October 31

Waterproofing Services | Remedial Building Services

Water ingress and ponding can cause structural iss [...]

As often as not, the obvious signs of concrete cancer, and other structural issues are the tip of the iceberg. What we often find upon investigation is that the issues are all too often caused by water ingress into the concrete slab where it reacts with the reinforcing steel.

Once the steel can be treated or removed and replaced, the slab needs to be protected to prevent the issue occurring again. This is where correct waterproofing technique is of paramount importance.

With extensive experience across residential, commercial and industrial properties, we are often regarded as one of the most knowledgeable and professional companies in the waterproofing field.

WATERPROOFING METHODOLOGY

Having identified the original issues, we will take the time to ensure they do not occur again. We will undertake extensive substrate investigation, analysis of flashings and other elements around the slab to determine what measures to take and the most effective and viable waterproofing system for the particular job at hand.

The waterproofing systems we offer include:

  • Liquid membranes
  • Torch on membranes
  • Loose layered sheet membranes
  • Hypalon bandages
  • Tanking membranes
  • "Negative waterproofing" through injection
  • Applied chemical solutions
  • Polyurethane sealants

No job is too demanding, nor too large. We have applied our water proof membranes to a number of large and complex jobs around Australia including the Department of Education Building and Reserve Bank of Australia.

September 12

What are your Building Issues? Remedial Building can help! | Remedial Building Services

We know that not everyone understands the building [...]

COMMON ISSUES WITH COMMERCIAL FLOORING

Floors are designed to be tough – we all know that. But being tough is not always enough, and further, they are often not quite tough enough for the circumstances they are put in.

As a result, the floor which should be safe underfoot for staff and customers alike, often becomes hazardous and/or unhygienic.

Whilst every workplace is different some of the common issues we see include:

  • Tiles or vinyl surfaces have cracked due to dropped objects or worn through creating pockets beneath the surface
  • Unpleasant smells in food preparation areas. This is due to the incidence of worn or broken tiles allowing water and food stuffs to seep below the surface where they allow bacteria to thrive.
  • Concrete surfaces have become pock marked and uneven due to the ongoing use of cleaning chemicals, the caustic effects of blood, sugars and oils, or the use of heavy foot traffic or machinery.
  • Slippery working environments due to the presence of oils and fats, or water being tracked through from outside.

Whether you work in a hair salon (oils and liquids), café (oils, detergents, heavy objects and foot traffic), retail store (rain from outside, foot traffic), food preparation area (food stuffs, cleaning chemicals, blood and oils)or even have toilets which are available to the public (foot traffic, harsh cleaning chemicals, urine), making sure you have a safe working surface underfoot is essential.

Not only do you want a floor which is not slippery underfoot, but you need to ensure that there are no cracks (in the surface or even the grout between tiles) or uneven joins which will allow bacteria to thrive.

Learn more about your commercial flooring options or give us a call today.

WHY INDUSTRIAL FLOORS FAIL

Industrial workplaces are designed to be places where heavy, dirty and routine work occurs day in, day out. As a result the floor is subject to ongoing battering from machine and chemical alike. At Remedial we have rectified the floors of hundreds of industrial workplaces, from warehouses to factories through to beer and wine distilleries.

What is evident in most cases of failed flooring surfaces is:

  • Acids and other caustic products inclusive of food stuffs, cleaning chemicals, petrol’s and oils are left to soak into the surface, eating away at the membrane and then concrete below causing the surface to crumble and become uneven
  • Heavy machinery such as forklifts, trucks and pallets cause structural wear and tear which causes the surface to break up. This accelerates the process and makes the surface uneven underfoot. In food preparation facilities this is a health hazard as bacteria can thrive in these hard to clean areas
  • Heavy machines and regular cleaning create smooth areas which become slippery underfoot. Similarly, machines can rub painted lines which are there for safety reasons, off the surface.

Whether you have a slippery surface, need one which is more resilient to heavy traffic and chemicals or need to rectify a health issue, we have solutions which are right for your circumstances. Contact us or learn more about our range of options epoxy and composite flooring solutions.

August 27

Understanding Concrete Repair Terms | Remedial Building Services | Remedial Building Services

Concrete repair and building in general can be a c [...]
Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the western world. Not only does it simulate the properties of rock but it is easy to use, readily available and relatively cheap. It is a blend of aggregates combined and bound together. Generally, the key components include natural sand and gravel or crushed rock bound together by a hydraulic binder such as Portland cement. The components remain relatively inert until they are activated by water forming a dense semi homogenous mass. 
August 27

What is Crack Stitching and how can it Help your Building | Remedial Building Services

Despite being widely used, Bricks are not perfect. [...]
Building Trends; they come, and they go, but one trend that has stood the test of time is high quality brickwork. In fact, bricks remain one of the most interesting and beautiful building materials today. Seen in a variety of heritage buildings and even high-end residential and commercial structures, masonry showcases a timeless aesthetic appeal and has durability that’s hard to beat. Because of its low maintenance and its ability to withstand even the most severe of everyday weather, brick continues to be a clear choice of property managers and building owners.
August 27

Macleay Street Apartments, Potts Point | Remedial Building Services

Located at the top of Potts Point, this majestic b [...]

MACLEAY STREET APARTMENTS, POTTS POINT

THE CHALLENGE

With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Potts point and the Sydney CBD, the Macleay Regis apartments are quite the prestiguous address. 
With architecture representative of a bygone era we were presented with the task of not only repairing the underlying structural issues plaguing the building, but with the requirement of ensuring that all works undertaken were done in such a way as to maintain the aesthetic character of the facade of the apartment building. 

August 27

Home Warranty Claims | Remedial Building Services

Home warranty insurance protects residential build [...]

HOME WARRANTY CLAIMS

Home warranty insurance protects residential building owners in cases where there has been defective workmanship during the construction of the building. When a claim is filed by a policy holder, the insurer will provide a high quality contractor to rectify the building’s defects. Remedial works collaboratively with the insurance provider as well as a consulting engineer or building consultant to carry out rectification works with minimal fuss. We pay strict attention to every last detail to ensure that both building owners and insurers are completely satisfied with the end result of the rectification works.Our services encompass both structural and aesthetic issues, including common claims such as faulty waterproofing, defective window installationstructural issues and concrete spalling.

August 13

Structural Repair | Concrete Repair | Remedial Building Services

With over 40 years experience in structrual & buil [...]

STRUCTURAL REPAIRWORK

Over time it is inevitable that your building structure will develop structural issues – be it a sagging balcony slab, movement of the foundations or rusted steel reinforcement causing concrete cancer, the sooner you take actions to remediate the identified problems, the better.

With over 45 years’ experience and with independent certification – including ISO 9001, 14001 and AS/NZ 4801 – you can be assured of quality workmanship and a specialised maintenance solution for your apartment complex, hotel, or commercial building. Furthermore, we have successfully applied structural solutions to a number of high profile Heritage Listed Buildings such as the Department of Education Building in Sydney, The Myer Building in Brisbane and the YHA complex in Sydney.

August 13

Structural Repair | Concrete Repair | Remedial Building Services

With over 40 years experience in structrual & buil [...]

STRUCTURAL REPAIRWORK

Over time it is inevitable that your building structure will develop structural issues – be it a sagging balcony slab, movement of the foundations or rusted steel reinforcement causing concrete cancer, the sooner you take actions to remediate the identified problems, the better.

With over 45 years’ experience and with independent certification – including ISO 9001, 14001 and AS/NZ 4801 – you can be assured of quality workmanship and a specialised maintenance solution for your apartment complex, hotel, or commercial building. Furthermore, we have successfully applied structural solutions to a number of high profile Heritage Listed Buildings such as the Department of Education Building in Sydney, The Myer Building in Brisbane and the YHA complex in Sydney.

August 13

Different Types of Commercial Waterproofing | Remedial Building Services

Learn about the various types of commercial waterp [...]
If you think that because a building is made from concrete and measures have been taken to protect it that it will thus be impervious to water, you may need to think again. Protecting a building from water is something that people often take for granted. They think concrete structures are impervious to water, but sadly, they are not. Chemicals and minerals which help give concrete its strength, can also be the proponents which react with chemicals in water and other liquids which ultimately lead to concrete spalling.
And though you may believe that building has adequate drainage to prevent the build-up of water, and thus minimise the chance of your foundations being affected, did you know that most waterproofing issues we fix are to the flat roof areas and the decks which sit above carparks? If these spaces are above residential spaces such as in an apartment, the impacts are real and tangible for those residents, whereas if the affected area is a commercial building or carpark, the impacts are often financial.
In this blog, we want to provide you with an overview of different issues caused by water and then provide insights into the different methodologies/options available to you for the protection of those areas subjected to water.
August 13

Meta Title: Structural Repair and General Repair | Remedial Building Services

This is a building owner’s definitive guide on gen [...]
Not all buildings are the same and thus, no two “repair jobs” are the same. Sometimes a simple piece of handyman work will suffice, other times, there is need for structural repair. What we want to do, is help you distinguish between structural repair and general repair as the two terms are not interchangeable really.
And we write it to serve as a guide for owners and building managers to identify when to call for general repairs and which building conditions are deemed appropriate to call in structural repair specialists – like Remedial Building Services.
If you are interested in learning more, then this article is for you.
August 13

Is Your Balcony Safe and BCA-Compliant? | Remedial Building Services

Whilst less reported, incidents of falling have be [...]
As a property owner, your legal obligations are numerous, however, one of the most important ones involves your structure's compliance to health and safety standards with specific regard to matters such as access, safety when using items, non-slip flooring in common areas, window compliance and balcony safety – just to name a few.  
And in fact, if you fail to ensure compliance, you are potentially exposing yourself to unnecessary costs and legal battles resulting from your oversight/negligence in keeping your building safe for occupancy.
But how do you know that your structure is safe and compliant with the BCA requirements? In this article, we will tackle in detail what you need to do with your apartment balcony to ensure that you are abiding by government-mandated regulations.
July 22

10 Misinterpreted Structural Repair Terms | Concrete Repair | Remedial Building Services Australia | Remedial Building Services

Remedial has compiled the ten most common terms th [...]

TOP 10 MOST MISINTERPRETED TERMS IN STRUCTURAL REPAIR


Structural repair is hardly a new industry nor new concept, but in recent years, the phrase “structural repair” has become almost commonplace. From apartment owners, to strata management through to commercial building managers, when people want something repaired as often as not they label it as a structural repair item and not general maintenance.
Strictly speaking, structural repair is a technical term used in construction and engineering. It is generally incorrect to use it as a synonym for terms like renovations or home improvements. However, due to the fact this activity involves repairs of all sorts, people almost immediately assume that it means the same thing. It is, after all, making changes to a building, apartment, or any property to align its construction and condition to existing health and safety standards.
But what does the term structural repair really cover? To help people understand what terms to use and when, we have put together this rough guide on what various terms mean.

July 04

What We Do | Remedial Building Services

Remedial Building Services is NSW’s most trusted p [...]

With over 45 years’ experience in delivering a comprehensive range of services to fit the needs of our thousands of clients, Remedial Building Services should be your first choice for everything from building upgrades and rectification, to commercial flooring or insurance compliance orders.

July 04

Façade Repair | Remedial Building Services

Repairing damaged or dated facades can drastically [...]
July 04

Balustrade Replacement | Remedial Building Services

Improve the safety and aesthetics of you building [...]

BALUSTRADE REPLACEMENT

Old or damaged balustrades not only make your building look dated, but they could potentially also represent a safety hazard. A balustrade constructed from the newest materials – from frameless glass through to powder coated aluminium – can modernise your building, allowing you to comply with safety standards while also significantly improving the appearance of the building.

Remedial offers a wide range of balustrading options including:

  • Glass balustrades
  • Stainless steel balustrades
  • Powder coated aluminium and glass balustrades
  • Straight powder coated baluster
  • Frameless or semi frameless balustrades
  • Galvanised balustrades

You can rest assured that your new balustrade will strictly comply with the current Australian standards and BCA requirements.