Choosing the Right Waterproofing Contractor

When choosing a waterproofing contractor for your building or pool project, it’s essential that you do it right. The consequences of not doing the proper research could be financially detrimental and could also throw off your schedule by weeks or even months. The first step to take when you begin a new project is to get quotes from at least three different providers, and to compare not only the prices they give but also the level of service involved and any other deciding factors. For example, the Wolfin Waterproofing System may be slightly more expensive than another waterproofing membrane, but it comes with a 10 year warranty on both the labour and the materials. It is also installed by a licensed applicator and is inspected and certified by the supplier. (more…)

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Why Wolfin?

When a builder selects a waterproofing membrane for a client, he will usually select the cheapest membrane on the market. But when he selects a membrane for his own house, he chooses Wolfin. Wolfin waterproofing membrane is a superior product that comes with a 10 year written warranty on both labour and materials. This warranty is issued by Wolfin Membranes Australia Pty Ltd and is supported by the parent German manufacturer. To ensure that the product is of the standard of quality expected, every installation of the product is inspected and certified by the supplier. This is a service that exceeds those provided by the majority of other membrane suppliers. (more…)

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Finding a Swimming Pool Leak

Indications that your swimming pool is leaking include losing more than two inches of water per week, an excessive water bill and the over-use of chemicals to keep the water chemically balanced. To determine if you have a leak, one test involves marking a line at the water level next to the skimmer with waterproof tape or a grease pencil. The mark should be checked 24 hrs later, and if the water level has dropped by more than ¼ inch it means that your pool is leaking. (more…)

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How to Waterproof Walls and Floors

When making over a room in the home, whether it’s the bathroom or kitchen, waterproofing the walls and floors is an important step. Here’s how to waterproof walls and floors, thanks to Reader's Digest: Primer – A suitable primer should first be applied to the walls and floors. Silicone – Seal joints and openings with a bead of silicone for wet areas up to the level of the tiles. (more…)

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University Project Sign of Growing Demand for Living Roofs

In a recent Sourceable article, Kristen Avis describes a project being carried out at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley Campus. Known as Burnley Living Roofs, it involves three separate living roofs that have been installed on the university’s administration building. They are being used for research and education and to demonstrate what can be achieved if designers and local communities incorporate such spaces into urban environments. (more…)

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