Additional Services

Water Repellents

Water repellents are a brick structure’s first line of defense against the elements. When water penetrates masonry, it subjects it to the damaging effects of the freeze/thaw cycle, as well as the build-up of salt deposits, which can cause spalling, crazing and/or efflorescence. Properly applied, penetrating, breathable water repellents can reduce or eliminate these problems. It is very important that the sealant products used are specifically selected for the protection that is needed. Using the wrong water repellent for the particular application, can actually assist in trapping moisture in the wall, rather than keeping it out.

It is, therefore, imperative that the contractor selected to install the water repellents be very knowledgeable and experienced in both their function and installation.

Exterior Building Services, Inc. (EBS) has consistently worked with the largest masonry contractors in Minnesota, installing water repellents for more than 35 years.

Graffiti Control Systems

Graffiti (“tagging”) is not something anyone wants to see on their building. Not only does graffiti create an eyesore, but it makes a poor first impression on visitors, conveying a negative image of the company or establishment, and costs billions of dollars annually. Many cities have instituted anti-graffiti programs, whereby failure to remove graffiti within as little as 72 hours, can lead to fines and/or charges from the city for its removal. Property owners are left to figure out how to quickly remove the damage without breaking the bank.

A graffiti control system provides a coating that forms a clear-coat barrier over the wall or surface being protected. If the surface is vandalized, the coating can be easily removed, taking the graffiti with it.

Exterior Building Services, Inc. (EBS) is ideally suited for this work, having over 37 years of experience in working with a wide variety of coatings, including graffiti control systems.

When you want your structure to look its best, choose EBS.

Get It Done Right the First Time. Contact EBS for all your Water Repellent and Graffiti Control needs.