Thursday, June 18, 2009

Waterproofing With Hot Mop Tar

A waterproof barrier is required before pouring a new concrete deck. Without a waterproof membrane, water damage and dry rot will occur. Find a good hot mop contractor in you area.
When a concrete deck fails, it is because the waterproof barrier has failed to hold back the water. Do not cut corner on this phase of the project.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Hidden Damage Caused By Water in Concrete Decking

This is a photo of the same deck from an earlier posting, the underside has been removed to expose the extent of the damage to the sheathing, joists, and header boards. The concrete decking above only had minor cracking to the surface.
The water proof membrane under the concrete has failed to keep the water from seeping into the supporting lumber.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Concrete decking water damage.

light weight concrete

If the waterproofing under a concrete deck has failed (no longer water tight) the signs of leaking will appear below, long before the concrete gets loose above. Checking for leaks in the underside of a concrete balcony or patio should be watch and checked annually for signs of water damage.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Water Damage in Lincoln

I got a call from a property manager in Lincoln, Ca regarding some water damage. The water damage is extensive, removal will take a while to complete. Some areas will nbe treated as an emergency; rot and mold was found. Resident safety will be a priority.
Water had rotted the wood decking and framing. Dry rot needs to be eliminated and removed off site properly. Tromler Construction has a lot of experience in the removal of water, rot, and mold damages.
Here is an example of some of the damages.
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