Commercial buildings and parking garages can be damaged in numerous ways, but water infiltration is a powerful, common cause. Once water seeps through the cracks and crevices of your structures, it can be costly and a huge pain to deal with.

Causes

There are different reasons why you might have a water leak. A major culprit, especially in Oklahoma, is storms, whether it’s rain, hail, ice, or snow. The slightest crack or unsealed joint in your building can allow water to enter. 

Plumbing issues, basement leaks, and roof leaks are also common causes of water infiltration. It’s important to keep a close eye on the structure of your building and garage, though not all leaks can be seen from the eye. 

Repairs

Once water enters a structure, it’s important to get it fixed immediately before it worsens. The longer you wait, the more damage it will cause, and the more costly it will be. Depending on the source of water infiltration, different steps need to be made when repairing.

We recommend calling a professional if you suspect that you have a leak. We can find the source and assess the damage to make the repair. Repairing leaks can be as simple as sealing a crack or joint.

Precautions

Water infiltration can be frustrating, but thankfully, there are precautions you can take. Maintaining upkeep regularly will not only make the structure look nice, but it will play a key part in preventing potential water infiltration. This includes anything from cleaning, checking for and fixing water leaks, and waterproofing. 

Waterproofing is essential if you want to prevent water damage. This can be done to roofs, cement, and more to keep your building’s structure protected.

Taking precautions to prevent leaks is cheaper than the cost of repairs. However, if you catch the issue early, it won’t be as overwhelming and costly. Periodic maintenance will help you spot issues more quickly, but you will want to make sure you get it repaired immediately.