Misconceptions about waterproof membrane elongation
There is a wide misconception regarding the elongation properties of waterproof membranes and their ability to bridge cracks that form post membrane application.This bulletin endeavours to clarify the real meaning of elongation and elasticity in relation to bridging properties.
How long does concrete need to cure before waterproofing?
The curing time for concrete before waterproofing membrane application depends on the waterproofing product being used and varies from 24 hours to 28 days.
What is the fall requirement for a balcony?
AS 4654.2 Waterproofing Membranes for External Above-Ground Use stipulates a fall requirement of no flatter than 1:100.
What is the fall requirement for a bathroom floor?
AS 3740 Waterproofing of Domestic Wet Areas stipulates a minimum fall of 1:100 for general bathroom floor areas.
What is the fall requirement for a shower floor?
AS 3740 Waterproofing of Domestic Wet Areas stipulates the shower fall requirement to the floor waste with and without vertical separation from the bathroom.
Using hydrogel to replace membranes in basement waterproofing
A hydrogel formation can be induced in concrete by means of catalytic water-borne colloidal silicates. The hydrogel completely seals the porosity of the concrete, immobilising the moisture and preventing watermovement into or through the slab.
What are the Australian Standard requirements for waterproofing vertical termination details?
AS 4654.2 provides 3 options for vertical termination of a membrane.
What is the Australian Standard requirement for vertical termination height of external waterproofing?
The height requirement ranges from 40 mm to 180 mm depending on the building’s wind class.
The importance of floor screed design - part 1
Sand-cement and concrete screeds are often skimmed over or overlooked completely when it comes to design. Often, the guy on the tools on the day of screeding ends up designing the screed.
How to diagnose a leaking bathroom
Water stained carpet in the hallway. Swollen and flaking bedroom wall. Musty odours near the bathroom. These are just some of the signs that a bathroom is leaking.