Plywood Waterproof Decking

A Life Deck Specialty Coatings Product Line. Waterproofing for Residential, Commercial & Industrial Solutions.

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Life Deck’s Waterproof Decking Systems have numerous high performance, commercial and economic options for a variety of applications including new construction waterproofing, deck coating repairs and resurfacing existing decks. Life Specialty Coatings has been manufacturing waterproofing systems since 1963 and has been specified on waterproofing projects with LAX Airport, Boeing International, Toll Brothers, Lennar Homes, LAUSD, Awards Air-force Base, Hyatt Corporation, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, MGM Resorts International, NASCAR and thousands of HOA’s for plywood waterproof decking projects.

Many Life Deck Specialty Coatings waterproofing systems include waterproofing membranes, fiberglass, waterproofing resins, cements, modifiers and urethanes to increase waterproofing ability. 

LIFE DECK SPECIALTY COATINGS AL SYSTEM | Acrylic Lath WATERPROOFING

The Life Deck® AL (Acrylic Lath) ICC-ESR 2701 Waterproof Decking System is the industry-leading Class “A” Fire Resistant System for plywood decks. The system is installed with a series of two cementitious applications bonded together with a specially formulated acrylic emulsion and sealed with a 100% acrylic top coat.

Uses and Recommended Substrates: The AL system works only on plywood walking decks. It is recommended for the discriminating contractor or building owner who demands the finest in design, strength and durability. The AL waterproofing system is ideal for areas with heavy traffic or in instances where elimination of plywood seams is essential. Life Deck AL has been designed for balconies, corridors, stairs and landings. It is regularly specified for hotels, condominiums, apartments and office buildings. It can be stapled through most old deck coating systems to provide an excellent method for the rehabilitation of problem surfaces. Thousands of decorative overlays, patterns and colors available.

Applications: Balconies, podium decks, breezeways, stairways, deck rehabilitation, deck resurfacing, deck repair, ICC fire rated deck systems, fast drying, interior and exterior, 1-Hour Fire Rating, extremely durable, fast drying, sound reduction, can be heat reflective. 

Life Deck Specialty Coatings AL-Flex System | Plywood Waterproofing

The Life Deck® AL Flex ICC-ESR 2701 Waterproof Decking System is the industry-leading, extremely flexible, Class “A” Fire Resistant System for plywood decks. The system is installed with a series of two cementitious applications bonded together with a specially formulated acrylic emulsion and sealed with a 100% acrylic top coat, custom pattern or heat reflective top coat. Life Deck AL Flex is reinforced with a flexible fiberglass chopped strand and waterproofing resin designed for geographic regions that have movement in ground structures. This will help with building movements, expansion and contraction. 

Uses & Recommended Surfaces: The AL Flex is designed for plywood walking decks. It is recommended for deck coating flexibility, design, strength and durability. The system is preferred for new construction projects, deck repairs, deck resurfacing and deck waterproofing. The AL Flex deck is ideal for areas with heavy traffic or in cases where elimination of plywood seams is essential. Life Deck AL Flex has been designed for balconies, corridors, stairs and landings. It is regularly specified for hotels, condominiums, apartments and office buildings. The Life Deck Al Flex system is perfect for multifamily decks and incorporates fiberglass, resin/modifier, cement and a 100% acrylic color coat sealer. 

Applications: Balconies, breezeways, stairways, ICC ESR #2701, fast drying, patio covers, extremely durable, 5 & 10 year warranties available, 1-hour fire rating, sound reduction, thousands of colors available. 

Life Deck Specialty Coatings AMAC System | Plywood Waterproofing

Life Deck® AMAC Waterproof Decking System is our most durable system and the leader in longevity and waterproofing ability. It is a combination of a metal lath reinforced and fiber lath reinforced deck coatings for use on walking decks, balconies, roof tops, corridors, stairs and landings with heavy traffic. It is regularly specified for hotels, condominiums, apartments, and office buildings. The Life Deck AMAC system can incorporate Life Deck seal guard under the lath as a backup waterproof membrane “peel and stick” and reinforcement for plywood seams. 

Options: The Life Deck AMAC is formulated specifically for plywood deck substrates. The AMAC allows for any decorative overlay for stains, sealers, heat reflective colors and more. The AMAC deck is ideal for areas with heavy traffic or in cases where elimination of plywood seams is essential. Life Deck AMAC has been designed for balconies, corridors, stairs and landings. It is regularly specified for hotels, condominiums, apartments and office buildings. It can be stapled through most old deck systems to provide an excellent method for the rehabilitation of problem surfaces and litigation remediation work for specifiers.

Applications: Balcony decks, breezeways, stairway, extremely durable, perfect for deck resurfacing, excellent for deck coating contractors, 5+5+5 year warranties available, fast access, fast, drying, flexible sound reduction.

Life Deck Specialty Coatings FM System | Fiberglass Mat Waterproofing

The Life Deck® FM (Fiberglass Mat) Waterproof Decking System is an economical industry-leading all-acrylic coating system designed with simplicity and performance in mind. This four step system uses a fiberglass mat/chopped strand, waterproofing resins, and a series of four acrylic coatings applied in steps to waterproof your above-ground deck. The FM System is easy to repair and requires only minimum maintenance to give a long lasting life. It is extremely flexible, skid resistant and is well suited for plywood and concrete substrates. Color top coat can be tinted to any color and is available in heat reflective. 

Uses and Recommended Substrates: The FM System is designed for use on elevated concrete and plywood walking decks. FM System has been designed for balconies, corridors, stairs and landings and is regularly specified for hotels, condominiums, apartments and office buildings. This product can be applied over most old deck systems to provide an excellent method for the rehabilitation of problem surfaces. 

Applications: Balcony deck coatings, gazebos, breezeway waterproofing, fast access, stairways, patio covers, extremely flexible, waterproofing durability. 

Life Deck Specialty Coatings LD-2000 | Urethane Waterproofing System

The Life Deck® 2000 Decking System is a specialized application of elastomeric coatings that is both flexible and durable. This chemical resistant, aliphatic urethane, moisture cured, polyurethane system is designed to expand and contract with normal structural movements.

It has an aesthetically pleasing monolithic surface that will not soften in heat or become brittle in cold. With the use of a catalyst the Life Deck 2000 Decking System can be accelerated to a two-day application. The Life Deck LD-2000 Waterproofing System is a deck coating system that can be used on a wide range of applications. Installed and maintained properly, this system will ensure years of waterproofing protection.

Uses: The Life Deck 2000 Urethane System can be used over plywood or concrete where an elastomeric, chemical resistant, waterproof deck coating is needed. The system is designed for plazas, patios, sun decks, balconies, lanais, helicopter pads, walkways, stairs and parking structures. In addition, the system is regularly specified on homes, apartments, condominiums, hotels, office buildings and most commercial structures.

Advantages: Waterproof, abrasion resistant, chemical resistant, very flexible, monolithic, elastomeric, cost effective, moisture cured, UV resistant and numerous color coating options available. 

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