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Waterproofing failures

Waterproofing failures in water retention tanks within buildings can result from a range of factors.

Buildings and their components can undergo settling and movement over time. This can place stress on the waterproofing system. It’s essential that the chosen materials and system can accommodate these movements to prevent the development of cracks and system failure. Like any component in a building, waterproofing systems have a limited lifespan.  Over time, they may naturally deteriorate due to aging processes. Routine maintenance and, if necessary, replacement, can ensure the long-term integrity of water retention tanks in buildings.  The choice of waterproofing materials is paramount. The selection should be based on the specific requirements of water retention tanks. Using inappropriate materials can undermine the system’s ability to withstand continuous exposure to water and the chemicals commonly found in these tanks.  Opt for high-quality, purpose-designed materials such as PVC or cementitious membranes.  Water within retention tanks often contains chemicals and minerals that can be corrosive to waterproofing materials. Over time, these substances can lead to degradation, causing the waterproofing system to lose its effectiveness.  Even with top-tier materials, a proper installation process is critical. This entails meticulous surface…

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HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY?

NEED A WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY? NEW EASY AND INEXPENSIVE OPTION

You may be one of the many strata management businesses or other businesses who care about the health and safety…

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Pushy Telcos

Pushy Telcos and Owners Corporations

Owners corporations are increasingly encountering aggressive behaviour by some telecommunications providers who say they are acting under powers granted to…

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Noisy Pipework

Noisy Pipework – Who Must Maintain It? 

In the recent case of Haramis v The Owners – Strata Plan No. 51923 [2023] NSWCATCD 15, a lot owner sought an…

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To Cook or not to cook

To Cook, or Not to Cook?

In the recent case of Franklin v The Owners—Strata Plan No. 87497 [2022] NSWCATCD 210, the applicant was an owner of a…

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Good Renovation By-Law

The Importance of a Good Renovation By-law

Good renovation by-laws will protect all parties such as the owners corporation, the lot owner (and future owners) plus ensure…

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Types of Cladding

The Different Types of Cladding – 6 Options For Your Building

Cladding systems are external wall systems that can be applied to the outside of buildings. They are used on both…

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This mould is killing me

THIS MOULD IS KILLING ME – WHAT’S MY SOLUTION?

Recent heavy rainfall and the consequential water damage have caused many lot owners to fear mould growth within their buildings….

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