Refined Concrete Waterproofing, Inc. offers services for residential, commercial and industrial waterproofing including concrete restoration, protective chemical resistant coatings, bentonite systems, and structural repairs. Our unique systems allow us to waterproof a structure from the INSIDE, whether it is new or existing construction. This allows us to design, consult, and build a waterproofing system that best suites our customer’s needs with the lowest impact on your home and your wallet!
Our initial start came in 1978, when Mike Blaska began his long career in the waterproofing industry. Discovering a revolutionary waterproofing material called XYPEX, he quit his job at the Michigan DOT and began waterproofing basements from the inside, which was and still is today, a very difficult, if not impossible task for 99% of waterproofing companies. Most methods only address the water by installing a de-watering system such as drain tile. R.C. Waterproofing can literally treat the concrete itself to physically stop the infiltration of water in the home. Combined with state of the art drain tile products, such as our Geo-Channel non-clogging drain tile, we can offer a Lifetime Transferrable Warranty. This provides a permanent, effective, and cost effective method of protecting your home or structure.
Being the first applicator of XYPEX in Michigan, Mike promoted and installed XYPEX all over Michigan. It was not long before engineers and architects saw that XYPEX could waterproof concrete from the inside and so began the spread of XYPEX around the country. It is now used in almost every type of building imaginable. Here in Michigan, it is used almost exclusively in all schools in the Grand Rapids area, 70% of water treatment plants, water reservoirs, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, and thousands of other buildings Because it was designed and engineered for below grade, negative side applications (with or against pressure), it was ideally suited for residential basements, allowing for a repair that could be done from the inside and did not require an expensive membrane. Once installed, it provides a PERMANENT fix to leaking walls by making the concrete itself waterproof. NO other waterproofing offers this type of application.
There is a right way and a wrong way to when it comes to waterproofing. Most companies only install one type of "system", notably a glorified drain tile that is "patented". Sure these work well but they are not a one size fits all solution. Total waterproofing includes many areas of the home: sump pump, drain tile, downspouts, grading, structural soundness, type of construction, soil conditions, etc. When approached by most waterproofing companies, you will find that a drain tile system is about all they have to offer to address a problem. At R.C. Waterproofing, we can do just a drain tile installation but that is just one aspect of providing a permanent solution. We are proprietary installers of all of our products, that is, if a problem arises, we DO NOT blame the manufacturer of the product installed simply because that was the product chosen. The responsibility falls soley on us. We design/build our installations. THAT is the benefit of working with a proprietary waterproofing company. You, the customer, are assured that we will not simply "pass the buck" if something happens. Because each installation is custom fit, there is no "blaming the manufacturer".
I take extreme pride in the fact that my father built a successful business that provides excellent customer satisfaction, professional work, and permanent solutions. I began fixing cracks and tie rod holes when I was 12 and later came to work for the business for a number of years managing the operations. When I was offered the opportunity to purchase the company, I was honored that I would be able to continue a legacy of my father and provide a future for my family. We are now entering our 35th. year of providing waterproofing and concrete protection and are excited to announce we are developing another proprietary application that is light years ahead of our competition.
We look forward to earning your business!
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