High-rise and apartment living has become a huge part of the Australian landscape, especially in recent years in Sydney. With the erection of many apartment buildings, while care should be taken especially when it comes to the construction of balconies, something a simple as waterproofing may be overlooked. If your balcony starts to leak or showing signs that it may, then contact a Sydney waterproofing professional today at BIM Remedial. Leaking balconies can lead to a multitude of issues that do not just affect the owner of the apartment but those around as well. It can lead to the discolouration and deterioration of surrounding walls, the tiles and infrastructure of the balcony and electrical work in and around the balcony. Which means if you find signs of a leak such as loose tiles that produce a hollow sound, cracked or missing grout, the swelling of doors and other wood leading out onto the balcony, weak structural joints and staining on neighbouring balconies, then it is important to not hesitate in contacting a professional to get an assessment done on your balcony. Balconies are exposed to harsh conditions, especially in Australia, and especially if in initial construction, care was not taken with waterproofing; if you see even the smallest sign that your balcony could be leaking, then it is important that you contact a specialist in Sydney waterproofing as soon as possible. It will save you so much more time, money and inconveniences in the long run.
Water damaged concrete can lead to the erosion of concrete structures, create leaking and cause so many more issues which is why it is important to ensure that when it comes to the concrete in your property that you enlist in a Sydney waterproofing specialist with BIM Remedial. Water damage from concrete can also affect the steel structures around it causing rusting and cracking of steel and metal. This can lead to real damage in the structural integrity of a building, giving lasting damage that is not only expensive to repair but can lead to serious safety issues for those who occupy the property. Sydney waterproofing specialists at BIM Remedial understand that not every concrete slab and not every structure is the same therefore we employ different methods in waterproofing concrete. If you are concerned about the concrete in your property, getting a specialist out to do an initial consultation and assessment is always a good idea so that they can develop a plan of action to make sure the concrete is waterproofed. Using different sealants, chemicals and membranes to create the accurate waterproofing for the concrete in your property, it is important to recognise that each structure is unique and has different needs thus different methods of waterproofing are used. For the average person, it may seem a very convoluted process, which is why leaving it to the professionals to develop the best method to protect your property from concrete water damage is always the best plan of attack.
Why Concrete Waterproofing is Important
As we keep re-purposing land, especially land that has a high-water table, the need for waterproofing in structures is more important than ever. If buildings and properties do not employ the use of concrete waterproofing in the concrete that makes up the building’s structure, then it can lead to damage and issues down the road, especially if low-grade concrete is used. Therefore, concrete Sydney waterproofing is such an important service. Concrete can be highly susceptible to chemicals and is porous meaning that if it is not properly water proofed, then water can absorb into the concrete itself causing issues down the line. If it is not cared for either, water can also get through any cracks and gaps, leading to damage and leaking inside the building and the surrounding infrastructure. If there is not adequate drainage, combined with concrete that has not been waterproofed, then it causes defects and issues in the concrete. Sydney waterproofing should not be overlooked when it comes to the building of new properties, especially if it is skipped over for a financial reason because if concrete becomes water damaged or starts to let water in to the building, then it will cause just more issues in the long run, costing time, money and maybe somebody’s safety.