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Making a home is everyone’s dream, but the reality of the situation is that there are many factors to consider, including the various types of products available and the right contractor to hire. Roof waterproofing is often overlooked in times of stress. Waterproofing the roof lengthens its life span, and makes it durable and beautiful....
24 December 2018 - 11:40, by , in Basement Waterproofing, Comments off
What is Basement Waterproofing? We can help you make sure no water enters the most vulnerable areas of your home. We provide our clients with Basement Waterproofing for below ground areas such as basements, cellars and soil retaining sections of all types of properties. If you own a property with an unprotected basement, you could...
30 November 2018 - 9:52, by , in Basement Waterproofing, Comments off
While many people in the construction industry associate us with just tunnelling, it isn’t the only sector that we are experienced in. At first glance, basements aren’t similar to tunnels in shape, scope, dimension or even use, but when water is involved, the consequences are very similar indeed. As civil engineers, we have seen the...
3 May 2018 - 9:21, by , in Roofing, Waterproofing, Waterproofing Singapore, Comments off
SINGAPORE: It will be a wet start to the month of May, with moderate to heavy thundery showers forecast by the Meteorological Service of Singapore. In an advisory on Wednesday (May 2), the Met Service said rain is expected mostly in the afternoon on six to eight days during the first half of the month. “On a few...
26 April 2018 - 15:39, by , in Waterproofing, Comments off
GENERAL Following the design of the wet area by the Designer, the Contractor will propose a suitable waterproofing system. Selection should be based on life-time cost-performance. This should include not only the initial performance and cost of the waterproofing system, but also the cost of replacing a waterproofing system failing prematurely and other costs associated...
26 April 2018 - 16:07, by , in Waterproofing, Comments off
PLANNING The applicator should plan the application sequence before commencing works to avoid movement on freshly applied material and to ensure that the pot life of waterproofing material does not expire on site. Various factors influence the application: Size of team Tools Size of mixes Detailing Location of construction joints Curing time of material TOOLS...
14 November 2021 - 14:33, by , in Basement Waterproofing, Comments off
We provide additional guidance on the need for a basement waterproofing expert in this technical article. During construction, it is imperative that all work be completed within the appropriate tolerances. Many self-builders and developers are converting damp basements and building parts of new houses below ground. There is no need to build high in order...
26 April 2018 - 16:12, by , in Waterproofing, Comments off
PROTECTION The Contractor must ensure that after completion, the area is cordoned off until a protective covering or screed has been laid. He must be notified of any damage and given time to carry out necessary repairs before protective covering is applied. The Contractor should ensure that work is carried out under controlled conditions and...
26 April 2018 - 14:58, by , in Waterproofing, Comments off
GENERAL The Designer should refer to applicable local and international codes, standards and specifications when designing wet areas to be watertight. The drawings and specifications should be prepared in sufficient detail by the Designer to provide proper guidance to the Waterproofing Specialist and other trades involved in the execution of work in wet areas. It...
Tanking – also referred to as below ground waterproofing – involves the application of a waterproofing barrier to the walls, the base slab and in some cases to the roof of the below ground structure. The goal of waterproof tanking is to encase the entire envelope of the below ground structure to protect it from...