The Importance of Waterproofing and Water Repellents

Water repellents are perhaps the most underused, yet cost-effective part of any new masonry construction project.  Few people would ever leave the back-deck on their home untreated, yet building owners often fail to apply water-repellents systems to their masonry. When you weatherproof masonry surfaces, a long-lasting barrier is formed which keeps your masonry protected from the elements.

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.  Making the decision to include long-wearing weather repellents on your new construction checklist, allows you the peace of mind in knowing you’ve made every possible attempt at keeping your structure safe and capitalizing your return on investment.

Key Benefits of James G. Staat Tuckpointing, inc. waterproofing and Water Repellent servcies

Our company has applied millions of square feet of water-repellents on a variety of substrates in the St. Louis Metro Area and beyond. 

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. 

Attentive application means your project is left clean, with no messy runs on windows, doors, or other surfaces. 

Close relationships with preservation consultants provide us with a cutting edge in historical tuckpointing projects. We also stand by our relationships with our vendors in professional, historical preservation techniques and products.

Staat, Inc. has completed some of the largest and most prestigious historical preservation projects in the greater Midwest - Missouri, Illinois and Iowa to name a few, as well as national collaborations with various contractors. The historical value that is innate to these buildings is multiplied when we create the renovation that brings them back to life and adds to their longevity. We take modern concepts, paired with contemporary products to create a unique blueprint to solve some of the most challenging historical renovation projects in the 21st century.

We have a large team of masonry artisans who are timely, courteous, and efficient with an unmatched level of quality in the trade and dedication to detail.  Our vast knowledge of the variety of restoration project types and processes, allows us to say with confidence, that we can handle your masonry restoration project, whatever the size or scope of work; with targeted resourcefulness, we are able to offer our services to work with your budget.

Our ingenuity and efficiencies offer modern strategies to align your project with our vast knowledge of industry best practices and years of experienced, complex historical restoration and new construction projects. With our inventory of up-to-date equipment, we can configure access to a building with the least amount of interruption to building ownership.

Our team is constantly keeping up-to-date with training and continuing education from manufacturers and union training programs, to stay alert and knowledgeable on the latest advances and techniques available in our industry. You won’t find a better team who genuinely cares about the goals of the project and takes pride in their work on a daily basis.