Commercial building caulking comes in many forms and can be used in a range of applications. Elastomeric caulking seals cracks, gaps, and crevices like other caulking products do, but it has one characteristic that sets it apart: its elasticity, which allows for expansion and contraction.
Presto Restoration’s commercial elastomeric caulking services are designed to ensure your high-rise office building, healthcare facility, industrial structure, multi-family complex, hotel, historic structure, or any other building subject to movement remains adequately sealed and protected for years to come.
Why Elastomeric Caulk Is A Smart Choice for Commercial Properties
While the term “elastomeric” makes it sound more complex than other caulks, it simply defines whether a material returns to its original size once it’s been stretched or compressed. Elastomeric materials don’t tear when stretched and are waterproof and corrosion-resistant.
You should consider several factors when choosing the proper sealant for your commercial structure, including:
- The amount of movement expected in the joints you’re sealing.
- The surface of the area you’re sealing.
- Annual temperature conditions.
Using the wrong caulking or misapplying it can lead to failed seals. Hiring a professional exterior restoration and waterproofing company for elastomeric caulking services ensures:
- All caulking surfaces are prepped correctly.
- Cleanup is performed appropriately.
- The correct caulking is used.
- Everything that needs to be sealed is sealed.
- You get the best possible results for the best possible price.
When to Use Elastomeric Caulking Services
There are advantages and disadvantages to using elastomeric caulking when waterproofing your building and parking structure. While elastomeric caulks do tend to last longer and can handle a lot of movement, they also can’t be painted over, are slower to cure, and have a strong odor. For these reasons, they’re best for applications like caulking expansion and control joints where you need beneficial performance traits such as:
- High movement capability
- Longer service life
- Long-lasting continuous flexibility over time
- Temperature resistance
- UV resistance
If your commercial building currently has urethane sealant but you choose to switch to elastomeric caulk, the existing urethane material must be removed entirely. Otherwise, the elastomeric caulking can deteriorate more quickly than expected, destroying the seal. That makes it imperative to work with a restoration company that knows how to get the job done right.
Other Waterproofing Services We Offer
In addition to elastomeric caulking services, Presto Restoration offers elastomeric coatings and complete building caulking.
Elastomeric wall coatings services are ideal for forming a waterproof barrier that defies extreme weather conditions. Long-lasting and durable, they offer numerous opportunities for preventing leakage and eliminating flaws caused by holes and cracks. They also enhance your building’s appearance while:
- Resisting dirt, mildew, and cracking.
- Adhering to nearly any surface.
- Not requiring multiple coats.
- Being environmentally friendly and low V.O.C.
When you want durable protection and outstanding beauty for your commercial structures, there’s simply no better choice than elastomeric wall coatings.
Complete Building Caulking
Caulking failure is one of the leading causes of water intrusion in commercial buildings and parking structures. As caulking ages, it begins to lose its flexibility and sealing properties. Professional caulking services help prevent failed caulking-related problems like increased utility costs and structural deterioration due to water, air, and dust leaks. And by hiring an experienced professional to do the work, you mitigate future costly repairs and reconstruction while retaining your building’s value and decreasing liabilities.
Look To Presto Restoration For Elastomeric Caulking Services and More
Combining restoration and waterproofing services to renew the exterior of your commercial building maximizes your investment and prevents water and other elements from entering your building, keeping the interior dry and waterproof.
Here are just a few of the reasons you should make sealing and caulking a part of your building’s regular maintenance plan:
- Ensures your building’s water and airtight.
- Enhanced building appearance.
- Energy savings.
- Increased property value.
- Prevents mold and mildew.
- A more comfortable and healthy interior for occupants and visitors.
Presto Restoration’s nearly 30 years of experience in the restoration and waterproofing industry means we’re ready and able to take on even the most complex waterproofing jobs. No matter what type of commercial structure you own or manage, our services help you achieve maximum property value by preventing water from entering your structure.
To learn more about our elastomeric caulking services and all the other restoration and waterproof solutions we provide, including concrete sealing, industrial coatings, deck coating, exterior painting, painting & coating, and vehicular traffic bearing coating, contact us today.