Waterproofing & Sealing: Standard and Specialty Services for Both
In construction, a building or structure is waterproofed with the use of membranes and coatings to protect contents as well as protecting structural integrity. In building construction, waterproofing is a fundamental aspect of creating a building envelope, which is a controlled environment.
Walls are not subjected to standing water, and the water-resistant membranes used as housewraps are designed to be breathable to let moisture escape. Walls also have vapor barriers or air barriers. Damp proofing is another aspect of waterproofing. Masonry walls are built with a damp-proof course to prevent rising damp, and the concrete in foundations needs to be damp-proofed or waterproofed with a liquid coating, basement waterproofing membrane (even under the concrete slab floor where polyethylene sheeting is commonly used), or an additive to the concrete. A potential problem in earth sheltered houses is too much humidity, so waterproofing is critical in these houses.
The penetrations through a building envelope need to be built in a way such that water does not enter the building, such as using flashing and special fittings for pipes, vents, wires, etc. Some caulkings are durable, but many are not a reliable method of waterproofing.
Southwest Construction Services is a partner of choice for Waterproofing & Sealing jobs of all sizes.
We have deep expertise for our broad array of services:
- Fluid and Sheet Waterproofing - Below Grade, Mezzanines, Balconies, Roof Waterproofing and More
- Building and Paving Joint Sealants - Hot Pour | Urethane | Silicone
- Traffic and Deck Coating
- Expansion Joint Assemblies
- Air Barrier Systems - ABAA Certified
- Through-Wall Flexible Flashing
- Water Repellant
- Damp Proofing
- Floor Sealer
- Slab on Grade Joints
- Epoxy Injection
- Highway/Bridge Joint Sealants and Coatings
Running these machines requires proper training. Here at Southwest Construction Services we're making sure our employees have the knowledge and training to operate our machinery safely. We take pride in having the Charlie A. Stewart Jr. Memorial Training Center. to help train all of our employees.