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Reactamine at job by DeckTech

Carboline Reactamine product as found by DeckTech client on job in Morro Bay.

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NCS pinholed at pool deck in Orcutt

Two lying peas in a pod were caught again lying to save their friends ass, only it didn’t work. The Contractors State License Board has rejected a Administrative Law Judge’s decision in CSLB/CA Attorney General vs DeckTech Inc.

The case in question can be found at CSLB’s License Portal where you can read the Accusation against DeckTech along with the Decision and Notice of Non-Adoption.

In the case of CSLB Vs DeckTech, who is a Nevada Coatings applicator, Nevada Coatings being owned by Mazor, Decktech has been accused of abandoning a job, taking to much money on a deposit, failing to provide lien releases and several other violations of the Business & Professions Code.

The case finally had hearings last year and a decision was posted this week at the CSLB website. The decision contains testimony from Mark Marsch who was a public WICR owner before going underground.

Marsch is found lying in testimony he gave regarding tile work. Read it below in the screen shot

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Mark Marsch lies his ass off by testifying “in his opinion” the grout joints “met industry standards”. No Mark, they don’t. And the grout joints were one of the first things the Smith’s complained to me about. I’m not a tile expert, but I can see with my own eyes and so can everyone else.

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Learn more about grout joint standards  here Mark Marsch

Then Davis Mazor got on the witness stand and swore to tell the truth ( I know, right, stop laughing…)

Mazor is the mind behind Nevada Coatings System, a polyurea product that to my knowledge, no one has ever seen a can of in their life. Photo’s I have from various jobs DeckTeck has done have all shown Carboline Reactamine ET on the labels or a red can covered over with a Decktech label.

Mazor then went on to opine-

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The reason Mazor says Carboline would be an acceptable substitute is because NCS is Carboline. There aren’t any products labeled NCS I’ve ever seen. Carboline does not have any spec for applying their products to plywood substrates.

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Carboline would beg to differ. No membrane “absorbs” into the wood substrate as the wood substrate is primed first with epoxy. See DeckTech pic below. As of 3/13/17, the NCS spec for NCS6000 UVS says it is applied at 45 mils to 125 mils. This is written information that contradicts Mazor’s testimony. Again, IMO he’s a liar here.

Carboline Rep Says “Based on what I can tell… (Reactamine ET on decks) not the right application for these products”

I spoke with Paul at Carboline Technical Service (314-219-1707) who tells me that based on the pics I have of their Carboline’s Reactamine ET being put on plywood decks by DeckTech that  it’s not an approved application by them.

He also said they would not approve it if asked to. What bothered him is that if Nevada Coatings System is the “private label” that is supposed to be what’s being put down, it should be in a can marked as such as it is deceiving the client of they think it’s Carboline “approving” the application over plywood.

Call Carboline up at the number above and ask Paul yourself.

Seems with this information, if you saw this bucket as shown below on your job, but were told on our contract Nevada Coatings, you may ask yourself, have I been a victim of a bait and switch? And after you talk to Paul at Carboline, you might want to talk to CSLB? An attorney? DeckTech’s Bonding Company? General Liability insurance carrier? All of the above? You decide.

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Screen shot taken from DeckTech’s website when they promoted Granite Deck. Here they discuss primer on the deck first then the membrane. So any absorption of product into the substrate would be the primer, not the membrane.

I’ve reported on this site several cases where Mazor (Krubinski) has been caught lying.  He was found by a Judge to be “less than credible”. Well I am going to make sure CSLB knows of your unsavory history in lying under oath.

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Here at a DeckTech job we see familiar looking red buckets with a “DeckTech” label over the mfg’s label. I’m not saying these are Carboline buckets, I’m saying the red color looks familiar. 

I tried sending a message to Dave’s email but got an error msg, but this is what I tried to send-

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Telling Dave he’s a liar to his face will be very satisfying when I get that chance.

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When your largest applicator of your product walks away from your product, it can cause problems to your bottom line. When your largest applicator, who is actually only 1 of 2 known applicators, walks away from your product, you’re pretty screwed.

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Unless Dave has an ace up his sleeve, Granite Deck is essentially dead. Considered a joke in the industry, Dave’s schtick in selling this crap got zero traction.

Industry joke Nevada Coatings System, owned by David Mazor, aka David Krubinski appears to be for all intents, “Dead Man Walking”. For a few years in the San Luis Obispo area, DeckTech Inc was a large applicator of his crap. They sold the hell out of it, claiming it was the answer to all things wrong with competing systems. They claimed it was Class A fire rated, (I can’t find any proof of that from any reliable sources), it encapsulated all flashing and nailing details, blah blah blah…puke.

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Old Decktech webpage saying this is the best crap in the world

 

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DeckTech claims this…see next photo for reality check

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Reality-the product is separating at the edge. Reality, you can’t effectively protect a hard 90 degree edge. Coatings adhere well to rounded edges

 

I, from the very beginning, upon hearing that Krubinski was behind the product, had strong doubts. DeckTech sprayed the crap everywhere-onto condo’s decks in Avila Beach, single families in Grover Beach, luxury homes in Cayucos, commercial jobs in Pismo Beach, roofs in Paso Robles, you name it, the crap was being applied everywhere.

Fast forward a few years-DeckTech has 200+ Granite Deck jobs done and now the devil wanted his due-despite the maintenance agreements and the money made selling the stuff, go backs for “warranty work” is the bane of waterproofing contractors. I’ve personally consulted on a half dozen + Granite Deck failures and became aware of many others from other sources.  I’ve seen one lawsuit against DeckTech settled over Granite Deck problems.

Simply put, despite all the hype and showmanship, Granite Deck isn’t performing for Decktech as envisioned. There’s multiple condo decks in Avila that are failing, single family decks that are failing, commercial buildings too. They have been having a nightmare of go back issues, from paperwork I obtained, at least 24 go back jobs are on a list from October for DeckTeck. That’s a ton of money being hemorrhaged out. First on labor and materials to fix the problems, then the loss of income on new work that can’t get done.

Decktech recently put up a new website design and it’s content is quite different than from a couple years ago. Decktech then extolled Granite Deck, now one can’t find nary a mention of it at the new website. Before DeckTech trashed metal lath decking systems, now it’s what they install from Westcoat, Life Deck and Mer-Ko.

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No more talk about Nevada Coatings at DeckTech, they smartened up after a few years of eating failures. 

Interestingly, Krubinski/Mazor’s own company WICR, which is last man standing it appears as an applicator of Granite Deck, has zero pictures at their website showing it being applied. Indeed, their blog discusses how great Dex-O-Tex is (a true, bonafide deck system) but there’s no mention of Granite Deck. Really the only way you’d know they were an applicator is by looking at their manufacturer affiliations where Nevada Coatings is mentioned.

By all appearances, NCS is down the toilet as a product. Long live the king!

 

A large applicator of David Mazor’s aka David Krubinski’s Nevada Coating System products won’t be purchasing any products for the time being. DeckTech Inc of Grover Beach just had their license # 796956 suspended by the Contractors State License Board  after their bond company cancelled their bond on Febrary 4th.

While financially it may not dent Krubinski’s wallet to badly, it probably dents his pride when one of his pet companies has had their license suspended twice within 15 months, once for not having a workers comp policy and now for a claim made against their surety bond held by American Contractors Indemnity Corp according to a spokesperson I spoke with there.

Indeed, Krubinski loved to tell me that ”  Nevada Coatings requires only properly licensed and financially stable companies install our products, ensuring the end user has necessary protections.”  So I’ll take this to mean that DeckTech can’t be a authorized applicator anymore? If Krubinski is so concerned ensuring that their end user has “necessary protections”, that should include removing applicators who have pending suspension or revocations of their license hanging over their heads right? Krubinski doesn’t want to do that in my opinion…that would dent his sales and wallet since he doesn’t appear to have to many NCS applicators that I can find. Or at least any who admit that they are on the web…

In the meantime, while DeckTech’s license is suspended, they can’t contract for work perform any work, have employees on your job site for any reason…so if you have any questions or concerns, contact CSLB for latest updates on license status and more.

Breaking new story, a certified applicator of David Krubinskis Nevada Coating System is in big trouble with the CSLB, they having been referred to the Attorney General’s office for civil charges. Very serious stuff indeed.

Read the story at our blog dedicated to Deck Tech Inc news and information.

DeckTech Inc of Grover Beach – Documenting their Failures and Lawsuits http://decktechinc-of-grover-beach.blogspot.com/

Watch as a sample of Nevada Coating System Granite Deck is “tested” by fire with oak bbq wood. Watch what happens even when the wood is removed from the coating! Click the link and download your own copy while you watch!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18208391/deckteckburntest.mp4

This is what WICR and DeckTech of Grover Beach sell to unsuspecting clients. DeckTech used to say on their website that the material was Class A rated, but that is gone now. Here though is the screen shot of the old DeckTech page. No copies of any reports proving that claim can be found at any leading testing or evaluation service websites. Emails at http://www.waterproofdeckcoatingadvice.blogspot.com have Krubinski saying there is a rating, but he refuses to provide it. There’s a reason Krubinski has been labeled “duck n dodge Dave”.

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Old web page from DeckTech claims a Class A rating.

Krubinski has the same type of “warranty” on NCS as he had on Mer-Kote, a “Ten Year Warranty” that was written so that the original applicator only had to maintain the deck at a cost to be determined, which is essentially a maintenance agreement to the benefit of the contractor. There are better products available that don’t require maintenance like this. Notice the similarities between the two? This is no coincidence…just a way to part you with your money on a regular basis. Don’t fall for it. The product does not do well in the sun, UV burns up anything made of rubber, polyurea, plastic, it all eventually burns up from UV.

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