Moisture is one thing that can bring down your state-of-the-art facility. In fact, water damage is a major threat to the structure and safety of your building. So if you want to protect the biggest investment in your organization, you have to keep your building free from moisture.
Why Get Waterproofing Maintenance Services?
Environmental factors, such as chemical, dirt, oil, and water can wear away the outer layer of the concrete and put the integrity of the foundation at risk. This can be possible when deformations and cracks begin to take effect.
So water can sink lower into the concrete and start to damage the building. Take note that the structure of concrete can be vulnerable to alkalinity, permeability, and reactivity. These factors can intensify with exposure to water.
Common Waterproofing Maintenance Services
Water can be prevented from eroding concrete with the use of chemicals and structural treatments. Waterproofing companies are able to provide proper waterproofing maintenance to assess and determine which options are best suited for quality and protection.
They are keen on working with you to recommend several initial waterproofing methods. Once you apply these methods, you will need relatively minor maintenance to uphold the strength and vitality of your waterproofing applications.
Waterproofing Services Waterproofing Companies Offer
Positive and Negative Barriers
Positive barriers are intended to protect concrete and steel interiors from water absorbed from the outer layer. They can be applied to wet or outer surfaces and can be implemented as sheet membranes or fluid-applied membranes.
Negative barriers, on the other hand, are applied to dry subsurface of the materials. It is intended to keep water from getting through occupied space, which literally staves off water from getting through.
However, negative barriers are only maintained as a secondary defense. So, more protection is needed even if this helps to prevent water damage from spreading.
Membranes / Coating
Protective coatings such as epoxy and other related membranes are often used as negative barriers. Moreover, they can be applied as resins and other forms.
Protective coatings are used by waterproofing companies to give you more return on investment. Basically, these are compiled chemical components to protect concrete from physical and chemical damage, aside from water damage.
Joint Sealant Systems
Another form of protection to keep water from getting into sections that are exposed or prone to moisture is the joint sealant. These are gel/liquid solutions injected into openings between surfaces for protection.
The gaps in the surface or damaged arrears like cracks must be filled with joint sealants to halt the spread of water to the foundations of the site. This can also be suitable for preventing damage such as air and industrial chemicals.
This type of protection that waterproofing companies use would better serve as a barrier to prevent the penetration of water to the vulnerable surfaces. Water-protective materials are installed on top or around the surfaces susceptible to the accumulation of moisture.
It will help to prevent mold from developing and spreading inside your facility. This can be applied to areas such as chimneys and vents. Flashing materials and processes can vary depending on the requirement from aluminum to liquid-based materials.
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