and the scorching sun are things that you cannot control.
If your concrete was not properly mixed to begin with (such as an improper ratio of water to aggregate), this may have caused parts of the structure to weaken. Cement shrinks when it dries, and if too much water was used in the mixing process, this can lead to cracking. Other methods, such as chemically-induced rapid curing concrete, can prevent some of the natural chemical reactions from occurring, which can also cause weakness.
What we’re trying to say is that there are many different things that could have led to cracks in your concrete. We have the solution to remedy that concern.
How are cracks addressed and can they reappear?
A crack patch is applied over minor cracks. They are not intended to fix bad concrete. If you put an overlay directly over a cracked surface, the overlay is likely to crack as well. A small crack may be filled with epoxy; however, if the floor is severely damaged, concrete resurfacing and concrete coatings may not be able to remedy the situation.
What is the process of resurfacing a pool deck?
- Pressure washing or grinding to remove dirt and grime from the surface.
- Repair cracks as needed
- Bond coat
- Installation of coating material
- Finish coat- Topcoat or sealer
- Curing- 48 to 72 hours depending on the system.
What sets you apart from the competition?
Simple. We’re family owned-and-operated and we never sub contract. We will not sacrifice the quality of work or workers that we provide for our service just because other competitors may look for shortcuts or for ways to pay their employees less. We has beenin the industry for over 30 years, and all of our employees have been with us for a very long time (ranging from 2-10 years). We love what we do and we know how to do it well. There is no tear out, no construction mess, no worries, and no problems. We get it done right the first time, every time.
What does “no tear out” mean?
It means that our process for concrete walkways, pool decks, driveways, steps, and other surfaces is not messy. We’re not going to bring in a demolition crew and tear out slabs of concrete and foundational building material for our concrete overlays. Existing concrete structure can be beautifully redone, stained, and waterproofed without construction or demolition mess.
What areas do you service?
Award Winning Pool Deck Contractor Serving Silicon Valley And The Entire Bay Area
Pool deck resurfacing is a practical, cost-effective way to upgrade your backyard with a new pool deck.
At Armor Coatings, we pride ourselves in providing quick turnaround times with projects and so much customization that you’ll get whatever you imagine, with a budget-friendliness. Concrete coatings take us 3-7 days to complete.
Not to mention, our employees have been with us for years and are experts at what they do. They are an extension of our brand, not contracted out when it comes down to the construction.
Most importantly, we value you! Projects like these are rooted in communication so that we can execute exactly what you want.
Trust us…we will transform your pool to be more beautiful than you could have ever imagined.
Go ahead, take the dive, and contact us!