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Balcony Waterproofing Membranes from Building Services Australia

Balcony Waterproofing Membranes from Building Services Australia
Balcony requiring complete strip out and structural work due to failed waterproofing.

"If it has a balcony, it will leak."

This unfortunate statement was taken from an article titled "Melbourne's high-rise nightmares taking a tall toll on residents and investors" from The Age Melbourne 25th September 2016.

There are several key points within this article I would like to emphasize:

  • Residential multi-story, multi-dwelling, apartment buildings are experiencing an alarming frequency of building defects, most commonly caused through waterproofing failure.
  • Balconies were identified as a major cause of waterproofing problems.
  • This has led to the common assumption that for many multi-level balconies "proper waterproofing membranes are not installed."
  • The market has inconsistencies about Insurance cover, both from building trade cover and the residential owners cover. Resulting in the building owner necessitating to self-fund the corrections to the building.
  • The Victorian Government is making new laws to protect consumers whilst also recognising the 'overwhelming majority of builders' do the right thing.



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