New York City, sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean, experiences hot and humid summers, mild winters, regular precipitation, and rare yet ferocious visits from tropical storms and hurricanes. This weather, damaging to concrete foundations, is a challenge for a city built of concrete and steel. Waterproofing and remediation for concrete are essential for buildings in cities such as NYC.
Such services not only save thousands and even millions of dollars on repairs and other long-term costs but also numerous lives from preventable disasters. The following contractors are proven masters of the craft, serving the NYC and the surrounding areas.
15) Harrow Construction
Website | 212.470.9153 | 1980 2nd Ave, Suite 2D, New York, NY 10029
For over 20 years, Harrow Construction has offered diverse construction, roofing, and general contracting services in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut. In addition to concrete waterproofing and remediation, the company offers a wide range of services, including roofing, window sill and lintel installation, masonry, parking lot paving, solar panel installation, and asbestos removal.
For over 20 years, Harrow Construction has offered diverse construction, roofing, and general contracting services in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut. In addition to concrete waterproofing and remediation, the company offers a wide range of services, including roofing, window sill and lintel installation, masonry, parking lot paving, solar panel installation, and asbestos removal. The firm is committed to unparalleled service to their clients, made possible through its highly qualified and fully dedicated staff of professionals. With its diversified portfolio of services, Harrow aims to be a one-stop shop for all construction needs. An example of the firm’s services can be seen at 1 Allen Street. In addition to waterproofing, Harrow provided a parapet wall rebuild, grinding and pointing.
14) Construction Repair NYC
Website | 718.666.0702 | 14415 222nd St, Jamaica, NY, 11413
Founded in 1998, Construction Repair NYC is a family-owned and operated construction business based in the nearby neighborhood of Jamaica, NY. The firm specializes in roofing, waterproofing, patio and pavement construction, concrete work, and masonry work, and serves the entire five boroughs of New York City.
The company’s keys to success are its qualified professional staff, its expert and excellent workmanship, and its stockpile of tried and tested material. Construction Repair NYC takes on each and every project with pride and expertise.
13) Lake Construction
Website | 718.852.7700 | 150 King St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Specializing in concrete restoration, replacement and waterproofing, Lake Construction has been serving the New York and the Upper Hudson areas for over 30 years. The firm prides itself on a reputation for the best craftsmanship with even the most complex of projects, whether a complete parking deck garage restoration, an installation of precast pavers, a historic renovation or a basement waterproofing.
A particular point of pride for the firm is having the very owners of the company serve as field superintendents for each and every project Lake Construction has handled. This ensures that the company’s job performance is second to none.
12) B&D Construction
Website | 718 200 7974 | 1234 36th St, Brooklyn, NY 11218
B&D Construction is a general contractor founded in 2001 in Brooklyn. For concrete, the firm is capable of waterproofing, remediation, and sealing, as well as the driveway, patio, and sidewalk construction. Aside from cement work, B&D provide general construction services, as well as brownstone renovations, masonry, painting, plumbing, and carpentry.
The company offers a free inspection, onsite price estimations, and overall guidance and consultation for all general construction needs. B&D’s professional yet friendly staff ensures clients that their vision is turned into reality, accommodating inquiries and services with honesty, and at very affordable rates.
11) Empire Gen Construction USA, Inc.
Website | 212.222.3373 | 308 W 94th St, Suite # 528, New York, NY 10025
Empire Gen Construction USA, Inc. is a New York-based general contractor established in 2005, specializing in industrial, commercial and residential markets. The firm offers general construction, masonry, concrete work, waterproofing, building restoration, home improvement, masonry, and roofing services.
The company prioritizes client satisfaction above all else. To this end, Empire Gen puts all effort and hard work into delivering the best possible service. The firm also prides itself on being up-to-date with the latest construction and service technology, undertaking the necessary research and utilizing only the most cutting edge technologies available.
10) Eden Roofing and General Contractors
Website | 718.355.8830 | 2561 Morgan Ave, Bronx, NY 10469
For over a decade, Eden Roofing & General Contractors has been one of the highest-rated roofing contractors in New York City. The firm’s services have since been diversified to cover other aspects of construction, including cement work and concrete waterproofing, among others.
An open secret to the success of their waterproofing programs is the use of Portland cement, known for its outstanding durability and waterproof character. In addition to concrete and roofing, the company offers general contracting, masonry, fire escape construction, and home improvement services.
9) Keystone Contracting Corporation
Website | 718.256.3656 | 1078 Arnow Ave, Bronx, NY 10469
Keystone Contracting Corporation has been servicing the Tri-state Area for over 20 years. The principles of the company throughout this time has been to provide superior service to their clients, putting safety first, creating opportunities, and delivering exceptional work. Only the best materials and techniques for renovations and restorations are used for each and every project while staying consistent with the character of the building.
For each project, Keystone is helped by its fleet of Privately-owned scaffolding equipment, including six motorized mast climbers, eight hand-powered mast climbers and over 75 suspended scaffolding rigs.
8) Biordi Construction
Website | 718.357.6500 | 18-30 130th St, College Point, NY 11356
Based in College Point, NY, Biordi Construction has been constructing and waterproofing sidewalks, curbs, vaults, basements and foundations for both the residential and commercial markets since being incorporated in 1959. The company’s two generations worth of experience gives it unprecedented knowledge to all things concrete.
Biordi maintains the same level of professionalism and excellence in each and every project it handles, however small or large it may be. Whether a concrete foundation for an apartment house or a concrete sidewalk for a residential subdivision, the firm guarantees the same high levels of quality and attention.
7) C. Johnston Roofing & Waterproofing
Website | 212.206.2342 | 130 7th Ave, Ste 349, New York, NY 10011-1803
Owner Charles Johnston founded C. Johnston Roofing & Waterproofing in 1977 as a family-owned and operated construction firm and specializes in both roofing and waterproofing solutions.
In terms of waterproofing, the firm is capable of applying such services to basements, walls, and roofs of any type of construction, including wood and concrete. C. Johnston also has 24-hour emergency repairs services. In addition to roofing and waterproofing, the firm also specializes in brownstone work.
6) Paladino Construction
Website | 718.852.7700 | 4299 3rd Ave, Bronx, New York 10457
Frank Paladino started Paladino Construction with a mall sidewalk construction business in Manhattan that his late father left to him. At age eighteen, he began fulfilling his father’s dream for the small company to grow into a large and respected firm, capable of large and high-profile jobs in the NYC area.
Now called “The Expert”, Paladino leads this 55+-year-old company with a dedicated clientele that includes many prestigious companies and some of the largest building management and real estate companies in New York City. Concrete is the firm’s specialty, offering services such as waterproofing, parking construction, and demolition. The firm also offers stonework and masonry.
5) AARCO Contracting LLC
Website | 212.206.2342 | 36 W 37th St Rm 401, New York, NY 10018-7440
AARCO Contracting has been in the general contracting business for over 10 years. Both commercial and residential clients receive the exceptional services that AARCO continues to provide. Testimony to its consistent and top-notch delivery is their initial relationships that still flourishes to this day. The firm is currently composed of more than twenty-five highly skilled craftsmen; including carpenters, masons, tile setters and site managers. Their commitment to their clients has led to many repeat customers and maintenance projects.
Originally founded as a waterproofing company, AARCO has since expanded its services to include roofing, renovation, masonry, concrete, and facade. Examples of these services include three buildings at 121 Essex Street, 144 Stanton Street and 150 Stanton Street. In addition to waterproofing, masonry and facade restoration were extended to all three.
4) Skyline Restoration & Waterproofing
Website | 718.937.5353 | 49-28 31st Pl, Long Island City, NY 11101
Skyline Restoration has been at the forefront of NYC building restoration since it was founded in 1989. The projects the firm has handled involve some of the most iconic buildings in New York. The company has an acute focus on client value, bringing to the table their experience, resourcefulness, and integrity to each and every project.
Skyline intimately understands the complexity of performing restorations and waterproofing on buildings, especially when those buildings are occupied. State-of-the-art techniques and training are used to foster innovation and strengthen employee capability. The 1915 New York Mercantile Exchange at 6 Harrison Street exemplifies their mastery of waterproofing, as well as facade restoration and roofing.
3) ZK Contracting Company
Website | 718.355.9100 | 357 East 201 St, Bronx, NY 10458
Reputed as one of the best and most cost-effective providers of construction services and materials in New York City, ZK Contracting Company offers a wide range of services, including new construction, remodeling, repair carpentry, masonry, demolition, and concrete work, to both residential and commercial clients.
The company’s expertise and experience have earned the praise from clients from all over the city. One of the construction insights ZK took to heart is that knowledge and experience are keys to a successful construction. This lesson has been keeping ZK motivated to do their best in every project they manage.
2) AM Shield Waterproofing
Website | 516.294.8400 | 33 Albertson Ave, Albertson, NY 11507
AM Shield Waterproofing is a locally owned family waterproofing company with more than 27 years of experience. Servicing Long Island, NYC, and Westchester, the firm is certified nationally as a waterproofing and mold remediation specialists. Their services include exterior foundation waterproofing, interior drainage, foundation crack injections, and foundation repair.
AM Shield is a proud participant in the STAR Award program by the National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors (NAWSRC) and the Basement Health Association for outstanding service in the waterproofing industry.
1) 4 Star Contracting
Website | 718.355.9100 | 357 East 201 St, Bronx, NY 10458
Recognized as one of the Big Apple’s premier waterproofing, roofing, and exterior restoration contractors, 4 Star Contracting handles a wide range of projects in the city, from skyscrapers to single-story buildings and residential townhouse communities. Established in 1997, the company has the unique combination of talent, experience, and service to offer modern building waterproofing and restoration to any and all types of structures.
Its past projects include the new World Trade Center Plaza, Cartier at Fifth Avenue, the Hilton New York Hotel, and the Most Holy Trinity Church at the West Point US Military Academy. In addition to waterproofing and restoration, 4 Star offers sealant and coating services, such as epoxy coating and injection, traffic bearing coating, and fireproofing.