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.
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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