What’s the first thing you think of when it rains? Some people get very excited to put on their galoshes and collect their umbrellas and raincoats. Anyone who knows their property hasn’t been properly waterproofed may be forced to search frantically for leaks and flooding. If this describes you, there’s help in commercial waterproofing services.
Never overlook the issues
By ignoring a leak, the problem will only get worse. It is very important to manage leaks in a commercial building because untreated water issues can result in mold, mildew, rot, concrete deterioration and serious structural damage.
Check your building on a regular basis to identify any potential problems. If you detect any water stains, concrete cracks, condensation or standing water, be sure to immediately contact a professional commercial waterproofing contractor.
Don’t tackle waterproofing on your own
Never try to do any waterproofing repairs on your own because you can make matters much worse if you don’t know what you are doing. This job requires extensive knowledge, skills and training. Professionals use pressurized crack injection systems to fill and bond the cracks in your property’s exterior. This is not a job for amateurs.
Choose the right contractor
Ask lots of questions. Be sure to request references, proper state licensing and certifications from your contractor. Research different techniques for waterproofing, so you are knowledgeable about the work that needs to be performed.
Never allow water to collect near the foundation
Always keep water far from your foundation. Remember to keep your gutters and downspouts clean and damage-free. Thoroughly examine the landscaping around your building to ensure it does not slope toward the foundation wall. Throughout the winter, consistently check for snowdrifts collecting near the foundation wall.