Strata Unit & Condominium Waterproofing

Waterproofing is all we do….and you’ll find us on the decks, in the basements and crawlspaces, or in parking areas of many strata, apartments, and condominium complexes across BC. We are one of the few companies in B.C. that professionally applies polyurea coatings. 

Building Membrane

One of the main issues for strata and condominium owners concerns the building membrane breaking down and leaking. This can cause severe damage to the structure and suites.

We have been successfully applying polyurea on large podium/plaza decks over top of parking garages in Strata and Condominium buildings.  Many such buildings are decades old and the original membranes have failed. We have previously been tasked with taking up the landscaping, driveways, parking areas and communal spaces, removing the old membrane, properly preparing the existing concrete, and then applying a brand new polyurea coating to the entire surface fully waterproofing it.

We always take care to put everything (landscaping) back the way we found it. 

When waterproofing a structure we use one of several methods such as spray applied polyurea, self- adhesive post-applied membranes or pre-applied membranes for blindside waterproofing. The traditional methods used to seal decks and below-ground surfaces (torch-on) don’t have the lifespan of more modern options. Repairing or re-doing the area with the same process will be costly, could have insurance risks, and will leave you with the same shorter-term solution.

West Coast Waterproofing Ltd uses the latest technologies such as spray-applied polyurea. This provides long-lasting protection, has a much faster return to service time (less disruption for tenants and owners), and is most often more cost-effective.

Building Envelope and Foundations

The building envelope is the *outer shell that maintains a dry and leak-proof interior. Maintaining a dry or waterproof building interior includes everything from the foundations and slab to walls, decks, and more. We use many different methods to protect or solve water penetration.

  • Tanking: a membrane that goes under the floor and up the sides of walls.

  • Cracks in foundation walls can be treated and sealed from water leaks using a process called chemical grouting.

  • Walkways and decks can be sealed using spray-applied polyurea (a fast and long-lasting solution)

*When we are called in on a new project we have several methods for sealing foundations and buildings, the “outer shell.” For existing buildings experiencing water penetration or leaks sometimes a new solution can be applied on the inside of a foundation with positive results.

Pedestrian Traffic Coatings

Combining both safety and protection we can help your walkways and stairs be safer to use and longer-lasting. More details here.

Parking lots & Parkades

Many strata and condominium buildings have above-ground and below-ground parking. Under the parking can be additional parking, storage areas, mechanical rooms, and sometimes suites (especially if the building lot is on a slope. Parking lots and parkades are key areas where water leaks occur. The damages caused by these leaks can be everything from:

  • Damage to the paint on cars

  • Water damage to personal items in storage

  • Damage to suites

  • Structural damage due to cracks in the foundation or surface

We have the experience and products to solve and repair each of the above issues. We provide longer-lasting solutions, quicker return-to-use times, and often with cost savings.

Water Features & Fountains

Many Complexes or buildings like to have a water feature either out in front for great curb appeal, or in the back for a relaxing space often used by the residents. Using a our technology we can seal or repair a water feature so that it maintains water for years to come. 

Ask us about how polyurea for your project can
save you both time and money.