Desa Contracting & Restoration is a highly regarded full-service contracting and restoration firm certified by the IICRC.
We serve Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area and are available 24/7 for all types of restoration and renovation projects, including those for residential and commercial properties. With over 10 years of work experience, our team of certified professionals have the necessary knowledge to handle a wide range of projects, including concrete repair, crack injection, balcony repair, masonry repair, wall and column repair, exterior cladding retrofits, waterproofing, fire and water damage restoration, mold remediation, and asbestos abatement and removal. Our goal is to give residents and property managers the best services and solutions for their renovation and restoration projects.
Major condo refurbishments are an expensive undertaking. They generally occur every 10-15 years and can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is an opportunity to identify which common areas are not being adequately utilized and institute changes to improve the lifestyle of all. Keeping the lobby and hallways up to date also increases the value of the building and units.
Building Envelope Waterproofing Systems effectively deal with rainwater and groundwater challenges facing the roof, podium, terrace, and foundation of a building. The building envelope is the physical barrier between the exterior and interior environments enclosing a structure. Generally, the building envelope is comprised of a series of components and systems that protect the interior space from the effects of the environment like precipitation, wind, temperature, humidity, and ultraviolet radiation. We are experts in Exterior waterproofing, Interior Waterproofing, and foundation crack repair.
The best way to avoid future costly repairs on your condominium’s parking garage is to complete regular inspections. But that can be easier said than done! A condominium’s parking garage is a huge space and there are plenty of places to look to prevent future issues – where do you even start?! Noticing problematic issues like water leaks, concrete cracks, and ponding, the floor lines have faded, the parking numbers are no longer very visible, and the sanitary drains and fire sprinkler pipes have started rusting is easiest when the parking garage is clean. That’s why it’s important to complete your walk-through with your superintendent after your spring pressure wash. Upgrades can be completed with minimal disruption and will improve the safety and security of residents and visitors.
Condo buildings lacking in outdoor space may use the roof as social space. Yet a roof is not typically intended for this purpose. Roofs that include common areas such as sun decks, barbecue areas, plants and furniture are at greater risk of damage. Any damage that occurs must be found to stop water leaks. This entails removal of the deck and materials to find the source of a problem. DESA Contracting hires the most experienced roofers to ensure you have a high functioning and modernized roof. Desa specializes in both shingle and flat roofs. With ongoing training and learning seminars, our roofers are always up to date with materials, experience and knowledge!
We offer expert balcony rehabilitation services for residential, institutional, and commercial buildings across Ontario. With in-depth experience gained from a variety of building restoration projects, we provide complete solutions that will improve your building, increase its lifespan and enhance its appearance. We work closely with architects and engineers to ensure the best results
Condominiums and apartment buildings have a central and crucial electrical infrastructure. It is very important that condos have their electrical work installed properly but it is just as important that they get regular maintenance.
24-hour Emergency Response. A fire or flood is among the most traumatic incidents that can happen to a homeowner. If one of these accidents has happened to you, start getting your Condo normal by choosing Desa, the top fire & water damage restoration specialist.
There are many different types of caulking some are used for the interior and some are used for the exterior. Some are fast drying while others aren’t. Each type of caulking has its own purpose. Depending on the job it is necessary to choose the correct caulking for that specific project. Evaluating the job choosing the correct caulking and having the correct team apply the caulking is the first and utmost important step for a job well done. We specify premium materials, correct preparation, tools, and contractors.
Mold is a common problem, especially in wet and cold regions. Mold can enter your space through a variety of different types of water damage. Most infestations happen in damp, cold, and dark rooms. These microbes don’t just damage your property, but can also put your health at risk. Our technicians are fully certified and trained in handling mold remediation and removal.
With more than 10 years of Residential & Commercial Property Damage Restoration experience in Toronto GTA,
Desa Contracting & Restoration is your one-stop shop for Property Restoration, Janitorial, and Contracting Services!
Contact us today, for any and all Water Damage Restoration problems, Fire Damage Restoration, Asbestos abatement, and Mold Remediation.
On All Toronto Buildings There are several external architectural features that shouldn’t be caulked, including weep holes, chimneys, roof vents, expansion joints, and places where water has to drain. Caulking these locations may result in damage, obstruction of ventilation, poor airflow, obstruction of building movement, and water damage. Strictly adhere to manufacturer recommendations and use caulking only where necessary.
Select a premium exterior caulk that can endure exposure to the elements to fill large gaps in Toronto condos. A high-performance polyurethane caulk is the top pick to caulk buildings exterior. It adheres well to many different surfaces, is flexible, strong, and weatherproof. When applying caulk, always adhere to the manufacturer’s recommendations, best practices, and safety precautions.
The procedure of restoring a leaking condo balcony can be complicated, and the necessary steps will depend on the severity of the damage and the source of the leak. However, here are some general steps you can follow:
If you’re unclear how to continue, get advice from a competent contractor like Desa contracting and restoration.
The means of restoring a building’s exterior elements, including as its walls, roof, windows, doors, foundation, and insulation, is known as building envelope restoration. This procedure aims to increase the building’s energy efficiency, sturdiness, value, and aesthetic appeal while shielding the internal areas from the elements.
A variety of procedures and materials, including structural repairs, waterproofing, insulation, and air sealing, window and door replacement, and façade repair and restoration, may be used throughout the restoration process. Building envelope restoration in Toronto is an expensive investment that, over time, may increase a building’s value, comfort, and energy efficiency.
The quality of the caulk, the material it is applied on, the Toronto weather conditions, and how effectively it was applied are some of the variables that might affect how long exterior caulking on a structure lasts.
In Toronto The average lifespan of top-notch exterior caulking is 10 to 20 years before it has to be renewed. The caulk may, however, disintegrate more quickly in particular situations, such as those where it is exposed to severe weather.
It may be time to restore your masonry if you see any proof of deterioration, such as cracked or chipped bricks, crumbling mortar, or discoloration caused by water retention. Masonry restoration often requires fixing gaps and cracks in the mortar and replacing old bricks and mortar that have lost structural integrity. This can also include stone repair, such as mending broken stones or restoring ancient stones to their former state.
Masonry restoration may require the replacement of damaged materials in some situations. In such situations, the repair staff will make every effort to match any new materials to the current ones to provide a seamless appearance. Toronto GTA Masonry professionals at Desa contracting and restoration can help you restore your masonry to its former splendour, whether due to regular wear and tear or accidental damage.
In Toronto You would find a lot of old building with painted exterior brick walls, this include old condos, apartment buildings and residences. Restoring painted brick is a complex and time-consuming procedure that requires a thorough inspection of the underlying masonry. If the brick is damaged, it may be necessary to replace it rather than fix it. The restoration method begins with media blasting to remove the paint, followed by cleaning and fixing any fractures or damage. A clear coat is sprayed to preserve the brick from potential deterioration, however restoring painted brick to its former look can be difficult.
Cracks that are growing are one of the most visible indicators of structural degradation. If a minor non-structural fracture spreads over several weeks or months, it can soon become a significant foundation hazard. It’s critical to keep a watch out for these cracks since they might indicate structural problems. Cracks in structural foundations are typically greater than 3mm in diameter and can assume various shapes and sizes. The gap might be bigger at one end than the other, and the concrete on each side of the crack could be uneven.
To maintain the structural integrity and durability of your balcony, it is crucial to make sure it is waterproofed. Waterproofing is primarily used to protect the balcony from damage caused by water penetration. For both concrete and wood balconies, effective waterproofing is essential to avoid water entry since balconies are exposed to harsh weather conditions such high temperatures, wind, and rain.