The same things that make South Florida such a great place to live also make it a difficult place to maintain healthy and structurally-sound buildings. The rain, year-long humidity, and the threat of tropical storms and hurricanes are constantly wearing on the structures that give us shelter, security, and comfort.
Whether it’s a home or a commercial space, no building is completely safe from the dangers of natural disaster and long-term water damage. We pay high premiums for insurance to feel more protected in the event of major damage. But the best solution is prevention, rather than reaction. This includes taking all the appropriate steps to prevent damage from destroying your building.
Luckily, there are helpful experts that specialize in waterproofing that are willing to use all their knowledge and experience to help you waterproof your structure. Waterproofing services provide you peace of mind in the face of harmful elements or even imminent disasters.
The first step in waterproofing your home is working with the consultant to establish a written plan. This plan will detail all the specific processes and materials needed to prevent water from entering and damaging the interior or the structure of your building. The written report should also include a contingency plan, to aid in responding to emergency flooding or water damage.
Once your specific plan is in place, the waterproofing consultants will scan your building for any areas which could be at high risk of moisture intrusion or buildup. This can be done either during construction, at different points in the process, or when renovating or reinforcing an existing structure. Infrared cameras can help detect the moisture that is not visible to the naked eye. They will also be used to ensure that the waterproofing was successful.
After the intended remedies have been put in place or construction has finished on your structure, the consultants will perform a thorough final inspection. This check includes not only the waterproofing of problem areas, but systems like fire, plumbing, and electric to ensure that they are working properly and in adequately dry conditions.
After the final check is complete, the waterproofing consultants will create and provide a report that explains the results of their services. It should also outline the remedies taken and the testing done to ensure that these remedies were effective. This report should be kept on file in the event you have questions in the future, or further work needs to be done. The findings from the final inspection will provide a blueprint for the jobs completed.
When broken down into steps, the process is effortless and easy to undertake, making it a no-brainer for anyone looking to protect their home or commercial building. With a plan in place, you won’t let the risks of living in South Florida outweigh the benefits.