Property owners have been forced from their homes and, according to some media reports, new purchasers have not only lost hefty deposits but are also unable to obtain new loans.
A lift pit is an integral part of a structure and a key point for water ingress if you don’t have high-quality waterproofing in place. Lift pits extend below ground level and, just like a basement, they are damp and vulnerable to water seepage from the surrounding earth. Water will tend to seep in through cracks and rise until it reaches the level of the natural water table.
Waterproofing testing is particularly important at both the first and last stages of any waterproofing project. We use it for leak detection, to ensure we can correctly identify the source of water ingress and all issues including concrete spalling and cancer.
Torch-on is a flexible membrane containing bitumen and a variety of polymers. It contains asphalt in one of two forms: Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS), a rubber modified asphalt, or Atactic Polypropylene Plastic (APP), a plastic modified asphalt.
Here’s what you need to know about membranes for balconies… and why full flexibility with membrane choice will ensure an efficient and long-lasting waterproofing solution.
Rooftop gardens are becoming increasingly popular in strata and commercial spaces due to their environmental, aesthetic and wellbeing benefits. They require a slightly different approach to standard flat roof waterproofing, with a few key considerations.
Strata managers often need to oversee all aspects of administration and facilities management which may mean getting to know diverse aspects of building construction and maintenance… including waterproofing.
While some use the terms interchangeably, concrete cancer and concrete spalling describe two stages of a related issue… which can wreak havoc if left untreated.
In NSW, all waterproofers should be licenced, registered and insured. The Department of Fair Trading issues licences for contractors, supervisors and companies for one, three or five years, and a licenced waterproofer can only conduct the type of work described on their certificate.
There have been stories of owners locked out of strata towers or left in limbo as new apartment construction has stalled. Even smaller waterproofing issues can lead to extensive and costly repairs and sometimes health issues.