16 Aug Remedial waterproofing of damp garage wall and leaking floor/wall joints
Remedial waterproofing of garage – Leak sealing injections and WBE waterproofing system
The body corporate management of this site in the Sunshine Coast region recently engaged Waterstop Solutions for a remedial waterproofing solution. The garage was experiencing regular water ingress after substantial rain. Water was seeping in through the wall to floor joints and the back wall showed signs of dampness.
To treat moisture ingress through the floor/wall joint that runs along the back wall and the garage, we recommended performing high-pressure leak sealing injections of hydrophilic polyurethane of the floor/wall joints.
The injection system creates a three-dimensional waterproof seal inside the building element by injecting a high-quality hydrophilic polyurethane resin under high pressure. Once the leak sealing injections were completed, the injection ports were removed, and the holes and cracks were plugged with repair mortar.
To treat the damp wall, we recommended grinding the existing paint off and installing a water-borne epoxy reverse side waterproofing system to the wall.
As you can see in the video clip, there is quite a lot of water behind the retaining wall near the staircase. When drilling holes for the injection ports, there was a considerable amount of water running out of the wall, especially in the corner near the stairs. Our on-site leak sealing specialists utilised a few additional steps to the Waterstop Solutions proprietary process to form a watertight seal.
Please note that in cases where the water-borne epoxy waterproofing system is installed to a concrete floor, we recommend installing a flooring system (i.e. tiles or carpet) to protect the moisture barrier. The reason is that the WBE moisture barrier is susceptible to damage from UV-light and abrasive damage caused by foot traffic and objects (such as furniture) being dragged across its surface.
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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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.
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