Ponding Water Explained

We have all heard the term “ponding water,” but what does it even mean? The team at Just Leaks is here to break it down for you. When you understand what ponding water is and what it means for your commercial or industrial roofing system, ponding water seems like less of a big deal, and you can easily keep an eye on your roofing system for any telltale signs.

Ponding water is any water that remains on your commercial or industrial roofing system for more than 48 hours. It may have been a rough couple of nights with rain, snow, or runoff, and you might wake up see that water has accumulated on your roofing system. If ponding water sits for too long, it can lead to these negative consequences:

  • Wear and tear on your roofing system’s structure.
  • Physical damage to your roof’s membrane.
  • Algae and vegetation will start to grow and take over.
  • Any dirt, debris, or contamination can begin to collect.

Each of these consequences, if not addressed, can lead to the deterioration and failure of your roofing system. Even the smallest amount of water can take a toll on your roofing system. However, the team at Just Leaks doesn’t want you to worry — instead, if you notice water accumulating on your roof, contact our team for a free estimate.

If you have any questions about your ponding water or believe ponding water affects your commercial or industrial roofing system, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646.

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