PPC Explains: The Importance of Waterproofing

Everyone knows Arizona is a dry, dry place. Because of this, it’s no surprise that many Arizona building owners might do all the right things when owning a building: obtain building insurance, perform regular maintenance, and require safety training, but in the end, forget about waterproofing their building. When you live in a consistently-damp place like Washington, protecting the building from the water is on the forefront of your mind. However, in dry states like Arizona, preventing water from seeping into your factory is not exactly the first item on your to-do list. As specialists in the industry, we know the importance of and the proper way to go about waterproofing your commercial building. We’d like to take a moment to explain some of the endless benefits of waterproofing your commercial building.

Benefits of Waterproofing

Barrier Protection: Waterproofing allows you to protect your building’s barriers against the outside elements. By waterproofing your walls, windows, and roof, you keep the inside protected, and the outside, well…outside.

  • industrial waterproofWater Damage Prevention: Protecting your buildings barrier prevents leaky roofs, dripping walls, and unsealed windows. These problems can allow moisture to reach the interior of your building or be trapped inside its framework, creating issues in a variety of ways including:
    1. Mold and mildew developing in damp conditions, which causes health problems for employees.
      Internal moisture can easily lead to equipment malfunctions if the equipment becomes exposed to the encroaching water.
    2. The inventory inside of your commercial building can quickly become compromised when exposed to water from a leaking roof or window.
  • Value Retention: This point is simple–protecting your building from water damage and corroding protects your building from diminished value. Water damage can quickly lower the value of the building you’ve invested in.
  • Concrete Longevity: By coating materials such as steel, you decrease the damage that concrete and other materials around it face. Steel has the power to cause damage to the concrete of your building, so applying a coating to the steel helps add to the lifespan of your concrete.
  • Saves Money! By preventing costly water damage, ruined equipment, ruined inventory, or dangerous, wet working conditions, the building owner is bound to benefit from not being exposed to these costly incidents.

As you can see, waterproofing proves valuable for many reasons. Even in dry places like Arizona, flash floods and monsoons can turn into large problems for a commercial building owner. To hear more about our waterproofing services, contact Penington Painting Company today!

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