Waterproofing Inspection

Home Interior - waterproofing inspection

 

Waterproofing is when the bathrooms and other wet areas are sealed and resistant to water. The waterproofing layer of a bathroom is often a painted-on membrane, and it must be installed to meet specific Australian building requirements. As the requirements can change, not all contractors may be up to speed with what is required.

What Is A Waterproofing Inspection Report?

If waterproofing is not completed correctly, then it can be costly to repair at a later stage. Usually, problems with waterproofing are not apparent until years after the home is completed (and out of warranty), so this stage must be done right the first time.

The wet areas of a home are some of the most used. Wet areas will include the kitchen, ensuite, bathrooms, and laundry. If you have tiles on the floor and the waterproofing is not completed correctly, water can seep under the tiles and damage many other parts of your home. In most cases, the damage from poorly installed waterproofing is not visible until it is too late to avoid a huge repair bill.

How Much Does A Waterproofing Inspection Cost?

The waterproofing stage is the last chance to ensure plasterboard and wet areas are finished before painting and tiles are applied. The cost of having a professional inspector check these areas is often insignificant when compared to the potential repair bill caused by improperly installed waterproofing.

During the waterproofing inspection, our inspectors will examine the following:

  • Plasterboard installation
  • Kitchen joinery and stairs (if applicable)
  • All doors, windows, skirting boards and architraves
  • All waterproofing is completed to current Australian standards

 The waterproofing stage is the last chance to ensure plasterboard and wet areas are finished before painting and tiles are applied. The cost of having a professional inspector check these areas is often insignificant when compared to the potential repair bill caused by improperly installed waterproofing.

Owner Inspections can complete a fixing and waterproofing inspection on your home when your builder lets you know the house is ready. The fixing and waterproofing stage of a new home is often a marker for the release of funds to your builder, and it is an essential step in your construction. If the waterproofing is not completed correctly, it can be hard to inspect or repair at the later stages.

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