It may not be visible now, but your home, condo, office or retail building may have severe water damage brewing internally.
Frame and masonry buildings with flat or pitched roofs can absorb and trap an extraordinary amount of water and in the walls, roof system, insulation and masonry. This moisture breeds mold throughout the structure.
If you think you smell mold, you probably do. Click here for Next Steps...
Reports confirm that there are over 30,000 commercial, multi-unit and single-family buildings with flat roofs (also called low-slope roofs) in Chicagoland, that have severe water damage and mold growth that require immediate attention to avoid expensive repairs.
Unlike storm damage, most of this water damage stems from poor flashing details throughout the building, improperly terminated roofing systems,
inferior building materials and an improper balance of weather proofing and ventilation.
On masonry buildings with flat roofs, the parapet walls are a problem area, prone to leaking and structural integrity issues. Parapet walls are the 12"-48" high walls surrounding the roof deck. While most parapet walls add beauty to the facade of the building, the main purpose of parapets is to hide and protect mechanics housed on the roof, like air conditioning units.
These structural defects, combined with extreme Chicago weather – cold, wet winters and hot, humid summers – equal mold, rot and leaks in unusual places. Click here to learn more about masonry buildings...
• My roof has been repaired, twice! Where is the water coming from?
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