New England Real Estate Journal selects RenuKrete as Product of the Month

The New England Real Estate Journal on 7 February 2020 announced that RenuKrete is its Product of the Month. The NEREJ.com journal published the following story, which can be found in its entirety at http://nerej.com/product-of-the-month-renukrete-brings-pool-decks-into-alignment


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Weymouth, MA As one of the country’s leading residential management firms, Corcoran Management Company, Inc., of Braintree, Mass., is always looking to add appeal to its properties to help keep residents satisfied and prospective tenants enticed. The company takes great pride in providing residents with an opportunity to enjoy a quality lifestyle in high quality facilities that are thoughtfully planned and tastefully decorated, and supported by excellent service and maintenance practices. That goes for indoors as well as outdoors.


When it comes to attracting new tenants and making existing tenants proud to call a building home, curb appeal means a lot. Corcoran’s properties are known throughout the greater Boston area, New Hampshire and Rhode Island for their luxuriant landscaping and, at many properties, outdoor pools.

Pool Decking Before

With buildings ranging anywhere from brand new to 1960s-era architecture, there’s a wide variety of pool decks of various ages on Corcoran properties. Anyone who manages a pool knows that there is substantial maintenance involved, not only with the pool itself but adjacent to the pool on the deck. Time and weather, especially New England freeze and thaw cycles as well as overhanging trees that drop sap and debris, can turn a concrete pool deck surface into an unattractive and possibly dangerous eyesore if cracks and buckling should occur.


No compromise on aesthetics: Corcoran’s property managers tried many of the common solutions for concrete deck repairs but management found none to be the ideal answer to their problems. Breaking up cracked sections with a jackhammer and then replacing them with new poured concrete resulted in decks that were inconsistent in appearance and aesthetically unappealing.


Similarly, pavers posed their own set of problems. While pavers and interlocking pavers are suitable for lots of installations around apartment properties, installing them as decking alongside a pool is quite another story. While pavers seem stylish and a good choice upon installation, they quickly can become uneven, dirty, weed infested and moss covered; none of which Corcoran wanted ending up in or around their pools.


Consequently, Corcoran’s existing patched pool decks were not helping to improve the marketability of their properties. All of the work and expense the company had inves