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We are Experts in the Following areas of Construction Remediation:
• Concrete Cancer Treatment
• Structural Cracks or problems
• Diagnosis of damp and waterproofing problems
• Bricklaying and Rendering
• Concreting, pavers and bitumen/asphalt
• Planter Box Repairs and waterproofing
• Retaining wall repairs
• Blocked Drain clearing
• Drainage engineering and installation
• Plumbing and Gas fitting
• Roof and window leaks
• Window, lintel and Arch Bar Replacement
• Electrical and smoke alarms
• Problem Diagnosis or resolution of persistent problems
Listed below are the Waterproofing services that Savil provide:
You Should Tackle Structural Issues Early
Whether the issue is caused by water leak, age or construction flaw, the base fact is, what was or is a small problem may develop into a larger underlying issue which affects the structural integrity of your building. The earlier you take steps to the correct the latent issue – not just treat the obvious signs – the less advanced the issue becomes. Many people often think that patching the issue will solve it, but once rust has started to affect steel, it will continue to expand, leading to further fracturing and ongoing issues. The issue will also continue to affect new areas, whether it is more areas starting to rust, or worsening leaks. Ideally, as soon as you notice an area with an issue as described above, you should call us in to investigate the issue and advise how wide-spread or otherwise it really is. Doing so could save you tens of thousands of dollars into the future and rectification works which are finished much faster. If you have concerns about your structure, contact us today.
The Importance of Balcony Repair
Whether it is undertaken in isolation or part of a larger project, balcony repairs may range from a relatively simple retiling, to a more complex waterproofing project designed to rectify a leaking balcony.
Leaking balconies are both relatively common and extremely serious because of their potential to cause substrate damage and water ingress into the interior of the property. Additionally, leaking balconies can represent an extreme liability due to the safety risk they pose to tenants.
Some of the risks of leaving a leaking balcony untreated include:
Water penetration of the surrounding external walls
Visible water penetration in units below or adjacent to the balcony
Damage to electrical systems causing power outages or dangerous charges
A rare, yet highly dangerous balcony collapse
Savil staff are experienced in identifying the origin of leaks, implementing the latest waterproofing technologies, and finally restoring the balcony to a safe and presentable condition. If your balcony contains planter boxes, we also offer specialised planter box replacement services to deliver a holistic solution for your balcony.
Understanding Concrete Cancer
Concrete cancer is caused when the steel reinforcing within a concrete slab begins to rust. As the steel rusts it expands, displacing the concrete around it, causing it to become brittle and crack thus accelerating the process.
Signs of concrete cancer include:
Crazing and cracking concrete (concrete spalling)
Rust stains which seem to leak out from within the concrete
Bubbling (also called Plating) of concrete render
Leaks which appear in overhead concrete surfaces
Concrete Cancer – especially on the outside of a building – not only looks terrible, but it is potentially dangerous too. Over time, and with increased exposure to the elements, untreated pieces of concrete may fall from your structure. The risk is it falling and damaging property, or even worse, hitting a person walking below.
We Craft Intelligent Solutions
If you have a persistent strata problem that you have not been able to resolve, please call us and wecan organise to have a look for you. Or just give us a call to get a quotation to rectify any other building problem you might have!
Waterproofing defects are rife in new construction and are tricky to repair. That is why it is imperative to engage an experienced remedial specialist such as Savil, who has both the expertise and experience as well as the long-term relationships with Canberra’s best consultants and engineers and an unwavering determination to rectify the problem. Our expertise covers all forms of waterproofing including acrylic and polyurethane liquid membranes, and bitumen based torch-on sheet membranes.
In older-style strata buildings the problems get more complex and harder to locate and pin down. Often, 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.
What do you need to know about Waterproofing? Buildings and facilities often experience ingress of water, from areas such as around windows, through expansion joints, and via movement cracks in walls. Internal wet areas such as plant rooms, toilets and bathrooms, and catering or kitchen areas also present a risk.With many modern carparks being located well below ground level, there has been a rapid advancement in waterproof systems capable of handling positive groundside hydrostatic water pressure.
It is applied to the inside of a basement carpark wallThe Savil team will inspect your structure and advise you about whether a positive or negative waterproofing system is right for your situation. Savil ensures that all specified waterproofing systems are applied correctly, whether they are liquid membranes, bituminous sheet membranes, TPO/PVC membranes or cementitious. This ensures their durable, impervious barrier bonds soundly to your building’s walls and floors.
Roof Repair and Maintenance
Our experienced team have the expertise and skills to solve your roofing issues effectively using the highest quality products available. This approach ensures we deliver the best solution for your specific building, to a level of quality that will stand the test of time.
Industrial, residential towers and commercial roofs take a battering all year round in Australia’s harsh environment. So it’s easy to see why they require a high standard of roof maintenance and repair.
Common roofing issues we solve include corrosion of the roofing materials, damage to guttering; and broken down roof sealant. We also address problems that can occur from poor workmanship, which can lead to your roof falling into disrepair much sooner than expected.
Savil’s Roof Repair Services include:
Metal Roof Repair & Maintenance
Concrete Roof Repair & Maintenance
Tiled Roof Repair & Maintenance