Waterproofing & Caulking
Commercial Waterproofing & Caulking in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Richmond, & Northern VA
Protecting Building Exteriors from Water Damage Throughout Hampton Roads & Beyond
One of the biggest culprits for causing damage to the exterior of a building is water and wind intrusion. Water can cause cracking, spalling, and crumpling of the exterior facade of the building. Though this is only the damage we can see if the water infiltrates the facade, it can also cause mold and moisture issues inside the building.
To protect your assets from the inevitably minor or major problems from water damage, make sure to have an annual building analysis done each year to detect any leaks or problems.
Our commercial waterproofing services include:
- window and structural sealants
- waterproofing coatings
- water repellants
- thru-wall flashing
- vapor barriers
Sealant joints are the single most integral part of a waterproofing system to any building. These joints are found everywhere on a building from the exterior façade to windows. When the sealant joints on a building begin to fail replacement can save you money and protect your invest from the water damage and mold that follows.
Case Study: Main St. Tower Wet Sealing Case Study
Exterior Building Coatings
Elastomeric coatings is designed to be a top layer to protect against sunlight, damage, rain, hail, and physical damages to the exterior of the building. Overtime from settlement of the building causes cracks allowing rain water and condensation to get trapped causing mold, mildew, and water damage. Coating your building or roof can help prevent leaks for up to twenty years.
Case Study: Executive Tower Waterproofing
EIFS is one of the highest rated façade materials in the US. However, when it first came to market poor installation and improper workmanship caused the material to get a less than desirable reputation. If the EIFS is installed correctly it is a great barrier to keep the elements out of your building.
When failing EIFS is left untreated it could lead to more costly repairs down the road. Improper maintenance or installation of the EIFS systems can result in delamination, water intrusion, sheathing failure, or worse structural failure.
When the mortar between the bricks is cracked or missing because of settlement, deterioration, or design flaw tuck-pointing will restore the mortar joints back to like new condition. Cracks in the exterior of your building left untreated could cause far worse problems on the exterior and interior, such as water damage, mold, and failure of the façade.
Expansion joints are designed into buildings to allow expansions and contractions caused by thermal, moisture, deflection of supporting structures, and other various causes. Overtime expansion joints need to be evaluated to ensure structural integrity, watertight conditions, and preventing exterior envelope failures.
When granite is used as the façade on a building, minerals in the rock can leech out over time and stain windows. Pressure washing, restoring and sealing the granite will return the exterior to a new look and prevent the leeching of the minerals into the windows.
Case Study: ECPI Thru-wall Flashing
When a masonry veneer is used as a building cladding or façade for astatic purposes proper maintenance needs to be performed to ensure a long service life. These facades take a lot of weathering and need to be sealed regularly to ensure you extend their service life.
These sealers will protect the building against water intrusion that can cause spalling, cracking, efflorescence, discoloration, and leeching of the minerals inside the masonry that can stain windows and other building components.