Your property is a valuable investment that you must protect. Waterproofing is a great way to extend the life of your property and prevent the expense of costly repairs due to water damage. Before investing in waterproofing, there are four things you need to consider.
Why do you need waterproofing?
If your building is in a storm-prone or low-lying area, it is easy for water to enter the premises. Water can also get in through cracked pipes, leaky windows or wall cracks. By waterproofing your premises, you can help to minimise the problem and correct the cause of the water seepage before a more serious problem such as foundation damage or black mould develops.
Where should you waterproof?
Water seepage can be an issue in any part of your building. A basement may be an obvious problem, but water can get in and contaminate any part of your premises. Roof waterproofing is a great idea; leaks caused by storms or coming from damaged guttering can create big problems if they are not dealt with because the water will continue to damage your roof support system. Waterproofing using spray polyurethane foam to fill all the cracks and crevices can provide a waterproof coating that will last for many years. Other areas that you may want to think about waterproofing include balconies and retaining walls, along with almost any other part of your property that may be prone to water damage.
What method of waterproofing should be used?
You will need to discuss the most appropriate commercial waterproofing method with your chosen company. There are many possible options, depending on exactly what needs to be waterproofed. They might decide to use polyerethane membranes, bitumen membranes or spray membranes. Talk to your supplier today and discuss your situation. They will be able to advise you on the best method of commercial waterproofing for your property.
Who should waterproof your property?
Commercial waterproofing is an important part of maintaining your property. It is vital that the job be done well by experts who understand exactly how to prevent water seeping into your building. You should discuss with your chosen company whether their staff have the right expertise to complete the job to your expectations. Find out if they hold certificates in waterproofing and whether they have tickets for working at height or in confined spaces. Finally, make sure that the completed work will come with a valid warranty and will be completed in compliance with the current Australian standards.