Waterproofing is the protective treatment of surfaces in a building to prevent the penetration of water or moisture. It involves installing solid membranes to the relevant surfaces of the building.

In construction, waterproofing is the fundamental part of creating a building envelope and making it a controlled environment. The materials, foundations and siding used in the construction of the building envelope must be all water-resistant or waterproof.

Absent or poorly applied waterproofing membranes can lead to water intrusion which may damage the structural material and cause mould.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

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Waterproofing experts are essential in cases where the damage in a waterproofing failure needs to be assessed and to determine the party at fault. The party at fault could be the building owner, resident, building contractor or a construction company.

These experts may be required to undertake inspections to reveal the cause of the damage and perform material failure analysis as part of their assessment.

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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Relevant Articles 5 Common Waterproofing Issues Commercial Buildings Face

This article details the five most common waterproofing issues in commercial buildings.

Causes of Failure in Waterproofing: Preparation

This article outlines how poor workmanship is one of the biggest reasons in the failure of waterproofing.

Relevant Cases Ryan v PEB Waterproofing Service (Home Building) [2009] NSWCTTT 232

The applicant sought compensation in relation to unsatisfactory waterproofing services provided by the respondent.

Fowler v All Waterproofing Systems Pty Ltd (Domestic Building) [2013] VCAT 1515

This case involved a failure of the waterproofing membrane which led to water damage. An expert in the field of waterproofing provided expert opinion.

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A sample of our experts in Building - Waterproofing

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID8701

Building and Civil Engineering Expert expert

ID8701 is a seasoned Civil Engineer and Expert Witness with over 25 years of comprehensive experience in the construction and safety industry. As a founding member and director of multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies, he has overseen the work of a proficient team comprising more than 20 engineers and consultants.

  • #ID7654

Engineer - Hydraulic Services / Plumbing / Civil Engineer expert

ID7654 is a highly experienced specialist hydraulic services engineer, plumbing contractor, and civil/hydraulic services estimator with over 25 years of industry experience. His portfolio of experience includes a multitude of projects throughout Australia and the South Pacific.

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