Weatherproof Stone Tile Deck

A Perfect Outdoor Living Space:
The Flintstones team removed and replaced a rotted roof top deck with new slate stone tile deck, complete with a guaranteed weatherproofing system.

Project Scope:
Replacing a water-damaged roof top deck with a new stone tile deck complete with a guaranteed weatherproofing system.

Location: Central Saanich

Original slate tile, worn and flaking, with signs of moisture intrusion
Original slate tile, worn and flaking, with signs of moisture intrusion
Original slate tile, worn and flaking, with signs of moisture intrusion
Original slate tile, worn and flaking, with signs of moisture intrusion
Laying ram board and drop cloths to protect the home
Laying ram board and drop cloths to protect the home
Laying ram board and drop cloths to protect the home
Laying ram board and drop cloths to protect the home
Original slate tile, spalling from moisture below
Original slate tile, spalling from moisture below
Original slate tile, showing efflorescence/signs of moisture
A second deck area
View of the main deck from below
Removing the original tile
Removing the original tile
Removing the original ineffective weatherproofing system
Scaffolding set up allows for access to the deck
Removing another layer and unveiling more water damage
Additional water damage
Additional water damage
Additional water damage
Removing the original materials from the deck (smaller deck area)
Cleared, but more to go
Noticing rot underneath on the sheathing
The windows and doors that needed to be removed and reinstalled
The work site
Removing the water damaged sheathing
Applying the waterproof membrane
Ensuring the membrane is applied up against the building envelope
Waterproofing membrane
Waterproofing membrane
Waterproofing membrane
Applied perfectly to the building envelop underneath the shake
Applying the studded polyethylene sheet with a laminated polypropylene filter fabric
Sheet allows for freeze-thaw movement and breathability
Preparing the area for cement board
Preparing the area for cement board
thin set mortar applied to edges of deck
Mortar around the edges
Flashing
Laying cement board for perfect slope drainage and even base for tile
Parged cement board
Ready for stone tile
Ready for stone tile
Base applied for optimal stone adhesion
Base applied for optimal stone adhesion
Base applied right to edges
Base applied for optimal stone adhesion
View to the second deck area
Laying the tile using spacers
Tile and flashing
Stone tile and spacers
Laying the stone tile
Another angle of the finished deck

 

Before

Our clients’ beautiful home in Central Saanich perched atop a hillside overlooking Cordova Channel features a large front-facing elevated deck that is situated on top of a lower living area of their home. Our clients love the space to relax, entertain, and enjoy the stunning ocean views. Unfortunately, the enjoyment went away when the deck ceased to hold up to structural and cosmetic standards. The 900 square foot slate tile deck had been heavily damaged due to improper masonry installations and weatherproofing system failure. The water intrusion issue they were faced with, was likely a major problem for most of the seven-year life of the home.

 

After

Our work included the removal and reinstallation of all patio doors and windows complete with sealing, caulking, painting, and interior finishing. It also included the removal and reinstallation of the existing railing system and gutters. The results were not only watertight, but the finished deck was spectacular in appearance…perfect for entertaining. No more structural deterioration, unsightly discolouration, flaking or cracking stone, efflorescence stains or interior leaks to worry about. Our clients expressed their extreme happiness with the end result and now have peace of mind their valuable home is protected for a long time to come. Over the years, our clients have continued to choose the Flintstones team for a variety of additional home improvements.

In Our Client's Words

“We love having Flintstones do our small and some not so small jobs fixing things around our home. It has always been a pleasure to work with Mike P. and his team. When I see the name Flintstones while riding my bike or on of your vehicles I get a smile on my face thinking ‘there go the good guys’. Flintstones does not stop until it’s all done to your satisfaction. We can and always will recommend them highly.”

Moira-Anne S.