This could be a rather tough question if you have only given this a fleeting thought before merely as a property owner. But as a landlord collecting rent from a big book of residential, commercial and industrial tenants, you should, by now, be giving this question serious consideration. So, if you have not been through this risk management exercise before, perhaps this short note of encouragement should spur you on your way to talk to your clients and, where it does become necessary, start negotiating with a contracted team of exterior waterproofing technicians.
Of course, you will always be taking into account the initial infrastructure of your current portfolio of buildings. If it is not specifically suited for manufacturing and industrial work, then you will not be welcoming such tenants onto your premises. Generally, larger buildings have made space for ground level retail trading and accommodations for existing tenants on the upper levels of the buildings. To this end you will still need to take into account what type of specialized retail offerings may be brought in by new tenants.
Nevertheless, exterior waterproofing remains necessary in order to protect all tenants from exterior factors such as weather and climate. Safeguarding buildings against damp, moisture and the excessive force of heavy storms is necessary. This risk management task is usually also mandated by local or municipal authorities. As a commercial property owner you are obligated to invite plumbing and building contractors to carry out regular inspections on your behalf.
Any faults detected during these inspections can be corrected well ahead of the possibility of damage being done to your buildings and harm being done to your valued tenants who always pay their rent on time.