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Do You Notice Some Mold On Your Commercial Building Foundation? Wash, Waterproof And Protect Today

When you notice that the foundation on your building has some buildup and mold, but your building is only a few years old, you want to get it treated. If you have pooling water in some areas around the foundation, this could be a bigger concern. You want to have all of the mold and mildew removed, the foundation cleaned, and then you want it protected.

A waterproofing agent made of silicone, bituminous, or polyurethane can be put on the foundation to prevent foundation issues. Here are some of the things that you will want to have done to stop the water concerns and maintain your commercial property. 

Pressure Washing

The company will first want to pressure wash the foundation. Pressure washing with a cleanser will remove debris, discoloration and staining, which you will want before sealing the concrete. This will be something that is fast and easy for professionals, and the area will need to dry before applying the water proofing application.

Foundation Waterproofing

The foundation of the building should have a waterproofing agent applied to the walls. This barrier will provide many things, including:

  • Prevent mildew
  • Stop staining
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Prevent water absorption

The foundation is going to look newer for longer because it's protected with the waterproof barrier. This will also help to prevent humidity problems that can deteriorate and crack the foundation.

Silicone based protectants are most popular because of affordability and durability. This is a thick adhesive that will be heated and transferred to the foundation walls by the professionals.

Sump Pump Replacement

There are different sump pump options to consider, and you want to get a new sump pump that has a backup power method so you aren't stuck with a flooded crawl space or foundation if the pump loses power and stops working. You can get a backup battery system, or a water powered sump pump. You don't want any pooling water to end up in your crawl or basement.

Protecting your commercial property with affordable prevention treatments is much more practical than waiting until you have major foundation damage, and you then would have to pay heavily for repairs. Get estimates from a couple of different foundation pressure washing and waterproofing companies to see what the comparable rate is today.

You also want the sump pump to be working properly so moisture and water on the inside isn't a problem for the foundation. All of these different things are going to help protect your commercial property. 

For more information, contact a local commercial foundation waterproofing company.