Basement Waterproofing – Melbourne
Basement waterproofing may be one of those unseen construction elements, but it’s vitally important for your home. Whether you’re building a new home, adding an extension, or you’ve noticed cracks and leaks in your existing basement, you need an expert team to design, install or repair your waterproofing.
Underground areas, like basements and cellars, are subject to greater water pressure than other areas of the home. Due to a constantly moving below ground water table, That’s why basements need long-term waterproofing solutions designed to last the life of the building.
Making repairs to water-damaged basements can be expensive and complex, and in some cases, not commercially viable or even possible. Most basements after construction can be repaired either from the negative side or the positive side, however, by getting your waterproofing right from the start is the key to a successful on long term solution.
At Australian Waterproofing Company, we can help you select the right waterproofing solution for your project, provide professional installation and even help with leaking basement repairs and negative-side water proofing. We have extensive experience providing expert basement waterproofing across a range of residential, commercial and industrial and civil projects across Melbourne.
Why Is Waterproofing Leaking Basement Important
Over time, the groundwater in the earth around your home will start to exert pressure on your basement walls and flooring. This water permeates the tiny breaks in the concrete substrate and can weaken the concrete.
As the ground around the footing or foundation shifts and stabilises, any movement can cause the concrete substrate to separate at these tiny breaks, enlarging them to allow water-ingress.
Water ingress, Moisture and leaks in your basement walls and floors can lead to a range of serious problems around the home including foundation cracking and sinking, weakening of walls, rot and decay, damp, mould and mildew.
Not only are these problems expensive to fix, but they can also cause safety concerns by weakening the structure of your home. The growth of mould and mildew can lead to health problems, especially respiratory problems due to the presence of mould, fungi and other contaminants and allergens in the air.
We Can Help
At Australian Waterproofing, we can help. We offer a range of basement waterproofing services including new build waterproofing, wall and crack repair, floor joint repair and leak detection.
For new builds, it’s critical to select the appropriate basement waterproofing solution on a case-by-case basis. Factors like building design, materials, site conditions and water table stabilisation will help to determine the solution best suited to your situation. We can assess your design at the planning stage and implement a custom waterproofing solution that will stand the test of time delivering you a long term waterproofing solution for your project.
We offer a range of basement waterproofing membrane systems suitable for basements and other underground applications including positive-side, negative-side and blind-side applications. These include fluid-applied systems, sheet-membrane systems, bentonite clays and cementitious systems.
Whatever your basement waterproofing requirements – from the design and installation of a full waterproofing system on a new build to leaking basement repairs – we can help.
To discuss your project, give us a call today on 0431 606 905 or contact us online.
Australian Waterproofing Company
WE HAVE A VAST RANGE OF WATERPROOFING CAPABILITIES
Australian Waterproofing Company is one of the leading waterproofing contractors in Melbourne.
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