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19 01, 2017

Causes of Failure in Waterproofing: Priming

By |2017-05-05T02:12:07+00:00January 19th, 2017|News|

The second most common recurring problem, after poor surface preparation, is the failure to prime the respective parts and surfaces before the application of the waterproofing membrane. Failure of the waterproofing membrane bond to substrates is a recurring and consistent problem often associated with poor subsurface drainage and saturation of tiling or topping screeds. Every [...]

5 12, 2016

Causes of Failure in Waterproofing: Preparation

By |2017-05-05T02:20:24+00:00December 5th, 2016|Uncategorised|

The single biggest cause of waterproofing failures is workmanship. Poor workmanship would account for 90% of all failures in waterproofing. The waterproofing membrane is only as good as the surface to which it is applied or installed. Builders have a large responsibility here. Has the surface been constructed with falls for drainage? Is the surface [...]

8 11, 2016

Notes from a Balcony Inspection

By |2016-11-08T19:20:49+00:00November 8th, 2016|News|

The property was inspected by Mr P. Evans, Registered Builder, Trade Qualified, Certified Waterproofer, Vice President of The Australian Institute of Waterproofing, Cert 111 OH & S, 40 yrs in Construction. Here are his notes, which are a great read for anyone in the constructon industry: Upon inspecting the balcony without performing invasive testing ( [...]

8 11, 2016

Making the Most of the AIW Logo

By |2020-03-25T01:55:17+00:00November 8th, 2016|News|

If you are a member of the Australian Institute of Waterproofing, you are entitled to a number of benefits. These include access to technical information and drawings, trainings and additional exposure through our waterproofing directory. However one of the biggest advantages of being an AIW member is often overlooked. That advantage is the rights to [...]

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