During the building process, our masonry specialists build external walls using best grade bricks and compatible mortar mixes in efforts of protecting your stone and brickwork from damages caused by wind and water. We then install superior quality damp courses, cap all of your exposed parapets, and channel water run-off to avoid pooling. We follow up this process, by double-caulking your doors and windows. When you build with us, under normal circumstances, your stone and brickwork should never need waterproofing. Any long-term resident of Chicago knows however, that our severe weather patterns create many situations that do not fall under ‘normal circumstances’.
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To account for harsh conditions, we apply masonry wall waterproofing compound to all interior courses. Before we apply a waterproof coat a comprehensive visual inspection is done to make sure the surface is clean and all potential problems (ie: damaged bricks, missing mortar or cracking) is eliminated. Waterproofing coatings come in various types of paint or clear sealant, which we use appropriately in relationship to the material we are working with. Waterproof coating can also be applied either by roller, or a spray. To prevent discoloration or unexpected, our masonry specialists always do a sample test to make sure the look of the room is preserved.
This waterproof coating ensures that any moisture which may inadvertently penetrate veneer masonry, is rendered harmless. When building is complete and we are done with waterproofing masonry walls, we hand the project over in utmost confidence that we have taken every step possible to protect your property from the elements.