Water sealing is another service that Geobear provides, utilising versatile and effective processes that will save you a lot of hassle down the line. Water ingress can do major damage to a home or business and can enormously disrupt construction work that’s being carried out.
What is Water Ingress?
Water ingress is when water makes its way into buildings. It can come in various different forms, as water can enter the building in different ways. For example, it is common for water to get in via the basement, but it can also enter through the roof or the walls of a building if the building materials have become damaged or deteriorated. It goes without saying that water ingress means big problems for the building and its inhabitants.
What Are the Common Causes of Water Ingress?
As mentioned, old and deteriorated building materials can let water in. Missing roof slates, broken guttering or render cracks are examples. Rot or a faulty damp course can also be causes of ingress damage.
We treat buildings that are vulnerable to or have experienced water ingress through walls or basements due to water migration or because of the soil type.
If your building is near a water source, such as a lake or river, then you are at higher risk of water ingress. This is especially true if the area is prone to flooding.
Prevention is Key
As with any building maintenance, it is always easier and cheaper to put preventative measures in place than to repair damage caused by a major issue such as a flood.
Our water sealing solutions are becoming increasingly commonplace in the UK. The increase in flooding in recent years has seen a rise in the demand for a preventative measure for water ingress and also a permanent barrier in already saturated environments. The cost of repairing severe water damage is far more than the cost of Geobear’s preventative measures, so don’t put off getting your at-risk areas water sealed.
A High Tech Solution
The process we use follows the core principles behind our resin injection methodology. The materials we use are closed cell and impermeable, meaning the injection and subsequent expansion of the materials forms a sealed barrier against any liquids.
We use our water sealing techniques on work sites where a barrier needs to be created to facilitate construction or where structures are already below the water line and the integrity is compromised by water migration. For example, basements are a common area which often require water sealing to prevent damage or mould. Certain soils are more susceptible to water flow damage – if you’ve got sand or gravel then preventative water sealing is even more crucial.
The video below shows how Geobear (formerly Uretek) effectively used our injection technique to remedy a water ingress situation at a heritage site in Sheffield.
Our specialist engineering department will design a package of works dependent on the objective of the works, taking into account any environmental considerations. The materials we use are all environmentally friendly.
Don’t leave it too late – if you think your home or business is at risk from water ingress, then get in touch with the team at Geobear straight away. We will inspect your property to see if it is at risk and then work out a plan with you from there.