Concrete Waterproofing in Perth Can Save Your Interior from Expensive Damage
There are many external junctions and surfaces on a building or structure that need to be protected from water penetration. An issue during construction however is that this protection, commonly a waterproof membrane or coating, is either punctured, not installed correctly, or has not been designed to allow for the natural movement of a building. Failure of this barrier can lead to a variety of problems ranging from rising damp, concrete cancer and spalling of render. All of these repairs can be costly and need to be fixed promptly. You can avoid this, however, by waterproofing your building.
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When these problems arise consideration needs to be given as to the likely cause of the failure, and then of the appropriate strategy for remedy and repair. One way to prevent further damage is to contact us at Conspar.
There are various systems, coatings and membranes that will suit the particular area will suit the particular area of a building or structure requiring the waterproofing. Preliminary inspection of the project will indicate the waterproofing system to be used and this system is commonly selected based on the following usage types:
- Concrete roofs
- Swimming pool repairs
- Foundations and underground works
- Tanks and storage silos
- Dams aquaducts and catchments
- Gas and watertight sealing
- Common access walkways
- Private balconies
Consideration must then be given to where the waterproofing is to be applied, how the area is going to be used, and whether it will be exposed to the elements. In most cases, when selecting a waterproof membrane for a project it is preferable to use a membrane or coating with the following properties:
Selecting a membrane that has inherent ultra violet protection enhances the durability of the coating.
This allows the membrane to cope with the expansion and contraction of the floor or wall that it is being applied to. This movement most commonly results from the heating up of the surface during the day and cooling during the night – any waterproof membrane being applied must be able to allow for this natural movement.
Certain waterproof membranes can be chosen for their ability to withstand the wear and tear inflicted by frequent pedestrian and vehicular use. These membranes can be further enhanced by adding an additional protective surface – a common example might be the laying of floor tiles over the waterproof membrane on an external balcony.
When inspecting a new project we allow for preliminary site inspections and analysis in order to determine the most appropriate waterproofing solution. This selected system is supported by the manufacturers warranties where applicable.Got a question on this service area?