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Waterproofing Regulations In Melbourne

All You Need To Know About Waterproofing Regulations In Melbourne

waterproofing regulations in Melbourne Building elements which are classified as wet areas, such as showers, should be waterproof as per the National Construction Code (NCC) and should comply with the Australia AS3740 – Waterproofing standards for wet residential areas. These wet areas have been experiencing consistent defects as a result of waterproofing failure. To cap poor installation practice in waterproofing areas, AS3740-2004 was introduced as an improvement of the earlier fashion AS 3740-1994. The law was amended to regulate the poor installation practices that had been witnessed in Wet Areas. It is always important to obtain wet area certificate from local authorities before waterproofing as it might be necessary, in your code area, that a certain waterproofing elements be done by a Waterproofing Contractors who is fully certified.

Waterproofing Regulations in Melbourne considers bathrooms, laundries, showers and toilets as wet areas and should only be constructed with waterproof elements. The Australian Standard AS3740 provides details of other areas where considered wet areas in your home and required to be water-resistant. Note that, for wet areas with timber floors such as timber sheet flooring such as particleboards or plywood sheet flooring, the entire floor outside the shower area must be waterproof. At the same time, floors and wall junctions should feature Waterproofing Membrane whether they are made of timbers or fibre-cement. If compressed fibre cement or concrete are used in wet areas, the floor must be at least water resistant. READ MORE…

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Waterproofing Prices Melbourne Businesses Charge

Waterproofing Prices Melbourne Residents Can Expect

Waterproofing is among the most problematic issues in regards to the building industry in Australia. Waterproofing is an essential component in the construction industry, because if it’s not applied correctly, it’ll inevitably lead to failure and it often does.  One of the most common questions for waterproofers is waterproofing prices Melbourne suburban residents are charged. READ MORE…

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Poor Waterproofing Suspected In Berkeley Balcony Collapse

waterproofingOften times in our line of work we encounter waterproofing work which was poorly done and in some cases endangered the lives of people in the surrounding area. When it comes to areas which are exposed to the elements such as balconies it is paramount to ensure the work is done right the first time otherwise disasters such as this can happen. Remediation work can be very costly as it is time consuming and often requires allot of materials and additional work. The following article which we sourced from the internet makes light of an incident which could have easily been totally avoided.


Benefits of Waterproofing

In building construction, waterproofing is a fundamental aspect of creating a building envelope, which is a controlled environment. Waterproofing is usually required by building codes for structures that are built at or below ground level. Most waterproofing is an exterior coating, on the positive side (exterior) of the wall, although another option is to use an admixture that makes the concrete itself impervious to water and water vapor. Accordingly, the benefits offered by waterproofing are far more important than the cost.