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How we ensure your bathroom is waterproof!

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Posted By Drylok Waterproofing  
09:00 AM

Of all the rooms in your house, the bathroom is the one that deals with the most moisture on the daily, and so you want to ensure that it’s waterproofed perfectly to prevent any damage!

Leaking water can necessitate joist replacements, ceiling replacements and other costly and highly inconvenient building repair work. That’s why it’s crucial to get it done right the first time!

An expertly laid waterproof base is the best protection against water damage in your bathroom, that’s where we come in! Drylok are the experts in Bathroom waterproofing in Melbourne and the surrounds.


How are bathrooms waterproofed?

For new builds and complete renovations, waterproofing is done in stages. While most of the waterproofing needs to be completed prior to tiles being laid there’s also processes that need to be completed after the bathroom has been installed. 

The most important areas to focus on are where the walls meet the floor. Any gaps where water can seep in here can cause major structural damage, which is hugely expensive to repair. 

Don’t worry, we ensure the foundation is water-tight!


What products do you use to waterproof bathrooms?

Liquid sealants are normally applied in a similar fashion to paint. A primer is used first with an initial coat being applied horizontally. The subsequent coat is then applied vertically to ensure any small holes missed in the first coat are covered. Silicone sealants are laid around the points where the bath, vanity, etc. meet the walls to ensure water doesn’t get behind them. 


How long does waterproofing take?

Waterproofing products usually need about a day to dry, to ensure that they create a proper seal - and they shouldn't be disturbed at all while they're curing.


Is the process the same for remedial waterproofing?

For remedial waterproofing, where damage has occurred within an existing bathroom, the process changes depending on where the damage is and what needs to be done to rectify it. Our expert team can assist with the following types of remedial waterproofing:

  • Rising damp
  • Expoxy injection
  • Lime washing
  • Negative waterproofing
  • Render repairs
  • Efflorescence cocooning


What issues does a poorly waterproofed bathroom have?

The most common cause of waterproofing issues come about because of poor installation, or no installation at all. The most common waterproofing issue we see are:

  • The waterproofing not being applied in the correct sequence of the bathroom renovation. 
  • Choosing the wrong product for the application.
  • Not allowing enough time for the waterproofing to dry.
  • Not installing waterproofing in mandatory areas of the bathroom or at the required heights.
  • Skipping waterproofing altogether. 

The best way to avoid these common waterproofing problems is to engage with a licensed and insured waterproofer. That’s where we can help! Drylok Waterproofing are the experts in Bathroom waterproofing in Melbourne. 

We’re experts in all things waterproofing in Melbourne. We’re trained to the Australian standard of waterproofing, and are fully licenced so you can rest assured your home is in good hands! 

Get in touch with us today to discuss your waterproofing needs.