SWConsult were hired as the Waterproofing Expert to determine the sources of water ingress to a restaurant located below a wellness centre. The possible sources of water ingress points within the wellness centre included the pool, spas, steam room and shower areas.
It was identified that insufficient waterproof detailing at the pipe penetrations and Control Joints resulted in most of the leaks.
Additionally, the steel stud works were constructed on the structural slab with topping screed laid after.
The failure of waterproof membrane on topping screed resulted in saturated topping and corroded the base channels of the steel stud walls.
After carrying out special detailing to pipe penetrations and joint repairs, the spas were waterproofed with a robust and chemical resistant sheet membrane.