A Closer Look Into Deck Waterproofing

Water intrusion is a significant threat to the structural integrity of commercial buildings because it stays on the surface and causes corrosion over time. A commercial deck waterproofing system should be built for water safety and as part of an intensive waterproofing membrane planned for the facility when it comes to exterior decks. Here are some ways property managers use their commercial deck waterproofing system to protect exterior decks from damage: If you would like to learn more about this, please check out Ideal Sundecks Ltd.-Deck Waterproofing

  1. Waterproof the deck foundations when they’re being built.

Any water present during construction had no means of seeping into the newly built deck structure because the commercial deck waterproofing system was adequately designed in the early stages of construction. Waterproofing the deck foundations should also be done at this time.

  1. Choose the best waterproofing device for a commercial deck.

Relevant facility specifications must be addressed correctly by the commercial deck waterproofing product. Waterproofing coatings are available for above- or below-grade decks, as well as specialised materials for concrete, steel, wood, and other surfaces. The selection of coatings should be based on the need for waterproofing safety, as well as the ability to withstand strong, regular, and high-volume loads while also providing business-enhancing aesthetics.

  1. Clean the deck before installing a commercial deck waterproofing device.

Before applying the waterproofing device, the deck should be swept to remove any accumulated dirt and debris. Tightly-lodged particles are collected with pressure washing or a hose down. The deck should be cleaned with surface-appropriate cleaning solutions and thoroughly rinsed.

  1. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for applying the commercial deck waterproofing product.

Using suitable tools such as brushes or rollers, the waterproofing material should be spread correctly and uniformly on the deck. Following product guidance, the prescribed drying period should be adhered to. To allow the product to cure fully, the area must be free of foot or vehicle traffic.

  1. Inspect roofs and walls for signs of leakage on a regular basis.

More moisture flows through flat exterior decks through cracks in walls and roofs. The heavier volume of water that is continuously present on decks will cause the coatings to deteriorate and lose their waterproofing properties. Repairing leaks as soon as they are discovered would reduce the amount of time the decks are exposed to water, preserving the coatings system’s condition.