Brick Waterproofing

Brick Waterproofing

Waterproofing is crucial for commercial brick structures to prevent costly damage. For instance, if water seeps into bricks, it can lead to cracks, erosion, and even structural instability. Without proper waterproofing, a building’s integrity may be compromised, resulting in expensive repairs. Custom Painting, Inc. is an expert in commercial brick waterproofing, ensuring buildings remain dry and resilient. With our expertise, we safeguard your investment, extending the life of your structure and maintaining its aesthetic appeal. 

Why Go for Brick Waterproofing?

Waterproofing is important for brick buildings due to the severe consequences of water damage. Without adequate protection, bricks can suffer significant deterioration and structural issues over time. Consider the following issues:

1. Structural Integrity

Water infiltration into brick structures can weaken the building’s structural integrity. When water permeates the bricks and mortar, it can erode them, causing cracks and weakening the load-bearing capacity. In the long run, this can lead to further structural problems.

In the early 20th century, the historic St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice, Italy, suffered from water infiltration. This iconic brick bell tower leaned dangerously due to the erosion of its brick and mortar. Extensive restoration work was required to save the tower from collapsing.

Proper waterproofing can significantly extend the lifespan of a brick building. It prevents water-related deterioration, ensuring that the structure remains sound and safe for generations to come.

2. Freeze-Thaw Cycle

Water that penetrates brick structures and freezes during cold weather expands, creating internal pressure. When the ice thaws, it contracts, causing stress on the bricks. Over time, this cycle can result in spalling, where the brick’s surface breaks away, compromising both aesthetics and structural stability.

Investing in waterproofing upfront is cost-effective compared to the expenses incurred in extensive repairs and restoration due to water damage. It also reduces ongoing maintenance costs.

3. Mold and Mildew

Water ingress can create a damp environment inside buildings, leading to the growth of mold and mildew. These organisms not only damage the bricks but also pose health risks to occupants.

Waterproofing protects the exterior appearance of the building, preserving its original charm and beauty. Unattractive stains, cracks, and spalling are prevented. It also creates a dry and healthy indoor environment, reducing the risk of mold and mildew growth.

4. Environmental Preservation

Waterproofing reduces the need for frequent maintenance and repairs, which often involve the use of resources and materials. Extending the life of a building contributes to sustainability and reduces the environmental impact associated with construction and restoration.

5. Legal and Liability Protection

In some cases, failing to waterproof a commercial brick building can result in legal liabilities. If water damage affects neighboring properties or endangers the safety of occupants, property owners may face legal consequences. Proper waterproofing helps mitigate such risks.

Our Brick Waterproofing Services

Custom Painting, Inc. offers a comprehensive range of brick waterproofing services designed to protect commercial brick structures from water damage and extend their lifespan. We employ specialized techniques and high-quality materials to ensure the utmost effectiveness in safeguarding your investment. Here’s a detailed overview of our services:

1. Brick Surface Preparation

Before applying waterproofing materials, it’s essential to prepare the brick surface. This may involve cleaning, repairing cracks, and ensuring the substrate is free from dirt and contaminants. In some cases, we might use techniques like pressure washing to clean the bricks effectively.

2. Waterproofing Materials

At Custom Painting, Inc., we use advanced waterproofing materials to protect your brick building. Commonly, we utilize:

  • Silicone-based Sealants: These sealants create a waterproof barrier that repels water while allowing the brick to breathe. They are flexible and can accommodate the natural movement of the building. 
  • Elastomeric Coatings: These coatings are designed to be highly flexible and can stretch and contract with temperature fluctuations, preventing cracks and water infiltration. 
  • Masonry Sealers: These clear or colored sealers are made to safeguard and enhance the appearance of the brick while providing waterproofing.

3. Crack Repair

If we identify cracks in the brick or mortar, we employ specialized techniques for repair. This may include tuckpointing, where damaged mortar joints are replaced, and cracked bricks are repaired or replaced.

4. Efflorescence Removal

Efflorescence, the white powdery deposit on brick surfaces, can be a sign of water infiltration. We have methods to remove efflorescence and address its underlying causes.

5. Flashing Installation

Flashing is a key component in waterproofing vulnerable areas like roof intersections, windows, and doors. We install durable and weather-resistant flashing materials to ensure water is directed away from critical junctures.

6. Periodic Maintenance

Beyond the initial waterproofing, we offer periodic maintenance services to ensure the continued effectiveness of the waterproofing system. This can include resealing, reapplication of coatings, and inspections to catch potential issues early.

7. Custom Solutions

Each brick building is unique, and our experts can develop custom waterproofing solutions tailored to your specific needs. This may involve a combination of materials and techniques to address complex architectural features or challenging structural conditions.

Why Choose Us?

Custom Painting, Inc. offers a combination of experience, expertise, customer satisfaction, and a strong commitment to using high-quality materials. When you choose us for your brick waterproofing needs, you can be sure that your commercial space will receive the best care and protection available in the industry.

  • Extensive Experience: With years of experience in the field, Custom Painting, Inc. has a proven track record of successfully waterproofing commercial brick buildings. Our team of experts has encountered various challenges and is well-equipped to handle any situation. 
  • Technical Expertise: We pride ourselves in our technical expertise in waterproofing, using advanced techniques and materials to ensure the best results. Our professionals stay updated with the latest industry standards and best practices. 
  • Customized Solutions: We understand that each building is unique, and we offer tailored waterproofing solutions to address the specific needs of your property. Our ability to create custom plans ensures that your building is adequately protected. 
  • High-Quality Materials: At Custom Painting, Inc., we are committed to using only high-quality waterproofing materials. These materials are durable and designed to withstand the test of time, ensuring the long-term protection of your brick building. 
  • Customer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction is our main goal. We take pride in providing top-notch service and making sure that our clients are happy with the results. Our focus on customer satisfaction has led to a strong reputation in the industry. 
  • Cost-Effective Solutions: While we use premium materials and techniques, our services are also cost-effective. We offer competitive pricing, and our commitment to quality ensures that you get the best value for your investment. 
  • Licensed and Insured: Our company is licensed and insured, providing peace of mind to our clients. Our professional approach and adherence to industry standards ensure that your project is in capable hands.

Let’s Get Started

For inquiries or quotes, please feel free to contact us at 925-686-0903. We welcome all potential clients to call us, and our team will be happy and excited to assist you with your needs. If you prefer to reach out online, you may use our convenient contact form.

In addition to our brick waterproofing services, Custom Painting, Inc. also offers a range of other services, including but not limited to:

  • Exterior and Interior Painting
  • Concrete Coating
  • Stucco Repair and Restoration
  • Epoxy Flooring
  • Commercial and Industrial Painting