Showers that are leaking in your bathroom can cause not only problems in your shower area but the leakage extends even to the walls, ceiling and the other areas of the bathroom and the rooms adjacent to it. It is best to get bathroom waterproofing done in your house to avoid further water damage in the future. It is always not necessary to replace the tiles during the waterproofing as some professionals can help you waterproof without doing much damage to the already existing bathroom set up.
What is Bathroom Waterproofing?
When a bathroom is being constructed in the house, a sealant is placed under the tiles of the shower panel or the bathing area to protect the structural area from damage caused by water. If there is a water clogging or leakage, it can cause rotting, warping and facilitate the conditions for the growth of mold, which eventually causes even more damage in the house. To avoid this situation in the future, a waterproof sealant painting is done onto the area, before the tiles are put in place.
How to Handle a Leakage?
Nothing lasts forever. Therefore, the waterproofing that was done at the time of the construction wears off over time. The temperature changes and natural shifts in the building may render cracks to appear in the sealants painted into your bathrooms. Due to these cracks, the water can seep through the tile onto the walls of the bathroom.
When you notice the leakage or see the seepage or dampness on the walls of your bathroom, it is time to replace the sealant. The conventional method is to remove all the tiles, add the sealant once again and retile your bathroom. This not only proves to be a costly affair but also takes a very long time to finish.
Nowadays, with the advent of the new waterproofing techniques in Melbourne, the professionals complete the waterproofing task without removing the tiles and adding the sealant causing less damage, at low costs and the whole process is done quickly with efficiency.
The professional waterproofing companies are using innovative methods with special tools and products that can facilitate the replacement of the waterproofing membrane without the removal of the tiles. They have special drills that allow them to prepare the bath floor and the wall junction for the sealant.
The process of waterproofing begins with an inspection of how much area is damaged, weak or deteriorated due to water dampness. The contractors then remove the mould, grout and the worn out sealant from the area. If need be, they grout the area once again for a fool proof procedure. Two layers of high end sealants are then applied onto the area, so that it stands up to any normal building shifts. The hydro barrier sealant plays a very important role in barricading all the unwanted water in the area.
LF Waterproofing offers extensive bathroom waterproofing Melbourne using innovative and cost effective waterproofing methods. You can contact the company when you need the help of professional contractors.