"An Ageless Deck?
You mean, like, a deck that doesn't age anymore?!
You are not serious!"

 

Actually, we are. Many folks mistakenly believe that just because their deck is made from pressure treated lumber that it will last forever. All that chemical is supposed to stop aging from the sun and fungus and bugs indefinately, right? Not really. It slows it down for sure. But stop it? Nope.

  • Sunlight contains ultraviolet radiation (UV) that turns wood gray and "cooks" it if you will. UV damage is severe. What would your face look like if it were exposed to sunlight during the summer months hour after hour, day after day? Oh, it is? Well, that's why you look the way you do then.

"Exceptional. Johnny... was very professional and did a very
good job staining
(resurfacing) our deck. Thank you."

-- Mrs. Bonney, Stafford
(From signed Walk-Thru Inspection Form on file)

Sun damaged face
"Do not dispair. We have the answer.
No, not for your face. For your deck!"

splinters from old wood
"We eliminate wood cracks and painful splinters.
No, really. We do."

  • Another huge reason is the natural process of water being absorbed into the wood from rain and snow and condensation and then evaporating out again simultaneously as the temperature goes up and down. This makes your deck or dock wood expand and contract over and over again which produces something called "checking" which means the wood cracks which in turn produce splinters.

  • But then something really bad happens: Pollen and dirt and leaves and dirt fall into the cracks. It is nice and damp in those cracks so mold, mildew and fungi begin to eat the delicious meal of organic material down in the 1000s of cracks in your deck. That's why your decking soon looks green or black: Fungus among us. Fungi and bacteria are the main decomposers of organic matter in virtually all ecosystems on Earth. Fungi release digestive enzymes that decompose things around them, turning them into food. Guess what the fungi hiding in your cracks eat when they run out of pollen and leaves? Yup. Wood. They break down the wood cellulose and eat the wood sugars. Yum, yum.

 

"But we have the solution! From above
and below, we can give you a virtually Ageless Deck."



 

 

 

"Amazing. Exceeded my expectations!"

-- Mr. Berger, Lake Anna
(From signed Walk-Thru Inspection Form on file)

But we can stop all this fungal growth, decay and deterioration from the top
down and from the bottom up and give you a virtually Ageless Deck.

 

  • As if this wasn't enough, when water gets down into the 1000s of cracks on your deck and freezes, the ice expands and opens the cracks up so they become huge... and collect more pollen and leaves and dirt... which feeds more fungi that grow and grow and the cycle repeats.

Our two-fold system (based upon proprietary information) first resurfaces the top of your deck (or dock or porch) with Lifetime Coating, a crushed stone aggregate composite material many times thicker than paint that fills in all cracks and holes, makes the boards look so much better, encapsulates splinters, wears like concrete, and inhibits fungal growth because mold and fungus do not feed on crushed stone! But more than that, it even contains anti-microbial material to fight against mold, mildew, algae and fungus which is the major cause of a slippery deck.

The underside of a deck is growing mold and fungus more ferociously than the top because the underside is damp and dark. Yes, your deck is rotting from the ground up. And we stop fungal rot with StoneWood, an aerogel silica material that conditions the wood with a permanent interior cellular in-filling of silica (glass). StoneWood is an "add-on" optional service for the underside that costs 50% of a resurfacing job... but it is well worth it! We kill the fungus first and then thoroughly spray the posts, beams, floor joists and underside of the decking to preserve and protect. It is also completely safe for aquatic life.

Personal Note from the Owner & General Manager:

"When our wise and wonderful government leaders in Washington led us into this last recession, the housing industry tanked and took the decking industry with it. So we set out to discover some way to create an opportunity that would help the battered decking industry and the beaten up homeowners as well. After years of product development, research and testing we found Lifetime Coating and StoneWood and we knew we held the answer. It is with great pride that we offer to homeowners across the country the opportunity to condition, preserve and protect their pressure treated wood (or composite or concrete) project top and bottom with our two-fold systems based on proprietary information. These systems will protect their homes by saving future maintenance costs and keep most of their hard earned money where it belongs: In their own bank. Does it sound like we are on a mission? We are. We have found a way to help our neighbors save money and save their homes without giving them a bail out or a hand out. We are even creating jobs as a result."

-- Debbie & Mike French

decking and railings resurfaced

Want to see something interesting? This front porch is 306 SF in area and contains 60 LF of railings. Go to our online Cost Calculator (& Contract) and see for yourself how much it would cost to replace the old PT decking and railings with composite... or resurface it instead as these folks did. The difference in cost is impressive.

aerogel silica waterproofs

Aerogel Silica provides a totally waterproof surface.

StoneWood 3 years on wood

StoneWood fills the wood cells just below the surface
with silica (glass) thereby preventing fungal
penetration indefinately. In other words, it prevents
under deck aging forever. Lifetime Warranty.



Resurfacing pressure treated and concrete

Larry & Ruth's Deck
How to Make an Ageless Deck?
"You CAN'T be serious!"

Short Resurfacing Video Clip

What Happens When We Goof

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Our List of Jobs is really filling fast. If you want your project resurfaced this year, you should get on our Calendar NOW!

Prices subject to change without notice.

 

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Virginia Decking & Remodeling LLC

 

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