Methods

Internal Wet Areas

It is important that your internal wet areas are sealed prior to any tiles being laid.  This will ensure that no water will penetrate through the tiles in the event of any cracks or breaks in the tiles and grout.  The most cost effective method is to use a seamless membrane to cover the floors and walls of the tiled areas of your wet areas.  These areas would include bathrooms, kitchens, laundries and ensuites.  

Our pricing structure is based on the number of square metres being covered and you can contact us for a free over the phone quotation.  

Depending on the situation and location, we can arrange an onsite measure and quote however a small once off fee may be incurred.

External Wet Areas

These areas would include balconies, planter boxes, retaining walls, trafficable and non-trafficable roof areas.  This will ensure that no water will penetrate through those areas and cause water damage or leaks into living areas.

There are several methods to ensure protection and they would include seamless liquid membranes, torch-on, bitumen, polyurethane, acrylic, epoxy etc.  

There are numerous factors to consider when choosing a suitable treatment for external wet areas and it would be our suggestions that you contact us to discuss your unique circumstance further. 

Torch-On
This method is primarily used in planter boxes and commercial/residential flat roof situations, or even balconies where you can get a high volume of water and where the surface is totally exposed to the elements.  The product comes in a roll and you heat it up with a blow torch and it melts onto the surface.  You can add granules to give it a rough texture and you can also cover it with stones and other products if you wish.

Liquid Membranes
This method is primarily used on internal bathrooms, laundries, ensuites and balconies.  There are a number of good quality liquid membranes on the market.  The one that would best suit your situation would be dependant upon various things such as: 

  • How much drying time do you have?
  • What type of surface you are applying it to?
  • What type of surface is going over the top of the waterproofing?
  • Is it going to be exposed to sunlight?
  • Do you want a built in reinforcing or do you want to lay additional reinforcing on internal corners and around floor wastes and baths?
  • Do you want an epoxy or polyurethane membrane?

  

Joint Sealing/Caulking
We use joint sealing so that when the surrounding surface expands and contracts with the natural heating and cooling process, you don’t get cracks and movement in the wall or floor surface.

When you find that your concrete floor or wall is cracking, it can generally be attributed to not enough expansion joints being included in the slab.  This can also happen in brick walls but generally the mortar cracks first before the brick.

When applying a joint seal/caulk, we would generally place a foam like backing rod into the joint first and then, using either a fire rated or non-fire rated silicone, we would place a neat and continuous bead over the top.

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Contact Asbestos Central

We are based in Melbourne and cover Victoria. For all asbestos services call us:

Phone: 03 9746 8987

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