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Making Supervisors Jobs Easier!

Supervisors have a very busy job managing each of their trades! Wet-seal’s Technical team have released a valuable resource for Supervisors to have as a reference point. This “Common Site Issues” Guide is short and sharp, and addresses some of the key areas a supervisor needs to be aware of fo...  read more

Remove Laitance to Enable Waterproofing Integrity!

Perfect and reliable waterproofing requires skilled applicators and quality systems.  It is also essential that the substrate to be waterproofed is sound and prepared correctly too. Concrete slabs should be clean and firm, with no dusting. Concrete slabs sometimes show laitance, a weak powdery laye...  read more
Tarped off balcony being w space heater before waterproofing

Stop Your Jobs From Freezing!

In winter the setting rate of screeds, concrete, cement tile adhesives and levelling compounds slows down.  So does the drying rate of paints, coatings and waterproofing membranes. Planning with trades can help manage the job site through the cold months.  Wet-seal Franchisees have practical tips ...  read more
Testo 872 Thermal Imaging Camera distributed by Wet-seal

Thermal Imaging Cameras Explained

  What is it? Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging camera to view and gauge thermal energy emitted from an object.  Thermography cameras can identify problem areas that cannot be seen with the naked eye when trying to detect water leaks.  The Testo 872 can be used in multiple areas...  read more

Moisture Vapour Barriers Protect You

Moisture vapour barriers prevent damage caused by water migrating from outside, through the concrete slab and into the dwelling.  Most new concrete slabs use a moisture vapour barrier under the concrete which normally consists of 200 µm builders plastic, but if that fails moisture may be drawn up...  read more
Concrete Moisture Meter Testing

Substrate Preparation Is Paramount!

Substrate preparation is paramount to the success of any waterproofing project and with up to 80% of all building defects associated with waterproofing, it pays to get the preparation right.  Waterproofing is only as strong as the weakest point of the substrate and that is why it’s so crucial dur...  read more
The Importance of External Above Ground Waterproofing

The Importance of External Above Ground Waterproofing

Balconies, or external living spaces require protection from moisture that can cause costly damage to the balcony’s supporting structure, or any habitable room(s) below.   A correctly installed waterproof barrier must be installed to provide this critical protection. These External above-ground ...  read more