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A Systematic Flood Test Reveals a Leaking Planter Box. Prevent these Leaks during Design and Construction with a Specialist Waterproofing Design Consultant's Review.


A systematic flood test reveals a leaking planter box in a nursing home within Sydney, Australia, indicating a compromised waterproofing system in the planter box.




The analysis of the Architectural section detail for the planter box, as shown in the snippet below, reveals that the inadequate waterproofing application and materials were doomed to fail within a few years post-construction. This is primarily due to the design details not adhering to Australian Standards, specifically AS4654.2 'Waterproofing membranes for external above-ground use Part 2: Design and installation', clause 2.13 on planter boxes, which clearly outlines the compliance requirements for waterproofing.



Architectural section detail for a nursing home planter box which is non compliant with Australian Standard AS4654.2 'Waterproofing membranes for external above-ground use Part 2: Design and installation', clause 2.13 Planter Boxes,
Architectural section detail for a nursing home planter box which is non compliant with Australian Standard AS4654.2 'Waterproofing membranes for external above-ground use Part 2: Design and installation', clause 2.13 Planter Boxes,


Email info@codexprojects.com.au for a building waterproofing inspection report on any existing water leaks or for a specialist waterproofing design consultant review during design development, (after DA Approval but well before applying for a Construction Certificate), to help prevent these costly defects from occurring.

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