Issues Caused by Poor Waterproofing and Ways to Fix

With all the wet weather around lately, what a more befitting topic then to discuss waterproofing.

With over 35 years in the industry, BRS Building Rectification Services’ team of highly trained staff can determine most waterproofing problems during an initial site analysis.

Having a thorough approach, BRS has inspected many jobs where the initial building process has overlooked specific structural aspects that have subsequently caused issues. Areas often highlighted are:

  • DRAINAGE AND WATER RUN OFF
  • PONDING AND PERMANENT IMMERSION
  • ACIDIC/TOXIC SOILS AND LIQUIDS
  • VEGETATION AND AGGRESSIVE PLANTATION
  • STRUCTURAL MOVEMENT
  • SURFACE SUITABILITY AND ADHESION

For the untrained eye, educating yourself on what to look for is the best thing any commercial building manager, body corporate committee or building owner can do. Even though the following can be insignificant to some, it’s always best to have the experts check.

Your warning signs should be going off when you experience:

  • Blistering or peeling paint
  • Mould, mildew, and vegetative
    growth
  • Dampness or dribbles of water
  • Stains and Rust
  • Odours
  • Efflorescence, or white powdery
    deposits
  • Cracked walls
  • Wood rot

BRS Building Rectification Services stresses that the longer the issues are left, the more they deteriorate structures.

The best action plan moving forward is to check in the more commonly affected areas on:

Roof’s/Top floor
For flatter roofs, water can pool and cause issues as it seeps through ceiling spaces, thus causing moisture affected areas such as the above list and leaks.

Drains, Plumbing and Irrigation
Leaks in drains, plumbing or irrigation can sometimes be hard to spot, that’s why regular checks need to be made. Look for blockages, drips or leaks, no matter how small and attend to rectify the issue asap.

Window and Door Seals
Windows and doors are exposed to the elements day in day out. Checking to make sure the seals aren’t cracked or aged is a must. If you find they are damaged in some way don’t wait, fix it before it becomes more advanced.

All of these problems can be rectified with the correct methodologies and advice. Since 1985, BRS has rectified many difficult projects where water ingress has been an issue for many years. Simply by assessing each issue and applying the correct systems for that particular situation, BRS ensure a quality finish to every project, creating a long lasting solution to your waterproofing problems.

For more information on the above, or to get your obligation free site assessment, contact BRS Building Rectification Services today, 07 5539 3588  or email admin@buildingrectification.com.au.