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Efflorescence What Is It? And How To Reduce It

Efflorescence has been around since the dawn of time and is a major issue ascetically in the construction industry. Its existence is most noticeable throughout most concrete building structures and projects worldwide. Efflorescence is not limited to any specific geographic area in the world; we are all affected by it. Efflorescence is a white “powdery” … Continue reading Efflorescence What Is It? And How To Reduce It


Torch-On Waterproofing Membrane Systems

Allow me to explain exactly what torch on waterproofing is and how can it benefit your project and protect it against the harsh Australian climate. Torch on is a sheet membrane system, generally packed in 1m x 10m rolls. This innovative product has been in the Australian waterproofing market for well over 40 years and … Continue reading Torch-On Waterproofing Membrane Systems


Surface waterproofing vs Concrete Additives

Waterproofing is one of the most problematic issues when it comes to the building industry in Australia. There is a statistic often quoted in the building industry. Waterproofing and water ingress issues is 2.8% of total construction cost but accounts for 83% of building defect complaints. Basically there are two systems namely additives to concrete and surface … Continue reading Surface waterproofing vs Concrete Additives


Failure in Waterproofing: Substrate Moisture

Believe it or not the Australian Standards for waterproofing (AS 3740 / AS 4654.1) has not defined or specified any methods for determining the substrate dryness or moisture content prior to installing waterproofing. As we all know failures due to residual moisture in the substrate will cause adhesive failure or delaminating of the membrane system … Continue reading Failure in Waterproofing: Substrate Moisture


My Rooftop your Balcony who foots the bill if it leaks?

Balconies are one of life’s little luxuries. Especially if you’re living in the middle of the city, they’re a delightful place to hang out – great for a BBQ, a few beers or just to relax and enjoy the sun. But problems can arise, for example, if a balcony’s waterproofing membrane is damaged or deteriorates, causing … Continue reading My Rooftop your Balcony who foots the bill if it leaks?


Insurance & Waterproofing

The weather is always a “hot” topic in Melbourne.  This winter the weather was unpredictable and extreme to say the least. Raining most days, high winds, flash floods in both rural and city areas, thunder, lightning, the odd hail storm followed up by some of the coldest temperatures recorded in Victoria and Melbourne.  I must say … Continue reading Insurance & Waterproofing


Welcome to Australian Waterproofing Company Pty Ltd

My name is Gary Moody, I am the Director of Australian Waterproofing Company Pty Ltd based in Victoria, Australia and this is my waterproofing blog. The aim of my blog is to be as informative as possible about all aspects of waterproofing and keep all my viewers up to date with the current Australian Standards. … Continue reading Welcome to Australian Waterproofing Company Pty Ltd