Extreme damage and flooding in elevator pit

Is your elevator pit violating code?

Your elevator pit could be violating code. To avoid fines, here’s what you need to know:

There could be an intrusion of water or oily liquid waste that has settled at the bottom of the elevator pit. This type of intrusion not only violates code but could also result in damages. Submerged pits typically happen because of three factors: Climate, pit structure and no waterproofing.

1. Climate

Because of South Florida’s tropical climate, the rainy season lasts from May through October.

During the summer, rainfall levels typically increase– raising water levels near buildings. Significant increases in water levels put your building at risk of water entering.

This is why pit structure maintenance is important.

2. Pit Structure

Water is seeping through the wall
Water entering elevator pit due to structural damage.

Although your elevator pit has stood through the test of time, the risk of structural damage is common; especially in older pits.

If cracks in the walls and floor begin to form,  there is a higher change of water entering.

3. Not Waterproofed

Has your elevator pit been waterproofed? Has your elevator pit been waterproofed but needs to be resealed?

TG Oil Services offers waterproofing services specific for both. Every elevator pit waterproofing service is backed by our 5-year warranty.

Cleaned and waterproofed elevator pit

You can help your elevator pit stand the test of time by creating a maintenance plan and having inspections done as soon as possible.

We are more than happy to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have in order to select the best service for you.

 

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