As a commercial property owner, you should have measures that protect against the possibility of water intrusion instead of addressing it after the fact. You need a general construction services company that specializes in commercial waterproofing. As one such company, Allied Construction Services shares what we can do to protect your establishment from water intrusion.
The Dangers of Water Intrusion
Water intrusion can come from many fronts: weather-related roof leaks, a ruptured water supply line, a leaking air conditioning drain, or increased indoor humidity through inefficient doors or windows. These leaks often go unnoticed for a long time. That is, until the damage includes mold and mildew growth, ruined electronics and electrical wiring, and possible structural damage.
Routine inspection and timely repairs can help root out these problems, but there are many variables that could let it slip through the cracks. For example, a leak could occur between inspections or it could happen without manifesting signs. Human error is also a factor, as the person conducting the inspection may be inexperienced in recognizing apparent signs.
Why You Need a Waterproofing System
Fortunately, having an integrated waterproofing system in your building can help prevent such problems from causing any real damage. Starting with the roof, our team can locate problem spots and recommend solutions that will fit your requirements, including traffic-bearing membranes for busy roofs with high foot traffic. We also offer solutions for wall and ceiling waterproofing, including indoor and outdoor sealants and coatings, as well as weatherstripping and window joints.
Another important area that requires protection from water intrusion is the below-level areas, close to the foundations. Like residential structures, keeping water away from the foundations is important as water could weaken the concrete posts and lead to heavy, perhaps even irreparable, structural damage. Instead of the typical cementitious sealer, we use a chemical grout that effectively blocks the water, doesn’t deteriorate, and stays on for a long time. Allied Construction Services has the extensive skills and experience to solve all of your water intrusion problems so you can focus on the important part—running your day-to-day business.
To learn more about our waterproofing and building maintenance services, call Allied Construction Services today at (925) 297-5788 or fill out our contact form. We serve many areas in and around Oakland, CA.