The scheduled trial coming up as a result of a lawsuit brought by La Belle Monique HOA in Santa Monica CA against WICR Waterproofing & Construction has been postponed until May 2022 while an independent laboratory tests samples of the deck coating system applied. I use the term deck coating system loosely as the specification in the WICR proposal says they will install UPI (United Polymers) epoxy primer, broadcast sand into the primer and then apply one coat of Permashield Acrylic Sealer over that. That in a nutshell is basically the specification for a new top coat over an existing system It is not a waterproofing system in my opinion.
So what will this independent expert examine and report on? First they’ll test the samples and see if the minimum mil thickness the manufacturer specifies has been applied. They’ll also test the material to see if the product is even United Polymers. The Association claims in it’s complaint that WICR failed to install the deck coating system properly, which allowed water to enter into areas that are to remain free of water intrusion, causing the Association apx $150,000+ to repair WICR’s alleged faulty work.