Internal Waterproofing of Wet Areas

What is internal waterproofing?

Internal wet areas are described as common household areas which are readily affected by water usages such as bathrooms, laundries and kitchens. Bathrooms, by their very nature, are affected by constant water exposure being consistently among the most common building defect reported by homeowner’s, therefore, making waterproofing essential. The most common signs of internal water damage are musty odours, mould, water stains and paint or wallpaper is peeling.

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What Causes Internal Wet Area Damage?

There are many reasons as to why water could be penetrating a building causing internal water damage. However, majority of internal water damage is caused by:

Failed Waterproofing Membranes

Once a membrane fails, water will begin to seep in and cause damage.

Severe Weather

During severe heavy rains, water can often push through a building by sheer force.

Damaged Infrastructure

If a structure is damaged it can cause penetrable areas leading to internal water damage.

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HOW BUSS CAN HELP?

BUSS has over 20 years’ experience in the waterproofing industry for commercial, industrial and residential buildings. The treatment for repairing internal wet areas varies greatly on the level of damage caused. Sometimes, the cause of the leak is not obvious and an isolation water test is required to determine the original source of the leak. Other methods for internal waterproofing are via our other services of concrete repairs, joint sealing and our extensive waterproofing installation processes. For more information or a quote on waterproofing in Perth or greater regions, call us on 08 9444 1732.

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