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Archive for September 2018

Water infiltration in parking garages

When it comes to commercial buildings and structures like parking garages, water is the enemy. It seeps into tiny cracks and crevices and works its way deeper and deeper into your structure, where it creates more cracks and crevices. Over time, it can cause serious damage to a parking garage that you may not notice until the repairs are costly and time consuming.

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What kind of concrete is used in commercial buildings?

Concrete is the most popular construction material in the world, and for good reason. It’s especially common in commercial buildings, not only for basements and foundations but also for exterior walls. And of course, it’s used frequently for sidewalks, ramps, and parking garages.

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What chemicals are used in specialty coatings?

Specialty coatings can be applied to buildings, sidewalks, parking garages, and many other structures for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the coatings make cleanup easier, whether you’re cleaning up dirt, grime, grease, or graffiti. Other coatings can help provide a more non-slip surface or clear markings for pedestrian walkways. Still others prevent water penetration from damaging buildings.

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How long does tuckpointing take?

Tuckpointing is the process of removing the old mortar from a brick wall, cleaning the area, and then filling new mortar between the bricks. Typically, any brick building that’s more than about 20 years old will start to need tuckpointing.

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