Paragon Office Building
Large Commercial Balcony
The waterproofing project involved a commercial office building with several tiled balconies that had leakage problems. Despite the building being only 8 years old, issues such as surface lifting and leaking were identified, originating from the improper installation of the original membrane and poor drainage design.
Springvale Rd Mulgrave 3170
Water Leak Detection:
Multiple issues with water leaks were discovered, including invasive inspections showing problems with the membrane and screed.
The screed was generally in good order but required some repairs; it was retained as a secondary barrier.
New Membrane System:
A completely new membrane system was installed, along with necessary screeding and remedial plumbing work.
The balcony had poor drainage with little slope, requiring the installation of new puddle flanges, droppers, and other plumbing works for proper water control.
Specific detailing was done with polyethylene fabric and a liquid rubber waterproofing system, strengthened with fiberglass mesh for durability.
The waterproof membrane was over coated with a Thermo Top Coat membrane, adding robustness, and the Findlay-Evans Team efficiently prepared the balcony for tiling.
Alucobond Cladding Problems:
Water ingress was found in other areas of the building, requiring sealing and coating to prevent further water entry.
Overall Repair and Expansion:
The overall project addressed many points of water ingress, installed new expansion joints into the tile surface, and ensured the proper waterproofing of all balconies.