Although many of us think of buildings and structures as durable and permanent, structures can incur many types of distress due to moisture, movement, airborne pollutants and general deterioration. The truth is that the only means for a structure to withstand the test of time is to provide it with constant protection.
Protection not only enhances the appearance of your building but also increases its value and marketability. In many cases, buildings or structures without proper protection and care will represent a liability to their owner.
Our staff and management have many years of experience with all facets of building protection systems. So, whether it’s a parking garage, hospital, hotel, condo on the beach or a major sports facility, we offer a variety of restoration services for the long-term protection of your facility.
Brick and stone repair provides aesthetic and function to the exterior façade of a structure by updating the mortar joints or replacing missing, cracked or delaminated parts of the façade.
The purpose of thru-wall flashing is to export all moisture or water intrusion that enters the exterior wall system. Many water intrusion issues are exposed by removing the exterior façade, getting to the thru-wall flashing and making proper repairs.
Due to the dynamic movement or usage many structures incur, the stress over time causes failures that can create water intrusion issues, substrate deterioration or safety hazards. Since the average life span of an expansion joint system is between five and 10 years at best, routine maintenance and replacement is a cost-effective method to avoid major repair costs.
You can trust the expansion joint contractors at Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing to get the job done right.
Caulking and sealants are important for protecting structures from water intrusion, air infiltration, insect intrusion, glazing failure and slab control joint protection. Since all building sealants have a life span, some more than others, we offer complete building sealant removal and replacement services.
Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing offers minor repairs on all building types and substrates for all joint sealant types listed below. We also offer glazing sealant repair and concrete sealant repair.
Roofing repair provides long-lasting protection and functionality to areas that are typically not used. The following types of roofing systems also provide credits toward LEED Building Certification.
Decorative coping coating provides watertight protection to one of the most vulnerable parts of a structure without completely removing and replacing the in-place coping. Instead, it covers what’s in place.
If damage has occurred to your commercial building, some providers may require restorations or repairs to be completed before they will renew the policy at the end of the current policy period. This is especially true for any damages that directly affect the safety of building occupants. For help determining which repairs are necessary to the safety of your commercial building, talk to our team at Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing.
Some of these services, like thru-wall flashing repair or brick replacement, may only be necessary once. Others, like roof coatings or wall coatings, will need to be re-applied every 10 years or so. Caulking and sealants may need to be re-applied every few years. Talk to our team to learn how long each repair should last, on average, and when it will be time to repeat the process.
Most of these services will help to prevent damage, but they cannot stop it entirely. With proper ongoing maintenance and repairs, you can minimize the amount of future damage. For help planning preventive maintenance, talk to our experts at Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing.
When it is installed by a skilled mason, quality mortar should last 30 years or longer. Once the mortar starts to degrade, crack or fall out, it is time to have the brick tuckpointed again. When you need a talented team to restore your brick façade, turn to our experts. We offer tuckpointing, brick replacement and more.
Roof coatings need to be extremely durable and long-lasting to keep the roof sealed and protected. At Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing, we recommend hot-applied membranes, silicone roof coatings or elastomeric coatings for most commercial roofing applications, and we can provide a complete installation for each type.
Coatings provide an architectural element to a structure and protect against moisture and airborne pollutants such as carbon and salts. In most cases, the addition or maintenance of a coating system provides a high level of protection, considering the average life span of most systems is between five and 10 years. Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing also offers coating system repairs.
Structural repairs provide your structure with the integrity required for it to perform without possible catastrophic failure. We can provide minor or major repairs as needed.
Chemical grouts provide structural integrity and protection against water intrusion to cracks in substrates due to unforeseen conditions such as dynamic movement or substandard substrates.
Cleaning and sealing protect and help reduce efflorescence, atmospheric staining and mildew. Ideal for use on precast or stone structures by providing a substrate that’s clean but maintains its natural texture.
Waterproofing provides a structure with long-lasting protection from water intrusion by installing protection at the point of entry or from inside a structure. We offer repair or removal and replacement services on all building types and for all materials listed below.