Reasons as to Why You Should Consider Commercial Waterproofing

Commercial waterproofing from companies like ANP Painting Contractors is perhaps one of the easiest and most efficient ways to maintain the structural integrity of your business while at the same time preventing watermarks and mould from forming on your walls. By preventing moisture, you can both protect your investment and increase the value and life expectancy of your structure. By not taking care of your investment, small problems such as watermarks on walls can balloon into migraines and cost you more money than necessary. Here are three main advantages that commercial waterproofing provides.

It maintains structural integrity

First of all, waterproofing is all about making sure that your building stays always strong. There is nothing worse than having to perform costly reparations on your building's floors and walls once water has breached in. Water damage not only makes your walls and floors look bad, but it can also make you feel as if you are constantly fighting to keep a steady ship. Water can also damage the foundation of your business, cracking or splitting it and ultimately threatening the structural integrity of your building.

 It improves your health

Water doesn't only cause structural damage, but it can also be harmful to your health. If you think about it, the water that leaks has to go somewhere, right? That water often goes up into the air in the form of humidity. The more humid the environment is, the higher the chances of harmful allergens such as mould growing inside of your building. Some health issues related to mould include:

  • Eye, skin and throat irritation.
  • Breathing difficulties.
  • Respiratory tract issues.
  • Lethargy.
  • Memory loss.

Commercial waterproofing highly decreases the chances of mould harming the people working inside your building. It will also save you money on energy bills, as the less humid your construction is, the less you will spend on air conditioning in order to cool it down.

It increases the value of your property

If you are thinking of selling the building, then waterproofing is necessary. A building with water damage to either the floors, walls or the foundation has a drastically lowered value. With waterproofing, your buyers will remain interested. If your building has any unfinished areas, you could choose to waterproof those as well. The unfinished area can be transformed into a storage unit, a conference room or a break room, therefore increasing the square footage of the building and ultimately increasing its market value.