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Cold and wet weather can cause leaks and seepage in buildings due to thermal contraction. Most materials expand when they are heated, and contract when they are cooled. Concrete will expand or contract due to fluctuations in temperature, so concrete structures will shrink during the...

Why Shouldn’t Flat Roofs or Podiums have Puddles? – How can ponding water damage the waterproof membrane? Whilst the good news is that rooftop ponding is not likely to cause a rapid reduction of the waterproof membrane life expectancy, the reality is likely to be different...

Correct design specification of gradient falls to drains/floor waste is critical to ensure effective drainage on flat rooftops. Adequate falls create flow paths that direct the rainwater efficiently to suitable discharge points as rapidly as possible to help avoid ponding water. We tailored quality repairs...

The body corporate discovered that the rooftop waterproofing membrane was showing signs of maintenance needs and some small signs of water ingress into the building below the rooftop, they engaged Waterstop Solutions to inspect and provide a leak sealing and remedial waterproofing solution....

Remove and reinstate bituminous torch-on membrane. Waterstop Solutions NSW was engaged to inspect a leaking concrete rooftop of a commercial building in Sydney and to provide an asset preserving remedial waterproofing solution. During the inspection, Adrian, our NSW manager found several areas where the existing...

Water leaking into the basement after heavy rain is a common occurrence. Water always finds a way, so basement waterproofing and adequate drainage are especially needed in cases where groundwater is likely to build up in the soil and cause a rise in the water...

For a flat roof to function properly and not leak, the surface water needs to be discharged quickly without ponding or stagnation. Water ponding on a flat roof is one of the main causes of waterproofing membrane deterioration because most membranes such as acrylic membranes...

Waterstop Solutions was recently commissioned to repair the waterproofing membrane in two leaking fire water retention tanks at a major public hospital in Queensland. Several repair attempts by other service providers had proven to be futile with recurrent poor membrane adhesion to the substrate in a...

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