Archive for the ‘Baltimore Waterproofing’ Category

Safety Tips for Drying Out a Flooded Building

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Drying out a flooded building is a process that is both labor-intensive and time consuming. However, it’s absolutely necessary to be proactive in this situation. Without decisive action, water damage can ruin a structure.

Before you start, it’s important to take a number of safety concerns into consideration. From the presence of bacteria in the water to potentially dangerous situations involving electricity, you need to be prepared for everything before you begin. In this week’s blog, we’re going to talk about the safety precautions you should take before beginning work on drying out a flooded building.

Safety Tips for Drying Out a Flooded Building

Power

Electricity and water do not mix. Assume all downed power lines are live. Turn off the power to the entire building before you begin work. If you have any doubt about your safety in a situation with regards to electricity, play it safe. Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Gas Leaks

Gas leaks are another safety hazard in flooded buildings. In this case, the nose knows. Smell for the odor of leaking natural gas before beginning work. If you do detect a gas leak, contact your local utility and do not continue work until the problem has been addressed.

Contamination

Flood waters often bring organic matter into the building. This includes things like animal waste or sewage, which will contaminate the building. Bacteria will rapidly multiply in standing floodwaters. Assume all standing water is contaminated. This means you will need to wear protective gear when working in spaces where there is standing water. This includes protection for the eyes, mouth and hands. It’s also smart to wear a rubber coverall to prevent water from coming into contact with any part of your body.

Structural Damage

Do an assessment of the structural integrity of the building prior to the cleanup process. If it is determined to be structurally unsound, do not proceed.

When in Doubt, Play it Safe

If you have any doubts as to your safety with regard to any of the situations outlined above, play it safe, and don’t take any unnecessary risks.

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What’s the safety issue in this picture? The lights are on.

About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

Commercial Waterproofing in Baltimore

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Winter is here, is your commercial or industrial facility waterproofed? Melting snow can cause significant structural damage if it infiltrates the structure. Structural damage means repairs, and repairs aren’t cheap. To keep your commercial or industrial structure protected from water damage, you need commercial waterproofing in Baltimore. Learn more about how Consolidated Coatings can help keep you dry this winter and beyond in our blog.

Commercial Waterproofing in Baltimore

Waterproofing is absolutely essential for any commercial or industrial facility. Water damage can cripple a structure if it goes undetected. Water damage is especially concerning in the winter, when freeze thaw cycles can make damage even worse. Commercial waterproofing is the best solution for preventing water damage.

Waterproofing Systems

Consolidated Coatings offers a number of commercial waterproofing solutions.

  • Leak inspection and detection
  • Above and below grade waterproofing
  • Breathable masonry sealers
  • Waterproof decorate coatings
  • Complete membrane system installation
  • Waterplugging
  • Positive and negative side waterproofing
  • Building facades
  • Clear penetrating sealants
  • Underground parking garages
  • Elevator pits
  • Manufacturer’s warranty up to 10 years

 

Don’t let water damage your structure and leave you with a bill for tens of thousands of dollars in repairs. Protect your structure from water damage now and in the future with a comprehensive waterproofing solution. To learn more about commercial waterproofing in Baltimore, contact Consolidated Coatings today.

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About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

The Benefits of Commercial and Industrial Waterproofing in Baltimore

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Waterproofing is an absolute essential for your commercial or industrial facility in Baltimore. Water damage can cause untold amounts of damage to your facility, requiring extensive and expensive repair. Waterproofing helps combat water damage by preventing water from getting in to your facility. Water damage is an issue whether your facility sits above or below grade. So what are the benefits of commercial and industrial waterproofing in Baltimore? Read on to learn more.

The Benefits of Commercial and Industrial Waterproofing in Baltimore

Leak Inspection and Leak Detection

A leak is not a good sign, but the earlier it’s caught, the sooner damage control can begin and the less damage will be done. We offer leak inspection and leak detection to take care of leaks fast and stop them at the source. Stay high and dry and keep your facility water-free.

Waterproofing Systems

We offer commercial and industrial grade waterproofing systems for your Baltimore facility that can stand up to the toughest challenge. Above and below grade waterproofing ensures that your facility will stay dry no matter where it’s located, which is especially important for facilities in low-lying areas. But don’t think that above grade facilities don’t need waterproofing. Water damage can happen to any building. Our waterproofing services in Baltimore include:

  • breathable masonry sealers
  • waterproof decorative coatings
  • building facades
  • underground parking garages
  • elevator pits
  • positive and negative side waterproofing
  • waterplugging
  • clear penetrating sealants
  • complete membrane system installation

 

For all of your waterproofing needs in Baltimore, trust Consolidated Coatings. Contact us today to learn how we can help you waterproof your commercial or industrial facility in Baltimore.

waterproofing Baltimore

About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

Why Should I Waterproof My Building? Tips From Your Baltimore Waterproofing Experts

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The weather in Maryland is most enjoyable when sunny, but rain, snow and sleet do tend to occur. If your building has not been waterproofed, the wet weather may pose a problem.waterproof

Waterproofing your Baltimore building will keep the interior dry. This includes your prized possessions or any expensive electrical equipment you own that should not get wet, or that you do not want getting wet.

Choosing not to waterproof your building can lead to devastating consequences such as leaks, flooding and more. Then what is even worse, the financial damage on top of the physical damage. Fortunately, there is an alternative to suffering from a flooded building.

Hiring an experienced waterproofing contractor in Maryland can help keep your building safe from leaks and floods. Want more information about this? Contact Consolidated Coatings in Baltimore. We will be happy to provide you with more information and then waterproof your building if need be.

Consolidated Coatings Inc., Your Baltimore Waterproofing Experts

If Consolidated Coatings is working on a project for your building, rest assured that only the highest grade products will be used. All of our clients are treated with the highest level of respect.

For a full portfolio of all of the work we have completed, please visit our website here.

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Consolidated Coatings services nearby areas such as Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Washington, DC., and Virginia. We are specialists in sealing, waterproofing and preserving building structures providing full service building restoration for our clients.

For more information, check out our website view our portfolio, or give us a call 410-574-6504. We would love to hear from you!