THE IMPORTANCE OF WEATHER PROOFING AND WATER REPELLENTS
Water-repellents and air barriers are perhaps the most underused, yet cost-effective part of any new masonry construction or historic masonry preservation. Few people would ever leave the back-deck on their home untreated, yet building owners often fail to apply water-repellents and air barrier systems to their masonry. When you weatherproof masonry surfaces, a long lasting barrier is formed which keeps your masonry protected from the elements.
Air barrier systems applied to new masonry can help prevent air, vapor, and water from leaking into, or out of, a building enclosure. Moisture laden air is barred from entering the building enclosure. If this is not done, moisture laden air can migrate into the building assembly, and when cooled to its dew point this water vapor turns to liquid water. This liquid water can corrode metals in the building assembly, provide one of the ingredients needed for mold growth, saturate building materials such as fibrous insulations, gypsum wall board, and wood.
Water-repellents not only can keep the color and beauty of masonry locked in, but it keeps it protected from the harmful effects of freeze-thaw damage, acid rain, or dirt and other air pollutants. Water-repellants also protect against efflorescence, mildew, and algae growth. Not only this, but some water-repellents such as Prosoco's "Blok-Guard & Graffiti Control" can resist penetration of graffiti and simplify graffiti removal.
KEY BENEFITS OF STAAT TUCKPOINTING'S WEATHERPROOFING SERVICES
- Our company has applied millions of square feet of water-repellents on a variety of substrates in the St. Louis Metro Area and beyond.
- Attentive application means your project is left clean, with no messy runs on windows, doors, or other surfaces.
- Over the years, our close relationships with our water-repellent manufacturers has resulted in our ability to provide up to a 15 year warranty on water-repellents
- Knowledgeable application by the professionals at James G. Staat Tuckpointing Inc. means the right repellent, on the right substrate, with guaranteed quality.
Owning numerous sets of modular staging, hundreds of feet of scaffolding, and man-lifts of all different sizes, James G. Staat Tuckpointing Inc. is fully capable of handling your project. With both portable sprayers and high-powered airless sprayers, our team of applicators are courteous, efficient, and helpful. Because we have worked extensively with our material manufacturers on a variety of project types, we are able to handle nearly any water-repellent application available. Our large employee base results in timely, working schedules regardless of the size of the job.