Exciting News About Waterproofing
Water damage usually occurs from three main sources: internal building sources (plumbing, fire suppression, drains and gutters), external sources (rain, doors, window openings and groundwater) and construction defects. One of the most effective ways to prevent water damage in the construction phase of building is the use of suitable waterproofing materials that are expertly applied to the areas that require them.
CSIRO has listened to the concerns of the building industry and consulted widely with the major stakeholders over the past 12 months.
We are pleased to announce that the Australian Paint & Products Accreditation Scheme (APAS) has introduced a series of Waterproofing specifications to address currently unregulated waterproofing materials and, in conjunction with its sister program, the Paint & Product Certified Contractor Program (PCCP), has developed new classes under which PCCP accredits applicant contractors.
The specifications and documents are:
|Waterproofing Membranes for above ground use (External)
|AS 4654.1 Waterproofing membranes for external above-ground use – Part 1: Materials
|Pliable Building Membranes – Vapour / Water Control
|AS/NZS 4200.1 Pliable building membranes and underlays – Part 1: Materials
|Damp-proof courses and flashings
|AS/NZS 2904 Damp-proof courses and flashings
|Waterproofing Membranes for wet areas (Buildings)
|AS/NZS 4858 Wet area membranes
|Categories and Classes
|Application of Waterproofing Coatings to Domestic, Residential and Commercial Buildings.
|Initial Application Form
|Initial Preaudit Questionnaire – Class 40-46
A copy of these specifications can be obtained by clicking the above link or directly from the Specification Section of the APAS website and the Documents – Painting Contractor Certification Program (csiro.au) on the PCCP website.