PROJECT – Bilgoman Aquatic Centre

Swimming Pool Expansion Joint Sealing and Waterproofing.
Darlington, Western Australia

CLIENT 

Commercial Aquatics

BUSS PROJECT MANAGER

Marc Cugini

DESCRIPTION

Bilgoman Aquatic Centre is located on the corner of Lionel Road and Great Eastern Highway, Darlington. The Centre opens from October to April each year. The facility is set in a bushland environment and includes both a 50-metre heated Olympic Pool and shaded toddler pool with beach entry.

After being in operation for 50 years, Bilgoman Aquatic Centre underwent an entire renovation over the scheduled shut down period. BUSS’ repair works during the centre’s renovation included the removal of tiles and applying new waterproofing membranes. The works were simultaneous with multiple other trades during renovation including major landscaping works. The renovations spanned over six-month renovation period which BUSS mobilised to site frequently.

This renovation and maintenance periods require the complete shutdown of the centre. The scope of the work was inclusive of the replacement of all the failed expansion joints, inside the pool, all its surrounding edges/trim/gutters, the surrounding pavement and the concrete underneath. With respect to the pool remediation, all the waterproofing was replaced including the inside the gutters.  BUSS installed all expansion joint sealing of both the tiles and concrete.

This project highlighted BUSS’ versatility across various type of expansion joint sealing and applications of waterproofing membranes when adapting them to remedial scenarios.

PRODUCT USED

  • Sika Pro is a fast curing one-component polyurethane sealant with permanent elasticity. Ideal for sealing joints in concrete, epoxy, stone and quarry tiled floors.
  • Sikaflex® Tank N is one part, moisture curing, elastic joint sealant which is used in areas for the storage, filling and handling of water polluting liquids. Sikaflex tank has both highly chemical and mechanical resistance.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Complete renovation after 50 years of operation for the Shire of Mundaring.
  • Opportunity to demonstrate versatility across multiple applications of waterproofing and joint sealing.