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What Are the Various Types of Commercial Plaza Repairs?

By | Plaza Deck

To increase the curb appeal of your property, maintaining your commercial plaza to its fullest potential is vital. The use of plaza decks can completely transform a space. They can be at ground level, on rooftops, or even below ground level.  Plaza decks create a communal space for building occupants, making a higher return on investment than a building without this additional space. Depending on the source, there is a strong ROI of more than 500% for building preventative maintenance.  Routine and preventative maintenance and concrete repair will extend the life of your plaza deck. Early diagnosis of issues will save money and avoid the need for a total replacement. Below are typical commercial plaza repairs that you will encounter.  Sheet Waterproofing Systems Sheet waterproofing systems protect your commercial plaza, subjected to the harshest weather and water conditions. They are dependable and long-lasting solutions for waterproofing commercial buildings. Being able to resist extreme situations is vital for complete protection.  Every building has components that need to be protected from the elements. Therefore every building needs commercial waterproofing services. Because plaza decks preserve the structure and the space below, extra care must be taken when choosing the commercial waterproofing system.  Whichever system you choose, it must have waterproof seams and flashing,  be tough and puncture-resistant, and should also be resistant to root growth. Building owners need to know a few things about the different sheet waterproofing systems and their uses or value in making commercial plaza repairs. Hot-Applied Versus Cold Fluid-Applied…

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Plaza Deck Maintenance Tips to Remember

By | Plaza Deck

A plaza deck is a concrete structure that functions as a roof and a floor. As the deck receives exposure to all weather conditions, it is critical to perform routine maintenance and repairs that will prolong the functionality and life of the deck. If the waterproofing components are damaged, there could be a water leak in the commercial space below.  As winter winds down and spring begins, the more significant problems and costs of poor commercial building maintenance will come to light. Over the winter, reports Insureon, “snow and ice accumulation on your business’s roof can result in weakened roofing materials and create ‘ice dams,’ which prevent melted ice and snow from properly draining. Regularly remove snow and ice from your business’s roof to prevent structural damage. Know your roof’s load-bearing capacity, and periodically check to ensure that snow and ice aren’t accumulating beyond its weight limits.” Below are vital tips for building managers for deck roofing solutions.  1. Regularly Clean Your Commercial Deck With the Proper Agents Clean the plaza deck routinely to remove dirt, mildew, and other build-ups. Clear the area of any debris, dust, or objects, including weeds. This level of care will restore your concrete decking and improve the structure’s aesthetics. A clean space is inviting to guests and creates an overall sense of comfort.  When cleaning your commercial deck, choose the right chemicals to avoid damaging the structure. There are multiple cleaning solutions options. Enlist a professional with the knowledge and experience to provide optimal…

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Elevator Cab Interior Upgrades: 5 Ways to Reduce Your Costs

By | Elevator Cab

Elevators are an essential part of any building. Elevator interior cab upgrades can change the entire feel of your structure. With an upgraded finish, a client will feel a sense of security and comfort from the moment they walk in. Avoid costly mistakes by hiring a professional specializing in elevator cab interior upgrades. Keeping these changes within a client’s budget is crucial, from functionality to aesthetics. Many upgrades can be expensive; however, it is possible to update without surpassing the budget. Below are five ways to reduce costs when upgrading your elevator. 1. Know Your Budget and Its Limits for All Elevator Cab Interior Upgrades Knowing the budget for your custom elevator interior is vital. Set a maximum limit and communicate it to your contractor. Knowing the budget and limitations will allow contractors to decipher which materials and finishes to use on the project. Contractors will provide an itemized estimate of what upgrades will cost. In turn, individuals have the freedom to decide what and what not to invest in at the time. 2. Take Core Considerations of What Type of Elevator Cab Finish Is Best It is essential to know what type of finishing is needed for practicality and aesthetics. Carefully considered upgrades will help achieve the overall goal of the project. Consider several elevator cab interior upgrades, such as steel, wood, and laminated steel. No matter which refinishing option building owners and managers select, they must always take safety seriously. The finish must be durable, safe, and meet…

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Elevator Cab Finishes: Core Considerations When Choosing New Materials

By | Elevator Cab

The demand for office space is growing at an exponential rate. According to GlobeSt.com, in September 2021, “New demand for office space is up 235 percent year-over-year, reflecting a strong recovery from last summer.” Finding ways to stand out from the crowd will also help your building maintain lower vacancy rates. Yet, the elevators may still be an afterthought. Ironically, prioritizing elevator design can help set your building apart from the competition with new elevator cab finishes when attracting new tenants.  An elevator is one of your guests’ first impressions when entering your building and should match the property’s overall aesthetics. An elevator cab redesign will enhance the general atmosphere of your building while it increases building value.  The Most Common Elevator Cab Finishes There are several to choose from when it comes to elevator cab finishes. Depending on the aesthetic a building owner desires will determine which specific finishes to go with for your elevator design. Below are some standard finishes: Stainless Steel Flexible Wall Protection/Coverings Wood or Faux Wood Paneling Custom Elevator Cab Finishes How Easy Will It Be to Clean the Finish? Help your managers and janitorial team out by choosing a product that will be easy to maintain and keep clean. For example, elevator cab walls should not be a finish that shows finger smudges and stains. Invest in quality materials for more efficient maintenance and cleaning. Can the Finish Resist Scuffs, Tears, or Other Wear and Tear? Elevator cab finishes must be able to withstand…

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The Value of Expert Elevator Cab Renovation and When to Hire an Expert

By | Elevator Cab

An elevator may seem like just a minor component of a structure that most people don’t even notice. It is, nevertheless, most likely the most utilized and visible aspect of your system. It is the initial impression visitors have of your business, and they age like all aspects of a business. According to Facilities Management Advisor, “Hydraulic elevators typically have 20 to 25-year lifespans while overhead traction elevators have lifespans of about 30 years. Machine room-less (MRL) traction elevators have the shortest lifespans (10 to 15 years) due to their reliance on computerized controllers and lighter duty materials.” A well-designed elevator cab renovation changes the entire aesthetic of your building. It creates a more inviting experience and reduces building TCO when renovated correctly. Hiring an expert who knows when items need replacing or upgrades will allow easy customization, custom client budgets, and top-quality materials. Also, professionals will stay compliant with all current laws and regulations, and it’s important to know how they add value to such upgrades.  Do Your Elevator Cabs Need A Facelift? Every elevator reaches a point in its life when it is no longer financially or logistically feasible to keep fixing the same components. When considering an elevator cab redesign, there are many aspects to consider. How old is the elevator? Are you frequently calling maintenance for repairs? Are you constantly getting calls and complaints from tenants and passengers? These aspects should be evaluated when deciding on your elevator cab renovation.  Benefits of Working With Professionals for…

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15 Reasons to Leverage Elevator Cab Redesign Fabricators

By | Elevator Cab

Elevators are essential in most public buildings. Maintaining and updating the cab comes with the territory of maintaining company property. A modern elevator cab redesign enhances the aesthetics and value of your building. Like any other area in your building, the elevator design should complement the overall aesthetic of the structure. The elevator cab redesign will improve the entire feel of your building and increase building value.  Building managers must approach any elevator cab redesign confidently by tapping into available resources and professional guidance. Elevator cab redesign fabricators are crucial. Professionals will ensure that the elevator cab redesign provides usefulness in terms of utility, convenience, and security and improves aesthetics. Fabricators can also work with clients and align cab refinishing within clients’ budgets. Importance of Elevator Cab Maintenance and Renovation It is crucial to understand how the upkeep of maintenance and renovation of the elevator cab and overall system affects the people who use it. Having a comfortable and attractive elevator provides a sense of security and assurance.  Imagine entering an elevator, and the elevator cab wall is dented and damaged. What feeling would you get?  Indeed, it would not be a sense of confidence in the overall maintenance of the machine.  Would you question what was behind the elevator cab wall that was not getting proper attention and care behind the scenes? Remember that an elevator is a machine, but it is also an experience. To create and maintain a pleasant experience, a modern elevator cab redesign and regular…

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Elevator Floors and More: What Is in an Elevator Cab?

By | Elevator Cab

Think about walking into a building, getting in an elevator, and seeing dilapidated walls and elevator floors. Are you now questioning the elevator’s functionality and the rest of the building? An elevator cab leaves a lasting impression on visitors. The upkeep, decor, and structure of an elevator’s interior reflect a lot about you as the property’s owner or manager  and the maintenance of the building. How do you want your visitors to feel when inside your building?  Elevator cab redesign can increase the overall building value. According to a Graphical Research Report, the elevator market size in North America hit USD 2,733 in 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 1.2% over the forecast period 2021-2027. Whether you’re updating your elevator floors or installing a new elevator, the interior design of your elevator should reflect the type of passenger experience you want to provide. It is essential to know what parts make up the cab’s interior before making any upgrades or changes.  Elevator Cab Flooring While it may seem obvious, elevator cab floors are an important component of your cab. Elevator floors can be made of several different materials and have multiple layout options. Ensuring that your elevator floors are sturdy is crucial for the safety and durability of your cab. They must be able to withstand the high foot traffic of passengers.  Elevator Cab Wall Panels Made up of different sections, materials, patterns, and finishes, elevator cab wall panels help to create the look…

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How to Create Your Elevator Design Plan

By | Elevator Cab

When the time comes to have existing elevator cab systems updated or an entirely new setup installed for a commercial property, it is vital to have a design plan that meets all your needs and expectations. A thoroughly developed and thought-out plan ensures you have a safe, reliable, affordable, and efficient elevator system in operation. The best elevator design plan considers all of the wants and needs of not only employees or residents but also management and the general public. The following five tips can help ensure your elevator design plan suits your specific needs and goals for installations and redesigns.  1. Don’t Rush Through the Process of Making Your Elevator Design Plan Taking the time to consider all the details and options at the start of your planning process will save you time and money in the long run as a building owner. Early planning is critical as it allows time to spot overlooked issues and consider all possibilities entirely and accurately as you work out your elevator design plan. A practical and efficient elevator layout and design plan will also keep expenses down as you can more easily avoid unexpected costs, expensive changes, disruptive delays, and other issues that stem from a less-than-stellar design and installation.  2. Plan Your Elevator Set Up and Cab Design Based on Your Needs There is no shortage of things to consider when working on an innovative elevator design plan for your commercial building. In addition to what materials you will use and…

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5 Critical Elevator Cab Design Considerations to Finding the Right Service Partner

By | Elevator Cab

How often does your building management team think about elevator cab design? Most companies tend to view elevators as a one-and-done process or need, but they’re much more vital than many realize. The right elevator cab interior design is just as crucial as the mechanics behind their use. After all, a custom interior can set the standard for how your guests feel while traveling from one office to another. Depending on the size of the building, users may spend 10-15 minutes in an elevator per day (assuming a 3-minute trip and 4-5 trips per day).  That may not seem possible but consider that employees and building occupants may use the elevator to leave and return for lunch, visit other offices, or leave work for the day. As such, building owners need to rethink their approach to elevator cab design and keep it fresh. Further, according to Building Design + Construction, the typical elevator life expectancy in the U.S. is between 20 and 30 years. However, regular upgrades and maintenance of the interior design are also essential to creating better guest experiences. “Elevators are a prime example [of how simple improvements in building maintenance can impact guest experiences]. Seamless operations are vital to owners, contractors, facility managers, and tenants. Elevator reliability, a smooth ride, and tenant satisfaction are key considerations, as is reducing the total cost of ownership.” Let’s take a deeper look at the top five considerations to take when approaching an elevator cab design or custom elevator interior redesign…

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Valcourt Group Bolsters Leadership Team and Announces Brand Evolution

By | News

Valcourt Group’s new leadership team re-affirms its commitment to clients and to providing comprehensive solutions for building envelope maintenance through an updated corporate brand and distinct sub-brands to address unique market needs. February XX, 2022 – The Valcourt Group today announced an expanded executive team and unveiled the evolution of the Valcourt brand. Jeffery Valcourt has stepped into the Executive Chairman role and will focus on leading the Valcourt Group board. Eric Crabb has assumed the CEO role of the Valcourt Group, Jon Capon continues as the Chief Operating Officer, David Rodefeld continues as the Chief Administrative Officer and AJ Clark has joined the team as the new Chief Financial Officer.  “Eric Crabb is the right person to lead the Valcourt Group into the future, given his strong background in the facilities space and proven ability to lead our organization through organic and acquisitional growth,” said Jeffery Valcourt. “We are on a very positive growth trajectory and are very well-positioned to continue building on our strong momentum. I am also pleased that my long-term friend and business partner, Jon Capon, will continue to play a significant role as the business continues its transformational growth. I am excited to work alongside our entire executive leadership team as we enter this next phase of growth and market leadership.” “The entire organization wants to thank Jeff Valcourt for his contribution as the founder of Valcourt Building Services. His entrepreneurial spirit and vision helped guide the company to this moment and I look forward…

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