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3 Common Commercial Waterproofing Issues

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

Compared to residential roofs, commercial roofs cover a wider area and require more manpower to put together. They also require a great deal of maintenance to protect the building and preserve its value, which is why waterproofing is a big help for commercial buildings. But you still might encounter some waterproofing issues in the future, including the following:

Commercial Waterproofing Issues

Improper Waterproofing Membrane

When it comes to commercial buildings, the choice of waterproofing membranes is very important because it covers a wide area. Be sure to choose a waterproofing system that comes with a sheet membrane with all the ancillaries. It should also be flexible enough to adapt to the building’s movements and should be resistant to ultraviolet (UV) light, chemicals, salt air and root penetrations.

Slipshod Waterproofing Work

One of the most common causes of waterproofing issues stems from incorrect or slipshod installation methods. In the long run, this leads to waterproofing failure, especially in places that are tricky to waterproof, such as balconies or windows. This isn’t only limited to the installation process, but also using the wrong materials or specifications, or insufficient substrate preparation. 

Lack of Maintenance

Commercial roofs have to be maintained through visual checking and remedial waterproofing. This enables you to catch problems early on and address them before they get worse and lead to issues like concrete cancer, leaks, cracks or mold growth. Leaving these issues alone can cause huge headaches down the line as this will deteriorate the building’s stability and safety as well as its curb appeal.

Trust in A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. for all your waterproofing roof and inspection needs. We have been one of the leading roofing companies in Southern California since 1991. You can count on our experienced team to inspect, fix and make sure that your roof is free from leaks. Give us a call at (951) 877-4406, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.

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