Understand the Benefits of Waterproofing

Waterproofing is an important part of building a good roof, preventing big headaches and repair bills down the road. It simply involves adding a water-resistant coating or membrane that keeps water from seeping through the structure whenever it rains.

But the value of a good waterproofing system isn’t limited to rooftops. In fact, these protective coatings can be applied to walls, exposed concrete in parking structures, roof-top decks, balconies, ramps and a host of other structures.

But pedestrian decks and vehicular decks pose a particular challenge. Building owners balance the need to find attractive surface finishes that can provide the needed protection and withstand traffic –both on foot and four wheels.

These coatings provide other benefits, including:

  • More Than Water Resistant: Besides making a surface impermeable to liquids, these protective coatings can be fire resistant and help shield surfaces against pollution, sun, chemicals and weather.
  • Flexible: Experts recommend looking for products that are elastomeric, which means they can stretch as the surface warms and cools through the day and the through the seasons.
  • Variety: Manufacturers such as GACO Western make deck systems in a variety of colors and textures. Acrylic and urethane coatings can be applied over a variety of surfaces.

Whether you’re waterproofing a roof, rehabbing a multi-level parking garage or building a sundeck on a single-family home, ROOFCORP, with more than 30 years in business, can meet your needs, providing quality products and workmanship that will last for years.

Contact us today to learn how we can bring your project in on time and on budget.

ROOFCORP OF WA, P.O. Box 69315, 3425 S 146th St., Seattle, WA., 98168
Phone: 206.439.9991 Fax: 206.439.9995
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