A customer who lives in RESERVOIR, VIC contacted us.
His two-storey house with a basement is located on a sloping block.
Water penetrated into the basement during heavy rains.
We had to waterproof a wall outside and to prevent water from penetrating into the basement.
After completing the earthworks, the open brick wall has traditionally been washed with high-pressure washer.
Cracks, cavities and splits discovered hereupon were filled with hidrolic cement, and a 45* angle fillet at internal corners between horizontal and vertical surface with Sika Plug (Fast Setting Water Plug).
We also proposed to install an AGI Pipe to drain water from the house foundation. To connect the AGI Pipe with the existing storm sewer, we dug up a drive way by cutting a trench of 500 mm wide in the concrete.
In two places we succeeded in preserving the existing concrete foundation by doing a horizontal boring below it
All the digging works were traditionally carried out by hand, with shovels, and this caution turned out to be reasonable.
When digging, we found a polyethylene Pipe (PE Pipe) laid with serious violations of AS/NZS 3500.1, namely: diagonally from a water meter to the house wall, while it is required to lay it at an angle of 90 degrees.