Southern California Waterproofing Experts

While Southern California is known for its mild weather and sunny skies, the winter rains can take their toll on our homes and commercial buildings. Additionally, water from irrigation systems also can affect a building’s structural integrity. Our waterproofing experts can ensure that your home, office, deck, planter or other structures are water-tight and strong, preventing damage and costly repairs.

Why You Need Our Waterproofing Service

Waterproofing services are essential to maintain the integrity of any type of building or structure. There are several different types of waterproofing services available, below-grade waterproofing, foundation waterproofing and crawlspace waterproofing, as well as specialty services such as deck coating and planter waterproofing.

The benefits of waterproofing include preventing water damage, prolonging the life of a building, and improving energy efficiency. Let’s take a quick look at the different services our waterproofing company can provide.

Below-Grade Waterproofing

While basements are uncommon in Southern California, many commercial properties have below-grade structures, such as parking garages. These structures rest directly against the soil and are subject to hydrostatic pressure.

This is the pressure created when water soaks into the ground and causes soil to expand, placing pressure on any manmade structures with subterranean areas. Without proper waterproofing, the water flows through the soil and into the subterranean walls, which can cause everything from mold and dampness to serious damage that threatens the entire building.

At Thome Waterproofing, we can provide you with any type of below-grade waterproofing that you might need including blindside waterproofing. This is a complex type of positive-side waterproofing that requires us to apply waterproofing materials before the construction of foundational walls.

Blindside waterproofing is often necessary for crowded urban areas or in circumstances where the builders need as little soil disruption as possible. Of course, we also can provide you with traditional positive-side waterproofing, which is applied after the foundation has been built.

Negative-side waterproofing is another service we can provide, although, with new construction, positive-side waterproofing is always the best option as this prevents water from entering the structure. With negative-side waterproofing, we apply waterproofing membranes to the interior walls of the structure, which means that water still can seep into the exterior walls.

The negative-side waterproofing materials simply help to prevent additional water from entering the main part of the structure. We often apply this type of waterproofing to structures that are already built but proper positive-side waterproofing was not put into place during the initial construction phases.

Foundation Waterproofing

While most homes in Southern California don’t have basements, foundation waterproofing is still crucial. We can ensure that your foundation is protected, and if you have a crawlspace, we can provide you with complete crawlspace waterproofing.

When it comes to crawlspace waterproofing, we recommend opting for complete encapsulation of the crawl space. This not only offers the highest level of water protection, but it also keeps out critters, reduces your energy costs and allows you to safely use the space for storage. This option does cost a bit more, but, over time, it will save you from making costly repairs.

Deck Coatings

Whether you have a raised wood deck or perhaps a concrete deck that rests on the ground, proper deck waterproofing is crucial to protect these structures long-term. We can provide you with under deck waterproofing and deck coatings, including concrete pool deck coating and we also can provide you with beautiful decorative coatings to enhance the look of your space.

While we often provide this service for residential clients, we also handle deck coatings and balcony waterproofing for commercial clients, such as at business parks or apartment communities. Waterproofing these areas not only protects your investment, but it increases safety for your tenants. We can ensure that balconies are waterproofed and structurally sound and provide you with non-slip coatings for pool areas and walkways.

Planter Waterproofing

Decorative planters enhance the look of any home, office or apartment community, but if these structures are not properly waterproofed, you’ll be left with a mess on your hands. Planters need proper waterproofing as well as proper drainage. When both of these are in place, this not only benefits the structural integrity of the planter but also the health of any trees or plants in the planter.

In general, with any type of structure, waterproofing is crucial, but you also must have proper drainage in place. When we come out to provide you with an estimate for our services, we also take a close look at the drainage situation because this can have a huge impact on any structure. Every building, from a single-family home to a huge office park, needs to have enough drainage in place (and proper grading) to ensure that water flows away from the structure and out to the street drains.

Hiring Waterproofing Experts

When it comes to waterproofing a building or structure, it is important to hire a professional for the job. This is because waterproofing is a complex process that requires specialized knowledge and skills. Additionally, a professional will have the tools and equipment necessary to properly waterproof a building or structure.

Hiring a professional waterproofing contractor also ensures that the work will be done to the highest standards, which will help to ensure that the building or structure remains protected from water damage for many years to come.

Contact Us Today!

At Thome Waterproofing, we are licensed and insured and have years of experience using a wide range of high-quality waterproofing systems. Whether you are a homeowner or have a commercial property in need of waterproofing, our waterproofing experts are here to help, and we provide waterproofing services throughout Los Angeles and Ventura County. Get in touch with us at any time and we will provide you with a free estimate for our services.