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Torrential rains and wild storms over the last few months have left many households reeling – and one area often severely tested is waterproofing. Danrae Group provides end to end waterproofing diagnostic, design and remediation. So, after the storm, we have the expertise to identify and treat the issue… and the experts on hand to rebuild.
Wayne Spiteri is Danrae Group’s Sales Director and his role involves estimating for new projects. “A lot of the time when people find a leak, they aren’t sure what the exact issue is. They’ll usually call a plumber, and the plumber will advise them to call a waterproofer.
Generally, if you notice a leak or damage after a storm or heavy rain… it’s going to be a waterproofing issue.”
When Danrae Group’s strata, luxury home and commercial clients request assistance after a storm, the first step is diagnostic. “Clients might have leaks or water damage, but we need to find the exact cause,” advises Wayne. “We’ll inspect the site and unless the problem is blatantly obvious, conduct full testing.
We send out technicians to conduct the testing and they compile a report with recommendations. We then send that to the client with a full quote.”
Aside from obvious breaks or holes, Danrae Group finds storm-affected waterproofing has one thing in common; it’s often a pre-existing condition… revealed when torrential rain or wild weather hits.
Common problems include leaking balconies, leaking rooftops – particularly flat roofs – and drains blocked with leaves or debris. “We also frequently respond to issues with cavity flashing,” Wayne says. “There needs to be an escape route within walls for any water that penetrates into the wall. When you have poor or deteriorated cavity flashing, there’s going to be a problem.
We’ll also discover concrete cancer or concrete spalling,” adds Wayne. “They are long-term issues caused by lack of maintenance… that can come to light after a storm.”
Danrae Group’s comprehensive remediation services ensure we can treat any problem. We’ll provide you with a quality waterproofing solution, rebuild the area and leave it in pristine condition. Our remediation services are extensive and include:
Danrae Group clients appreciate not just our first-class waterproofing repairs… but that we’re a one stop shop. We project manage every job from quote to completion. And that means we oversee and control every aspect of the work for optimum quality.
Our team members are certified to work with every type of membrane, are height safety trained – and we have multiple trades in-house… including building, tiling and electrical.
When we need additional experts – such as abseilers for exterior work on high-rise strata – we call on a dedicated team of specialist contractors. By controlling every aspect and every stage of the job, we can bring in projects on time… and on budget.
Reactive responses to waterproofing – such as calling after a storm – are common. But one of the better ways to ensure the integrity and value of your property, is to think proactively.
After every waterproofing project, we provide an option of ongoing waterproofing maintenance… and it has multiple benefits.
It’ll help your waterproofing solution hold out during a storm, and very importantly, ensure your warranty is maintained.
Unit 3/1-3 Whyalla Place
Prestons NSW 2170
Level 1, 1 Burelli Street,
Wollongong NSW 2500