Water Proofing: What Is In It To Know?

What is water proofing?

As implied it means to make a certain structure or building water resistant for its functions to remain uninterrupted by heavy rain or any other natural or manmade condition that involves a great pressure of water. The simplest form of water proofing is the application of tar or pitch, as it is done for boats and ships. The lesser known fact is that water proofing is used clothing as well. Some garments such as raincoats and jackets require an extra layer of protection due to the rough weather and outdoor activities it is interned for.

The term waterproofing is generally used for building ng and construction purposes. Its objective is to create a building envelope which is in a broad sense, meant to shield the building or construction from air, water, hear, light and noise transfer.

What are the surfaces that are typically water proofed?


•Platforms and surfaces


•Planter boxes

•Warehouse floors


•Retaining walls





•Indoor/outdoor areas

•Special storage rooms

How is water proofing different form damp proofing?

Dampness is a problem faced in many homes and even commercial spaces. This moisture control mechanism is applied when building walls and floors to prevent moisture from passing into the inner spaces. This is done by placing vapour barriers which also serves as an additional waterproofer. Materials widely used for damp proofing include Stones, motar,plasic/copper/lead sheets,bricks etc.

What is remedial work/ water proofing?

Remedial waterproofing Sydney refers to water proofing an old building or structure that is faces with water damage. This poses a challenge as these building are not constructed in the same way as the present day buildings. Remedial work requires special knowledge and skills that allows to assess the situation and resolve the matter without additional complications such as mould or pooling.

What are the accreditations to look for in a licenced water proofing service?

It is imperative that the service be prompt and efficient with due documentation being in place on, after and during the project. This will be a souring guide for refer and ensure that the project rolls as scheduled as per the prior agreed conditions.

In addition it is a must for the service provider to have the following:Home Warranty Insurance eligibility.

Public Liability Insurance cover

Current workers compensation policy.

The above relieves the client form the responsibility of any damage or harm that is cause during the ongoing project. This also encourages the service provider to maintain a safe work environment.