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Consequences of water ingress to the lift pit. Water in the lift pit can lead to Health & Safety issues and costly lift break down. Any water in the lift pit can affect the lift mechanism and electrical systems, which may lead to the lift breaking down....

Safety coatings are normally used to reduce the risk of a slip, trip or fall. The surface profile of these coating systems is raised to provide greater traction to each footstep. Therefore, safety coatings need to be extremely robust because loading is applied to a...

Tips for cleaning slip-resistant concrete floors: 1. Sweep 2. Wash 3. Rinse 4. Squeegee The texture of slip-resistant concrete flooring provides you with the traction you need for safety. It also means that you may need to take a different approach to cleaning. Many slip-resistant floor coatings provide a “gritty”...

What do we mean by subsurface drainage? Why is it important and how do we fix it? Advantages of reliable and durable subsurface drainage. Facilitates the evacuation of water. Avoids pooling of water and saturation of tiling or topping screeds. Reduces moisture-related distress. Provides aeration to the building elements. Aids in...

Environmental stresses on concrete in coastal areas. Reinforced concrete structures degrade with time and exposure to the environment, particularly if that environment contains salts. Reduction of the concrete’s alkalinity either by carbonation or by the ingress of chlorides (salts) are the most common causes of concrete corrosion....

WHAT ARE YOUR DAMAGED FLOOR JOINTS COSTING YOU IN FORKLIFT REPAIRS AND REDUCED PRODUCTIVITY? Damaged, separated concrete slab joints can slow down forklift traffic. Travelling over damaged expansion joints and contraction/control joints is hard on all parts of your forklift. Frequent repairs and wheel replacements can...

Cracking concrete slabs - Structural restoration In the light of the current media coverage of the building defect crisis in Australia, we have had an influx of inquiries regarding observed potential structural cracks in concrete slabs and other types of building defect issues such as failed...

Waterstop Solutions was assigned to build a bund wall to facilitate for the relocation of diesel pumps to a new area in a car park basement. To protect against water ingress and stop any possible diesel spill from spreading we carried out the following works:...

  "Recently had some concrete efflorescence and deterioration repaired that was needed as part of the building conditions for selling our house. We didn't want to book the work until the house contract went unconditional but a month out from the settlement date. I thought I...

A potentially advantageous proposal put to Waterstop Solutions recently highlights a major failing in the construction industry, where waterproofing work is severely undervalued, often with costly ramifications for all stakeholders....