Bathroom waterproofing is one of the most common major defects that causes damage to your property. In fact, it’s so common that Fair Trading has now classed waterproofing as structural works, and any failure to the waterproofing is now classed as a structural defect (the same goes for Balcony and underground waterproofing)
Ultimately it protects your property from extensive and expensive damage.
Think you have a bathroom waterproofing issue?
- Mould and mildew growing on or inside walls and on floors
- Squelching or movement of floor tiles
- And of course, water coming through your ceiling below a bathroom!
- Water seepage around wall and floor structures
- Water damage to timber studs and structures which has the added bonus of then attracting termites
If you inherited a waterproofing problem, or the waterproofing planning wasn’t effective, typically the best solution is to physically remove the water with a suitable drainage system and install a positive pressure membrane to the affected wall. Unfortunately this is not always possible, but at STS Plumbing, we have developed a solution. By installing negative pressure membranes on internal walls to prevent the moisture from entering the area, we essentially create a dam and hold the water back to prevent further damage.
In some instances your issue may be rising damp. If we determine that to be the case, we can inject a chemical silicone damp course that will make brick impervious to water. Finally, to remove the distinctive smell of damp and reduce mould in your property, we recommend mechanical removal of air as the most effective method.
When do I need STS?
For all below ground waterproofing enquiries, we are happy to attend during the construction phase to ensure that any potential issues are resolved before your renovations or new home or extension reaches completion. More than once we have seen new homes flooded by poor waterproofing and drainage construction. Having your new home gutted to start again is costly and inconvenient, and as a result, we have become experts at fixing other builder’s mistakes.
Q: Are you licensed?
Not only are we licensed waterproofers we are also licenced Plumbers which means we know water, and where it should, and shouldn’t be.
Q: Do you offer a warranty
We offer a 6 year structural warranty on all our waterproofing and construction work.
Q: Do you provide/source all materials
Yes. Because we are passionate about doing the job right, we insist on providing materials to best suit the job at hand.