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Waterproofing is Essential and Aids Property Management

Jenn Tolson
April 7, 2017

As a property manager, there are a number of things that must be considered when overseeing properties. While there are a lot of areas that need to be considered, one area that can easily be focused on is waterproofing. Amidst all the responsibilities of a property manager, perhaps waterproofing your commercial property is not high on the list. However, there are a number of reasons why waterproofing your properties is a great idea.

One thing that should be considered is that waterproofing is a preventative measure that protects against water damage and mildew. This can happen for a variety of reasons. If for example, there is water intrusion from the base of a wall, leaks from windows, water intrusions at panel joints, water intrusions from exterior cracks or water intrusions from balconies, this can all lead to water damage, mold and even dry rot. Without preventative measures, there are a number of poor results that may ensue. Getting rid of mold can be costly, especially if the extent of the mold is wide and dry rot has occurred. If this is the case, than contractors will have to remove damaged areas and replace it, which can quickly become costly. In addition, mildew can create an unsafe environment to live in. If there is dry rot on balconies for example, tenants may become hurt if the integrity of the balcony is compromised.

Another drawback to not waterproofing in advance is that the mildew can be unsightly and tenants can complain. From cracks in the wall to leaking ceilings, tenants may become unhappy and complain about the circumstances. When you waterproof in advance, not only do you make your tenants happy, you can ensure a safe environment as well as save money by making costly repairs unnecessary. These are just a few reasons why waterproofing your property can help.