Apart from the roof, the waterproofing of your building’s envelope is not only limited to caulking work but also to masonry works. Unlike roofing work, caulking and masonry are intimately connected, and the repair of one also very often results in the repair of the other.
Whether you have to change the light weights or lintels around the doors and windows,or create control joints, you have no choice but to do the caulking again.
Unfortunately, due to our respective specialties, very few masonry or caulking companies are able to bring the two trades together and perform both tasks at the same time,especially when the time comes to complete the work consecutively, and this as soon as possible.
Thanks to our recognized partners, Elite Caulking is now able to offer you the complementary masonry services that need to be redone at the same time as caulking.
Whether it’s simply repairing mortar joints or replacing the waterproofing membranes of masonry structures, our experts are working hard to correct the situation by making sure to fix any potential for water infiltration.
The dimensions of your building are not a problem. Our teams of waterproofing technicians and masons have all the skills and accreditations for all types of construction (residential, commercial,condominium, industrial,institutional, etc.) without height limit.
It is very important to entrust this specialized work to competent companies holding all the legally required permits such as the building authority’s (RBQ) licence and insurance coverage for its employees (CSST) and insurance civil liabilities.
Regular inspections of cement joints
In Quebec, special attention must be paid to the state of caulking and masonry.
The harsh climatic conditions that we undergo season after season, require systematic inspections of the state of caulking, masonry, façade coatings,and even the waterproofing of the foundations every fall and every spring,
You will be able to see the effect of weather and climate on these materials and to note changes such as the appearance of cracks in the caulking and masonry.
The evolution of cracks in caulking joints and mortar joints, as well as the appearance of stains on masonry structures, can provide important clues as to the relevance of the work to be carried out.
Air infiltration will affect your energy costs but water infiltration is more sneaky and can give you unpleasant surprises in the medium and long term. Depending on the duration of the shower, the direction and speed of the winds and the amount of water, it is not systematic to notice water infiltration inside your home. You should understand that the materials that make up your walls will absorb a large amount of water before you even see a single drop inside.
Prevention is better than cure!
Be vigilant! Protect your building with a professional inspection
Video: Treating lighter joints