Tiledek Waterproofs the Newly Renovated Hoover Pavilion Pyramid

One of the first projects of Stanford University’s $5 billion Medical Center Renewal Project and Expansion that is underway was the Hoover Pavilion, and Duradek Tiledek was very proud to be a part of such a significant undertaking.

Hoover Pavilion Open House – Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Stanford University is inviting the public to an open house to view the newly renovated Hoover Pavilion to honor this historic structure’s place in the legacy of clinical and community care. On Thursday, December 6th a welcome reception launches the event at 10:00 a.m., followed by a short ceremony at 10:30 a.m. and tours of the newly renovated facility between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Hoover Pavilion Pyramidal Roof Protected by Tiledek

The Hoover Pavilion at Stanford Unitversity when known as the Palo Alto Hospital
The Palo Alto Hospital before becoming known by its current name, the Hoover Pavilion at Stanford University.

Originally built in 1930 as the Palo Alto Hospital, it was renamed the Hoover Pavilion in 1965 after Stanford University School of Medicine relocated to Palo Alto from  San Francisco. The restoration and reuse of the historic 1931 facade and building allows the project to honor this landmark structure’s place in the legacy of caring at Stanford. While the Hoover Pavilion site is modernized, it still maintains its historic image.

The most distinguishing feature of the Pavilion is the Pyramidal Hip Roof, and this is where Duradek Ultra Tiledek has been utilized to protect the structure from the elements. Tiledek was the perfect choice for waterproof protection for this part of the roof, particularly since the design includes thin set tiles on its sloped surface.  Lawson Roofing, who is responsible for the pyramidal hip roof as well as all of the other roofing and waterproofing aspects of the Hoover Pavilion and the new parking facility, knew they needed a product that would perform flawlessly for this very unique project. Since the pyramidal roof is sloped at such a steep angle, they had to be sure that the tiles would be able to be securely adhered to the waterproofing membrane. With the textured surface of Tiledek designed specifically to best adhere thin set tiles and its 10-year waterproofing warranty; it was the perfect product choice to protect such a historic and relevant structure.

The Pyramidal Roof at the Hoover Pavilion Under Construction
The Pyramidal Roof at the Hoover Pavilion Under Construction in 2012

Since Duradek products are only installed by trained and authorized dealers, the crew at Lawson Roofing had to be specially trained in the details of installing Duradek Ultra Tiledek. Technical Manager, Len Viegener made the trip to San Francisco to conduct the training himself for this special, one-time only installation for the Hoover Pavilion.

For any Duradek inquiries in the San Francisco area, contact authorized Duradek dealer Paul from Golden Gate Enterprises.

Paul is a veritable deck waterproofing specialist! He has posted over a 100 YouTube videos regarding deck waterproofing that include some very revealing information about the importance of details and the ugly truth of what happens when deck waterproofing is not performing properly.

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If you are interested in learning more about how Duradek Ultra Tiledek can be the solution for your exterior tile roof deck, contact one of our authorized Duradek Dealers in your area for some detailed information specific to your project.

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