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How to Choose Sustainable Waterproofing Products: 5 Factors

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Sustainability is a highly relevant topic today.

It has become everyone’s responsibility to create a better future by embracing approaches that are beneficial to the environment, society, and economy in the long run.

Over the last few years, many Architects, Builders, Contractors, Developers and Engineers have actually risen to the challenge to start delivering quality projects while also pursuing sustainable practices that:

  • protect the environment.
  • safeguard the well-being of humans, and the environment.
  • address the challenges of resource depreciation.
  • and support the needs of the next generation.

How the industry is adopting more sustainable practises

Most are starting by making smart choices as to what products to use. This involves looking for waterproofing solutions that are eco-friendly yet deliver excellent results.

To guide you, let’s discuss the different factors you need to consider when selecting more sustainable waterproofing solutions.

What to look for when choosing sustainable waterproofing products

There are ranges of waterproofing products in Australia but what differentiates sustainable waterproofing solutions are the benefits they bring to your project, the environment, human health and even to your pocket!

So, to help you select the appropriate sustainable waterproofing solutions for your unique project, we’ve compiled the top things you need to look for.

  1. Waterproofing products should meet the Australian Standard 4020 (AS 4020).

Waterproofing products are often applied to surfaces that often come into contact with drinking water. To ensure that they do not contaminate the quality of drinking water, they must pass the rigorous testing and requirements set by the Australian Standard 4020 (AS 4020).

This standard examines the suitability of waterproofing products for use in contact with drinking water, making sure they don’t compromise the safety of consumers.

At Scientific Waterproofing Products (SWP), we have a wide range of Drizoro cement-based waterproofing products that meet the Australian Standard 4020. They are not only drinking water-safe but also environmentally friendly waterproofing solutions for marine life.

  1. Waterproofing products should promote the durability and longevity of building structures.

With the right waterproofing solutions, you can address the detrimental effects of water and protect buildings from extreme weather conditions to extend their lifespan. This, then, minimises and often eliminates the need for costly repairs, replacements, or maintenance – helping you minimise waste, conserve resources and save costs over time.

Fortunately, you can always rely on us at SWP to be your partner in achieving sustainability! Our sustainable waterproofing solutions are made with high-quality raw materials and come with a 10-year product warranty.

  1. Waterproofing products should help you save more time and effort.

It’s important that waterproofing products offer ease and simplicity of application.

At SWP, we have concrete waterproofing solutions that can be applied efficiently in all conditions, all year round. As eco-friendly waterproofing products, they work well with wet substrates, use only water as a primer and don’t require any special equipment for you to optimise them.

  1. Waterproofing products should contain less petrochemicals.

Since sustainability is mainly about reducing environmental impact, the waterproofing products you choose should also help minimise your carbon footprint.

The good news is that our waterproofing solutions at SWP use fewer petrochemicals!

This is a crucial factor you need to take into account because the production and use of petrochemicals can result in habitat destruction, air pollution and adverse health effects for humans.

  1. Waterproofing products must be free of silica.

Prolonged exposure to silica can pose health risks such as silicosis, lung cancer and other respiratory issues.

At SWP, rest assured that our cement-based waterproofing products are silica-free. We only use aggregate made from stone and fine river sand, which are deemed safe when inhaled as fine dust particles.

Furthermore, the mining of silica often comes with negative environmental impacts. So, by using silica-free waterproofing products, you can avoid harming the environment.

With SWP, you can take a more sustainable approach to waterproofing.

Your waterproofing products should not just address your specific waterproofing needs.

It’s good practice that your waterproofing solutions also help you reduce waste, preserve natural resources, and safeguard the well-being of people in your community.

No worries! SWP equips you with sustainable waterproofing products, so you can solve water-related problems today and make a positive difference tomorrow.

Get the right specification of waterproofing products for your next project

At Scientific Waterproofing Products, our team is here to provide you with the most effective waterproofing for your unique project.

If you want to learn more about our cement-based waterproofing products and why they are the right solutions for your project, contact us today! You can also check out a list of local Drizoro resellers and applicators here.

As always, SWP is committed to providing the right waterproofing solution for any water-related problem or application.