Commercial ICF waterproofing plays a pivotal role in protecting your property, specifically below-grade ICF structures, from moisture and water intrusion.
PRO Waterproofers offers exterior and interior waterproofing services for both commercial and residential properties. We have a team of highly skilled and experienced professional waterproofing specialists.
Here’s why our commercial ICF waterproofing service is the best compared to our leading competitors.
Insulated concrete foam or ICF structures is a construction technique that involves interlocking polystyrene walls to build the exterior form of the foundation, reinforcing it with rebar, and filling it with solid concrete.
ICF foundations come with several benefits, especially in colder climates like Canada. ICF structures typically offer excellent insulation, consistent temperature regulation, high structural integrity, impressive strength and durability, fire and termite resistance, and better energy efficiency properties than traditional poured foundations.
Commercial ICF waterproofing for below-grade walls is a non-negotiable in any construction. Unlike roofing that gets replaced and maintained periodically, below-grade waterproofing for ICF structures is expected to withstand many years of wear and tear and perform efficiently throughout the entire lifespan of the building.
Waterproofing for commercial ICF structures is done while the construction is in progress. It’s an essential step that leaves no room for mistakes. Poor-quality ICF foundation waterproofing can cause costly water damages and inconvenience for you and your tenants. It involves extensive and expensive processes of re-excavating, backfilling, and reconstructing to access the foundation of your property and redoing the waterproofing for the ICF structure.
Hence, selecting a professional waterproofing company with the technical expertise and necessary equipment should be a priority. Our specialists here PRO Waterproofers can guarantee industry-established waterproofing practices for commercial ICF structures.
Our commercial ICF waterproofing solutions follow a proactive approach that:
Commercial ICF waterproofing is a multistep process. Given the nature of the EPS foam and its vulnerability to solvents, waterproofing ICF structures require a combination of water-based materials and advanced techniques to effectively address various factors that influence moisture buildup and hydrostatic pressure in the soil.
Here at PRO Waterproofers, we start our commercial ICF waterproofing service with a thorough study and assessment of your property and specific requirements. Based on this, our specialists develop a customized waterproofing solution using top-quality waterproofing materials, which includes:
Peel-and-stick membranes, or self-adhered membranes, are widely available and commonly used in waterproofing ICF foundations, pedestrian tunnels, and other below-grade concrete construction. When used in commercial ICF waterproofing, they help maintain a consistent membrane thickness, bridge any gaps or seams that can cause water leaks. They also offer hassle-free installation and cleanup.
For waterproofing applications on below-grade ICF structures, experts recommend using a flexible self-adhering rubberized asphalt waterproofing membrane (1.5 mm thickness and 100 cm width) applied with a water-based primer for enhanced adhesion to the EPS foam.
Also called dimpled membranes, air gap membranes are made of plastic with elevated flat tabs on one side. For commercial ICF waterproofing applications, they are installed vertically with the tabs against the walls. This waterproofing system displaces the air to relieve the pressure against the basement or ICF foundation and provides a drainage plane.
Spraying solvent-based waterproofing products will dissolve the EPS foam on ICF structures, potentially compromising the building’s integrity and causing devastating disasters. Hence, one of the key questions to ask waterproofing contractors is if they are using solvent-free materials for your ICF structure regardless of their chosen method of application.
Only a few solvent-free liquid waterproofing solutions explicitly developed for ICF foundation and poured concrete walls can be applied using the spray method. These waterproofing materials are 100% seamless rubber membranes that contain no asphalt and other solvent additives.
Contrary to the popular notion, there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to commercial ICF waterproofing. Several contributing factors—including the different types of soils, building conditions, and location (i.e. proximity to a body of water)—should be looked into when deciding about the perfect waterproofing solution for each project.
It’s of utmost importance to work with a recognized waterproofing company with years of experience, expertise, and qualifications that can identify everything your ICF structure needs and recommend nothing but the best waterproofing solutions to provide sufficient above or below-grade moisture control properly.
PRO Waterproofers is one of Canada’s leading waterproofing providers with service areas in Hamilton, Oakville, and Burlington. We have a proven track record of outstanding workmanship and customer service, which our countless clients over the years can confirm.
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