Bravada is more than just a waterproofing contractor!

In providing quality waterproofing services since start up in March 2014 to the likes of body corporates, shopping centre owners/managers, aged care facilities, sports facility owners/managers, local councils and other facility owners/managers, Bravada became aware that such clients would prefer to deal with one quality contractor who could deal with most matters associated with the rectification of water leaks and the resultant damage they cause.

In response to this need, Bravada has proceeded to employ a variety of qualified tradesman including plumbers, tilers and concrete repair & coatings specialists whereby Bravada can now provide facility owner/managers with an extensive range of repair and remediation services including:

  • Balcony Repairs & Refurbishment
  • Bathroom & Shower Repairs & Refurbishment
  • Concrete Crack Injection & Structural Repairs
  • Concrete Floor Repairs & Restoration
  • Flat Deck Roof Repairs & Refurbishment
  • Roof Flashing & Valley Gutter Repairs & Refurbishment
  • Tiled Area Repairs & Refurbishment
  • Leak Detection & Reporting Services

Given that Bravada already maintains AS/NZS 4801:2001 accreditation, cm3 accreditation and iPRO Live accreditation, Bravada can readily become accreditated with most Contractor Induction Systems operated by facility owners/managers and as the majority of Bravada’s employees hold Working With Children Certificates the induction of our employees allocated to client projects is straight forward.

Problems & Solutions

Facility owners/managers are often confronted with a variety of challenges when it comes to addressing the need to conduct repair, remediation or improvement works to their controlled facilities.

The table below sets out some typical problem areas where Bravada is able to effectively develop and implement an appropriate specification and scope of works:

Problematic AreasTypical ProblemsSolution Options
BalconiesCracked, moving, lifting or missing floor tiles and / or skirting tilesRemove existing tiles, glue & membrane then reinstate substrate and reapply membrane, tiles, grout and sealant
Cracked or missing grout to floor tiles and / or skirting tilesGrind out existing grime & grout and apply new grout
Swelling internal architraves or plaster walls adjoining balcony areasFlood test balcony and further investigate whether to caulk & seal or remove tiles & screed and reinstall
Silicone or polyurethane sealant mouldy, discoloured, missing or breaking downCut out existing sealant and re-caulk using a flexible polyurethane sealant
Total failure of existing membrane system resulting in substrate damage & leaks into adjoin rooms or premises belowDemolition & removal of existing tiles & screed. Repair & prepare substrate. Install new waterproofing membranes and screed & retile
Basement / Multi Level Car ParksStructural cracks to ceilings & wallsCrack injection using Epoxy Resin Systems
Water penetration through cracksCrack injection using polyurethane type injection grouts
Degradation of expansion jointsStrip & replace using suitably specified replacement products
Miska Expansion Joint Systems (Car Parks)Replacement or remediation & repairs
Structural cracks to floors / trip hazardsGrind, repair and refill with Epoxy Resin Systems
Structural cracks to concrete walls & ceilingsInstallation of Carbon Fibre Reinforcement System
Degradation of floor coatings creating slip hazardsGrind, repair, and resurface using various non slip coatings
Bathrooms or Shower recessWater damage to rendered or plaster board wallsPossible leaking shower that may require re-grouting, retiling or shower base replacement
Water damage to ceilings (where liveable areas above)Possible leaking shower that may require re-grouting, retiling or shower base replacement
Swelling internal architraves or plaster walls in bathroom or adjoining roomsPossible leaking shower that may require re-grouting, retiling or shower base replacement
Cracked, moving or missing shower and / or bathroom floor & wall tilesRemove existing tiles, glue & membrane then reinstate substrate and reapply membrane, tiles, grout and sealant
Silicone sealant and / or wall and floor grout mouldy, discoloured, missing or breaking downCut out existing sealant, remove grout and re-caulk using a flexible polyurethane sealant along with new grout
Concrete Floors, Walls, Ceilings & Fascia’sStructural cracks to Tilt Panels, concrete walls, ceilings & support structuresCrack injection using Epoxy Resin Systems
Structural cracks to concrete ceilings or walls that cannot be remedied using crack injectionInstallation of Carbon Fibre Reinforcement
Degradation of concrete expansion joints & control jointsStrip & replace using suitably specified flexible polyurethane sealants
Concrete spalling / concrete cancer / mortar missing between coursesCementitious repairs using suitably specified reinforcement treatments and cementitious & epoxy repair products
Hairline cracks & degradation of coatingsCementitious epoxy repairs & coatings using suitably specified systems
External Walkways, Entrance areas & Common areasTiled surfaces with missing or loose floor tilesRemove existing tiles, glue & membrane then reinstate substrate and reapply membrane, tiles, grout and sealant
Trafficable areas with worn coatings, cracks, holes and other potential slip or trip hazardsGrind, repair, and resurface using various non slip epoxy or polyurethane floor coatings
Flat Roof areas (incl Metal Deck Roofs & Flashings)Non metal decks - Degradation of existing roof membranes, leaks & general damagePrepare substrate & install UV stable sheet membrane, ie: Ardex Butynol, TPO, or Torch On
Metal Deck & Flashings – LeaksLeak investigation & repairs using malleable flashing systems, polyurethea sealants & UV stable membranes
Metal Deck Roofs – Degradation including rust on roof areasCover up rust using spray applied Noxyde anti rust coating
Plant Areas & Delivery DocksStructural cracks to ceilings, walls & elevated platformsCrack injection using Epoxy Resin Systems
Degradation of expansion jointsStrip & replace using suitably specified replacement products
Structural cracks to floors / trip hazardsGrind, repair and refill with Epoxy Resin Systems
Degradation of floor hazards resulting in slip hazardsGrind, repair & resurface using suitable specified non slip trafficable coatings
Retaining Walls & Planter BoxesStructural cracksCrack injection using Epoxy Resin Systems
Water penetration / seepage from retaining wallsNegative waterproofing (where no rear access available) otherwise sheet membrane using suitably specified products along with protection board
Water penetration / seepage from planter boxesLikely membrane failure. Remove all soil & plants, install liquid or sheet membrane as appropriate, along with protection board

List of Facility Owner / Manager Clients

Bravada is proud to have been engaged by the following organisations for the provision of repair, remediation or improvement works to their controlled facilities:

OrganisationFacility Details
The GPT GroupParkmore Shopping Centre
The GPT GroupMelbourne Central Shopping Centre
Body Corporate ServicesPeel St Apartments, Nth Melbourne
Jellis Craig Real Estate - HawthornLeased premises as required
Woodards Real Estate - CarltonLeased premises as required
Biggin & Scott Real Estate - Sth MelbourneLeased premises as required
MICMBayview Apartments, Pt Melbourne
Vicinity GroupMyer Emporium Bourke St