Leaking balconies can lead to costly and time-consuming repairs. The key to preventing this issue is ensuring a quality waterproof membrane installation from the start. Essential attributes for above-ground waterproofing membranes include longevity, UV resistance, and the flexibility to adapt with building movements. Notably, the ability to manage "ponding water" is crucial for balcony and deck membranes, but not all products can deliver on this. Liquid Rubber offers an eco-friendly, flexible solution that withstands water without deteriorating. Proper installation, which hinges on thorough preparation, careful application, and deep product understanding, is paramount. Trust Findlay-Evans Waterproofing for experienced and effective repairs to leaky roofs and balconies.
Below Ground Tanking
Maintaining the structural integrity of a building requires effective below-ground waterproofing. Unlike most building components, these systems should last as long as the building. Findlay-Evans Waterproofing advocates for Liquid Rubber membranes due to their:
Elastic Properties: Fills cracks while allowing structural movement.
Adaptability: Suitable for any shape and shotcrete applications.
Speed: Efficient cold spray-applied systems.
Versatility: Effective for basements, foundations, retaining walls, and under concrete slabs.
Concrete, while durable and cost-effective, has inherent porosity that makes it susceptible to moisture damage. As it sets, micro-fissures and voids form, turning it into a “hard sponge.” To combat this, Liquid Applied Membranes are recommended. These seamless, flexible coatings bridge over the concrete, countering potential cracks and adapting to its thermal shifts, ensuring long-lasting waterproofing.
Roof - Concrete and Metal
Findlay-Evans, Melbourne's waterproofing experts, advocate for Liquid Spray Applied Membranes (LAMs) for roof protection. Key benefits include:
Cost-Efficiency: Spray directly over existing coatings, saving time and money.
Versatility: Adapts to various roof shapes and types.
Minimal Disruption: Tenants can continue activities during application.
Eco-friendly: Extends roof lifespan and meets cool roof energy-saving standards.
Compatibility: Suitable for metal, concrete, and timber roofs.