Don’t know where the leaks are coming from!
Locating a leak?
Water is a very destructive fault with both long and short-term impacts that can make a structure uninhabitable. Signs of water leaks may appear in any location, however as water tracks down from almost anywhere, identifying the actual leak location or the leak source can be somewhat difficult.
Water leaks and water damage have been identified as the most common and major maintenance issue faced by the owners of residential apartment complexes and commercial buildings. Faulty workmanship, poor design, inferior materials and aging are the major factors in the development of water leaks and pinpointing the leak location takes an experienced professional.
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Common areas for leaks
It’s been BUSS’ experience that the areas most common to leaks in a building include:
Balconies and Roof Decks
Inadequate subfloor drainage, failed waterproofing membrane system, poor workmanship, broken tiling or cracked grout are some areas most common to leaks.
With low pitch and flat concrete roof tops, penetrations and services that run through the roof tops can allow water to track through the joint openings and faulty seals is another area most common to leaks.
Windows and Doors
The inadequate installation of flashing and sealant to windows and doors allows rain to penetrate into the cavity.
Cracks to planter box and damaged waterproofing membrane due to tree roots, hydrostatic pressure caused by heavy rains and overwatering and general movement of building structure where the planter box resides
Internal/External Wet Areas
Failed or non-existent waterproofing membrane, damaged tiles and grout to internal/external wet areas are areas most common to leaks.
Below Ground Basements and Carparks
Failed or deteriorated waterproofing membrane system, inadequate detailing for joints, inadequate design, poor concrete quality, poor workmanship and ground water level rise.
HOW BUSS CAN HELP
Servicing Perth and the metro area, BUSS’ skilled and experienced waterproofing specialists employ a range of techniques that help determine the source of your water leak. Drawing on our experience and industry best practice, BUSS’ team have been servicing our clients in the commercial, industrial, residential, mining and resources market for more than 20 years. Our specialist remedial team have been applying their expertise in completing condition assessments, creating action plans to remediate issues, developing repair methodologies, providing product recommendations and undertaking repairs via trusted techniques to eradicate underlying problems and renew assets to their desired state for our clients.
Our proven track record in effective remedial solutions and quality workmanship, supported by our affiliation with leading industry organisations – Australian Institute of Waterproofing, the Australasian Concrete Repair Association and the Strata Community Association, along with our Cert III accredited applicators, offer our clients peace of mind for all their remedial repairs. Our association with these leading organisations allows us the advantage of being one of the most qualified, trusted and reputable remedial contractors in WA.
BUSS is your ‘go to’ contractor for all your leak detection and water damage needs in Perth and the metro area, as well as Regional WA. For more information, please feel free to contact us below, or call us on 08 9444 1732 .
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