We frequently have tilers contact us with questions about waterproofing, especially when it comes to balconies. The current training packages that apprentices complete don’t offer enough information on balconies, but focus on internal wet areas instead. FCTA has incorporated waterproofing of balconies into apprentice training regardless of it being unfunded, because its critical for tilers to have an understanding of the different processes.
Mapei is one of the suppliers of waterproofing products in Australia. They have put together a comprehensive technical notebook about terraces and balconies.
Ardex is another supplier of Tiling and Waterproofing products. They have a really great section on their website that provides technical bulletins about a range of issues, including how to work with James Hardie’s Scyon product, bonding ceramic tiles to waterproofing products and an introduction to screeding & waterproofing membranes. Click here to access their technical bulletins.
Gripset is a South Australian company operating worldwide. They provide technical information and usage calculators on their website to assist tradies. Their technical manuals and calculators can be found on their website.
FCTA – Building Careers also run short courses on waterproofing, to book in follow this link.