Why Do You Need To Waterproof A Commercial Building?

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Why Do You Need To Waterproof A Commercial Building?

Owning a building in sunny Florida definitely has its benefits. The sun shines throughout the year, the beaches are beautiful, and there’s plenty to see and do.

One downside of the Sunshine State, however, is hurricane season and the humid, rainy weather typical of tropical climates. Both of these are known to cause problems that age buildings, such as water damage and mold.

The good news is you can protect your building by waterproofing it.

Besides protection from water damage and mold, why do you need to waterproof your commercial property in Florida? Buildings were traditionally constructed with stone walls, which were moisture-resistant and helped prevent water from seeping into the interior.

Nowadays, buildings have much thinner walls, and there is no longer that extra protection from stone that a building’s interior once had. The weaker structures in buildings today need something extra to support them, and waterproofing does just that. 

Getting your commercial property waterproofed doesn’t take a lot of time. Plus, it protects your building for an average of 10 years or more.

3 Reasons Why You Should Waterproof Your Commercial Building In Florida 

To lower your maintenance and utility costs

Because of less water damage, mold, and deterioration, a waterproofed building needs less overall maintenance. Waterproofing will also save you time and money by reducing the need to repaint, repair, and pressure wash exterior walls.

A waterproofed building is also more energy efficient. Water intrusion can change indoor temperatures, causing your HVAC system to work overtime and increase your utility bills.

To reduce humidity inside

Does it feel moist and muggy in your building? A waterproofing job might be in order. Hot, humid weather can make it tricky to keep the indoors cool. Without proper protection, even if you keep the windows and doors closed, the outside temperature can make its way inside.

To maintain a professional appearance

Over time heavy rain can lead to discoloration caused by mold or mildew stains. Leaks are also able to crack or warp a building’s facade if too much water leaks in.

While you can hide the effects of water damage with a paint job or with some heavy scrubbing, this won’t solve the root problem. If ignored, water damage can lead to plaster crumbling, rusting, weakened cement, and paint bubbles.

Count On Our Commercial Painting Experts 

Protect your property from water damage with the assistance of our experienced team. Whether you are in need of an initial assessment or a repeat waterproofing treatment, you can rest assured that your property is in good hands.

Contact Sepi Painting today for a free estimate!