Why is Waterproofing Important for a Construction Project?
Waterproofing is an essential component of any construction or renovation project. A lack of sufficient waterproofing can cause a number of water intrusion-related problems, including dampness, vapor intrusion and even flooding.
These issues can not only cause structural damage to buildings but can also cause serious health and safety issues, for which contractors and developers can be liable. Depending on local legislation, installing a waterproofing system may even be compulsory for a new commercial construction project!
Preventing water intrusion requires an effective and efficient waterproofing system. An initial investment in waterproofing can be more than worth it to avoid costly repairs — or even more expensive legal issues — further down the line.
Challenges of Commercial Waterproofing
Although waterproofing is essential, it is not always easy. Some of the challenges faced by developers include lack of awareness of the different waterproofing products available, lack of understanding of which materials are best for each specific project and lack of expertise in correctly installing these products.
Insufficient products can be vulnerable to damage and degradation from punctures, extreme changes in temperature, and other conditions. These challenges can result in insufficient waterproofing systems that fail to prevent water intrusion.
The EPRO Way
We have almost three decades of experience in providing effective, efficient and enduring commercial waterproofing projects. As well as providing cutting-edge, patented products of only the highest quality, our knowledgeable team can also help you to choose the right products for your unique project. Our waterproofing products include the following:
E.Protect+ is the most advanced waterproofing solution for projects where ultimate protection is needed. It is a revolutionary redundant field-installed composite design that protects against water and vapor intrusion, particularly contaminants such as chlorinated volatile organic compounds (or VOCs), petroleum hydrocarbons and methane gas.
E.Protect+ has four applications — a pre-applied underslab, a blindside shoring wall, a post-applied wall and a post-applied deck. Its elasticity makes it adaptable to a range of temperatures and conditions, and the thermoplastic membrane protection course is resistant to punctures or other forms of damage. The versatility of this product makes it one of our most popular solutions.
E.Protect+ has been used effectively in many projects, including the Venetian resort in Las Vegas. The resort, one of the most iconic in Vegas, commissioned a renovation project of its expansive rooftop pool area in 2018, including the replacement of the deck’s original waterproofing system.