Facade Works

Facade works are an essential stage for building and renovating of any type and functional purpose constructions. Facade works not only make the building aesthetically attractive, but also protect it from different external factors such as cold, water, temperature fluctuations, wind and others. Besides, proper facade works make it possible to insulate in-house rooms, can guarantee the inner constructions from condensation and can prevent from the penetration of noise from loud urban environment. 

Therefore, qualified facade works require a wide range of services. Nowadays, the operative and professional solution of this task is impossible without industrial climbers. It is a fact that industrial climbing is much more effective, so as it allows the renovating and insulation of facades at any height without assemblage of falseworks. 

Facade painting 

The facade of the residential building before painting (Kharkov, 1-a Vernadsky Street) The facade of the residential building after painting (Kharkov, 1-a Vernadsky Street)

Insulation of administrative and industrial buildings 

Insulation of industrial buildings

Insulation of facades of administrative and industrial buildings allows reducing heat losses and expenses for heating essentially. You will easily maintain a comfortable temperature level in the in-house rooms without losing the inner space of the construction. Moreover, insulation of facades prevents from the penetration of noise. Besides, the additional thermal insulation layer strengthens the walls of the building and protects them against external influences, mold, moisture and frost. Therefore, insulation prolongs the life of any structure. 

Nowadays wet-plastering and plasterboard methods are considered to be the most preferable for external wall insulation. However, the method of wet-plastering tends to be of a more broad use for insulation of administrative and industrial buildings, as it is a more economical one. Plasterboard is commonly used for decorative effects. 

High-quality insulation of facades consists of four layers: adhesive, thermal insulation, reinforced and decorative and protective layers. The special material with low thermal conductivity is used for the heat-insulating layer. It can be either mineral wool or cellular polystyrene. The choice of materials and thickness of plates have to be determined by the thermo-technical calculation according to fire precautions. Plates are attached to the facade with the help of special glue and plastic dowels which are resistant to temperature fluctuations and corrosion. 

The plates attached to the walls should be plastered in several layers with the use of painting grid. This way you will get a reinforced layer which strengthens the coating and protects plates from cracking. The reinforced layer significantly increases adhesion between the insulating plates and an external decorative and protective layer. 

A decorative and protective layer, as it is clear from its name, has two functions. Firstly, it protects against such external effects as rainfall, temperature fluctuations, ultraviolet radiation, etc. Secondly, it provides an aesthetic appearance of the facade.

Ventilated facades 

Ventilated facades (Kharkov, Academic Pavlov Street) Ventilation facades (Kharkov, Shota Rustaveli Street)

Nowadays suspended facades are becoming more and more popular. Lining material is used as a decorative and protective layer that is attached with the help of aluminum brackets. An air space is created between the facing and the wall around the building. This air space significantly increases heat and noise insulation and flammability of the building. Moreover, suspended facades can hide wall defects, deformation or cracks and prevent their further development. 

A suspended facade gives you great opportunities to decorate the building. A wide variety of lining materials can be used for facing. The most preferable of them are: 

  • Composite panels;
  • Ceramic granite;
  • Natural stone;
  • Polymeric materials;
  • Corrugated sheet;
  • Galvanized steel and aluminum.

Smooth lining is less exposed to pollution and easier to clean. In case of damage, any panels can be easily replaced. 

Water-jet and sand-blast works 

 

Washing of facades  

Washing of facades

Water-jet and sand-blast works are effective modern methods of cleaning facades, constructions and their details from contaminations and oxides. They are used, both for washing of surface and for the removal of defects and corrosion, and also as preparatory work for painting or other treatment. 

Cleaning of a surface by sand is an ancient method has been tested by centuries and has found application in modern technologies. Sand-blast work is executed by a special instrument – a sandblaster. The particles of abrasive powder (sand) are popped by a strong stream of compressed air onto a processed surface, deleting a muddy surface course and making the polished up surface smooth. 

Sand-blast helps to remove such types of contaminations:

  • blight;
  • old paint;
  • anticorrosive coats;
  • snuff and dross;
  • bitumen etc.

That is why a sandblaster is an irreplaceable instrument for preparation of a surface to further treatment or painting. Even bricking of new buildings is exposed to gritblasting for moving away of cement and planking before a putty or painting.

An additional advantage of a sandblaster is the fact that with its help it is possible to process the distorted and difficult of access surfaces. 

In the industrial mountaineering sand-blast work are often conducted during cleaning of building facades. A sandblaster not only effectively deletes tracks of old paint and plaster, but cinder after fires, and also mold and fungus. 

Water-jet cleaning.

Water-jet cleaning is performed by means of height water-jet , possessing high kinetic energy. Force of stream allows to remove from a surface not only dust and dirt but also mold, blight, dross, snuff, bits and pieces of lacquer, paint coverages, resin, bitumen. In accordance with the type of contaminations the pressure of stream is regulated. 

For water-jet cleaning a special setting, consisting of container, pump, diesel drive and different attachments, is used. 

Water-jet works allow to execute such tasks:   

  • moving away of bits and pieces of old coverages during preparation of a surface for painting;
  • moving away plaster from the walls;
  • clearing of inter-brick guy-sutures;
  • cleaning surfaces before a damp course;
  • moving away of dross from metallic surfaces;
  • moving away of graffiti from the facades of building. 

Depending on the character of deleted contaminations the water-jet cleaning can be: sparing, aggressive or with the use of chemical agents. 

 

Washing of windows  

Washing of windows

Large glass windows or shop-windows will decorate any modern building, both commercial, office and industrial. However such windows must be kept in cleanness, otherwise a building will seem "blind", neglected, that will spoil the view and bring down the aesthetic impression of it substantially. Washing of windows in high-rise administrative, trade and industrial buildings is usual business for industrial alpinists.

If necessary, washing can be facilitated in a few stages:

  • pre-cleaning by a scraper;
  • treatment of especially muddy areas with a hard bath sponge;
  • giving a luster by means of a special solution;
  • washing of window frames and accessories, if necessary by means of vacuum cleaner and cleansers;
  • drying of glass with a rubber strainer.