The benefits of a sustainable pool deck material
Quartz is all the rage these days! Quartz is the fourth hardest mineral known to man below diamonds. This durable material is being used on countertops, driveways, entryways, walkways and pool decks! It is available in unlimited colors and has enormous re-surfacing application possibilities.
To illustrate the versatility of the application, I have provided a seriously deteriorated and cracked pool deck above that would normally be torn out and replaced. The pool deck has huge cracks where the coping or the perimeter band around the pool, has separated from the pool deck as illustrated in the first photo. Here, we will take the negatives of this project such as the cracks to make them functional positives. We use the cracks and incorporate them into our application.
To accomplish this, we fill the existing cracks with an epoxy/sand mix and fill the cracks up. We would then grind down the concrete and epoxy/sand patch to make it smooth with a diamond walk behind concrete preparation machine. We would then use a crack chaser which is a “V” shaped diamond wheel attached to a right angle grinder to create a new joint around the pool and cut them into large perimeter stones.
In this application, we chose to then carve up the entire pool deck into a flagstone pattern using the diamond crack chaser to create the pattern. This effectively turns a negative into a positive, as any future movement or cracking would occur inside the new joints created to hide them.
Then, we applied the Quartz System over the entire deck in a color selected by the client. Once the Quartz application is installed, we went back in and opened up all of the joints again with the crack chaser to provide a crisp new grout joint around each of the flagstones that we created.
Using art and technology allows us to provide uniqueness to every project. If you would like us to help you with your project, please click here to schedule a free consultation for creative concrete solutions. If you can Imagine it, we can Create it!
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