Why Is It Important To Waterproof Commercial and Residential Buildings

There has been a great deal in the news media recently regarding ‘leaky buildings’ so it is important to categorise just what is a leaky building and why it is imperative to completely waterproof your commercial and/or residential buildings. Water damage can weaken the structural integrity of the building, threatening the health and safety of the occupants and ultimately expose the facility to the risk of building code violations. These are all very serious concerns which make waterproofing your buildings a critical matter.

To categorise just what is a leaky building, you should engage a commercial building waterproofing contractor who can accurately detect waterproofing system failures through a comprehensive inspection. In some cases there are visible signs of problems such as moisture seepage coming out of the ground, signs of mould on the walls and ceilings and most serious of all, wooden or concrete materials decaying which is a sign that the presence of moisture is making a change to the room temperature.

Having your commercial or residential building waterproofed is therefore extremely important, in fact totally necessary. Waterproofing seals every possible way that water can enter, allowing the building to breathe. It can also maintain the quality of the air and the interior temperature. Without this, your heat pump or HVAC system has to work harder to compensate. Most important of all, waterproofing preserves the structural integrity of your buildings so that materials cannot rot and the foundations are not weakened.

When should I have my building waterproofed? Is the question most frequently asked of the waterproofing professionals. Ideally, this should be done during construction when the architect/builder can incorporate the waterproofing system to the overall building design. Having this built into the building from the outset is obviously the most secure way of being totally sure your building is completely waterproof. However, as this may not always be possible, it is thankfully possible to have this procedure attended to during a renovation upgrade or during a regular building maintenance. The last thing you want to be doing is waiting until damage has occurred and you are then forced to shut down your commercial or residential facility to effect the waterproofing system.

Make sure you employ a reputable waterproofing professional, with a commitment to market innovation, to complete the work for you. This will also save you from time to time maintenance costs of the building those occur due to water leakage.


Post time: 04-03-2017