Five essential features of a Waterproofing Specialist

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As waterproofing failures in strata continue to make headlines, it’s clear that poor quality waterproofing has long-lasting repercussions.

With decades of experience, Danrae Group prides itself on permanent waterproofing solutions. We deliver end to end leak detection, solution design, waterproofing, remediation and preventative maintenance, we oversee full project management, and we guarantee our quality.

When looking to contract a waterproofing specialist, there are some features you need to look for, including professional licencing, breadth of experience – and a workmanship guarantee.

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Licenced, registered and guaranteed

In NSW, all waterproofers should be licenced, registered and insured. The Department of Fair Trading issues licences for contractors, supervisors and companies for one, three or five years, and a licenced waterproofer can only conduct the type of work described on their certificate.

Additionally, as per recent legislative changes, anyone who provides building work must also be a Registered Building Practitioner under a new government scheme to improve standards across the industry.

All waterproofing companies and contractors should be insured, which is in addition to the property insurance you need to cover waterproofing damage in the event of major storms or other unforeseen events.

While manufacturers do provide product warranties, it’s also imperative that your waterproofing company provides a workmanship guarantee. Without that it will be hard to recoup costs from premature membrane failure or other common issues related to poor quality installation.

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Breadth of experience

An experienced waterproofing company or contractor will have the knowledge to do more than standard installation. A waterproofing specialist should be able to diagnose the root cause of your issue, and make tailored recommendations for anything from a simple leak fix to drainage, sloping or water runoff solutions to remedy ongoing issues.

At Danrae Group, we’re experienced across basement waterproofing, roof waterproofing and all types of waterproofing techniques. We also have the experience to recognise and remedy early stage problems including concrete spalling, and to provide tailored solution design that targets the precise cause.

With experience spanning the strata, construction, civil, commercial and government sectors, we have the flexibility to provide best-fit solutions for every industry.

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Comprehensive capability

With comprehensive capability, a waterproofing company can look after every stage of waterproofing including diagnostic, testing, full remedial building and ongoing preventative maintenance.

We also take hold of full project management including council permits, crane hire, stakeholder correspondence, site induction, full dismantle and remedial building where required and both internal and external membrane testing before final handover.

With full-suite capability, we can help every customer with every waterproofing requirement, to maintain quality – and ensure you need only deal with a single point of contact.

In-house expertise

Waterproofing companies will sometimes outsource to waterproofing contractors, which can make it more difficult to monitor project quality and compliance.

We have an extensive in-house team that includes specialist waterproofers alongside tilers, builders and other trade specialists. Our waterproofers are also trained and certified to work with every brand and style of membrane, including the highly technical torch-on.

By keeping things in-house, we know we have a team on hand for every job, which has the expertise and commitment for a first-class customer solution.

Product warranty - and workmanship guarantee

For a permanent waterproofing solution, membrane quality matters – which is why it’s essential to choose a waterproofer that uses premium brands.

Brands such as Sika, Soprema, Ardex and Fosroc provide product warranties, generally for at least ten years. As a trusted SOPREMA Platinum Roofing Contractor, we also have access to the MammothPlatinum Material and Workmanship Warranty, which is amongst the most comprehensive roofing warranties in the industry. With the added advantage of not being pro-rated, it provides complete peace of mind to building owners.

If you preserve the quality of your membrane with one of our preventative maintenance plans, you will ensure your warranty remains valid, and the manufacturer may even extend it.

Equally important is a workmanship guarantee, and not every company has one. At Danrae, we provide a full workmanship guarantee with every project – so you can be reassured of quality.

Contact us to book your next project with the waterproofing experts.



How can I choose the right waterproofing specialist?

Selecting the right waterproofing specialist is a crucial step in ensuring the success of your project. Begin by assessing the specialist’s experience, certifications and approach to comprehensive solutions. Look for a provider like Danrae Group, which has a team of dedicated waterproofing specialists who bring over 20 years of expertise, full accreditation and a commitment to tailored solutions.

What does high-quality waterproofing entail?

High-quality waterproofing involves a thorough and precise process that goes beyond the surface. At Danrae Group, we define high-quality waterproofing as a combination of diagnostics, effective design and meticulous remediation. Our waterproofing specialists ensure that each project receives end-to-end solutions, meeting the highest standards in the industry. Quality waterproofing is integral to the longevity and structural integrity of any building — and our team is dedicated to delivering just that.

What sets Danrae Group apart in the waterproofing industry?

What sets Danrae Group apart in the waterproofing industry is our specialisation in providing end-to-end solutions. We take pride in having a team of waterproofing specialists who possess extensive knowledge and experience.

As a waterproofing design specialist, we bring a unique blend of creativity and precision to each project. We are highly committed to quality, reliability and innovative approaches, ensuring that we consistently surpass client expectations. When you choose Danrae Group, you’re choosing a partner that sets industry standards.

What sectors are covered by Danrae Group’s waterproofing specialist?

Danrae Group’s waterproofing specialists cater to a diverse range of sectors, ensuring that we address the specific needs of each industry. Our expertise extends to comprehensive remediation services for strata and commercial properties.

Additionally, our specialists excel in waterproofing design and remediation for government buildings, hospitals and public gardens. No matter the sector, Danrae Group’s waterproofing specialists are equipped to deliver exceptional results. Please reach out to us to learn more about our waterproofing specialists and solutions.

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