Did You Know That...

We Need to Waterproof Lift Pits

Why do we need to waterproof lift pits?

Lift pits are particularly susceptible to waterproofing issues, so expert diagnostics, solution design, remediation, and preventative maintenance.

Danrae Group leads in lift pit waterproofing, so here’s what you need to think about to ensure your waterproofing is sound and avoid potential future issues such as leaks, concrete spalling, and concrete cancer.

Where Are Lift Pits?

Lift pits are located below ground level and, just like a basement, are damp and vulnerable to water seepage from the surrounding earth. Water will seep through cracks and rise until it reaches the natural water table level. Water ingress tends to occur more often in older buildings where structural components have deteriorated, and cracks in walls and floors may have accumulated over the years, sometimes shifting building foundations. Our team often sees leaks in lift pits after storms or prolonged rain. The problems stem back to two main issues – ineffective or poor quality waterproofing and a lack of ongoing preventative maintenance, which is essential to pick up minor issues before they escalate.

What Happens When 

Lifts Are Water Damaged?

Water entering a lift pit can cause havoc to the lift mechanism, resulting in frequent breakdowns or a complete failure, and it can lead to increased dampness and mould throughout your building, a serious health and safety issue, so it makes sense not to have an inoperational lift, and stay on top of any waterproofing issues.

What Do We Use To Waterproof A Lift Pit?

For lift pits, we would generally apply a hydrostatic membrane to the interior of the lift shaft. Still, we make sure every solution design perfectly fits your property type, building usage and location.

You Can Trust Danrae.

At Danrae Group, we provide end-to-end project management and comprehensive leak detection, solution design, waterproofing and remediation from our skilled in-house team of waterproofing contractors and trades professionals.

Our team tailors every solution design to the type and location of the property, we triple test every waterproofing installation, and we provide a full waterproofing guarantee. We also offer preventative maintenance plans to preserve your waterproofing solution and the integrity and value of your property.

Please Share.

Please feel free to call Danrae Group on 1800 326 723 to discuss your needs.

We would appreciate it if you could share this on your blog on your social.

Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
Email

Danrae Blog Library

Please Share

Every Step Is Mapped Out. How We Do It!

Danrae Group has decades of experience in waterproofing, and we know that details matter. A successful waterproofing project takes comprehensive planning and delivery to ensure you get the result you need to protect your property, minimise tenant disruption and avoid unnecessary project delays.

Read More »

How We Use Infrared Technology?

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.

Read More »

Plumbers Don’t Have A Licence To Waterproof?

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.

Read More »

They Look Great, Until They Start Leaking!

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.

Read More »

Understanding Scope

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.

Read More »