Stop a Major Factor in Wet Area Leaks – Select the Correct Tile Adhesive & Correctly Apply It!

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 adhesiv...


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 conc...
Current Construction Methods Wet Area Waterproofing Substrates


Current Construction Methods – Wet Area Waterproofing Substrates

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, a...


Understanding the Performance of the Building Regulations – Waterproofing

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 ...
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.  Waterpr...
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 wa...


Chemists Corner: The Mechanisms of Primer Adhesion

To get waterproofing right, it helps to take a view of waterproofing as a system rather than just a single product.  The substrate could be considered the first layer in the waterproofing system.  A...


Coating Sustainability

Sustainability in construction is a focus of both consumers and manufacturers.  The concept of “Green Technology” and “Sustainability” are no longer fringe ideas but are now main stream conce...