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A solution to water ingress and rising damp in concrete slab

Remedial waterproofing of annexe - Waterstop Solutions

A solution to water ingress and rising damp in concrete slab

Remedial waterproofing solution to a damp issue in an annexe


Our client contacted us at Waterstop Solutions for a remedial waterproofing solution to a water ingress problem in the annexe on their property in Brisbane.
Our inspector carried out a site inspection to identify the next step forward, which was to remove a section of the topping slab and the plastic underneath it next to 3 of the 4 walls. This was to enable access to the floor to wall joints in order to perform high-pressure leak sealing injections with hydrophilic polyurethane resin. Once completed, a reverse side waterproofing system was to be installed to the wall/floor junction and turned up the masonry wall after surface preparation.

Our onsite leak sealing specialists, Gemma and Mick, advised that after removing a section of the topping slab, they identified rising damp through the concrete floor slab underneath the topping slab. Additionally, they discovered two concealed joints that run through the concrete floor, which showed signs of moisture ingress.

To treat the rising damp and the joints in the floor, the topping slab covering the concrete floor needed to be removed. The joints in the floor were treated with high-pressure leak sealing injections, creating a three-dimensional waterproof seal in the building element. (The same process as performed to the floor to wall joints).
The walls and floor surfaces were ground smooth and vacuumed before joint sealant and the reverse side water-borne epoxy (WBE) waterproofing system were installed.

Because 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, we recommend installing a flooring system (i.e. tiles or carpet) to protect the moisture barrier.


Remedial waterproofing of annexe works complete

WBE Waterproofing system installed to floor and walls. Remedial waterproofing works completed


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.

Waterstop Solutions teams are available for all your concrete repair and remedial waterproofing needs in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Sydney.


Brisbane office: (07) 3205 1899   


Sydney office: (02) 9346 8308   

Email: [email protected]


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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 licensed 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.


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