Waterproofing in Australia is not considered important enough to be a fully qualified trade as required in other countries around the world. Waterproofing today in the Australian building industry is still an industry with very little policing or auditing and hence the main reason for 80% on all building complaints.
With varying styles of construction around Australia, what is prevalent in West Australia is not necessarily how construction works in NSW, VIC or QLD. For example, waterproofing contractors, builders & architects need to understand the intricate details of each others’ expertise; what manufacturers system is right for particular application, and when that system is installed is it 100% watertight? In many applications this is difficult to achieve as the only choice is to flood test and that has its drawbacks. Time and costs associated with Flood testing generally means it doesn’t get done, or done correctly.
This is where Detec Australia provides its expertise. We can scan or monitor the all types of waterproofing systems installed in Australia offering those same waterproofing contractors, builders & architects peace of mind. Detec’s patented technologies assist in the quality control of waterproof membrane installations and in revealing water or moisture intrusion. Our monitoring systems will alert owners of the water intrusion and provide data regarding its severity and location.