The primary concern for most commercial buildings is avoiding costly damage from leaks and flooding.
Moisture has a way of wreaking havoc on buildings, working its way through even the smallest of openings, and bringing pathogens into workspaces.
Professional waterproofing companies can identify and address moisture problems and give solutions to ensure your building lasts.
Here is a look at some of the areas a waterproofing company will look into when it comes to working on commercial buildings.
Above-Grade By A Waterproofing Company
The part of the property that is above surface level is easier to waterproof and seal than the part sitting below grade.
Waterproofing companies can ensure that there are no cracks on the walls of the building’s exterior through which water could enter and cause damage.
There is a range of sealants and coatings that waterproofing companies can use to protect the façade from water entering.
When it comes to waterproofing the part of the property that sits below ground, different approaches are needed than those used for above-grade waterproofing.
Extra steps are required to ensure that the foundation and the parts of any walls that are below the ground remain waterproofed and sealed.
Patio And Balcony Waterproofing
Patios and balconies can be vulnerable areas of commercial properties, even if they are covered by some sort of roof.
This is because rain can fall at an angle, and the force of the wind can enable water to get into the patio or balcony despite being covered.
Patios and balconies are exposed to all weather conditions and can become damaged over time if they are not properly waterproofed.