Commercial & High Rise Caulking Contractor | RayAccess
RayAccess is a professional commercial and high rise caulking contractor based in Los Angeles. Our company helps to deal with cause of water intrusion and rain leaks in buildings.
We at RayAccess specialize in commercial window caulking, rain leaks inspection, and waterproofing of wall joints for multi-story buildings and high rise projects. Over the last 7 years, we’ve been successfully providing professional exterior caulking services for commercial properties, such as apartment buildings, complexes, hotels, office buildings, hospitals, museums, churches, stadiums, warehouses and industrial buildings.
Table of Contents
- 1 Why Rain Leaks Cause Building Damage.
- 2 Problem #1: Mold.
- 3 Problem #2: Corrosion of structural beams.
- 4 Problem #3: Fire caused by the watered wiring.
- 5 Exterior Caulking is critical for building health
- 6 Why hire RayAccess?
- 7 Exterior Caulking & Waterproofing Services
- 8 Commercial Caulking Service Area
Why Rain Leaks Cause Building Damage.
What kind of costly dangers can window and wall leaks bring to you and your building?
A lot of property managers see rain leaks as a temporary event happening in Southern California only a few times a year. And, mistakenly, their main remedy is just putting a bucket or towel to capture water dripping from window frames, walls, ceilings, and promising their tenants to somehow eventually fix it.
However, the problems caused by rain leaks are much more serious and eventually result in substantial damage to underlying structure of your building.
Water intrusion damage is considered the most common cause for expensive building repairs. In fact, based on insurance claim statistics, building owners in US spend billions of dollars each year, dealing with the consequences of water damage.
And if left unfixed, the damages will cost you thousands of dollars.
Rain water entering and penetrating through faulty windows and wall joints can result in the following problems:
Problem #1: Mold.
Not only mold can bring unpleasant look and odor, it can also cause serious health problems. Exposure to mold can lead to cough, nasal stuffiness, eye irritation and skin issues. Remediation procedures can turn out to be very expensive. That would also require to shut down the space for a few days or weeks.
Problem #2: Corrosion of structural beams.
Once a little rust settles in, the corrosion can be extremely costly to repair, and it becomes a serious safety hazard to the building’s occupants. Corrosion of structural beams can substantially weaken your building and cause rust staining on the exterior and interior.
Problem #3: Fire caused by the watered wiring.
When watered, wires can easily fry your appliances by causing power malfunctions and lead to property fire. Also, handling damaged wiring or failing to notice electrified tools, equipment, or standing water can severely injure your occupants and employees. And there are plenty of other various damages and threats that water leaks can lead to.
These costly problems should be enough reasons for you to get caulking for your property.
Exterior Caulking is critical for building health
Exterior Caulking (link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealant ) serves as a powerful agent that blocks water, dust, sound and heat transmission through joints around windows, doors, trim, flashing, and other exterior building elements.
In addition, it allows joints movements within certain limits. Such movements caused by various factors including building settlement, earthquakes and, most commonly, heating and cooling of building exterior. In fact, building exterior expands when it’s under direct sun and heated, and shrinks when it’s cold at night time.
Besides of rain leaks prevention, exterior caulking is essential for maintaining temperature control inside a building. Waterproofed joints prevent heat from entering and cold air from leaving through the joints, and vice versa depending on outside temperature. Thus, it significantly increases energy efficiency and cost savings on electricity bills.
Lastly, in commercial settings, caulk greatly contributes to the appearance and value of your building. A proper caulking application by a caulking contractor can make your corners, slits, and joints look clean, attractive, and actually durable & sustainable.
Typical lifespan of any caulking sealant is between 5 to 10 years depending on the type of material, UV exposure, level and frequency of exterior joints deformation. However, caulk won’t last even a few months if it was applied incorrectly or wrong type of sealant was used.
The most common problems with exterior caulking are missed open joints, old sealant cracking, loss of adhesion and substrate failure (cracks). All of these problems except cracks, are fully preventable. That’s why it’s critically important to hire professional caulking contractor whether it install new caulking or identify leaking areas and fix them.
Why hire RayAccess?
Unlike other caulking contractors, RayAccess developed high-level expertise in various high rise access techniques and methods including Rope Access, suspended platforms (aka swing stage), and all spectrum of man lifts. Thus, we can access and fix any area of your building safely and cost-efficiently.
When it comes to performing any project, we only use the best caulks and sealants available in the industry and ensure that the job performed on your property is in accordance with high quality standards. As a result, we furnish 12-24 months workmanship warranty for our caulking and waterproofing work.
Note that it is very common that property managers have a hard time choosing a good and reliable vendor. Tenants then complain about the noise and disturbances caused by unprofessional vendor that leaves dirt and defects. And as the outcome of poor building maintenance performed by these unprofessional contractors, their job leaves tenants and property owners dissatisfied with the overall condition and appearance
And we are proud to say that our certified specialists received professional training, which they now successfully implement to make sure your building remains Resilient, Secure, and Environmentally Healthy. The quality of our work keeps our happy clients’ properties from greater damage long term. If you would like to protect your occupants and avoid dealing with damaging and costly consequences, let our highly skilled team prevent them for you.
We guarantee high quality service and your satisfaction
- We offer 12-24 months workmanship warranty for our work.
- If there are any concerns found later we will come back to fix them quickly
- We’ll coordinate with you to ensure minimal effect and disturbance from our work
Exterior Caulking & Waterproofing Services
Typically, most of the leaks from frames & walls are caused by deteriorated sealant in leaking windows or wall joints. Such joints need to be thoroughly cleaned from old sealant, degreased, and re-caulked with the right products, compatible with the substrate, width of the joints, and overall environment.
We work with General Contractors to seal and caulk exterior joints on new construction projects.
Exterior Wall Waterproofing
Some walls are built from porous materials such as brick, natural stone and concrete. During strong rains, water can easily penetrate through, causing moisture and water damage inside your building. We provide commercial waterproofing by re-sealing wall joints and applying clear sealer (water repellent) to successfully prevent water penetration.
What People Are Saying
- 1033 Ocean Ave HOA Board
On behalf of 1033 Ocean Ave HOA, I would like to thank RayAccess for a great job in cleaning and restoring the exterior of our building. Utilizing your rope access system saved our Association much in costs and we are glad to have avoided the need to erect scaffolding to perform the work. Sergey and his crew were very professional and communicated well during the project.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles / Director of Engineering
"Great job in washing our building! Very professional team."
- Fisch Properties / Property Manager
"Thanks so much for the great work! The windows look perfect"
- Playa Vista Community
"Great job at a great price! Had them come in to clean our building and were able to reach the high windows with no problem! Called for a free estimate, they came that same day and then came to clean to the next day! Friendly staff as well!"
- SouthPark Group/ Property Manager
Thank you so much for cleaning windows at our building. The tenants are so happy! They can finally see what's outside their windows!
- Loews Hotel/ Director of Engineering
I'm really happy with work RayAccess did for us on painting the exterior of Loews atrium. At first, I though it would be a nightmare project because of old paint condition and difficult access to some areas. But it turned out to be a very professional and smooth job! Thank you.
- Rooftop Cinema/ Head of Design & Production
RayAccess painted our outdoor movie screen on a high-rise building in Downtown LA. With their Rope Access method, they saved us thousands of dollars in bringing a huge lift and blocking almost entire street. The job was done perfectly! Thank you so much!
Commercial Caulking Service Area
RayAccess, Inc. provides Commercial Caulking & Waterproofing Services at following areas: Los Angeles County (including Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Burbank, San Fernando, Pasadena, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, El Segundo, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, City of Commerce), Orange County (including Anaheim, Santa Ana, Fullerton), Riverside County (including Ontario, Riverside, Cabazon, Palm Springs), San Bernardino County (including Fontana, San Bernardino), San Diego County.