The largest pool plaster company in Austin and San antonio turned to Austech Pools to remedy the structural issues experienced on many newly poured vessels. Austech Pools installed Torque Lock Staples to repair the cracks without jeopardizing the integrity of the structure itself.
A few of the local companies we currently perform leak detections for are:
- Acuatico Enterprises, Inc.
- Agazzi Services, LLC
- Anthony & Sylvan
- Aqualine Pool Service
- Aquaman Pools
- Aquatic Features
- Austin Premier Pools
- Azul Pools
- Barefoot Pools
- Barringer Landscapes
- Big Sky Pools
- Blu Pools
- Caribbean Blue Pools
- Cascade Custom Pools
- Centex Plaster
- City of Austin Parks and Recreation Dept.
- City of Marble Falls
- Cody Pools
- Crities Custom Pools
- Crystal Clear Pools & Spas
- Davinci Pools
- DK&G Management Inc.
- Emerald Pools
- Easy Pool
- H2O Pool Pro
- Infinite Exteriors
- Jada Custom Pools
- Juaregui Custom Pools
- Keaton Custom Pools
- Lakeside Custom Pools
- Lakeway Pools
- Lake Austin Pools
- Lifeguard 4 Hire
- Liquid 8 Pool & Spa
- Millennium Pools
- Majestic Pool Scapes
- My Pool Spa
- Ocean QuestPools
- Patio Pools of Houston
- Patriot Pool & Spa
- Pool Doctor
- Pool Dude
- Pool Scrubs
- Premier Custom Pools
- Premier Fiberglass
- Prestige Gunite of South Texas
- Prime Pools
- Pristine Pools
- Quality Custom Pools
- Radiant Pools
- Richards Irrigation & Pool Service
- Root Design
- Seasha Pools
- Senderro Construction
- Southern Pool Services & Spas
- Splash & Co.
- Starwood Pools, Radiant Pool Service
- Stir Construction
- Stonebrook Pools
- Summitt Pools
- Swimplicity Pools
- Texan Star Pools
- Texas Pools & Patio
- The Pool People
- Twin Peaks Pools
- Westlake Pool & Spa
- Woods Residential Services
Some of our Commercial Pools we’ve found leaks for include:
- City of Marble Falls, Marble Falls
- Canyon Vista (City of Austin), Austin
- Westover Club, Austin
- Springwoods HOA, Austin
- Mayfield Ranch HOA, Round Rock
- Texas State University, San Marcos
- Oak Bend Apartments, Austin
- Sweetwater Apartments, Austin
- Chamonix Condominiums, Austin
- Round Rock Ranch Gattis Pool, Round Rock
- Mueller Pool at Ella Wooten Park, Austin
- Villages of Lamar, Austin
- Arbor Pointe, Austin
- Quail Run , Austin
- Allendale Condominiums, Austin
- Fox Hollow Condominiums, Austin
- Centennial Condominiums, Austin
- North hills Club Townhomes, Austin
- Falcon Pointe HOA, Pflugerville
- Townhomes of NW Hills, Austin
- Escalon Canyon Creek Creek Apartments, Austin
- Benbrook Ranch HOA, Leander
What does the world’s largest pool have in common with Austech Leak Detection?
On February 27th, a devastating magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile, one of the strongest earthquakes EVER recorded in history. It also wrecked havoc on the world’s largest swimming pool in the San Alfonso Del Mar Resort, causing structural cracks throughout various points in this 20 acre pool. To give you perspective of its size, this pool is the equivelant of 6,000 standard backyard pools! It holds 66 million gallons of water, and took 5 years to build!
Where are we going with this?
Austech’s owner, Darren Merlob, is the inventor of Torque Lock Staples (which you can read about here). The San Alfonso Del Mar Resort has called on Torque Lock Staples to complete it’s structural repairs.
If the world’s largest swimming pool is entrusting the best to repair this mega-structure, shouldn’t you consider Torque Lock Staples for your swimming pool cracks?
Our Torque Lock Staples have been highlighted on HGTV’s Ground Breakers and have been used from small spa’s to mega-structures, retaining walls, basement walls, sea walls, damns, tunnels, bridges, the list goes on…
If you have a crack or suspect you are losing water (or water is intruding your structure), give us a call. An Austech Professional is standing by ready to assist you.
Here are some more pictures for your viewing pleasure:
At Austech, we only use high-performance products that allow us to do the job right, the first time. We recently completed a crack repair job utilizing a high-end cementatious Portland cement that’s well graded with quarts sand & polymer known as AquaFin.
After you review this brief introduction to AquaFin, please checkout the images below. At any time, if you feel you may have a leak in your fountain or pond, we feel confident we are the right team to handle your repair job.
Please give us a call at (512) 904-0118 an Austech Representative is standing by ready to assist you.
WHAT IS AQUAFIN?
Aquafin is a state-of-the-art, advanced waterproofing system, specifically designed for use in fountains and ponds where water-proof coating is needed. Aquafin is a highly flexible, cementatious protective coating that can be applied to a variety of substrates (marcite, gunite, tile, brick, cement). Aquafin is ideal for applications where multiple structural cracks exist or where future movement and settling can be expected. Aquafin works by bridging existing cracks up to 1/16th of an inch wide. Its flexibility gives it an elongation capacity of 85%, which helps prevent leaking where cracks develop in the substrate. Used in conjunction with a special, waterproof joint/crack sealing tape, Aquafin provides superior crack repair performance.
HOW IT WORKS
Aquafin is a cement based, latex waterproof system that can be applied to various substrates for aesthetic, protective, or waterproofing purposes. Aquafin is a product used to repair structural cracks and/or leaks. Aquafin is brushed, rolled, or sprayed on in multiple coats to an approximate thickness of 1/16th of an inch. Aquafin comes in different textured finishes which can be pigmented in limitless ways. The final finished appearance will depend on the method of application as well as the condition of the underlying substrate. For best results, it is recommended that the surface be thoroughly prepped to remove any irregularities. Excessive ridges or gaps in the existing substrate, as well as the use of joint/crack sealing tape, may be visible in the final finish.
DIFFERENT FROM CURRENT POOL FINISHES
A troweled on colored plaster has many variations. For example, even though marcite appears to be a flat, untextured finish, marcite has variations in it. The Aquafin finish is a rougher texture compared to marcite. It’s not going to look like plaster with a very smooth texture. There can be the same type of variations in this product as you would find with other pool coatings.
The following set of pictures is from a recent deck stabilization job we successfully finished. Please note we drive down the piling to complete resistance.