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Waterproofing Services

Waterproofing for Decks, Walls & Much More

Silktown Roofing has a full waterproofing division to complete the process of waterproofing the entire building envelope.

Parking decks - The rehabilitation of existing parking decks, especially those with occupied space below, such as roof-top parking, requires specialized knowledge. Typically, the existing system has to be removed or neutralized, and a new one applied. The selection of the new system to withstand traffic wear, oils and rubber residue requires the guidance of a contractor that has experience in the performance of various options under the conditions the particular project presents.

Plaza decks - The selection of the correct system for these decks depends upon exposure, traffic patterns and the aesthetics demanded by the client. Finish choices include the selection of color and various textures including anti-slip surfacing. Non-visible waterproofing systems for plaza decks include between-slab membranes and under-tile waterproofing.

Walls

Curtain walls - Silktown offers caulking systems on high-rise curtain wall panels, and all tilt up construction joints.

Dissimilar materials - Silktown provides solutions where materials with different coefficients of expansion meet, such as masonry to metal joints.

Vertical surfaces of masonry, concrete or stucco can be waterproofed and colored using elastomeric coating products. These are true waterproofing products not simple paint.

Below Grade

New Construction - The need to “do it right the first time” is never more important than in below grade waterproofing. This waterproofing protects one of the two most important areas of the building, namely, the foundation (the other being the roof). Several options are available from major manufacturers, but the building architect usually defines the waterproofing system. Silktown is approved to apply a number of the most effective below grade waterproofing systems to be installed before, during and after the installation of the foundation.

Subterranean Parking - When the water table is high enough to leach water into a below-grade parking area, your choices to prevent this may be limited to repairing the walls/floors from the inside.

Usually the ability to dig out around the perimeter of the property and perform waterproofing from the exterior is limited by the surrounding construction and by the cost of this approach. Consult with Silktown’s specialist project managers and waterproofing team for the best solution to your problem. Silktown provides several choices to solve these problems.

Silktown has been awarded approved applicator status for its waterproofing division by such major manufactures as: American Hydrotech, Vulkem, Dow Corning, Cetgo, Tremco, Sarnafil, Pecora, W.A.Grace, and others.