Waterproofing Contractors: 6 Services We Provide
As experienced waterproofing contractors, we provide both commercial and residential waterproofing services. Unlike many waterproofing companies, which often can handle just one or two types of waterproofing jobs, our team has experience with an array of waterproofing services and waterproofing materials, including the following:
Below-grade simply means waterproofing the area below the ground level, although there’s nothing simple about below-grade waterproofing services. Larger commercial structures often include subterranean areas, such as parking garages or even office space. As waterproofing contractors, we have extensive experience providing below-grade waterproofing services.
Proper below-grade waterproofing is crucial for all buildings with subterranean structures. Waterproofing is needed any time a wall is placed next to retaining earth. This protects the integrity of the structure and helps property owners avoid costly repairs. Paying for below-grade waterproofing is far less expensive than dealing with repairs associated with water damage.
In California, waterproofing contractors typically provide subterranean waterproofing services mainly to commercial customers as it is rare for California homeowners to have basements or subterranean portions of their homes. If you do have a subterranean garage or even a small subterranean area, such as a wine cellar or crawlspace, we can, of course, provide you with quality below-grade waterproofing.
- Below-Slab Waterproofing
Technically, below-slab waterproofing and below-grade waterproofing are the same thing because it all means that we are creating a waterproof barrier between a structure and the soil around it, but, in California, as stated above, many homes just have a slab or a crawlspace, and not a true subterranean structure, such as a basement.
Below-slab waterproofing, also sometimes called foundation waterproofing, protects the entire structure of your home. Below-slab waterproofing should be a part of the initial construction process when a new home or building is in the early stages. Without proper waterproofing, water and moisture can damage the slab and the walls of your home.
When water or moisture damages the structure of a building, this can cause mold to form, which is toxic and difficult to remove. Damage from moisture also can cause wood rot which compromises the integrity of the building and provides the ideal breeding ground for pests such as termites.
As waterproofing contractors, we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to below-slab waterproofing or below-grade waterproofing. We study the site carefully to determine which materials will be the best fit for your structure and the soils beneath and around that structure. Proper waterproofing combined with quality drainage can go a long way toward protecting the structure of a home or building for decades to come.
If your home or commercial building includes decorative planters, these should have waterproofing in place before adding any plants or trees. Planters without waterproofing or with poor quality waterproofing often encounter structural issues not to mention issues related to mold.
We’ve encountered our fair shares of damaged, poorly waterproofed planters as well as those with no waterproofing at all, and we can assure you that paying for planter repairs is far more costly than simply having your planter waterproofed during the construction phase. Waterproofing protects your planter from water damage and mold, and, when combined with proper drainage, will help your planter last for many years or even decades.
Decks and balconies are a substantial investment and waterproof deck coatings protect these structures from water damage and prolonged sun exposure as well as protecting these surfaces from dirt and debris.
Waterproofing deck coatings should be added fairly soon after a new deck has been constructed, although wood decks will need time to dry before we add a sealant or waterproofing materials. Concrete decks can be sealed immediately, but it is important to note that all types of decks will need to be waterproofed after a few years of use.
If you have a deck (or balcony) that is several years old, and you notice that water isn’t beading up on the surface anymore, it is probably time to think about calling waterproofing contractors and having a new deck coating applied. This will protect the materials used to build your deck and uphold the structural integrity of the deck and any stairs leading to the deck.
- Deck Repairs
As you might expect, when our residential customers call us in for deck coating services, some repairs often need to be completed prior to the application of the deck coating. Whether you have a deck or a balcony, we can provide you with quality repair services for both residential and commercial clients as well as deck waterproofing and balcony waterproofing.
- Decorative Coating Services
If you want to brighten up your pool deck, a walkway or a concrete patio or driveway, decorative coatings can be a great option to consider. We can provide decorative coatings for many concrete on-grade locations (both residential and commercial) including:
- Pool Decks
- First-Floor Walkways
Why Choose Thome Waterproofing?
We know that there are many waterproofing companies out there and finding the best option for your needs can be tricky, but there are several compelling reasons to choose Thome Waterproofing, including:
- Extensive Experience – We have both commercial and residential experience, as well as experience working with a wide variety of waterproofing materials as well as handling a diverse mix of waterproofing projects.
- Quality You Can Trust – We are licensed, bonded and insured (both with worker’s comp and general liability insurance).
- Professional Staff – We do not outsource our staff, instead we have a large, experienced staff of permanent employees
Contact Thome Waterproofing Today!
Our team of waterproofing contractors is here to serve residential and commercial clients throughout Los Angeles County and Ventura County, including Encino, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Studio City, Pacific Palisades, Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Van Nuys and other surrounding areas.
If you need waterproofing contractors for below-grade waterproofing, below-slab waterproofing, deck coating, decorative coatings or planter waterproofing, give us a call at any time or simply click on the Contact tab at the top of this page and fill out our quick contact form and a waterproofing specialist can provide you with a free estimate for the cost of our services.