Equipped for Any Project
While the core of our business involves commercial waterproofing solutions, we also offer additional services to protect building envelopes and exterior finishes.
Because of our extensive commercial building expertise, we offer a wide variety of services including water repellents, graffiti control, and injection grouting. We understand building exteriors and manage that structural and facade challenges directly for the owner, architect and contractor.
EBS has the complete experience required to meet or exceed the project specifications, from heavy-duty systems to basic restorations. Large commercial buildings sometimes require special services and our team is ready to repair, restore, and prevent to protect your building’s exterior.
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.
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.
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.
Injection grouting is the method of filling the cracks, open joints, voids, or honeycombs, in concrete or masonry structural members. This is done under pressure with a grout material that cures in place to produce the desired results like strengthening a structure and preventing water ingress.
Grout is a flowable plastic material and should have negligible shrinkage to fill the gap or voids and should remain stable without cracking, delamination, or crumbling. There are different types of grouts used for the repair and strengthening of concrete and masonry structural members.