Retaining Wall Waterproofing
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Pro WaterProofing offers superior waterproofing solutions which have been specifically designed to reduce downtime. The waterproof membrane is suitable for residential, agricultural and commercial applications and can be sprayed onto virtually any metal, wood, concrete and fibreglass substrate. The tough flexibility of this superior coating is ideal for retaining wall waterproofing in preventing seepage into the surrounding environment permanently.
Polyurea is a seamless spray on waterproof membrane which can be applied to the required thickness .5mm to 50mm in just one application, is touch dry in 60 seconds and fully usable within 24 hours.
A retaining wall can be your last line of defence in holding back water, moisture, soil, gravel and other unstable materials on a steep slope and preventing leaks. A retaining wall with water on one side is called a seawall. To prevent continuous water and moisture seepage damaging your premises, installing our retaining wall waterproofing membrane is guaranteed to stop the issue.
Retaining walls can be made from various materials, such as Besser block, rocks and boulders, rubble, timber – treated pine sleepers, and concrete sleepers. They can also be aesthetic or highly functional – from simply raising a garden bed to protecting an entire town by controlling erosion and preventing landslides.
No matter what material your retaining wall is made from, great design and construction is essential. A leaking or collapsing retaining wall can be disastrous, sending masses of soil or water downhill into places it shouldn’t be, like homes and shops. People near the wall could get seriously hurt.
One important element for preventing this situation is effective waterproofing during the construction phase. If the wall is designed correctly the first time, it will stop many problems down the track.
But if cracks and gaps do appear in your retaining wall, don’t hesitate! Ask for our waterproofing services immediately before a small issue becomes an unstoppable landslide or flood.
Why a retaining wall needs waterproofing
When a retaining wall isn’t waterproofed correctly (or at all), problems can build up that can damage the wall’s structural integrity over time.
For example, the force of any fluid being held back by the wall (hydrostatic pressure) can cause the wall to rot, crack and eventually collapse. Retaining wall waterproofing can help reduce this pressure. (Inadequate drainage can also cause this pressure build-up.)
Additionally, moisture collects at the wall as it runs down the slope, which could slowly seep through the wall over time, causing it to rot and crumble, especially if the wall is built from treated pine sleepers.
Plenty of other issues can also threaten your retaining wall, such as tree roots, ground settling and pests, (or for wooden treated pine walls, poor quality treatment). However, installing the right retaining wall waterproofing membrane on the back of your wall will go a long way to solving at least some of the problems.
If you see any signs that your retaining wall is cracking, and moisture or soil is seeping through, contact us to find and repair the damage, and then waterproof your wall for long-term protection.
How We Repair And Protect Your Retaining Wall
Benefits Of Polyurea For Waterproofing
If you are considering waterproofing existing retaining walls, we use Polyurea which is tough and flexible as our waterproofing solution for retaining walls because it has so many advantages over other products, including our 60 year guarantee.
Polyurea can be sprayed on to the required thickness and at just 0.5mm thick the seamless membrane cannot be ripped, and is flexible and durable. It can take a lot of impact, so it will have no trouble holding back soil and water pressure on your property.
A Polyurea seamless waterproofing membrane is ideal for retaining walls, especially for wood and concrete retaining wall waterproofing solutions because it doesn’t absorb water, or swell, sweat or deteriorate after being in contact with soil, gravel, rocks or water over a long period.
As it expands and contracts as needed, Polyurea can cope with any normal ground movement or settling that occurs. It will retain its integrity no matter what you throw at it – in hot or cold weather conditions which makes this flexible membrane the ideal solution for waterproofing behind a retaining wall.
This product is also great for urgent situations because it applies and sets so quickly. You can apply up to 1000m2 per day and the membrane is touchable in less than 1 minute. It’s then fully cured in 24 hours and usable, so minimal downtime.
We’ve been really impressed with both the speed and long-term benefits of this high quality, non degradable waterproofing membrane sheet. The long term benefits when used to repair and extend the life of small, medium and large retaining walls across residential, agricultural and commercial settings is highly cost effective.
Polyurea is the ideal waterproofing solution for small, medium and large scale situations across all residential, agricultural and commercial situations.
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If you are building a new retaining wall or urgently need to repair your existing wall, call us for advice about repairing and waterproofing the wall before a small problem becomes a disaster.
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