Projects aimed to rectify waterproofing failure can be time-consuming, complex and costly. In addition, the extent of the resulting damage can present serious risks. Action Restoration Inc. discusses the main causes of waterproofing failures and how you can avoid them.
Residual moisture leads to adhesive failure or the de-bonding of the waterproofing material. Substrate dryness is a must for the installation of all floor covering materials. Expert contractors ensure the dryness of a surface before applying a waterproofing system. This avoids costly mold remediation due to later moisture problems.
Poor Surface Preparation
Poor planning and workmanship cause 90% of all waterproofing failures, so preparing the surface properly is of utmost importance. That said, there’s often not enough time given to this important step. Thus, the installation of the various ancillary and critical components of waterproofing fails. This results in the membrane’s poor performance.
Incorrect installation and the wrong product used can lead to leakage issues. Poor installation of critical junction points is also a major cause of failures. A membrane’s effectiveness also suffers from poor curing of the bonding solution. The membrane can shift and crack with the differential movement occurring over time. Top restoration companies like Action Restoration, Inc. install the best products according to manufacturer specifications.
Choosing the incorrect material can cause waterproofing failure on any structure. There are a lot of waterproofing materials in the market to choose from. Nonetheless, they are all meant for specific cases, scenarios and environments. When these are not used as intended, waterproofing issues arise. The waterproofing material must be compatible with all other materials used. Using a product on an incompatible surface guarantees problems.
Choose a trained, certified and licensed expert for all your waterproofing needs such as water damage solutions. Trust Action Restoration Inc. with the correct workmanship and application of waterproofing membranes. Your property’s waterproofing solution will stand the test of time. We serve homeowners and businesses in the Greater Grand Rapids area. Call us today at (616) 404-4946 to set up a free consultation.