Community Associations Institute Approves Class For CMCA's CEU Requirements

Hit the Deck: Inspecting, Maintaining and Replacing Waterproof Decks Available as On Demand Webinar and Live Presentations
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ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. - June 25, 2013 - PRLog -- is the web's best source for information on waterproof decking systems, articles, videos and photograph's, How-to, finding contractors and manufacturer's. For over eight years has provided breaking news, education, advice, expert witness services and much more to tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe.

Now, has been approved by the  Community Associations Institute (CAI), headquartered in Virginia to present our educational seminar  "Hit the Deck: Inspecting, Maintaining and Replacing Waterproof Decks" to management firms and CAI Chapters for one hour of continuing education credit towards maintaining CAI's CMCA certified manager designation.  

"Decks are found on most Condominium's throughout the United States." says Bill Leys, founder of "Decks over living spaces must be kept waterproof and maintained just like roofs are. When decks go bad, the financial repercussions can be huge. Dry-rot, mold, fungus and water leaks creates thousands of dollars in hidden damages that must be fixed before re-waterproofing the deck. Our class is designed to give managers the tools they need to recognize basic deck materials, inspect decks for obvious problems and help them set maintenance and inspection schedules as well as giving guidance on funds needed to be allocated in their reserve study"

With the thought in mind that it's cheaper to maintain the deck than replace the deck, the goal of our class is to get managers to be pro-active on maintenance with their Associations who have decks, rather than be reactive and needing to replace decks.


Beloved by homeowners as extra living space, decks are often despised by board members and community managers because of the problems that always seem to come with them. Of the top ten building components named defective in suits, waterproof decks are always high on the list.

Depending on their construction and care, decks can either boost property values or drain reserves. Whether your community is looking to build new decks, replace older structures or maintain existing ones, this seminar will teach you how to protect your investment.

Types of Decks
Conducting deck inspections
Maintenance of waterproof coatings
Calculating the total cost of deck ownership
Manufacturer warranties
Best practices for repair projects offers this seminar free to CAI chapters in California and asks for a nominal fee to cover travel costs to those outside of California. Management firms with CMCA's who need continuing education credits should inquire about our fees.  

Bill Leys is a former Community Associations Institute CMCA credentialed manager who managed sixteen Associations for Manderley Property Services in San Luis Obispo before becoming a waterproofing contractor and consultant. His firm Central Coast Waterproofing provides deck waterproofing maintenance, repalcment and inspection services to Community Associations throughout California.

Community Associations Institute (CAI), is an international organization dedicated to building better communities, provides education and resources to community association homeowner leaders, professional managers, association management companies and other businesses and professionals who provide products and services to community associations.
With more than 31,000 members, we work in partnership with 60 chapters (, including a chapter in South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Their mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home.

To schedule a class with us, contact us at 805-545-8300.

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