Project: Bathroom waterproofing Avalon

bathroom waterproofing avalon

Waterproofers Northern Beaches

We recently waterproofed a new bathroom in a home at Avalon (Northern Beaches) that was undergoing a major renovation.

As part of the renovation, the old bathroom was completely gutted.  The original walls and ceiling were removed and replaced with new Gyprock.  As part of the bathroom renovation, the toilet, vanity and shower were moved to different locations. Only the bath remained in the original location.

From a bathroom waterproofing perspective, this is a dream scenario.  As you can see from the photo above, starting with a clean slate we were able to easily apply several coasts of the waterproofing product to the floor, walls and around the bath.  Our waterproofer applied polyurethane waterproofing to the walls and floor which provides an impenetrable barrier, even if the tile grout fails in the future.

Once dry, our Northern Beaches tilers were able to lay the new wall and floor tiles.  The builders could then install the taps, shower fittings, toilet and vanity.


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Waterproofing certificate

As licensed waterproofers, we then provided the client with a waterproofing certificate.

A waterproofing certificate is a document that confirms that a waterproofing system or product used in a building or construction project complies with the relevant Australian waterproofing standards and regulations and must be issued by a . A waterproofing certificate must be issued by a licensed waterproofer (like the waterproofers at Drip Dry Showers). A waterproofing certificate may also be provided by a qualified building inspector after inspecting and testing the waterproofing system.

The importance of bathroom waterproofing

Bathroom waterproofing is important because it helps to protect the structural integrity of the home by preventing damage caused by water.

Water damage caused by a lack of waterproofing or breakdown of existing waterproofing can be costly to repair and can even pose health and safety risks.

Due to the presence of water from showers, baths and sinks, bathrooms are one of the most common areas of the home where water damage can occur

Common issues caused by waterproofing problems in bathrooms include:

  • peeling paint
  • mould
  • timber rotting
  • structural damage to walls and floors

Not only are these problems unsightly but can compromise the safety of the building and the health of the occupants.  Rotting timber can weaken the structural integrity of the property. Mould and damp issues can cause health problems such as asthma and respiratory problems.

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Drip Dry Waterproofing

Drip Dry Shower Repairs and Waterproofing offers a fast, reliable and affordable service that stops leaking showers and wet area waterproofing problems in their tracks.

We are fully licensed waterproofing professionals who specialise in the repair and waterproofing of showers, baths and all wet areas around the home including bathrooms, laundries and kitchens. Additionally, we offer a complete shower restoration service that includes removing existing tiles, waterproofing and retiling the area leaving your shower looking as good as new.

In the vast majority of cases, we can fix your leaking shower without removing any tiles. This can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars, as you don’t have to replace any tiles. It also ensures you’re back enjoying trouble-free showering quickly.

We use only quality materials and our workmanship exceeds the Australian Standard requirements.  Over the past 25+ years, we have built a solid reputation based on excellent quality and exceptional service.  In fact, we are so confident in our shower leak repairs and waterproofing services that we offer a 15 year guarantee.

We service Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore and North Sydney areas, 24 hours / 7 days, and are compliant in:

  • legislation and industry requirements
  • verified ABN and trading names with ASIC
  • validated insurances and licences
  • safety, environment, organisational and financial management systems
  • strata and real estate listing agencies who monitor and ensure contractors have the right safety systems, qualifications and insurances to work on your sites and projects
  • authorised to supply waterproofing certificates