To protect the structural integrity of many buildings, it is necessary to water proof the building envelope with coatings and membranes. The standards for water proofing have improved dramatically over the years, including superior products and newly enforced building codes. Waterproofing acts as a barrier between ground water and the building structure to prevent the penetration of water.
Waterproofing failures are widespread in both residential and commercial construction. Approximately 10% of all construction defects reported to California State Licensing Board is related to waterproofing failures. There are a variety of effective, long lasting repair methods and products available to resolve these issues.
Pacific Restoration offers commercial and residential San Diego waterproofing services throughout San Diego. Our waterproofing services range from foundations and below grade walls to moisture control systems and decorative coatings. We also have the experience to explore moisture intrusions and provide practical solutions to protect your investment.
Foundations and Below Grade Walls
Poured concrete foundation and below grade walls are often subject to water penetration through cracks. It is necessary to determine the location of water seepage to identify and repair the issue. Whether it’s new construction or an existing below grade project; we can handle any size foundation-waterproofing project. If you have an existing property that’s situated partially below grade, most likely there is a waterproof coating. If your property is over 20 years old, there may be a concern that the old waterproofing system is failing. Pacific Restoration carries waterproofing systems and products that are specifically designed to resolve these concerns.
Vapor Barriers / Moisture Control Systems
Pacific Restoration has extensive experience dealing with elevated moisture levels in slab on grade foundations. We can properly test your foundation and recommend the right option for you. There are many types of moisture control systems available and it is imperative that you choose right one. We understand that a successful moisture control solution requires the knowledge to determine the right product and the experience to perform the proper preparation and application.
Concrete Crack Repair
Foundation and concrete cracks are often found in southern California construction. They are most often noticed in walkways, foundations, tilt-up buildings, concrete slabs, patios and garages. Concrete slab and wall cracks can widen over time and cause moisture and structural problems. High-pressure epoxy, chemical grout and polyurethane injection systems can often be used to seal foundation and other concrete cracks without the need for costly and disruptive excavation or demolition.
Efflorescence and Masonry
Efflorescence on porous construction materials such as concrete foundations and cinder block walls often indicates a moisture problem. Efflorescence is a crystalline “salt” deposit on the surface of stucco, masonry, concrete or interior floor finishes during the evaporation of moisture contained within the substrate. For efflorescence to occur, the sulfates must be able to travel through the masonry to the surface and can often be prevented by not allowing excess water to penetrate the masonry. Pacific Restoration’s San Diego waterproofing services are designed to inhibit these salt and mineral deposits by preventing water from entering into the porous concrete surfaces.
Construction Waterproofing-The Latest Trends
Because real estate developers and property owners have dealt with the increasing cost of labor and materials over the past two decades, they have increasingly sought cost effective solutions for waterproofing. San Diego developers and home owners will have a wide array innovative waterproofing products and solutions to choose from. Pacific restoration will always find the most competitive prices and quality for a range of applications too. These new products provide solutions for virtually all above and below grade applications. Quality waterproofing products and systems help protect structures from the damaging effects of water. Pacific Restoration offers a wide range of advanced premium grade products, sealants and membranes to protect your investment.
Decorative Concrete Coatings can transform your ordinary concrete patios, walkways and interior flooring into custom finished hardscapes. A wide variety of colors and options can restore, resurface and beautify your concrete.
Large chain stores, including:, and choose polished concrete flooring as a commercial floor alternative to tile, carpet or vinyl composite tile known as VCT. Polished concrete floors provide a clean, professional and attractive look while allowing the surface to breathe when moisture is a problem. Today, homeowners, commercial industrial warehouses and other property owners are choosing polished concrete over traditional floor coverings. Polished concrete is not only affordable, but it’s also easy to maintain and light reflective making it a great finished floor choice for many applications.
Acid stained floors have become a very popular method for property owners to transform their standard grey concrete into aesthetic, practical and beautiful flooring. The examples of Stained Concrete are found in design stores, art galleries and high-end furniture stores. Acid staining opens pores in concrete surfaces in varying degrees and therefore produces different shades of the desired color. Acid staining is the most durable coloring process for existing concrete. The finished surface has diverse colors similar to natural stone or marble and becomes both beautiful and unique. You can even blend colors and patterns to make a truly one of a kind floor that becomes a centerpiece for any space, indoors or out.
Stamped concrete provides a wide variety of design ideas. Sometimes called “Imprinted Concrete”, this process is used to pattern, emboss or texture concrete to look like stone, brick, slate, tile, flagstone or even wood. Practical applications include patios, driveways, interior flooring and walkways. The unlimited possibilities, great durability and cost saving over other natural products make Stamped Concrete a great choice during your remodeling project. For years, architects, designers and contractors have used this finish for its natural beauty and inherent benefits. Pacific Restoration employs skilled experts that understand concrete, grading, finishing and coloration of stamped concrete. Our most talented professionals are true artisans.
A concrete overlay is generally described as a thin decorative concrete topping used to cover old or otherwise damaged concrete surfaces. The examples of Concrete Overlays are found in driveways, garage floors, pool decks and patios. Concrete overlays, sometimes referred to as skim coats, self-leveling overlays or spray toppings are capable of resurfacing floors that otherwise would be poor candidates for decorative coatings. A wide variety of colors and finish techniques can be sprayed, troweled, stamped or squeegeed onto existing concrete areas to create hundreds of options. Color, texture and stamping can be applied to these overlays for a new and dramatic improvement over old concrete floors.
Restoring existing concrete can transform old dingy surfaces with discoloration, cracks and other imperfections into new decorative, colored concrete surfaces without replacement. Previous methods for restoring concrete driveways and patios included demolition, jackhammers and bulldozers. Today’s new methods can make your old concrete look like new without tearing out your existing patio, pool deck or walkway.
Decorative concrete coatings can be applied to both old and new concrete for commercial and residential properties. Patios, walkways, pool decks, driveways and interior concrete can be beautifully finished in a large variety of coatings. We can transform your concrete into custom finished hardscapes with our decorative concrete finishes. There are many options to choose from when deciding on a decorative concrete finish. From simple clear coatings, to acid stains, to specialty epoxy coatings, to hand troweled overlays, we’ve done it all and can help you determine the best option for you.