Integral Preservation Systems (IPS) specializes in the chemical composition of construction materials as they relate to building envelope water-tightness, whether roofing, glazing, waterproofing, stucco or painting resulting in matching the right materials for sustainable water-tightness.
Specifying inappropriate materials or value engineering building envelope materials leads to water intrusion which, in turn, leads to litigation as well as significant deterioration of the building’s structural integrity.
A huge portion of construction litigation is based on water intrusion, mostly due to failed materials. IPS designs protection from water intrusion and thus, protection from litigation for Designers, Developers, Owners, Contractors and more.
Our founder, Richard Clark, is a chemical engineer with 40+ years of experience and is supported by a highly-trained staff of engineers and technicians. This team has made Integral Preservation Systems into the foremost authority on building envelope and water intrusion protection in the world.
IPS has specified and/or consulted on 47 million square feet of waterproofing for thousands of high-rise commercial / residential projects adjacent to sea water without one leak or one building envelope failure.
Rick and his team work hand-in-hand with Designers, Developers, Contractors, Attorneys and Owners to ensure that everything they do is safe from water intrusion.
The development of this technical and physiochemical umbrella protects the entire construction team from future failures.
Caulking Fails as an 'expansion joint'
Expandable Expansion Joint Product is Watertight
Failed Cold-Applied Planter Waterproofing
Planter 20-Year Watertight Warranty for Material and Labor
Gutters & Re-Emulsified Cold Waterproofing
Hot Rubber 20-Year Material & Labor Watertight Warranty