Balcony Waterproofing

Help Your Business Survive the New Jersey Winter with Balcony Waterproofing

A building’s balcony is an asset, but unfortunately, it is an asset that is sometimes ignored when it comes to regular upgrades and maintenance. As a business owner, be careful not to minimize the importance of balcony waterproofing and concrete maintenance. Focusing on damage prevention makes you less likely to see severe damage in the future.

The Dangers of Minimal or No Balcony Waterproofing

Without a high-quality waterproofing system, water can seep into the concrete. During colder temperatures, the water freezes, expands and damages the concrete structure. New Jersey is known for its cold, snowy winters so if you have minimal or faulty concrete waterproofing, the consequences may include:

  • Staining
  • Cracking
  • Weakened joints
  • Blistering paint

Damage to your concrete balcony can result in compromised structural integrity.

The Solution to Prevent Concrete Damage

Focus on waterproofing before the weather turns cold. After an assessment of your balcony, we can determine the ideal waterproofing system, including:

  • Waterproof fluid-applied and sheet membranes
  • Urethane and elastomeric waterproof coatings
  • Concrete restoration
  • Above-grade and below-grade urethane and epoxy injections
  • Waterproof sealant

We will work with you to find the appropriate solution.

Balcony Waterproofing for Commercial Buildings

Your balcony’s structural integrity may rely on your balcony waterproofing system. Regular upgrades, maintenance and repairs are critical to ensure that your structure is safe for clients, guests or tenants. At Adriatic Restoration, we assist owners of commercial, office and landmark buildings throughout New Jersey. Contact us today for an assessment of your deck.

Brick Masonry Repair

Invest in Concrete Balcony Repair to Increase Your Commercial Space

Does your commercial building have a concrete balcony? When was the last time you upgraded or maintained it? If you’ve forgotten about your deck, it’s time to brush the dust off and start the process of concrete balcony repair. Once you invest time in proper maintenance, the balcony can become a practical space.

Why Bother with Concrete Balcony Repair for Your Business

Various commercial buildings benefit from outdoor space. For staff, a balcony represents fresh air and a place to decompress. It can be a space for workers to relax or an additional shopping space or gathering area for your clients. A balcony full of cracks, corrosion and other damages can deplete your business’s curb appeal and reduce your usable space.

When to Consider Concrete Replacement or Resurfacing for Your Property

A restoration company can assess your property to determine if your balcony requires concrete replacement and resurfacing. You can also look for the following warning signs:

  • Problems with water drainage
  • Water ponding
  • Water leaking
  • Cracks in the concrete

Concrete repair may include installing a high-quality waterproofing system to prevent further damage.

Seek Concrete Balcony Repair from the Experts

At Adriatic Restoration, we understand the importance of concrete balcony repair to your property. We provide services to owners of landmark, commercial, office and hi-rise buildings in New Jersey and New York. Contact us today to find out more about our commercial services!

Eifs Stucco Repair

EIFS Stucco Repair Prolongs Your Building’s Longevity

An exterior insulation and finish system or stucco protect your building against the elements. Fortunately, stucco can last over 100 years. Despite stucco and EIFS being long-lasting, durable materials, without regular repair and restoration, the stucco begins to deteriorate and no longer protects the building’s interior.

What Are the Signs You Require Stucco and EIFS Repair?

Before trying to repair the system yourself, remember that contractors have more experience working with stucco. However, take note of some common issues:

  • Crumbling stucco
  • Blistering on stucco
  • Mold around stucco joints

Fortunately, technicians can fix various stucco issues.

How Can Stucco Painting and Waterproofing Help?

Investing in stucco painting and stucco waterproofing can eliminate cracks, blisters and impact damage. To repair stucco and EIFS, you require knowledge from a professional. Waterproofing stucco takes several steps to complete and if you make a mistake, you must redo the process again. Many sealants repel water from the building to prevent it from penetrating the walls.

Use a Quality Stucco and EIFS Repair Company for Damages

If you have water seeping into the interior of your business, your stucco may need your attention as quickly as possible. At Adriatic Restoration, we understand the importance of Stucco and EIFS repair. We aim to serve owners of office, landmark, hi-rises and commercial buildings throughout the New Jersey area. Contact us today to find out more about how to repair EIFS stucco.

Brick Repair and Sealers

Save Your Business by Waterproofing Brick Walls

Without waterproofing brick walls, your landmark building could be in danger. Water damage on brick looks appears in the form of salty white deposits. Before your building shows water damage signs, you must have it examined and treated.

Why Is Waterproofing Brick Walls Important?

Did you know that bricks can absorb water? Different types of brick hold different amounts of water, with half brick absorbing up to 15% water. To maintain the longevity of your landmark building, you have to invest in brick repair, stone restoration and waterproofing. Without waterproofing, the mortar can wear out at the edges of the brick. Brick and stone begin to break down, resulting in extensive damage to the property.

What Happens during the Brick Repair and Waterproofing Process?

To repair brick and stone, contractors must remove the damaged or deteriorating pieces of brick. After removal, repair technicians will install new bricks to stabilize the wall. Waterproofing brick walls require building restoration companies to apply a high-quality sealer. The sealer doesn’t allow for water to penetrate the brick.

Find a Contractor Who Understands Waterproofing Brick Walls

When it comes to waterproofing brick walls, it is critical to find a contractor with the necessary licensing and experience. At Adriatic Restoration, we provide restoration services to landmark, commercial, office hi-rise and landmark buildings. Contact us today for a quote on your building.

Concrete Repair

Concrete Waterproofing and Repair: Always Prepare for the Unexpected

Maintaining a concrete sidewalk, pathway or parking lot is critical to ensuring the safety of your staff, clients and guests. Concrete is one of the most durable and long-lasting building materials available, however, without regular maintenance and concrete repair, it may not last long.

Prepare for Concrete Repair

Business owners often notice cracks in the concrete following winter weather. Water seeps into the concrete, freezes, expands and causes cracking. While much of the cracking is superficial, it can become a structural problem.

Choose Concrete Replacement and Resurfacing Contractors

Contractors can assess your concrete’s damage to determine the necessary action. When concrete is severely damaged, the only options are concrete replacement and resurfacing.

Quality contractors will discuss your options openly and honestly to help you find the best solution while saving the cost.

Schedule Regular Maintenance and Concrete Repair

Always have a plan in place to maintain your concrete deck. Adriatic Restoration provides restoration services, including concrete repair, for landmark buildings, hi-rises, office buildings and commercial buildings in New Jersey and New York. Contact us today to repair and waterproof your concrete deck.

Stucco Repair

Stucco Repair: Top 3 Signs Your Stucco Is Failing

To preserve your landmark building or business, you must invest time and effort into regular maintenance. While stucco is one of the oldest building materials and is well-known for its longevity, exterior stucco repair may still be necessary to preserve your building’s longevity. Fortunately, three signs can help you identify an issue with your exterior.

1. Years Have Passed Since Your Last Exterior Stucco Repair

The first sign that your stucco may be failing is a lack of routine maintenance. While stucco can last anywhere from 50 to 100 years, it requires stucco painting at least once every five to 10 years. On top of that, you should have regular visual and moisture probe inspections to determine if there is damage.

2. Stucco Is Beginning to Turn Black

During an inspection of your building, look for signs of cracking and discoloration. Discoloration can occur for a few different reasons. First, rainwater can wash contaminants onto the exterior walls where they absorb into the stucco. Another cause of discoloration is rotted wood. Rotted wood bleeds from beneath the stucco and causes a dark color.

3. Cracks Are Forming in the Stucco Installation

Unfortunately, stucco is capable of cracking under various circumstances. While hairline cracks may only require minor repairs, diagonal cracks can indicate a problem with the foundation. An inspection of the cracks is necessary to determine the root cause.

Choose Exterior Stucco Repair to Protect Your Building

You must invest time and energy into exterior stucco repair to protect your building. At Adriatic Restoration, we provide restoration services for stucco hi-rise, landmark and commercial buildings. Request a quote for your services today.

Below Grade Waterproofing

Waterproofing Services Increase the Longevity of Your Building

Water damage can become a significant risk for all building owners who do not invest in waterproofing service. Individual buildings have different requirements to ensure their safety; some may require various treatment options to create a waterproof and safe building.

Understanding the Different Types of Waterproofing Service

Your building’s foundation is critical to its ability to retain structural integrity. If water damage cracks the concrete foundation or the slab drops or shifts, you may have to restore the foundation. Below grade waterproofing uses urethane injections or grouting to waterproof basements or foundations.

Concrete balconies can also become compromised when you do not have water protection. The concrete can crack and the steel reinforcements can rust. Balcony waterproofing prevents water from penetrating the concrete.

Learning the Signs of Damage Before Seeking a Waterproofing Service

A thorough inspection of your commercial or landmark building could tell you whether you have any significant water damage. Professionals know what details to look for, including more subtle details you may miss. However, if you notice mold within the building, water stains or changes to the slope under your business, you may already have water damage.

Fortunately, there are various solutions to water damage. At Adriatic Restoration, we will dedicate our time and energy to determining which waterproofing service suits your current situation. At Adriatic, we focus on restoring hirise, landmark and commercial buildings. Contact us today for a quote!

New Jersey Weather Can Wreak Havoc on Apartment Buildings

Owners and property managers may require hirise restoration to ensure building safety throughout all seasons, particularly during the frigid winter months. Understanding how the weather impacts apartment complexes and other hirises can help property managers determine which steps to take to preserve the building.

The Need for Hirise Restoration for New Jersey Apartments

Concrete and brick assembly is common in hirises and apartments, particularly in historic construction. In the winter, the freeze-thaw cycle can cause major damage to concrete and brick. As water fills up inside porous, rigid material like concrete, then freezes and expands, it can cause cracking as a result.

Hirise Restoration and Protection from the Elements

To prevent damage throughout the NJ cold season, you have to ensure that water does not enter the roof edges and parapets. Apartment restoration after winter damage focuses on controlling the snow and rain penetration, along with installing water-resistant brick and concrete that can withstand freeze-thaw damage. Additionally, some buildings may require basement or foundation waterproofing.

At Adriatic Restoration, we understand the importance in hirise restoration and commercial building restoration. Restoring your building preserves its structural integrity and aesthetic. At Adriatic, we provide services for landmark, office, hi-rise and commercial buildings in New Jersey. Contact us today to find out what we can do for your apartment complex.

Brick Repair and Sealers

The Role of Brick Restoration in Water Damage Prevention

Brick is a durable and aesthetically pleasing choice for landmark buildings and businesses. If you own or manage a brick building, brick restoration should be a part of your maintenance schedule.

Brick Restoration Basics

Bricks become loose and damaged over time. Technicians in brick wall repair can replace damaged bricks without compromising the surrounding brickwork. When you have loose brick, it cannot hold the bricks above. If the bricks fall, then large sections of your brick could fall. Sealing the brick and mortar protects against water damage.

Common Water Damages

If there are cracks in your brick wall or you did not bother with waterproofing brick walls, the material can absorb water. As the brick absorbs water, it becomes less structurally sound. Without brick restoration, the bricks could crumble and put the whole structure at risk.

Additionally, water damage can lead to mold growth within your landmark building or business. Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours under the right conditions. Mold can also create an unhealthy environment for guests and employees, as some forms are toxic.

Invest in Brick Restoration

Brick restoration will protect the structural integrity of your building. At Adriatic Restoration, we service landmark buildings, hi-rises, commercial buildings and office buildings throughout New Jersey. Contact us today to find out how we can help you protect your building.


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Eifs Stucco Repair

Ready EIFS and Stucco Buildings for Harsh Weather

Using exterior insulation and finish system or stucco provides your building with insulation through its design. Before the harsh weather threatens your facility, it is critical to perform any EIFS repairs.

Inspect for EIFS Repairs

A technician should inspect your building to determine whether you require stucco repair. If you notice any cracks or crumbling, it could be a good time to call a professional. Other signs of damage include:

  • Stains
  • Moss
  • Impact damage

Winter weather exacerbates the damage. Moisture seeps through the cracks, freezes and expands, creating structural issues. The water can also seep into the building, resulting in mold and mildew.

Protect Stucco from Damages

Stucco has been used since ancient times. It is weather-repellent and durable, but harsh weather can damage it without proper maintenance.

To protect stucco and EIFS systems from damage, professionals must install them. Proper EIFS and stucco installations prevent moisture and water from entering the system and wreaking havoc on the exterior and interior of your building. Severe water damage causes stucco to crumble and for indentations to form.

Find a Contractor for EIFS Repairs

Technicians will inspect before performing the necessary EIFS repairs to keep your building safe. At Adriatic Restoration, we are committed to protecting and repairing landmark, office and commercial buildings in New Jersey. Contact us today for a quote on repairs, maintenance or installation.