Living in Miami is probably about as close to living in paradise as you’re going to get in this lifetime. But as beautiful as it is, South Florida homeowners have a common problem: the constant presence of moisture in their homes. Humidity levels are high all year, and residents are faced with the almost constant challenge of protecting their homes’ surfaces against water in its many forms.
The solution? Waterproofing and remediation. Done properly, these services make homes a part of the natural Florida landscape, able to withstand the rot and degradation that comes with constant exposure to water and humidity. And waterproofing and remediation can be aesthetically appealing, giving homes more curb appeal. A treated home gives the impression of being newly-built.
In collaboration with a leading national firm that pays special attention to south Florida, we’ve compiled some of the best waterproofing and remediation contractors in Miami. If you have a home in paradise that needs protection against the kind of elements that only south Florida can throw at you, you’ve come to the right place.
Age of Empire, Inc.
11475 SW 43rd Terrace, Miami, FL 33165
Manned by a team with nearly three decades of combined experience, Age of Empire offers state-of-the-art concrete restoration, waterproofing, and general contracting services. Using streamlined communication and operational processes, that team delivers faster response times and nurtures friendly, trusting relationships with their clients.
The firm has worked on numerous commercial build-outs and multi-family structures. It also provides plumbing, excavations, and painting. The team implements strict, high-quality technical programs, created with the goal of meeting construction schedules and closely adhering to a proposed budget.
2200 N Dixie Hwy., Hollywood, CA 33020
Bengoa Construction primarily specializes in repairs, waterproofing, and maintenance, and focuses those services on condominiums, commercial structures, and government buildings. Founder Jose Bengoechea had dedicated the entirety of his career to structural restoration prior to his establishment of the firm. The firm also provides design-build and restoration services and has established partnerships with some of the area’s best structural repair engineers. Founded in 2012, Bengoa Construction employs over 65 employees and has generated annual revenues exceeding $9 million in the last five years.
The firm assures each client it will meet their project’s unique demands, and that the Bengoa team will be there throughout the entire process. The team provides special attention to the oft-overlooked procurement stage when a project’s acquisition strategy can be so crucial.
2100 N Andrews Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Established in 1990, C.A. Lindman is an award-winning firm and has worked on several commercial office buildings, multi-family residential buildings, historic government buildings, and monuments. The firm began as a small restoration company with only ten employees and has since grown to be one of the nation’s top 20 firms specializing in masonry repairs and exterior concrete work. In 2005, the firm opened a specialized “special projects” division of the company: that crack team caters to structural concrete projects, masonry demands, and, of course, waterproofing. The department provides high-quality work throughout the U.S., and even into the Caribbean. It was a brilliant move; this concentrated division has been able to take on larger, more complex, increasingly specialized projects.
The firm has completed over 6500 projects, some of which include work on the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Wright Brothers Memorial, and the Old Executive Office Building located next to the White House. Throughout the years it has been decorated with several awards, including the International Concrete Repair Institute Award of Excellence and the Award of Merit. They have even received media attention, including a feature in Engineering News Record.
Coast to Coast General Contractors
613 S 21st Ave., Hollywood, CA 33020
With over 30 years of industry experience, Coast to Coast General Contractors provides an extensive range of exterior renovation services. They also do concrete restoration, installation of new glass railing and window systems, waterproofing, and painting. The company has established itself as a leading contractor for multi-family structures, condominiums, and hotels. Most notably the company completed a restoration and remediation project for the Ritz Carlton in Miami Beach.
A member of the International Concrete Repair Institute, the firm is primarily located in Hollywood but extends its services throughout Florida. It has worked on projects in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, and collaborates with some of the area’s best engineers, including Pistorino & Alam.
9627 S Dixie Hwy., Miami, FL 33156
Florida Lemark is family-owned and woman-led. The firm is best known for its waterproofing, concrete restoration, and construction management services. Since its inception in 1987, the firm has worked on over 1,000 projects and has made over $100 million in revenues. It provides cost-effective solutions and a full range of waterproofing services, including caulking, acrylic coatings, traffic coatings, expansion joint systems, penetrating sealers, and water blasting. The firm offers its service, and the team of skilled, qualified professionals that deliver those services, throughout Florida. Its entire crew is trained in compliance with the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. All projects are assigned a Safety Manager and are handled with strict adherence to the firm’s “Safety Ahead” approach.
Being a family-owned firm, it works as a single-source partner on every project. The Rodriguez family heads the firm, and they ensure that each job they take on receives the full benefit of their experience and care, and prospective clients can expect direct communication throughout the entire process.
Promax Restoration & Paint
2090 NW 133rd Ave. Unit #1 Miami, FL 33182
With over 25 years of experience, Promax Restoration & Paint specializes in structural repair and renovation solutions and maintains a primary focus on condominiums and commercial build-outs. The firm was founded by Maximilian Tower, who got his start working for South Florida’s largest paint manufacturer, the company responsible for pioneering the formulating of products tailor-fit to suit Florida’s complex climate. Tower would eventually be joined at Promax by Ray Rodriguez, a general contractor who had already established a firm dedicated to luxury custom home building.
Together the two and the team they’ve put together extend their services across south Florida. The firm has worked on some of the area’s best hotels, multi-family complexes, and large company campuses, including Ikea.
Rapid Response Team
2250 N Andrews Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Strategically located less than an hour away from any location in Florida, Rapid Response Team provides 24/7 emergency services and is one of the area’s largest insurance restoration general contractors. Its staff of over 300 full-time employees operates ten Florida response centers across the state. The firm takes on both residential and commercial work, primarily specializing in reconstruction, remodeling, water, fire, and smoke damage repairs. It also takes on mold remediation work and storm repairs.
The firm’s fleet of over 150 service trucks, combined with millions of dollars worth of supplies and equipment, makes it possible for the Rapid Response Team to guarantee that a job will be handled quickly. They also guarantee each repair for three years. The firm adheres to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification’s standards, carefully following a strict five-step process.
Waterfront Services, Inc.
900 10th St., Lake Park, FL 33403
Waterfront Services employs over 180 employees, and rather than working with subcontractors provides top-of-the-line concrete restoration, painting, and waterproofing services with that in-house crew. It also specializes in deck coatings, railings, windows, and doors. Manned by a team of seasoned professionals, the firm approaches each project with a new formula to ensure that each project’s unique challenges are addressed. With the size of its crew and the range of services they are able to provide, the firm takes on the most complex projects. The team now has a decade of experience in the South Florida market and handles projects ranging from $1k to $10k.
The firm has a great reputation based firmly in its excellent work. The crew takes pride in the fact that a great number of the firm’s clients come from referrals and repeat business, and it has worked with companies such as Pentair, Euclid Chemical, and Tremco.