HOW DOES WATERPROOFING WORK

July 28, 2016

Most people who are new to renovating want to know how does the membrane work? How will this blue stuff stop my walls being damaged? Well on the ball are here to break it down for you

 

The waterproofing membrane is designed to catch & stop any water that penetrates through the surface of the shower tiles and grout lines.  It acts much like a bucket under your shower and will protect the surrounding areas of your dwelling from water damage.

 

The diagram below is the best example of how waterproofing membrane works. Represented as bold black the (sealant) can be seen as a type of shield for the concrete into the floor waste. This is why sealing around the drain is one of the most crucial parts of waterproofing. Make sure if you do it yourself or you hire someone to do it that they or you place high attention to this area as the majority of all the water will be forced to this one spot.

Waterproofing Shower Correctly

 

 

Its important to note that every bathroom has a special way of waterproofing. This is true to the art of renovating old homes. Every home is different with some have high degrees of movement such as homes in hilly areas, fibro homes or even if you are creating a walk in shower they are all different. Some may require three coats some may require breaking bond in the corners it really comes down to experience. In the next article we will break down the different types of Australian standards for waterproofing your new bathroom layout


On the ball bathrooms Perth waterproofing experts and bathroom renovation specialists aiming to always add value to your home at the best prices.

 

All bathrooms are different with no two ever the same so it's important to take our advice as just a guide to help you along the way. The advice we give is based on bathrooms completed in Perth WA and always consult your local tradesman for the best advice. We at on the ball bathrooms love feed back. Let us know what you think, experiences you have had or any questions you would love to know the answer to. We will aim to help or give any piece of mind we can as nothing would make us happier. If you are looking for a bathroom renovations quote and you live in Perth, Western Australia please don't hesitate to send us an email at ontheballbathrooms@gmail.com or give us a call on 0419964678.

 

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