This phase includes thorough communication and interaction. Your project will be assessed, and a plan set forth, to determine the necessary course of action. The best products and practices are then recommended and an initial timeline is established. Custom Group, Inc. will be working closely with your design team to create your ultimate vision.
Working with a trusted workforce, we keep them accountable throughout the entire project. From sequence to production and quality control, we stay focused on the goal. At regular stages along the way, you are briefed on the project status and provided with appropriate reports and updates. Safety is paramount on every site and will be incorporated into every facet of the project.
This final phase commences site cleanup, systems training, final inspections/permit closures and demobilization coordination. After completion, we have a final walk-through to ensure your comprehensive satisfaction. The final stages of the project are executed in an organized manner, in order to accomplish a simple project closure. A final closeout package is also provided during the closure process, to ensure you have proper documentation for your records.
Most people think of concrete as a hard, dense and rather invulnerable material. Why else would we use it to build our homes, offices and infrastructure? While these are indeed characteristics of concrete on a macro scale, at the micro level, concrete is instead porous and quite permeable.
When steel is used to reinforce concrete in our structures, it is placed in an environment which changes over time. New concrete provides a passive, non-corroding environment.
Through the years, moisture-laden chlorides will migrate through the concrete's porous structure to the level of the reinforcing steel. The chlorides will eventually disrupt the passive layer protecting the steel and the corrosion process begins.
Steel corrodes in concrete and produces the formation of rust. The volume of rust produced is five to ten times larger than the volume of the original steel. The expansion which occurs during this process first causes cracks in the substrate (which allows for chlorides and water to enter at an even faster rate), followed by spalling. Corrosion also causes the reinforcing steel to lose cross section which reduces its strength capacity.
Our Concrete Restoration Division is designed to provide the structural repairs that become necessary due to this process - crack repairs, balcony spall repairs, beam and column repairs - as well as providing the additional benefits of protection and aesthetic finishes.
We also provide corrosion control (migratory corrosion inhibitors, galvanic anodes) and corrosion mitigation (impressed current cathodic protection) systems.
Lack of proper waterproofing products, techniques and application are among the most frequent causes of construction complaints.
Specifiers provide insufficient details, owners fail to implement and follow proper maintenance procedures and many contractors lack sufficient experience and supervision when performing this work. At Custom Group, we work closely with the Engineers and Owners to be certain that the proper products and techniques are utilized and applied. Special attention is paid to all transitions within the system, as well as the interaction of the waterproofing system with the adjacent building structures.
Testing of our work is performed to be certain of its efficacy before it is presented as complete.
Proper waterproofing can ensure that your building and it's contents remain protected from damage and that it meets it's primary objective - keeping water out of the structure
For nearly 30 years, Custom Group has been providing commercial painting and waterproofing services in South Florida. We have performed on many high-rise condominiums and office towers, mid and low-rise properties, hospitals and medical facilities as well as government facilities from the federal to municipal levels. From beautification to protection, our painting crews can do it all!
Our unique perspective allows us to recognize that by addressing the small problems- such as cracks in the substrate, poor caulking, minor stucco or spall repairs- we can help prevent the major problems that compromise the building envelope; which can eventually lead to structural damage.
What sets us apart is our unparalleled commitment to providing the highest quality work available in our industry. We do this by using the most advanced, top of the line products available through our suppliers. In addition, we make every effort to hire, train and retain the best employees we can find. As part of the Custom Group team, our painting crews are the first line of defense against building degradation.