Every see something on TV and you think to yourself, “Naw, that can’t be true…”
Well, this is short, sweet and simple. Watching TV and I see the ‘very old’ rehashed commercial by Thompson’s Water Seal showing the decking be drenched because it’s at the base of Niagara Falls in Niagara, NY and how their product has been chosen to protect the decking. The commercial appears to be posted on YouTube by the Thompson’s company. They say this is the real deck at the base of the falls and it is listed right on the commercial that the decks are found at the Cave of the Winds.
Lets get visual…
Water is just POURING down on the rocks and splashing on the decks!
Hmmm, maybe the decks are hidden under the snow?
No, in fact the decking is removed every fall and put back on every spring. I’m sure it gets ‘resealed’ as the majority of the decking is staged in the mist zone and it is the ‘Hurricane’ deck that is right under the falls portion (note– this is not the part of the falls with the classic horse shoe shape). Not sure if at the end of the day that still makes it the ‘ringing endorsement’ that Thompson’s would have us believe, it certainly skews the perspective a bit- eh?