03 Nov Is your building ready to withstand heavy rain?
Flooding Rain Expected This Season
Is your building ready for La Niña?
During La Niña, cooler water from the depths of the ocean is drawn up to the surface in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific region. Driving winds from east to west then push warmer seas closer to Australia. That aids in the creation of more clouds and moisture plus windier conditions. The La Niña cycle typically brings us heavy rain an increased risk of flooding.
𝗛𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀? 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱, 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁?
Typical signs of water ingress:
- Are the roof and basement waterproof membranes intact? Any existing cracks that could lead to water intrusion? Any signs of water seepage where the wall meets the floor in the basement?
- Inspect the walls and floors. If cracks have appeared, repair or seal them immediately. Water has a way of finding a small entryway and making it bigger over time.
- Are the gutters and downspouts installed away from the foundation? Are they clean?
- Ensure that the ground has a graded fall that guides water away from the foundation.
- Inspect for a drainage layer of gravel to eliminate trapping water-laden soil against foundation walls.
- Are the drains below the slab directing water effectively to a stormwater system?
Be prepared for the wet weather season – Carry out works now ahead of storm season
If you have experienced seepage issues during big rain events in the past, now is a good time to speak with a remedial leak sealing and concrete defect repair specialist to discuss a lasting solution to the problem. Once the storm season hits, the leaks are very likely to recommence and can potentially present a larger issue than before.
Seepage issues may typically originate through a crack in the concrete, a masonry wall, a failed waterproof membrane or may be created by hydrostatic pressure under the foundation caused by the rising groundwater table.
If damp issues in your building are not properly remediated, it can lead to a multitude of issues in your building, such as concrete deterioration, destruction of building materials, pest infestation (white ants/termites), mould growth and belongings damaged by moisture. Over time, it could eventually lead to structural damage if left untreated.
Give Waterstop Solutions a call today if you need assistance and repairs done. We can help with inspection, provide you with tailored solutions and even help with the prioritisation of remedial works such as leak sealing, waterproof membrane refurbishment and concrete defect repairs for multistory buildings, commercial, industrial and civil sites.
Waterstop Solutions’ inspectors are equipped with extensive industry knowledge and the latest in non-invasive inspection technologies. Our thorough site assessment and diagnosis process provides our clients with industry-leading, expert advice. Following an inspection, our specialist staff formulate a free, comprehensive quotation including recommendations tailored to the assessed concerns, which is then emailed to you in a timely manner.
In addition to our regular inspection service, we can provide audits of multi-story concrete buildings. The audit consists of a defect information list of items classed in priorities from P1 to P4, and their repair types. Ask us about how to secure a booking for this additional service.
Book an inspection before the situation becomes critical and before the upcoming peak-season kicks in.
Give us a call to discuss the best protective treatment application for your vertical and horizontal surfaces to help you choose the appropriate product and methods to protect them and how to best prepare the surface before installation for best performance.
If you have any issues with water ingress, rooftop leaks, leaking balcony, leaking basement, wet lift pit, cracking concrete slabs, structural cracks, concrete deterioration, spalling concrete, concrete cancer, deteriorated joints, moisture, seepage, efflorescence, rising damp and/or high-flow active leaks in concrete structures, we would be happy to assist you. You are welcome to contact us with any questions that you may have.
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Good maintenance begins with a proactive approach to maintain, keep, preserve and protect a building.
Remember that seepage/water ingress into areas such as balconies, basements, concrete roofs, car parks and retaining walls, should not be ignored – call a remedial waterproofing professional today for an assessment to provide you with the best solution for your situation.
At Waterstop Solutions, we carry out a wide range of remedial works to concrete structures post-construction stage in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Sydney and outlying areas in Queensland and New South Wales.
Equipped with major civil works experience, we can quickly determine the best approach to rectify all seepage and concrete deterioration issues.
It takes licenced remedial waterproofer and leak sealing experts like us at Waterstop Solutions to ensure that the pathways for water to ingress are properly sealed off. A depth of technical knowledge and experience, along with a proud reputation for integrity and reliability, has made Waterstop Solutions the go-to company for many Defect Managers working for major construction companies across Queensland and New South Wales.
We at Waterstop Solutions have the technical and practical expertise to diagnose the source of the leak and will provide you with our recommended solution to achieving an effective, high-quality, long-lasting repair to stop the water ingress with minimal disruption
We believe in and are committed to always delivering high-quality solutions by utilising the right products and techniques for each specific project combined with our industry-leading know-how on tap. We have a large talent pool of specialist leak sealing and concrete repair technicians with Certificate III in construction waterproofing in Queensland and New South Wales that are extensively trained in our systems and project execution methods.
The leadership positions on every Waterstop Solutions project are operated by highly qualified, certified and experienced industry professionals. Our in-house skills and expertise gained from more than 60 years of industry experience provide a full range of high-quality remedial waterproofing and concrete repair works to commercial buildings, civil infrastructures, industrial sites and residential properties. From waterproofing diagnostics, preventative and remediation solutions – All of our waterproofing solutions are quality guaranteed.