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    Florida coast condos turn to Master Builders Solutions for restoration​

    Three Palms Point is a community on St. Pete Beach, Florida which includes two 13-story condominiums that were built in 1974. 48-year-old high-rise structures facing the Gulf of Mexico will invariably suffer the ravages of time, salt-water breezes, and significant rain and humidity. These challenges made Three Palms Point a case study in what Master® Builders Solutions products can do to restore worn and damaged exterior structures and protect them going forward.


    When residents live in resort-like facilities that include a clubhouse, fishing pier and boat slips on the Gulf, (and are a short stroll to the beach) they also demand building exteriors that reflects their expectations and investment. Unfortunately, the building exteriors revealed a long list of renovation needs.

    The wall deficiencies had been dealt with once before. In 2006, the buildings’ existing exterior concrete walls were covered with an insulated, water-resistant finished surface. (EIFS) However, the EIFS were never painted, or coated, and the surface became a porous substrate for mold, mildew, and algae growth. The mold growth became so prevalent on parts of the buildings that the façade was turning black. Repairs were also badly needed to walls, balconies, and even rebar reinforcement.

    The HOA board wanted a single manufacturer to provide results and guarantee long-term maintenance, so the contractor turned to Master Builders Solutions’ products to solve these varied problems. 

    Before the project even began, Master Builders Solutions set-up a training with the contractor’s crew to make certain that the various products would be applied to guarantee maximum durability, prolonged lifespan, and resistance to decay. This training proved invaluable for a successful project. 

    Imagine the challenge of first cleaning, then recoating and repairing the exteriors of two 13-story structures. The MasterProtect® HB​ system was chosen to meet that recoating challenge. MasterProtect creates a waterproofing basecoat, with UV resistance and color retention. The hydrophobic MasterProtect C 350​ weather barrier system was then added to keep the buildings looking clean, making for an extended life cycle, and reduced maintenance costs. Additional products such as MasterSeal​® was used as a sealant for windows and sliding doors and MasterEmaco® was applied for concrete repair on ceilings, walls and balconies.   

    The results turned a near half-century old high-rise structure into one of the most attractive residential real estate destinations on Boca Ciega Bay. Any structure on Florida’s Gulf coast is going to be vulnerable to the humid subtropical climate. Master Builders Solutions spectrum of products proved they can renew and fortify these structures against the literal consequences of time and tide.​​​​