A laundry room is usually an afterthought during home renovations or a new build. Despite the frequent use of this hardworking space, it’s not given the love and attention it requires to meet functional needs. The waterproofing of domestic wet areas, such as bathrooms and showers gain far more attention.

First and foremost, your love and attention need to be directed to quality waterproofing in your laundry. This is because it is vital for the longevity of your laundry and justifies spending a little extra on storage space or your favourite feature tile. 

The laundry is a lower-risk area for water damage in comparison to a bathroom’s floors and walls. However, it’s still essential to professionally waterproof your laundry in alignment with the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards. 

Increased accessibility to information on the internet has kickstarted a DIY trend. While it can be rewarding to do your own renovations, the risks of not engaging a fully licensed and certified waterproofer are severe. 
Spend your time choosing the perfect splashback and leave the laundry waterproofing to Brisbane Bathroom Waterproofing, the industry experts.

Why Do You Need To Waterproof Your Laundry?

Considering the laundry is a low-risk area, you might be thinking, why do I need to waterproof my laundry? Isn’t it a bit of overkill? We are here to tell you that it’s absolutely necessary to ensure both the floors and walls are water-resistant. We’ve outlined a few reasons why:

1. To ensure you are following the waterproofing requirements as outlined in The Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards (AS 3740-1994).

The standard states that laundry floors must be waterproofed and the walls must be waterproofed up to 150mm. Shower walls are required to be waterproofed up to 1800mm. This standard was created to guarantee consistency and quality as the risks of not completing this service with the right products and applications are costly.

2. Waterproofing prevents moisture in the room which is more common in the laundry due to frequent use of the washing machine and dryer.

Mould usually grows in these environments which can be detrimental to your health for the following reasons:

  • Compromised immune system 
  • Obstruction to the lungs
  • Acute Asthma  
  • Allergies

3. Protection from structural damage and termite infestations.

Water damage and a build-up of moisture causes rotting and decaying of foundational materials. Termites actively seek out this environment which will worsen the structural integrity of your home.

Signs Your Laundry Hasn’t Been Waterproofed

When you enlist a fully licensed and certified waterproofing contractor, you will receive a compliance certificate. This is a surefire way to tell if your laundry has been waterproofed. If you don’t have this certification, it’s difficult to determine whether the laundry is safe from water damage. 

However, there are additional signs that indicate a lack of waterproofing: 

  • If the floor tiles feel loose when walked on 
  • Movement cracks in the walls, flooring or the ceiling
  • Small puddles of water that keep appearing on the floor 
  • Mould and mildew growth in the laundry and adjoining rooms
  • The need for a building inspector to test your timber beams for moisture rotting

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– Ann Pizzato

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