This is achieved by the application of a membrane that creates a physical barrier that inhibits water penetration. The application of the waterproof membrane before the tiles are laid is just one step in the waterproofing process.
Materials used can vary depending on the area being waterproofed and the level of waterproofing required. Waterproofing can be achieved through the use of:
NRA Tiling, the quality waterproofing services in Brisbane, will determine the appropriate method and barrier required for your waterproofing.
Areas Where You Find Waterproofing
There are so many areas around your home, business, strata managed property etc that require expert waterproofing. These include.
- Retaining walls
- Bathrooms and kitchens
- Wet areas
- Pools and water features
- External walls
- Balconies and terraces
- Roof decks
- Car parks and lift pits
Why Waterproofing Matters
Without adequate waterproofing, your property is at risk. When water can penetrate the floors and walls of your home, it can seep deep into the foundations.
As a result of this you may experience rotting timbers or concrete, sagging floors, mould and mildew in wall cavities and more. Not just a health risk, this poses a safety risk as the structure of your property is compromised.
Failed waterproofing is rarely an easy fix, with remedial works easily costing tens of thousands. In most instances, the entire area will need to be stripped back and foundational elements repaired, before starting over.
Waterproofing matters and ensuring it is done properly by a waterproofing service in Brisbane is worth the investment. Contact NRA Tiling today, the waterproofing services Brisbane homeowners call.
Qualifications and Licensing Matters
In Queensland, waterproofing is only permitted to be carried out by qualified and licensed professionals. Your waterproofing service in Brisbane should have two forms of proof that they can legally carry out waterproofing.
- Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
- Waterproofing license: this license can only be obtained via proof of the former
If your waterproofing service in Brisbane cannot provide this proof, there’s a good chance that they are operating illegally. Unfortunately for you the consumer, if you’ve used an unlicensed waterproofed, it means your waterproofing will not be approved by a waterproofing inspector and you will be unable to move forward with your build or renovation. You will be required to have the work rectified or redone by a licensed professional.
Waterproofing carried out by an unlicensed contractor or individual will likely not be covered by your insurance and you will have no recourse should it fail
For these reasons, waterproofing should not be attempted as a DIY project, it should only be carried out by licensed waterproofing services in Brisbane.
What We Can Do For You
NRA Tiling is both fully qualified and licensed as waterproofers and tilers. We can carry out waterproofing and any subsequent tiling work for you as a seamless process, meaning there’s no need for multiple contractors on site or added expense.
- thoroughly prepare the area by removing any old tiles, adhesive, old membrane, cement or grout;
- ensure the area is completely dry and all gaps and cracks are properly repaired;
- apply the primer adhesive;
- apply the bond breaker: this is a fabric or rubber wrap which helps seal challenging areas such corners and around fittings;
- apply the membrane – usually two to three coats at right angles from each other;
- test the membrane once dry and check for any weaknesses; and
- when required, we will then proceed with tiling.
Choose the Premier Waterproofing Service In Brisbane
NRA Tiling offers affordable waterproofing that exceeds regulation standards. Our belief is in quality work with the utmost professionalism, no matter how big or small the job. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and true pride in the work carried out sets us apart from the competition.
For waterproofing and tiling carried out seamlessly and without complication, you need NRA Tiling, the waterproofing service in Brisbane you can trust.
Call today and experience the NRA Tiling difference.