What Does a Commercial Waterproofer Do?

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What Does a Commercial Waterproofer Do?

As a building owner or property manager, commercial waterproofing services are one of the most effective tools you can utilize to extend the life of your building and protect your investment. At Benson & Falgout, we pride ourselves on solving one of the most challenging and costly problems businesses face – water intrusion and the resulting damage. We have the extensive experience and proven expertise needed to provide effective water leak detection and complete waterproofing solutions for your commercial buildings.

Why is Commercial Waterproofing Important?

All commercial buildings will eventually be affected by wear and tear over time due to factors such as weather, exposure to sunlight, and aging of materials – which can lead to water leaks. In addition to costly damage, these factors can cause your building to be less energy efficient – costing you even more money.

It’s essential that your commercial building’s envelope be properly sealed and waterproofed to prevent damage. One of the best ways to ensure proper protection is to schedule regular inspections and routine maintenance – preferably performed by an experienced commercial contractor. If you wait until an actual leak occurs, you may end up paying for water damages that could have been prevented.

What Are Some Specific Services Provided by Waterproofers?

Most commercial waterproofers offer a wide range of services to protect buildings from water leaks and other damages. Following, in alphabetical order, are some of the specific professional waterproofing services you can expect from highly experienced waterproofers, including Benson and Falgout.

Below-Grade Waterproofing – This service focuses on keeping water out of any structure built below the ground – such as basements, underground parking garages, foundation walls, elevator pits, etc.

Brick Repair – Cracks in your building’s bricks are often a sign of serious structural problems that you should address immediately. We are experienced in all types of brick repair and will match the bricks and mortar to fit in perfectly with your existing structure.

Cementitious Waterproofing– This service involves cement-based coatings applied to concrete and masonry to seal and protect. When properly done by an experienced commercial contractor, this process provides protection for many years.

Chemical Grout Injection– This specialized technique stabilizes the soil by inserting rods into the ground and injecting structural polyurethane to make weak areas more stable.

Concrete Coating and Sealing– Contrary to common belief, concrete is not solid enough to protect itself against most damage. Coating and sealing concrete will increase its lifespan and help prevent costly repairs from water infiltration and other damage.

Concrete Repair– Proper maintenance of concrete structures is vital for the ongoing upkeep of buildings. Damaged concrete can lead to water infiltration, causing costly damages – which makes it important for concrete repairs to be performed by a skilled commercial contractor.

Concrete Spall Repair – Concrete spalling (breaking, chipping, peeling) will only get worse once it starts. Our team can provide you with an effective plan to repair damage as well as products and services to prevent future spalling from occurring.

Concrete Staining – This is a great way to bring out the beauty of your concrete surfaces. We can show you a wide range of styles and colors to transform concrete structures in your building into attractive features that add value and durability.

Epoxy Injections – Concrete epoxy injection is a process that repairs cracks and is proven to reduce the need for expensive concrete replacement. This process can be used on driveways, slabs, walls, columns, piers and more.

Epoxy Overlays – These durable concrete sealers protect concrete while also providing a beautiful finish. Epoxy overlays create a smooth surface that is easy to clean and can be applied to driveways, sidewalks, concrete floors, garage floors and more.

French Drains – If you have problems with water failing to drain from your parking garage, foundation, retaining walls or landscaping, a French drain could be the solution. We can do an assessment to determine if these specialized drains can solve your problem.

Historical Restoration – Restoring historically significant buildings is a challenging task that our team is always ready to tackle. We have the training, experience and resources to match your building’s materials and restore it to its former glory.

Masonry – Our team is highly skilled and experienced in both masonry repairs and new construction. As professional contractors, we’ll provide you with the highest quality masonry work to meet your specific needs. 

Parking Garage Restoration – Keeping your parking garage properly maintained not only extends its life but also ensures safety and presents a great first impression to your customers. We can repair any damage you may have while also preventing future problems in your garage.

Pressure Washing – The build-up of dirt and dust on your building creeps up on you so slowly that you may not notice it – but your customers do! We can provide professional pressure washing to restore your dingy building to its clean and inviting original look.

Roof Coatings – Applying a high quality, waterproof roof coating to your commercial building has many benefits. It will extend the life of your roof, reduce the need for repairs and maintenance, and increase energy efficiency – all of which will save you money in the long run.

Structural Concrete Repairs – When the concrete in your building begins to crack or crumble, the entire structure can be jeopardized. Our team can repair the damage through epoxy injection, structural concrete replacement or other methods to protect your investment.

Tuckpointing – This is a highly specialized technique utilized by our experienced brick masons that involves using two colors of mortar to create contrast and make very fine mortar joints. Tuckpointing is ideal for historical restorations as well as increasing the contrast of existing commercial buildings.

Wall CoatingsWall coatings protect your building from water, wind and other elements that can cause significant damage over time. Our team has the experience and resources to find the ideal coating products to meet the unique needs of your building.

Water Leak Detection Water leaks are inevitable in any commercial building, so hiring the right commercial contractor to find and fix leaks is extremely important. If you even suspect a leak in your building, contact a commercial waterproofing professional immediately to limit potential damage.

Water Repellants – Applying water repellants is one of the most effective ways to extend the life of hard surfaces in your building. These coatings provide a barrier to help prevent water from damaging surfaces including concrete, stone, masonry, stucco, brick and more.

Wet Glazing Wet glazing is the process of applying sealant around commercial windows. This seals the glass to the window frame or other materials of a building envelope. Over the years, wet glazing has been shown to be the most effective way to repair leaks in commercial building windows. It creates a watertight and airtight seal. Silicone sealant will remain effective for an average of 10 to 12 years longer than urethane sealant.

Trust the Waterproofing Experts at Benson & Falgout Waterproofing Specialists

Whether you need an inspection for water leak detection or immediate repairs, we’ll provide you with a free estimate – followed by top-quality commercial waterproofing services. We provide award-winning services for exterior surfaces of existing commercial buildings and structures. Serving clients throughout Louisiana and Texas, Benson & Falgout is your ideal choice for commercial waterproofing. Contact us today for a free cost estimate or to learn more about our services.


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