EXTERIOR WALL CAULKING SERVICES SAN DIEGO | CONCRETE POLISHING SOLUTIONS.
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Concrete Polishing Solutions Checks for leaks and caulks exterior wall joints in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Our well-trained technicians keep buildings from getting water in and causing a lot of money in damage. Outside wall caulking stops rainwater, moisture, dust, light, heat, bugs, and sound from getting into wall joint cracks and getting into the structure.
Sealants also need to withstand the dynamic contractions and expansions that happen because of temperature changes and earthquakes. It is crucial that you hire an expert who knows about the pros and cons of sealants and different caulking techniques and tools.
As a San Diego-based company, Concrete Polishing Solutions has been proud to serve the residential, commercial, and industrial market since 2011. Our clients rely on our skilled caulking technicians to buy sealants, get to faulty areas, and protect buildings at very reasonable prices. We can get to places that ladders can’t get to with our rope access certifications. This is the most cost-effective way to get to places that ladders can’t get to. Our team also knows how to use all of the different types of access equipment.
Wall Joints, Building Elements, and Sealants:
People talk about wall joints, building elements, and sealants. A wall joint is where these things come together. Joints are often called that in the construction industry.
There are a lot of places on the outside of every building where common building parts come together. Wall cladding, GFRC panels, flashing, molding, cornices, window frames, canopies, and balconies are some of the things that can be used.
Wall joints need to be sealed with flexible sealants that can withstand temperature changes, vibrations, earthquakes, rainwater, insects, and hot air coming in or going out.
Common Building Elements with Joints:
Wall Cladding: The layer of skin that goes outside a wall to protect it. Cladding can be made of many different things, and it can also be called paneling.
GFRC Panels: This is a very common building material used to cover the outside of walls. GFRC, or Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete, are lightweight panels about 1″ thick and can be used in many ways.
Flashing: These thin metal sheets are used to waterproof a building or structure to keep walls from getting wet. Usually, metal flashing is made of aluminum or copper. It can also be made of stainless steel, zinc alloy, or even lead.
Exterior Molding: It’s called molding or molding and covers the gaps between exterior surfaces or wall joints. Wood, stone, or cement are used to make the molding for the outside of a home.
Exterior Cornice: Cornices are moldings that go on top of a wall. They are called exterior cornices because they go outside. Cornices are both decorative and useful. They act like rain gutters and keep rainwater from getting on walls.
Window Trims: Keep rainwater from getting into the gaps around the window with window trims. They are above and below a window (windowsill).
Window Sill: The horizontal shelf below a window provides structural support and a way to keep rainwater from getting into the window opening. Because they are slanted away from the face of the outside wall, they are slanted down.
Canopies: Finding a canopy over a door frame or a window is possible.
Other Problems From Water Intrusion:
Mold: Exterior wall surfaces that have holes and cracks will allow moisture to build up at the joints of the walls. This is where mold can grow. Mold grows over time. Instead of putting your people at risk of breathing dangerous mold, be proactive and seal exterior wall cracks.
Fire: Water leaks can find pipes that carry water a long way down. Wet electrical wiring can start fires. Prevent a fire hazard in your building by caulking outside wall joints and ensuring water doesn’t get inside.
Corrosion: When certain metals are exposed to oxygen and water, rust and corrosion can happen. Because you seal walls and keep water out, you protect your building’s structural beams from corrosion.
Choosing The Correct Sealant:
Polyurethanes, Silicones, Polysulfides, Acrylics, and Hybrids are some of the materials that are commonly used.
When choosing a sealant, thermal expansion, UV exposure, and compatibility with substrates and other sealants are things to think about. Concrete Polishing Solutions technicians use this training guide from Sika and other sources. Over the past ten years, we’ve learned a lot about wall joint caulking that can help you choose the right sealant for your building or structure.
|Excellent adhesion||Whites may yellow due to UV exposure|
|Good weatherability||Vinyl subtrates need to be primed|
|Paintable||Limited temperature resistance|
|Good mechanical properties||UV resistance (depends on PUR)|
|Excellent UV Stability||Not paintable|
|Good adhesion to many substrates||Only silicone adheres to silicone|
|Good temperature resistance||Attract dirt|
|Ideal for glass to metal applications||Hydrolytic-high moisture transmission rate|
|Good mold resistance||Potential for staining|
|Good weatherbility||May require a primer|
|Good adhesion||Limited high temperature performance|
|Paintable||Low tear strenght|
|Chemical resistance||Old technology|
|Paintable||Dynamic movement limitations|
|Low cost||Poor weather resistance|
|Not recommended for exterior use|
|Applies and acts like a silicone||May be more difficult to gun in low temperatures|
|Excellent UV Stability|
|Good adhesion to many substrates|
Wall Joints Remedial Caulking Process:
- Getting rid of old, cracked, or delaminated sealant. To make sure the new adhesive sticks well, you must altogether remove the old one.
- The two-rag method is used to clean and degrease the joint. The goal is to make sure there are no loose parts, grease, dust, or other things that could make it hard to stick together.
- Backer’s rod or bond-breaking tape must be put in. This ensures that the sealant thickness doesn’t exceed the manufacturer’s recommended width to have the best ability to deform.
- Make sure to apply a sealant to the correct width of the joint with the help of an application gun.
- Finally, use special spatulas to spread the sealant around to make sure it sticks and looks good when it’s done. Tooling is an essential part of the process, but most amateur caulking contractors ignore it.
Wall Caulking Benefits with Concrete Polishing Solutions:
Certified And Insured: Concrete Polishing Solutions is a fully insured, bonded, and licensed caulking contractor that can do the job. The highly skilled experts at our company can help you no matter what your situation is. Our wall caulking contractors check for leaks and seal wall joints to keep water out. Don’t put off weatherproofing your building. Do it now to avoid costly repairs.
Unique Features: Concrete Polishing Solutions has rope access techniques that can help you cut down on the time of your wall caulking work, saving you money. We have skilled technicians who can get into high-rise buildings and structures from above at our company. We go to places other people can’t. We fix leaks in canopies and caulk faulty ledges on historic buildings.
Labor Warranty: Concrete Polishing Solutions stands by its work and promises that you will be happy with the caulking services. We offer a labor warranty for 12 months for areas that have been caulked or sealed. It doesn’t matter what we did. If you find that our work caused a leak, we will re-caulk the area(s).
Procurement Services: Concrete Polishing Solutions has done wall caulking services on a wide range of materials. Our first step is to get the proper sealant for your wall joint. In the time amateur contractors don’t have, we find and use the proper sealant to keep your home or business safe and healthy.
WALL JOINT CAULKING GALLERY
Commercial & High Rise Caulking Contractor Concrete Polishing Solutions
Commercial and high-rise caulking contractor Concrete Polishing Solutions is based in San Diego, and they do good work. In buildings, water can get in, and rain can leak out. Our company helps to figure out what causes this to happen.
When it comes to commercial window caulking and rain leak detection, Concrete Polishing Solutions is your best source. We also specialize in waterproofing wall joints for multi-story and high-rise projects. Over the last seven years, we’ve been offering professional exterior caulking services for various commercial properties, such as apartment buildings, complexes, hotels, office buildings, hospitals, museums, churches, stadiums, warehouses, and industrial buildings. We’ve been very good at this for the last seven years.
Why Rain Leaks Cause Building Damage
Window and wall leaks can cost you a lot of money.
Many property managers think that rain leaks happen only a few times a year in California and that they are only a short-term thing. They also put buckets or towels on the ground to catch the water that comes from window frames, walls, and ceilings, and they promise their tenants that they will fix it at some point.
Problem #1: Mold
However, the problems caused by rain leaks are much more serious and can cause a lot of damage to your home’s foundation.
Water damage is the most common reason for costly building repairs. Insurance claims show that building owners in the United States spend billions of dollars each year dealing with the damage caused by water.
If you don’t fix the damage, it will cost you a lot of money.
Rainwater can get into your home through faulty windows and wall joints and cause these problems:
The smell and look of mold aren’t the only things that can be bad for you. Mold can also cause a lot of health problems. Mold can make you cough, make your nose and eyes runny, and cause skin problems. There are a lot of things that can make remediation very expensive. Also, the space would have to be closed off for a few days or weeks.
Problem #2: Corrosion Of Structural Beams
Once a little rust has set in, the corrosion can be very expensive to fix, and it can be very dangerous for the people who live in the building. Corrosion of structural beams can seriously weaken your building and leave rust stains on both the outside and inside.
Problem #3: Fire Caused By The Watered Wiring
When wires are wet, they can easily burn your appliances and start a fire in your home. Also, if you handle damaged wiring or don’t pay attention to electrified tools, equipment, or water, you could seriously hurt your occupants and employees. There are also a lot of other things that water leaks can cause.
These problems could cost you a lot of money, so you should get caulking for your home.
Exterior Caulking Is Critical For Building Health
As a powerful sealant, exterior caulking helps stop water and dust from getting into the joints around windows, doors, trim and flashing. It also helps keep heat and sound from getting through.
In addition, it allows joints to move in certain ways. Such movements can be caused by things like building settlement, earthquakes, and, most often, the heating and cooling of the outside of a building. In fact, the outside of a building grows when it’s hot and sunny and shrinks when it’s cold at night.
In addition to preventing rain leaks, caulking the outside of a building is important for controlling the temperature inside. Depending on the outside temperature, waterproof joints keep heat from getting in and cold air from leaving through the joints. Thus, it saves a lot of money on electricity bills and improves energy efficiency, which saves money.
Finally, caulk is very important in commercial settings because it improves the look and value of your building. Make your corners, slits, and joints look clean and attractive with the right caulking application by a caulking contractor. They can also make them more durable and long-lasting.
The typical lifespan of any caulking sealant is between 5 and 10 years, depending on the type of material, how much sunlight it gets, and how often the outside joints of a building deform. Because caulk won’t last even a few months if it was applied wrong or the wrong sealant was used.
Exterior caulking can have many problems, but the most common ones are missed open joints, old sealant cracking, loss of adhesion, and the failure of the surface (cracks). There is no way to avoid all of these problems except for cracks. That’s why it’s so important to hire a professional caulking contractor, whether they’re installing new caulking or finding and fixing leaks.
Why Hire Concrete Polishing Solutions?
Concrete Polishing Solutions, unlike other caulking contractors, has a lot of experience with high-rise access methods like rope access, suspended platforms (also called swing stages), and all kinds of man lifts. Thus, we can get into and fix any part of your building safely and cost-effectively, so we can get to and fix your building.
When we do any work on your home, we only use the best caulks and sealants available in the industry. We also make sure that the job is done to high standards. Our caulking and waterproofing work comes with a 12-24-month workmanship warranty as a result, so we back our work for that long.
Property managers often have trouble deciding on a good and trustworthy service provider to work with. Then, the tenants say that the unprofessional vendor made their lives a lot more difficult by leaving behind dirt and flaws. Contractors who don’t do their job well leave tenants and property owners unhappy with their work’s overall condition and appearance.
And we are happy to say that our certified specialists have been given professional training, which they now use to make sure your building is Resilient, Secure, and Environmentally Friendly. Keeps our clients’ homes safe for a long time because of the quality of our work. Let our team stop them for you if you want to keep your people safe and avoid costly and damaging consequences.
We promise to do a good job and make you happy.
People who hire us get a warranty for 12-24 months on their work.
As soon as we find any problems, we’ll come back and fix them right away.
We’ll work with you to ensure that our work has as little effect and disruption as possible.
EXTERIOR CAULKING & WATERPROOFING SERVICES
Rain Leak Inspection
We identify water intrusion with thermal imaging, visually inspect outside joints, and prepare photo report describing issues found, and provide a solution. If water leaks are not visible, we will implement water-test to detect the leaking area.
Wall & Window Joints Remedial Caulking
Typically, most of the leaks from frames & walls are caused by deteriorated sealant in leaking windows or wall joints. Such joints need to be thoroughly cleaned from old sealant, degreased, and re-caulked with the right products, compatible with the substrate, width of the joints, and overall environment.
We work with General Contractors to seal and caulk exterior joints on new construction projects.
Exterior Wall Waterproofing
Some walls are built from porous materials such as brick, natural stone and concrete. During strong rains, water can easily penetrate through, causing moisture and water damage inside your building. We provide commercial waterproofing by re-sealing wall joints and applying clear sealer (water repellent) to successfully prevent water penetration.
Concrete Polishing Solutions makes sure that your building can keep moisture out of its exterior with caulking. We’ve been able to help both residential and commercial buildings keep walls, foundations, and roofs safe.
The benefits of caulking are:
- Caulking is good for energy efficiency because it closes all the places where heat or cold can get in or out of a home.
- Sealing all gaps on the material’s surface to make it watertight and airtight.
- Insects can get into a building by finding places and holes where they can get in.
- Because you can use caulking on many different surfaces, it is very versatile.
- The goal is to keep mold and mildew from spreading through materials and walls.
- Easy to remove
- Improve the value of a home or property by making its exterior air and watertight.
- Caulking comes in non-toxic material.
The right caulking or sealant can help you save money on utility bills, repairs and make a long-term investment in your home. We can help you choose the right one. Get a free quote today.
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