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
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
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
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
Correct use of tile adhesives can help prevent wet area leaks. Spot fixed tiles allow water to track behind tiles and are often the cause of wet area leaks. Correct application of the tile adhesive is to back butter any tiles over 400mm x 400mm, using a 12mm notch trowel. This will prevent wat... read more
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
Current construction methods associated with wet areas with concrete and/or fibre-cement sheet flooring is generally consistent with the below. Waterproofing, including Type 5 Perimeter Flashings, are installed after the below is completed (in addition to concealed and exposed services such as plu... read more
The measure of performance of a waterproofing system is associated with assessing the key functions of waterproofing itself. By definition, a “waterproofing system” is a combination of elements that are required to achieve a waterproof barrier. The term “Waterproof” is defined as the pro... read more
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
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