Signs you need to replace your waterproofing

How to know when to contact a licensed waterproofer

Every home is fitted with waterproofing to ensure that families can utilise daily essentials, such as showers and bathrooms, without any water damage occurring to their homes. As buildings age to maintain a water-damage safe environment, waterproofing may need to be replaced, which poses the question: do you know when you need to get new waterproofing? 

Obviously, if there is a large amount of water damage to the spaces around wet areas, it needs to be replaced. However, there are other signs that if detected early, can prevent extensive water damage and save you significant amounts of money. This article will provide you with the information you need to identify when your waterproofing needs replacing.

Early signs of waterproofing failure to look out for

Here are some early signs or flaws in your waterproofing to be aware of. The signs are:

  • Small puddles that keep forming outside the shower.
  • Cracks, water stains or damp patches in walls or flooring under or around bathrooms.
  • Small leaks.
  • Mould growth or damp odour in your home.
  • Visible patches of mould in walls adjoining the bathroom.

With these early telltale signs that your waterproofing could be faulty in mind, you can protect your home from significant water damage and save your family the expensive repair cost.

What areas of your home have waterproofing

In general, any wet rooms in your home or areas exposed to weather conditions will have waterproofing. These include:

  • Bathroom tiling
  • Shower
  • Toilets
  • Baths/spas
  • Laundries
  • Sinks/basins
  • Pool water lines
  • Retaining walls
  • Planta boxes
  • Balconies

Areas with a higher water usage/exposure such as showers, bathrooms and balconies are more likely to require a waterproofing replacement over time. However, it is still important to check the other listed areas also to ensure that your home is completely water tight.

Should you hire a waterproofing professional?

Yes! Always hire a trained professional to carry out waterproofing. It takes years of training and experience to master waterproofing, so don't risk trying it yourself.

By hiring a qualified waterproofer, you can guarantee that your waterproofing will be efficiently installed to a professional standard, so your family can rely on it to work day in and day out. Also, waterproofers already have all of the equipment and experience required to carry out these installations, so their services would be much more cost and time effective than doing the work yourself. 

Your Brisbane waterproofing specialists

Are you looking to replace your existing waterproofing or install waterproofing into your new home in Brisbane? Get in touch with Mastercraft Tiling and Bathroom Renovations. We have a fully qualified team who are professionally trained to complete a wide range of waterproofing services at a high standard. Our waterproofers are cost effective and understand the importance of quality waterproofing for your bathroom or home.

To discuss and waterproofing enquiries with one of our team members, call us on 0435 243 235 or complete our waterproofing service request today.

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