Waterproofing/Air Barrier Services
Below-grade waterproofing is the construction practice of applying membranes and coatings to the foundation walls of the structure under street or ground level, as part of the building envelope.
Basic Concepts of Below Grade Systems
The three main elements that compose a below-grade enclosure are foundation walls, slabs on grade, and plaza decks. Together, these elements accomplish four main functions:
- Structural support: the below-grade system is considered part of the building structure.
- Environmental control: manage the flow of air, moisture, heat, and sound through the interior and exterior elements.
- Finish functions: accomplishing the final look you want along with the sturdiness to sustain wear and tear.
- Distribution functions: ability to distribute utilities, such as power, water, gas, and air conditioning to the building.
Different types of waterproofing
- Cementitious waterproofing
- Liquid waterproofing membrane
- Bituminous waterproofing
- Bituminous coating waterproofing method
- Bituminous membrane waterproofing method
- Polyurethane waterproofing
Air barriers control air leakage into and out of the building envelope. Air barrier products may take several forms. Mechanically attached membranes, also known as building wraps, usually a polyethylene-fiber or spun-bonded polyolefin membrane is a generally accepted moisture barrier and an air barrier.
Different types of air barriers
- Fluid applied air barriers
- Self-adhered air barriers
- Adhesives and primers
We offer a diverse set of commercial roofing services, materials, and techniques. and our work is well built, durable, and reliable. If you have any questions please call us at 203-502-2004.