Belltower Apartments

Balcony Tile Repairs, Concrete Repairs, Joint Sealant, Isolation Water Testing and Waterproofing

Council of Owners

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Description

Belltower Apartments, located on the leafy and iconic Mill Point Road in South Perth, is an executive apartment complex boasting scenic views of the Swan River and the city skyline. In 2018, Buss were engaged by the Council of Owners to complete repairs to the ceilings, cornices and tiled areas of multiple balconies that had been damaged due to water ingress and to protect against similar issues in the future.
A total of 17 units (including two penthouse apartments), with three balconies per unit, had been affected by the water penetration. Buss’ team mobilised to site and after completing isolation water testing, determined that the overhead balconies were the source of the water ingress issues. Works were then undertaken to repair/replace the ceilings (internal/external) as required, breakout of external surfaces where concrete spalling had occurred, removal of loose and broken concrete, cleaning of exposed steel reinforcement and concrete repair and finishing. Tiles were removed from the perimeter of the balcony floors, the existing failed joints cut and a new waterproofing membrane installed to seal the floor to wall joints, before the reinstatement of the tiles. Buss also modified the drainage system by installing new U-shaped drains to each of the affected balconies (3 per balcony) allowing for more effective water drainage in future.

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Figure 2: Damage water ingress
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Figure 3: Modified drainage

PROJECT INFO

PROJECT MANAGER:

Marc Cugini

PRODUCT USED:
  • SIKAflex PRO Sealant.
  • Aluminium U Channel.
HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Completion of these repairs will prevent structural damage that may have occurred if left untreated;
  • Damaged ceiling areas and cornices were repaired (or replaced as necessary) and finished to match existing and to clients’ satisfaction; and
  • Effective coordination with tenants to allow for appropriate access to balcony areas.

LOCATION

58-60 Mill Point Road, South Perth, WA

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