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Building Envelopes & Exterior Waterproofing

Wind, rain, ground movement, moisture, freeze, thaw, and heat

Your home’s exterior is constantly under attack from earth’s elements. We live in a temperature rainforest where moisture is a major concern for our homes. A proper building envelope will protect your home from the worst ravages of weather for years. Over time, as things like roofs, windows, gutters, siding, stucco, brick or concrete begin to wear, your home will become more susceptible to leaks, thermal loss, and water damage. Left untreated, this can result in mold and other moisture-related issues such as rot and structural damage. Performing preventative maintenance and fixing problems quickly is the key to avoiding an expensive renovation in the future.

Foundation Wall and Floor Joints

Your foundation’s wall/floor joint is one of the most common points of failure, and where water is most likely to be entering. The key to keeping your basement dry is to ensure water can’t get to your foundation. By ensuring your building envelope is water tight, you can enjoy the full benefits of a dry and fresh basement. Your perimeter drains are largely responsible for expelling the bulk of the water around your home’s exterior. From there we add specialty waterproofing membranes, concrete sealants and polymers to provide an additional layer of protection. This not only eliminates water penetrating into your basement, but it also prolongs the life of your foundation.

Victoria’s Climate

With Victoria’s damp climate, you need to be especially vigilant at inspecting your home regularly for signs of moisture penetration and water damage. If you suspect a problem, a Flintstones waterproofing professional can help. If your basement has been flooded and you need cleaning and reconstruction services quickly, we can help with that too.

Insulation

Insulating your home’s exterior, interior, attic, basement or crawlspace is another great way to reduce your energy bill, while also improving your comfort and enjoyment within your home. When properly installed, insulation controls condensation, prevents energy loss and can also act as a weatherproofing membrane. Large amounts of heat can be lost through uninsulated, or under insulated, basements, crawl spaces, and attics. We are able to offer a variety of exterior and interior insulation options depending on the requirements of your home. Spray foam, rigid, blown-in or bats of insulation is typically used in modern construction practices. Find out how Flintstones puts ventilation, insulation, and waterproofing together to work cohesively for you by speaking with one of our consultants today.