Commercial waterproofing and caulking services ensure leaks are prevented, not dealt with after the fact, saving you money. Whether 20 years old or a newly constructed commercial building, you should arrange to have the caulking and joints routinely checked and maintained every five to 15 years.
Without routine maintenance service, a commercial building can become an uncomfortable and unsafe place to live or work. Yet, many building owners or managers don’t have regularly scheduled maintenance plans. If they do, it often doesn’t include inspection and remediation for leaks. Unfortunately, this leaves a building at risk of leaking water, air, and other contaminants, which can be both structurally and physically harmful, not to mention costly.
Why Commercial Waterproofing & Caulking Services Are Important For a Building
Don’t wait for leaks to occur! Commercial structures are prone to wear and tear, and leaks often happen in hidden or hard-to-reach places. Due to weather, sun exposure, and other factors, old caulking may crack, pull away, or break off. Caulking and waterproofing services ensure your building is always as energy-efficient and waterproof as possible.
Adequate sealing of a commercial structure’s envelope plays an essential role in the life of the building. While “a little caulking” missing from a window might seem insignificant, the cumulative effect of leaving a building improperly sealed over time can be the equivalent of having a gaping whole in a wall or roof!
The appropriate application of caulking, particularly in areas of the country that experience extreme weather fluctuations, provides many benefits to owners, property managers, and their buildings, including:
- Damage prevention by deterring water penetration.
- Cost savings via improvements such as greater energy efficiency.
- Health safety, as there’s less likelihood of mold and mildew growth.
- Improved aesthetics give a favorable impression of your business and make a building more enjoyable for the people who live or work there.
- Increased lifespan and safeguarding of the building’s structural integrity.
Caulking and waterproofing of windows and control joints are the areas most people are familiar with, but sealing may also be necessary for foundations, rooftop skylights, roof flashing and chimneys, downspouts, and wall and roof vents.
Regardless of the age of a building, it’s critical to protect it from environmental factors. Regular inspection and caulking of gaps, spaces, or human-made damage is a must.
Presto Restoration provides a complete range of commercial caulking and waterproofing services and products to keep water and other outside menaces out of buildings, parking structures, and other spaces.
Elastomeric Coating Services
Our elastomeric wall coatings services prevent cracks and water damage to concrete, masonry, stucco, and Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS).
From high-profile buildings like stadiums and aquariums to multi-story office buildings, Presto’s precast sealing services seal stone’s natural pores to prevent water from entering, freezing, and then thawing inside the stone. Known as “spalling,” this process can lead to larger, more costly damage and repairs.
Protecting EIFS-clad buildings from water intrusion keeps them structurally sound. Our EIFS elastomeric coating services provide a durable and waterproof barrier that resists damages caused by extreme weather conditions and, when applied correctly, deliver a robust ROI.
Brick, Masonry, and Concrete Sealing
When exposed to the elements, porous building materials diminish in strength. Cracks, loose bricks, efflorescence, and flaking mortar can lead to water intrusion and costly damages and repairs. No matter which type of concrete, masonry, or brick restoration services you need, Presto has the know-how, products, and equipment to maintain your building’s value and ensure quality waterproofing solutions.
Control Joint Caulking
Most control joint leaks are caused by the caulking material’s degradation. Caulking control joints protect and preserve your building’s beauty and lifespan. Typically performed around windows, doors, plumbing, and piping, it prevents air, water, and insects from entering a building.
Expansion Joint Caulking
Parking structure expansion joints are designed to move under load conditions. Old or deteriorated expansion joints can restrict the deck’s movement and cause overall structural damage. Malfunctioning expansion joints also allow water to enter the structure and cause corrosion. Replacement of expansion joints with long-lasting materials preserves their functionality.
Wet Glazing Services
The dry seals or rubber gaskets in commercial windows eventually shrink and deteriorate from age and natural elements. Wet glazing refers to applying a silicone sealant around the windows to keep air and water out of the “glazing pocket.” Presto’s high-strength, high-performance silicone sealant is explicitly developed for commercial structural glazing applications.
New Building Caulking
To prevent water leaks and structural damages, a newly constructed commercial building must be water and airtight. Caulking not only covers nails and metal materials for a professional appearance, but also improves the texture and quality of a building’s painted components. Without proper sealing, drywall and ceiling tile deterioration, electrical component damage, and toxic mold infestation can occur.
Presto Restoration’s Commercial Waterproofing & Caulking Services
Caulking is one of the least expensive materials needed for proper building maintenance, but it ensures optimal building performance and longevity. It takes a high degree of skill to remove existing caulking and apply the new material correctly. For more than 25 years, Presto Restoration has been known as a leading provider of commercial caulking and weatherproofing services across the country. Our skilled technicians are ready to deliver the exceptional waterproofing and caulking services your building needs and deserves. If your building is in need of commercial waterproofing and caulking services, call us at 1-800-785-9927 or request a quote.