Concrete & Masonry Repairs – Louisville Waterproofing
Silliman Contracting Group is a leading provider of expert masonry and concrete repair and waterproofing in the Louisville Metropolitan area and throughout the Southeast. Our skilled engineers and masons have the expertise to repair and restore any masonry structure or surface, including parking garages, stadiums and residential and commercial buildings, for example.
We take great pride in our careful attention to detail and expert craftsmanship to maintain the overall aesthetics and integrity of the work we do. This is especially evident in repairing and restoring historic masonry structures where we combine modern tools with old-world techniques to bring back its charm while preserving the structure for the enjoyment of future generations. Our restoration services include:
Concrete has long been used in construction for its durability and is widely used in the construction of office buildings, hotels, restaurants, stadiums, and parking garages to name a few. While concrete naturally degrades over time, heat, water, ice, wind and other environmental conditions can accelerate its deterioration that can lead to a structural failure. Silliman Contracting Group provides concrete restoration services that brings damaged concrete structures and surfaces back to life.
Although masonry structures are built to last, moisture, pollutants and other environmental conditions can damage the material and accelerate its deterioration. Our experienced masons can expertly restore masonry chimneys and other structures to its original splendor using the finest materials and workmanship. Our masonry restoration services repair and replace spalling bricks or stones, fix expansion joint issues, eliminate flaking and leaks and waterproofing, to name a few. This will extend the life of your structure for many years to come.
Stone is one of the oldest and most durable building materials. From historic buildings to modern chimneys, there is no doubt to the luxurious and authentic appearance of stone. But as strong and durable stone is, it is no match for Mother Nature. But stone can lose its charm as chips, cracks and decay give way to a dreary weathered appearance. And as one of the few accomplished stone masons in the area, our stone restoration specialists have a unique skill in repairing and restoring stone chimneys, facades and structures and surfaces to their like-new condition.
Urethane & Epoxy Coatings
Whether you have an epoxy floor in need of repair or want a new decorative epoxy flooring solution for your facility, we use the finest pigments, resins and polymers to match your exact specifications for appearance and durability. We use professional grade urethane and epoxy coatings that meet or exceed environmental standards and LEED requirements.
Moisture can accelerate the deterioration of masonry and often starts in the expansion joints. Applying the right waterproofing sealants for a masonry repair and restoration project can prevent water intrusion and extend the life of the structure. Depending on the type of sealant used, it may need to be reapplied every 5 to 7 years for maximum protection.
Expansion Joint Systems
Most masonry construction projects require the use of expansion joint systems. These systems are rated based on load. Different types of structures like parking garages, walkways and overpasses need to be designed to withstand current and future loads. They may also need to be compliant with fire codes, seismic conditions, wind, and other local environmental conditions. Our engineering team will ensure expansion joint systems meet architectural and engineering requirements for your masonry repair and restoration project.
When repairing or restoring masonry and concrete membranes that accommodate vehicular traffic, careful attention to detail is required to ensure optimum performance. This is because traffic membranes are designed to provide a waterproof, skid-resistant surface for motorized vehicles entering and exiting parking garages in shopping malls, office buildings, hotels, airports and other facilities.
Water can have devastating affects on masonry and concrete surfaces and structures. We use skilled masons and specialized equipment to detect the source of water leaks. Once the source(s) of the leak(s) have been discovered, we get to work making the necessary repairs to prevent further water intrusion. We also shore up other areas to help prevent leaks from occurring in the first place.
Flashing Repair / Replacement
Environmental conditions and improperly installed flashing systems can allow water to enter through the roof and windows. This can ultimately lead to water damages that can affect the overall aesthetic and condition of the building. In some cases, the flashing system can be repaired, but when the damage is beyond repair, replacement will be necessary. We perform all flashing repair and replacement in accordance with established guidelines by the International Masonry Institute.
Exterior Building Cleaning
Periodic exterior building cleaning is one of the best ways to preserve the overall aesthetics of a structure. It also helps prevent moisture, dirt and debris from degrading the masonry surface. Our experienced cleaning professionals take special care when cleaning masonry chimneys, buildings and other structures including brick, stone, concrete and materials to prevent damaging exterior surfaces.