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Dan's Construction and Repair Blog

Hello! My name is Dan and this is my construction and repair blog. I don't work in the industry myself, I have recently used a lot of different contractors during the construction of my home. Construction contractors used machinery to dig and lay the foundations for my home before the walls and trusses where installed. A roofing company installed a metal roof and contractors installed plumbing and electrical utilities. I was very impressed with the results and I learnt lots of cool things during the completion of this project. This blog contains information which will be useful to other people who plan to work with construction contractors.

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The Areas Of Your Business You Might Have Forgotten To Waterproof

Waterproofing is a vital service that ensures that your building is resistant to water in particular areas. Otherwise, you would soon find that many homes and businesses suffer from rotting timber, eroded foundations and terrible smells. While it may be obvious that bathrooms, kitchens and specific workstations dealing with liquids need to be waterproofed, there are some parts of your business that you may forget need waterproofing too. Before you start work in your new office, make sure that all your commercial waterproofing is done, especially in these lesser-known sections.


If you have a basement in your business, then you need to ensure it adheres to commercial waterproofing standards. Basements are prime targets for water and other liquids simply due to their location at the bottoms of buildings. Also, if there is any sort of leak in your exterior walls or windows, then when it rains, your basement can see a lot of water pool up in it. If you don't want your basement to resemble a swamp every time it rains, then commercial waterproofing is a must. Also remember that your basement is your last line of defence above your foundation, and you should avoid your foundation getting wet at all costs.


Decks aren't that common a feature in businesses, but when they do exist in businesses, they are almost always outside. Whether it's a break area or a different feature of your building, you need to ensure the deck has been waterproofed too. Decks have their own specific requirements when it comes to commercial waterproofing because they are open to the elements almost all the time. There are many sealants and other chemicals that can be used to ensure they remain waterproof, and if you want it done right the first time, then a professional is who you should call.


Most new warehouses are waterproofed during their construction, but for those who are unfamiliar with construction and warehouses in general, this step can be missed. Warehouses often see a lot of liquids pass through them, and if there is a leak in the structure, then they can deal with even more from rain and burst pipes. Remember that this is a workspace and that most manual workspaces should have some form of waterproofing as a general rule. The last thing you want is your new warehouse to start deteriorating before the first year is up, but that can happen if you are not careful.

Call a commercial waterproofing business for more information.