Wood Dock Waterproofing
Dock Waterproofing Step By Step
Initially, before starting to waterproof your dock, assess it for needed repairs. Also, you check if the previous coatings are in top shape. Sling water on the wood dock; if the water beads the finish may be fresh and functioning. If the moisture dissipates quickly, your surface is dry and needs a waterproofing finish applied.
Step 2: Preparation Of Dock Surfaces
In case the wooden dock needs waterproofing, preparation is key before the task. Remove loose or damaged spots on the surface of the dock. We don't want to coat over troubled areas.
Always be sure that the dock's surface is clean. This will help all the way through the dock waterproofing process.
Applying Dock Waterproofing
Apply a thin and even coat of waterproof sealant that UV resistant. Also, ensure that the sealant has mildew properties. Always use protective gear such as; gloves, and safety glasses when applying sealer or paint. Watch the weather forecast in your area, this is a very important aspect.
Step 4: Waterproofing Dry-time
Upon completion, allow at least 48 hours for your products to set up before foot traffic ensues. Use caution tape or othe form of notice to keep people off the dock's surfaces.