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Walkway repair and reseal at historic Long Beach building

deck repair The Historic Temple Lofts Building

The Historic Temple Lofts Building

deck repair

The Historic Temple Lofts Building

The Temple Lofts in Long Beach was built in 1927, as a Masonic Temple in Greek Revival architecture. They were recently converted to luxury lofts, however, the walkways connected the 3 buildings on all 5 stories had waterproofing issues. The main issue is that there was no sloping, which is the process of constructing surfaces at a slight angle to lead water away from the building. The walkways in particular sloped toward the building and toward the center of the walkways, causing water to accumulate or ‘pond’. When ponding occurs, the water eventually breaks down and penetrates the waterproof membrane, causing leaking and damage.

WICR Waterpoofing removed the old, peeling waterproof coating. We then resloped the walkways, prepped the surface, applied a knockdown texture, then a waterproof deck coating. We made sure to stagger the work on walkways, and use a fast-drying formula, so that residents would always have access to their condos. The results were excellent, and everyone was very happy.

Do you have questions about a waterproofing or decking project, or need a free estimate? Contact WICR Waterproofing & Decking at 888-429-4909, or visit us on the web at


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BEFORE: Improper sloping caused water to pond on walkways, deteriorating surface and causing leakage.

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WICR adds texture after repairing texture and correcting slope



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WICR preps surface and begins waterproof coating.

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Adding waterproof coating


Finished walkway.