Florida may be known for its intense heat, but it’s also known for its heavy rainfall and humidity, which unfortunately can cause much damage to your structure. Humidity and water can seep into vulnerable areas of a structure and cause mold growth, damage, and leaks. Thankfully, there are a few proven solutions for waterproofing a structure to prevent damage. Keep reading if you’d like to learn more about protecting your commercial building from the brutal Florida weather conditions.
One of the most popular ways to waterproof a building is with the use of cement. You can waterproof your structure by using cement to cover cracks, gaps, or holes on floors or walls. This layer of cement fills any areas that are prone to water damage. However, unlike other waterproofing solutions, cement doesn’t adapt to temperature fluctuations. It can also end up restricting water flow on your roof which can lead to more leaks. Cement is a quick fix for small leaks but not the best option for long-term repairs or waterproofing. We recommend you speak with a roofing and construction expert to better understand your waterproofing options for your commercial building.
You can apply a liquid coating to walls, ceilings, and floors to waterproof your structure. You can apply the liquid solution to many materials, including but not limited to: wood, metal, cement, and asphalt. When dry, the coating turns into a waterproof barrier that is UV resistant, protects from harsh weather conditions, remains flexible, and is long-lasting. We recommend you speak with a roofing and construction expert to better understand your waterproofing options for your commercial building.
This unique combination of high-quality bitumen mix and polymers can be applied to your structure to effectively keep out any water. Bitumen is more commonly known as asphalt. This technique is widely used in construction. Bituminous membranes can be used for waterproofing roofs, basements, below-ground structures, bridges, and other structures. However, applying it is very labor-intensive, so you may need some professional assistance to ensure a smooth application process. If you do choose to apply it by yourself, avoid breathing the fumes as much as possible. We recommend you speak with a roofing and construction expert to better understand your waterproofing options.
Polyurethane liquid membrane waterproofing:
The polyurethane liquid membrane method of waterproofing is commonly used to waterproof structures with a flat roof, as it is very resistant to still water. It is quick and relatively easy, has a seamless finish, and is UV and water-resistant. However, this method of waterproofing must be done by a professional. The roof must be free of moisture, and a professional must apply the solution correctly to avoid peeling or debonding. We recommend you speak with a roofing expert to better understand your waterproofing options for your commercial building.
If you’d like to waterproof your structure in time to withstand the brutal Florida rainfall and humidity, TSpark can help! Our team of construction professionals can apply any waterproofing material to the walls, ceiling, and floors of your structure to prevent leaks, mold growth, and damage. Call us today before the Florida summer showers arrive!
TSpark Enterprises, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, offers a wide range of roofing and construction services in the North Florida and South Georgia area. Visit our website or call (850) 766-1340 to get a free estimate and embark on your construction journey today!