AWS services are your commercial waterproofing specialists in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
With 18 years of professional experience, AWS has become a market leader in commercial waterproofing in Australia, delivering high quality waterproofing works to our clients. See some of our recent commercial waterproofing projects:
- Commercial Waterproofing at Telstra Data Centre
AWS Services were selected to do the waterproofing and sealing of 12,000m2 of floor surfaces within Telstra Data Centre in Clayton. The scope of this commercial waterproofing work included crack injection to floor surfaces and a combined application of polyurea & epoxy coating in order to this very valuable asset for Telstra.
- Roof Waterproofing Works at Westfield Doncaster
AWS’ waterproofing specialists removed existing flashing and sealants and installed a new sealing system. We designed and installed a waterproof flashing system to go between glass panels, which has solved a long-standing problem for Westfield in Doncaster.
- Epoxy Coatings & Waterproofing at Rio Tinto in Bundoora
AWS Services performed the application of Epoxy coatings and waterproofing to bund areas for Rio Tinto in Bundoora. This commercial waterproofing project included grinding out cracks and the injection, cleaning area in preparation of applying an epoxy system coat and the last stage was the application of an acid proof coating.
Why Waterproofing is Essential for Your Commercial Buildings
Waterproofing makes a surface, building or structure waterproof or water-resistant. This is done with the use of membranes and protective coatings to protect contents underneath or within, as well as protecting structural integrity.
A commercial building will need waterproofing in order to extend its life and protect the valuable contents within the structure. Nothing can cause damage quite like water leaking into a structure. Moisture intruding into a building’s structure can create a variety of problems, such as mould and bacteria. In addition, moisture can add to the deterioration of wooden support structures. To prevent moisture from seeping into buildings a proper waterproofing method is essential in keeping offending water out.
State-of-the-art Commercial Waterproofing Materials We Use
In recent decades, the construction industry has had technological advances in waterproofing materials, which has provided the industry with more advanced membrane materials. New technology in waterproofing membranes relies on polymer-based materials that are extremely adhesive to create a seamless barrier around the outside of a structure. At AWS Services we apply many types of quality membranes to complete wide range of waterproofing works, discover 6 here:
· POLYURETHANE MEMBRANES
Polyurethane membranes are a popular choice due to the many uses of this membrane, it can be applied on various substrates for instance; concrete, cement sheeting and roof tops. Polyurethane has extremely good flexible qualities; the seamless factor makes it an attractive choice in areas with a lot of movement.
Polyurethane membranes can be rolled in a traditional sense, or it can be sprayed with a high-pressure spray machine. The sprayed application can dry depending on ambient weather conditions in approximately 25 seconds. In a 20 degrees environment the product is trafficable within 24 hours, depending on the type of membrane it may require a top coat to protect against UV rays.
· ACRYLIC MEMBRANES
AWS supply and install the best waterproofing membranes for the situation at hand, each situation is different in regard to what membrane we use or recommend you use on your project. AWS carries a large variety of membranes, as we believe that no membrane can be used in every situation.
AWS has a large range of acrylic membranes available to suit many different applications and environments. Joints are caulked, and bonding tape used on all expansion joints to ensure the membrane performs to its desired effect. Membrane failures occur most commonly when the application is not given the proper attention needed to ensure no leaking happens.
At AWS all technicians are trained to identify problem areas and to apply the proper procedure to each situation to ensure the job is done right the first time. AWS has its own spot check system in place, so we can assure the best outcome for all our projects and peace of mind to the end user of the structure.
· BENTONITE MEMBRANES
Bentonite waterproofing combines the active waterproofing benefits of sodium bentonite with the strength and durability of a thick geomembrane liner.
Unlike other membrane systems that require precise installation, a reactive bentonite compound can expand to seal small punctures in the membrane.
Bentonite works by forming a continuous membrane upon hydration with water. When confined under pressure, the swell is controlled, forming a dense, positive seal against the concrete.
· TORCH ON MEMBRANES
AWS supply and apply all types of torch applied sheet membranes including mineral or straight 1-layer.
With torch applied membranes, the most common failures is the detailing of penetrations and the overlapping of edges, at AWS we ensure the area is primed and each detail is looked at prior to applying the membrane. Torch applied is a heavy-duty form of waterproofing, typical in retaining applications and blinder applications as it is a thick bitumen material that enables heavy traffic & UV rays don’t damage the membrane.
AWS also specializes in PVC, heat welded sheet membranes typical in internal commercial plant rooms and mechanical applications.
· SHEET MEMBRANES
Self-adhering sheet waterproofing membranes provide a simple peel-and-stick application. These membranes are ideal for use in the tunnel sector; industrial plants, shopping centre rooftops and below-grade work in commercial construction.
Self-adhered membranes offer several initial advantages. First and foremost, they appear to address the current safety and environmental issues. The application of these sheets is completed with no heat and no fumes, which makes them relatively safe to apply. They are also environmentally friendly because there are no volatile organic compounds in the material.
· PVC MEMBRANES
PVC is one of the most durable waterproofing options. It is a product that has proven it can serve its purpose for a longer period of time without need for replacement.
PVC membranes offer many other benefits including:
- Good low-temperature flexibility and high-temperature tolerance inherently fire resistant
- Highly puncture and impact resistant
- Easy to repair
- Proven durability against rooftop soiling and contamination Installation friendly and installed by a variety of attachment methods
- Provides excellent visual feedback of workmanship during and after installation
Need Help from Our Commercial Waterproofing Specialists?
With over 18 years of experience, AWS’ team is the industry recognised tradesmen for the most complicated commercial waterproofing works in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth.
Call us on 1300 66 5325 and get a free quote!