Waterproofing and shower sealing are two of the most important aspects of any bathroom.
It is one of the first steps that take place when a new bathroom is being built. The process involves the precise application of a waterproof barrier around the shower walls and floors, which helps to protect the structure of the property from moisture damage. Traditional waterproof barriers have an average life expectancy of 10 year or more.
Waterproofing is also a legal requirement. There are rules and guidelines set out by the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards (AS 3740 – 1994) which require that the:
- Entire shower floor is to be waterproofed, and the shower walls to be waterproofed up to 1800mm.
- Step leading into the shower should be waterproofed up to 100mm
- Bathroom walls to be waterproofed up to 150mm
Of course, a waterproof barrier is just one way to protect the building from moisture damage. To aid in this process, the shower must also be professionally sealed to prevent the risk of mould growth, water stains on the carpet and walls, and other structural damage.
There are a number of ways to seal a new or existing shower. The most common methods include sealing the shower floors and walls, tile grouting, and reinforcing the wall/floor gaps with silicone sealant.
When performed by a licensed waterproofing expert the result is a watertight seal that is guaranteed to last.
Benefits of Professional Shower Sealing
Hiring a waterproofing expert is the smartest and most efficient way to fix any leaking shower or bathroom.
For starters, they have access to exclusive products, tools and procedures that offer superior performance. Unlike store-bought products, these solutions are designed to last longer in wet areas and resist the natural effects of building movement – which is the number one cause of shower leaks.
Another reason to hire an expert is the peace of mind. Not only will they reseal the shower, but also take care of the preparation tasks (i.e. tiling, re-grouting and resealing) to rule out any possible chance of a leak happening elsewhere.
Best of all, a professional waterproofing service is backed by a long-term guarantee. At Shower Sealed we offer a 12-year guarantee on most services. So you can relax knowing your waterproofing system will last for a long time.
Need to quickly fix a leaking shower or bathroom? Contact Shower Sealed today on 1300 519 133 to request a FREE quote.