07 Oct Remedial waterproofing and driveway repair works in Sydney
Driveway remedial works
The Waterstop Solutions NSW team was engaged to inspect a property in a northern beach side suburb of Sydney and provide a remedial waterproofing and concrete repair solution to the cracked concrete driveway, which was causing water to seep through to the room below.
As reported by the client, the room was unusable because of rainwater ingress, so the goal of the repair remedial waterproofing and driveway repair was to make the room dry and functional again.
We also observed that the block wall adjoining the stairway and the driveway was showing signs of moisture issues presented by drummy and cracked render.
To address and fix these issues, our Sydney-based leak sealing and concrete repair specialists carried out the following remedial works:
▪️ Removed the existing driveway topping.
▪️ Underneath the slab topping where the crack presented: Unsound concrete was removed until sound concrete was found and reinforcing steel exposed. Saw-cut repair zone to eliminate feather edges. Mechanically prepared the substrate, including the removal of any corrosion and cleaned the non-corroded steel. The steel was treated with a rust inhibitor and the concrete was primed before reinstating with a high build shrinkage compensated repair mortar.
▪️ Installed a new drainage, constructed a concrete hob along the driveway and staircase area, adjusted the strip drain and ensured the correct level for the new slab topping.
▪️ Removed the render on the block wall down to the staircase line. Waterproofed the drain and down the façade all the way down to the staircase line.
▪️ Installed two layers of torch on membrane to the driveway with turnup on the concrete hob.
▪️ A new render was installed on the wall over the new waterproofing system. Once the render was cured, it was painted with an acrylic membrane as a protective moisture barrier.
▪️ Finally, the handrail was put back in place and stencilcrete was installed on the driveway for an aesthetic finish.
The remedial waterproofing and concrete repair works were successfully completed, and our client can again enjoy the comfort of a dry room downstairs knowing that their driveway and stairway wall are restored and waterproof.
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.
We can help with any water ingress and/or concrete deterioration issues in QLD and NSW.
If you have any issues with water ingress, rooftop leaks, leaking balcony, leaking basement, 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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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.