Do you have a prime piece of real estate that sits on a high water table or a marshy area?  You can build durable structures with good waterproofing materials and methods. Waterproofing is effective against water infiltration and damage in concrete structures.  When do you need to deploy waterproofing services when handling a residential structure?

Preparing the Foundation

Concrete has various advantages as a building material, including affordability and durability. But concrete is susceptible to water infiltration through capillary action, where water flows through very narrow cracks in the concrete.  Water can also spread in the concrete from hydrostatic pressure. It is common in concrete structures standing in water bodies. Water infiltration weakens the structural integrity of the structure, making it vulnerable to cracking.

Waterproofing creates a barrier to block water from infiltrating and spreading in the concrete. It is crucial to create a waterproof barrier when preparing the foundation of any building, including residential structures. A waterproofing service can inspect the water dynamics in your area and recommend the type of waterproofing to use. They also install the waterproofing properly to ensure your house can withstand water infiltration as long as it stands.

Repairing Cracked Concrete Sections 

Cracks can form in concrete form for different reasons: earthquakes, subsoil shifts, and very heavy loads on the surface. Water finds an entry point in these cracks. The damage can be rapid once water infiltrates concrete. Your structure will weaken fast. This problem comes with secondary complications such as high dampness in the building and mold growth. These problems cause respiratory ailments.

You need waterproofing when repairing damaged concrete, even when the concrete is not in immediate threat of water damage. Waterproofing services can prepare waterproofing material that can withstand future stresses to the concrete, including water infiltration. Where concrete cracking is caused by poor preparation, they will perform the necessary remedy with properly prepared and waterproof concrete.

Preparing Concrete for Water Holding Structures 

Waterproofed concrete is a viable material for holding water. It is affordable and keeps water fresh for a long time. You can put up water-holding structures like tanks and drainage trenches using concrete. It is preferable for very large water tanks where using plastic or metal is not viable. Waterproofing services use the highest level of waterproofing for such concretes that hold standing water. 

Are you putting up a concrete structure that is meant to last? Talk to waterproofing services for preparing concrete that will remain standing for ages.

For more information, contact a company like Central Penn Waterproofing.