22 Oct Rooftop Membrane Reinstatement | Waterstop Solutions
Strengthening Building Integrity with Full Roof Top Membrane Reinstatement in Brisbane North
Among the many facets of building maintenance, ensuring the longevity and functionality of the rooftop membrane system is crucial. Taking a proactive approach by identifying early onset issues can help you avoid potentially expensive repairs and water damage in the future.
Recently, on a project site in Brisbane North, we carried out waterproof membrane reinstatement refurbishment on a concrete rooftop fitted with a torch-on bituminous sheet membrane system that had developed defects in multiple areas.
Our client intended to replace the air conditioning units, which were positioned on top of the concrete plinths, originally waterproofed using the same torch-on system. However, the removal of the AC units would compromise the integrity of the waterproofing system. Therefore, we recommended a complete refurbishment of the waterproof membrane.
For this particular rooftop, we carried out a complete waterproof membrane removal and installation of a new waterproofing system.
- Torch-On Bituminous Membrane Removal
The project began with the careful removal of the existing torch-on bituminous membrane. This involved mechanically peeling away the old membrane to prepare the roof for the installation of a new, more resilient system.
- Thorough Surface Preparation
Surface preparation is a critical aspect of any remedial waterproofing project. To guarantee the new waterproofing system’s longevity, our team ensured that the rooftop substrate was thoroughly prepared. Proper surface preparation eliminates any irregularities and old product residue that could compromise the adhesion of the new waterproofing membrane. This step is essential to establish a strong and secure foundation for the new system.
- Rooftop Membrane Installation
With the old membrane removed and the rooftop surface thoroughly prepared, we proceeded with the installation of a trafficable heavy-duty modified acrylic waterproofing membrane. This membrane is specifically chosen for its remarkable UV stability and outstanding weathering properties, making it ideal for the Australian climate.
Benefits of Full Roof Top Membrane Reinstatement
- Enhanced Durability: By replacing the aged membrane with a robust and UV-stable system, you’re effectively extending the lifespan of your rooftop. This means fewer repairs and less disruption for years to come.
- Cost Savings: Preventive measures are always more cost-effective than reactive ones. By investing in reinstatement now, you’re avoiding potential water damage and extensive repairs down the line.
- Peace of Mind: As a facilities manager or body corporate manager, knowing that your building is protected against leaks and water damage provides peace of mind. You can confidently focus on other aspects of property management.
- Compliance: Keeping your building’s roofing system in excellent condition ensures compliance with local regulations and industry standards.
When embarking on a rooftop membrane reinstatement project, as exemplified by the one in Brisbane North, it is important to not only address the visible defects but also consider the potential vulnerabilities linked to planned equipment changes.
By adopting a proactive approach, you can secure the long-term protection of your building while reducing the risk of water damage and expensive repairs.
For optimal outcomes, it is always advisable to seek guidance from experienced professionals who have a thorough understanding of the unique requirements of your remedial rooftop waterproofing project.
At Waterstop Solutions, we offer our expertise and commitment to every project, helping to protect your building from the elements with the aim of reducing the need for costly future repairs. Remember, regular maintenance and inspections are also vital for preserving the longevity of the waterproofing.
For inquiries or further information tailored to your specific commercial property needs, please do not hesitate to contact Waterstop Solutions.
Contact us today to schedule a remedial consultation with our experienced professionals. We will analyse your specific situation, provide expert guidance, and tailor our remedial solutions to your specific needs.
If you have any issues with damaged concrete floor joints, cracking concrete slabs, structural cracks, concrete deterioration, 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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