Discovered a leak in your home and need to find quality waterproofing contractors in Brisbane? Perhaps you are undertaking a new build or renovating your home’s wet areas? In any of the above scenarios, NRA Tiling should be your first (and only) call.
Leaks in wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries can be seriously stress-inducing. When there is inadequate waterproofing or failed waterproofing, water can pool and seep into the foundations of your home.
This can cause a variety of issues such as rot in timbers or concrete, or mould and mildew hidden in wall and floor cavities. When this occurs, often the only recourse is to completely strip the area back, repair the underlying structures and start over.
Costs can easily run into the tens of thousands.
This is why waterproofing matters so much. It is also why you should only engage licensed waterproofing contractors in Brisbane to prepare your home’s wet areas for tiling.
Who Can Waterproof Wet Areas?
Did you know that waterproofing contractors in Brisbane must be fully trained and licensed?
Not just in Brisbane, but across Queensland, waterproofing is covered by specific legislation
In fact, home builds and renovations requiring waterproofing cannot progress until a specialist waterproofing inspector signs off on the waterproofing.
This means that under no circumstances should you DIY your waterproofing. Not only because it requires a very specific skillset but it is also illegal to do so.
There are some exceptions to this rule depending on the value of the works being done.
It is worth noting however that most areas in the home requiring waterproofing would exceed the minimum value outlined by the regulations.
To be a qualified waterproofing contractor in Brisbane you must:
- Have a Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing; and
- Obtain a license to waterproof from the QLD government. This can only be obtained when proof of relevant qualifications are provided.
The Process Of Waterproofing
Our teams follow a strict procedure when waterproofing that exceeds regulations. They will:
- prepare the surface to be waterproofed by thoroughly cleaning and removing any debris and ensuring it is completely dry;
- patch any cracks or gaps and punch in or remove any nails or screws that could compromise the waterproofing;
- prep surfaces with an appropriate bonding adhesive, one that is best suited for the type of membrane being applied. The membrane is applied and left to dry for between 6-24 hours, depending on the weather and time of year it may take longer; and
- check the membrane at completion to ensure it is watertight.
Materials Used In Waterproofing
Materials permitted for use by waterproofing contractors in Brisbane are set out in legislation by Australian Standard 3740. They may include:
Liquid – Of which there are three main types.
- Water or acrylic-based
Liquid membranes are applied using trowels, rollers or spray guns and are the most versatile option.
Rubber provides flexible, exceptional adhesion as a membrane. These membranes are more common in outdoor spaces.
Self-adhesive sheets with low VOC (volatile organic compound) ratings, making them safer and better for the environment. Sheet membranes deliver excellent waterproofing performance.
The area being waterproofed will determine the type of membrane selected. It is worth noting that 90% of membrane failure occurs as a result of poor preparation of the surface or incorrect membrane choice.
Quality waterproofing contractors in Brisbane, NRA Tiling, can ensure the best preparation, selection, and application of your waterproofing project.
Areas You May Need Waterproofed
When you think of waterproofing, you no doubt think first about bathrooms, laundries and kitchens. However, there are many areas of your home that can benefit from waterproofing, such as:
- Balconies and terraces
- Planter boxes
- Retaining walls
- Pools and water features
- Water storage areas such as underground water tanks
- Wet rooms
- Roof decks and more
By choosing a licensed waterproofing contractor in Brisbane to carry out waterproofing in these areas you are protecting your home and bank balance. Should your waterproofing fail for any reason, the onus is also on the contractor to repair it, not you!
Choose The Premier Waterproofing Contractors In Brisbane
NRA Tiling has over 20 years’ experience in the waterproofing and tiling industries, so you can expect seamless, professional service with a customer satisfaction guarantee. Our commitment to quality work that is both exceptional and affordable, is what sets us apart from the competition.
With NRA Tiling, Contact NRA Tiling today and ensure your home waterproofing is up to standard.