When leaks are spotted in a commercial property, the first culprit that comes to mind is often the roofing. However, there are other reasons that might be causing the leaks in your building. In this article, roofing and gutter replacement authority Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal aims to help you pinpoint the other causes of leaks in a commercial property.
Entry Points of Water
There are a multitude of channels through which water can enter a building. These points of entry can make it difficult to track exactly what’s causing the leaks. While the process can be challenging, there are a few places we can start. For starters, water can enter from below the structure, either through the soil, masonry, or the foundation itself. External water sources such as the rain should also be considered.
Improperly Sealed Expansion Joints
Inefficiently sealed expansion joints can provide openings through which water can enter. Similarly, any crack in the building provides a path where water can seep in. Gutters that don’t direct water away from the property can contribute to the amount of water that penetrates through the gaps in the structure.
Poor Quality of Concrete
Structural causes like low-end concrete combined with poor workmanship can result in excess porosity in the slabs used for the structure.
All buildings, commercial or otherwise, should be properly waterproofed. When talking about commercial properties, waterproofing often utilizes methods and products involving cementitious material, bituminous material, liquid waterproofing membrane and polyurethane liquid membrane. The installation techniques and workmanship will depend on how competent your chosen roofer is.
There’s a reason why Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal is one of the leading and most trusted roofing contractors around. We make sure to hire only the most skilled roofers to give you excellent roofing products and services. Call us today at (785) 628-3614 to get your free estimate. We cater to Hays and Colby, KS.