Remedial waterproofing is an approach to control and manage the water in residential and commercial properties. This is the solution that prevents leaks from seeping through a shower floor into another room or a balcony floor into the room below.
It is important to detect any water issues early on to prevent bigger problems. Done right, it can restore, protect, and preserve a property’s value.
Types of Remedial Waterproofing Services
- Shower waterproofing
The cost to remove the shower area in a bathroom is expensive. Tiles have to be removed so that the waterproofing can be installed correctly. Plumbing and shower screens have to be removed and reinstalled. Moreover, shower base has to be screeded. This project can cost $4,000 in total. It can take up to 5 working days to complete the job. It also translates to 5 days without access to the bathroom.
Remedial membrane waterproofing can be installed in one day and costs $1000.
The 2-part polyurethane clear waterproofing kit is designed to go on top of tiles. For preparation, surface areas to be waterproofed should be cleaned. Then, grout and silicone are applied. Lastly, the clear waterproofing membrane .
- Crack Repair and Resin Injection –
Any concrete structures normally have visible cracks, which can give way for water entry. Once this happens, the property’s structural integrity can be at risk. The common solution in this case is resin injections. It is a process that involves high-pressure injections of epoxy or activated polyurethane on the cracked area. Packers and epoxy adhesives are commonly used in this case.
To repair cracks or structural damage, injection that uses epoxy and polyurethane-based membranes is effective. For cracks that need structural repair and the crack area needs reinforcement, an epoxy-based product is most recommended. Meanwhile, for the cracks in which repair is needed to stop leaks, the polyurethane-based solution is the best.
Regular maintenance checks are important to prevent any property damages. They are also important to preserve a property’s structural integrity and value. These checks will give you an idea if you need remedial waterproofing.
Below are the areas that are commonly included in the checks:
- Rusted door frames
- No Drainage on shower floor
- Bathroom grouts/silicone
- Living space (particularly if they are near any water source)
Work with Waterproofing Experts
Waterproofing projects need adequate expertise to implement it the best way possible. We understand the budget concerns when these tasks are carried out. But in most cases, if you try to do it yourself because you think it will cost you less, it may actually cost you more.
The most certain way you can get your project done is to let remedial waterproofing experts do their work. In Darwin, you can trust iTileNT to do this for you. You are sure to hire trusted people with years of proven experiences in this kind of work. Give us a call at +61 0400 729 303 or contact us and let’s help you the soonest.