Signs That Your Home Needs Waterproofing

Waterproofing is a crucial component of home maintenance. Moisture damage is dangerous and can compromise the structural integrity of your home. Moisture erodes the protective coating of wooden walls and floors and deteriorates their fibres, weakening the material. Moisture also induces rusting and corrosion in steel and iron materials. When moisture comes into contact with … Read more

Some Common Waterproofing Errors and Ways to Prevent Them

Waterproofing is one of the most vital aspects of construction, especially for wet areas like showers and restrooms. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most problematic construction tasks, especially in Australia. Statistics show that waterproofing and water ingress account for 2.8 per cent of total construction costs, but comprise 83 per cent of complaints … Read more

Tiling 101: The Basics of an Attractive DIY Tiling Job

A tiling job can have a huge impact on any renovation project.  Attaching decorative tiles is a meticulous task that, when badly done, affects the overall appearance of a surface. Whether the tiles are for your floors, walls or countertops, excellent tiling work creates a smooth and polished look for any part of your home. … Read more

Why You Need a Smoothing Coat for Concrete and How to Apply It

For all its damage-resistance and hard-wearing strength, concrete does wear down over time. The older the concrete is, the higher its susceptibility to discolouration and damage. If you want to avoid wear and tear signs from your concrete surfaces, a smoothing coat is the solution. ARDEX Fine Finish is a cement-based smoothing compound suitable for both residential … Read more

Dealing with Concrete and Substrate Moisture

Waterproofing concrete in Sydney can be a challenge due to the area’s relatively humid climate. The average humidity in Sydney is around 65%, which is why architects, engineers and construction workers need to have a full understanding of waterproofing procedures. By closely following standard construction guidelines, you can ensure the structural integrity of your build every … Read more

Signs Your Home’s Foundation Needs Inspection

The government has recently proposed some provisions to the Building Regulation 2017 concerning waterproofing. According to the new provisions, builders are required to do a waterproofing inspection during construction or alteration stages. This initiative shows how vital it is to waterproof your home after renovations and other changes. But if you’re a home buyer planning … Read more